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Web Reads: Can Vladimir Putin survive? Will the Bee Gees be forgotten?

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Newsworthy | Survival of the fittest? Can Vladimir Putin Survive? Stratfor CEO George Friedman asks whether Putin will remain Russia’s prime oligarch, given that the…

Web Reads: What do famous people and dogs do all day?

Web Reads: What do famous people and dogs do all day?

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Newsworthy | The daily grind. This interactive infographic shows the daily routines of famous writers and artists. The color-coded layout shows at a glance who was working…

Web Reads: Finding meaning, purpose, and joy in work

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Newsworthy | The joy of work. Chris Horst has a brother with special needs who works at Costco. In this blog post he describes the difference that job has made to his…

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

Web Reads: How is lightning like a radical feminist?

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Newsworthy | Reverse discrimination? Men are more likely than women to die from lightning strikes. This year, seven people have died from lightning—all of them men.

Study halls

Study halls

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Lifestyle | The best Web Reads for a summer full of learning

Web Reads: From greed to gay rights

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Newsworthy | Sinful and foolish. The Bible says “the heart is deceitful above all else.” Much of the wisdom compiled by Morgan House in his 3,000th column for The…

Notable Books

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Books | Four recent nonfiction books

Web Reads: Flush for life

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Newsworthy | The importance of toilets. Could there be something in Muslim and Hindu religious codes that makes Muslims in India more likely to use toilets than Hindus? A…

Web Reads: Cardboard, creative parents, and photo magic

Web Reads: Cardboard, creative parents, and photo magic

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Newsworthy | Photo baby. CardboardBoxOffice.com, which sets a sky-high standard for creative moms and dads, features delightful photographs of a baby and her parents in…

Web Reads: How many tentacles does it take to unscrew a jar?

Web Reads: How many tentacles does it take to unscrew a jar?

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Newsworthy | God’s wonders. The heavens declare the glory of God, and video allows us to see His wonders. One entertaining video shows an octopus in a jar with a…

Web Reads: Parent hacks, education fads, and <em>Lord of the Rings</em> radio

Web Reads: Parent hacks, education fads, and Lord of the Rings radio

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Newsworthy | Splinters and museums. Mashable.com has a list of money-or-timesaving-DIY household tips for families with young children, including this guide to splinters:

Web Reads: Become a Middle East expert

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Newsworthy | History in maps. Online now is a fantastic series of maps showing the history of the Middle East, the spread of various civilizations, and the borders…

 
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