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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! INTERNATIONAL Jump Rope Heroes: Watch School Kids Set A One-Minute Guinness World Record The video is mesmerizing, if a bit noisy: Moving in a figure-eight pattern, elementary school students hop over a jump rope with perfect timing, […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! LIVING Welcome to the Lush Cosmetics factory! When I was a child, I dreamed of visiting Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible, since it only ever existed in author Roald Dahl’s fabulous imagination. But […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! HOLIDAYS The Surprisingly Sad Origins of Mother’s Day Many Canadians and people around the world show their gratitude for their mothers on Mother’s Day. Some people give cards, flowers, chocolates or take their moms to a restaurant, […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet Ever since people began pushing seeds into the dirt, we’ve been eating away the carbon from our topsoil. Now we’re finally developing the knowledge necessary to pump […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL JUSTICE What DNA Ancestry Testing Can (and Can’t) Tell You There’s two different competing interests here: One is people wanting to know more about their genealogy and their genetic genealogy, which might cause them to reveal […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CULTURE Many faces, one humanity Using techniques that were unimaginable a generation ago, geneticists have bridged the chasm between biology and anthropology, and in doing so have effectively proved that the genetic endowment of humanity is a […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT ‘That sad day arrived’: Malta’s Azure Window, as seen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ collapses into sea- Called the Azure Window or Tieqa tad-Dwejra, the natural landmark jutted sharply off the 25-square-mile island of Gozo, one of the three […]

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Letter to a spiritual ancestor


by Carolyn Pogue This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/  Reach out for what you need Dear Teacher, Thank you for demonstrating persistence, courage, belief in your own worth. We have your story although we do not have your name — only “The Woman who Bled for Twelve Years.” Was […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! CULTURE Here are 10 Lovable Dr. Seuss Quotes That Still Resonate Today For World Book Day and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, we thought we’d celebrate the good Doctor’s ability to drop a line that warms your heart and guides […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENTERTAINMENT More than 150 Critics Predict Who Will- and Should- Win at the 2017 Oscars Though the next month of campaigning could still bolster or batter any given nominee’s chances, Rotten Tomatoes surveyed more than 150 critics […]

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