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22 Feb, 2020

Weekend reading: February 22 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Thanks to all of our superstars who have been raising support for #CNOYWestboro! We need your help today to help reach our goal. Please give or walk. https://t.co/TZ1m5h5ILI #ChooseHopeOttawa pic.twitter.com/7LIlJuvE9V — Cornerstone Housing for Women (@HopeCornerstone) February 20, 2020 This Is Roscoe. A Photo Of Him In A Magnifying Mirror Has Taken The Internet By […]

16 Feb, 2020

Weekend reading: February 16 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

NEW: Over the past five years, Google has used its well-known free food perk to create the largest and most ambitious real-world test of how to nudge people to make healthier choices at mealtime. https://t.co/Dm69va0nJy — OneZero (@ozm) February 6, 2020 The importance of self care, terra20.com When misinformation goes viral: A brief history of […]

01 Feb, 2020

Weekend reading: February 1 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Romance, tragedy, science… this ballad has it all. https://t.co/TR8YoBleKs — andrea tomkins (@missfish) January 30, 2020 What Does It Mean to Have a Serious Drinking Problem, nytimes.com How to Write 10,000 Words a Week, medium.com I used to believe safe drug sites were bad, but I was wrong, calgaryherald.com The ‘downsizing’ trend is an insult […]

18 Jan, 2020

Weekend reading: The Dry January edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading|Yaktivism

Some of my Twitter and Facebook friends are probably already aware that I’m in the middle of a Dry January. No beer, no cider, no wine, no alcohol whatsoever, for the entire month. So far so good! :) I’ve been doing a lot of reading about what alcohol does to our brain and body. If […]

11 Jan, 2020

Weekend reading: January 11 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

This is A+ >> Could I go a year without buying any new clothes? https://t.co/pbSAUTsToD — andrea tomkins (@missfish) January 11, 2020 How you attach to people may explain a lot about your inner life, theguardian.com Who killed the Knapp family, nytimes.com Here’s what 20 years of work can do to your body, fastcompany.com Snøhetta […]


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  • andrea tomkins: Thanks Lynn! I will keep doing it as long as I enjoy doing it. :)
  • Lynn: just chiming in to say how much I still enjoy these weekly reading lists. That Google food one was fascinating!
  • Nick: In February, only one thing is good - this is the last month of winter and spring will come soon and it will be warm)
  • Tannia: I someone today who said he played polkaroo.
  • Tannia: What was the actor's name who played polkaroo?
  • Lynn: Oh man, I can see this as my future in just a few short years. Between you and Allison (who's oldest is off in America for university), I can hardly r
  • Amy: Although what your daughter says makes sense and I'd follow her advice when you can, keep in mind that ride-sharing apps are a very recent way to trav

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