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09 Dec, 2018

Weekend reading: December 8 edition

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Gretzky is every millenial’s father pic.twitter.com/YPhpALQ5pM — Laura McSporran (@laurabrittanym) December 4, 2018 The Psychological Toll of Becoming an Instagram Influencer, medium.com Your meals are speeding up climate change, but there’s a way to eat sustainably, cbc.ca The Content Cycle: Tucker Carlson and Rudolph the Reindeer, nymag.com The Over-celebration of Life Events, theatlantic.com On the […]

01 Dec, 2018

Weekend reading: December 1 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Ladies, if he: – Isn’t that into you but seems pretty hung up on his mother – Talks to dead people – Has three dogs, names them all Pat – Keeps a meticulous diary He’s not your man. He’s the 10th PM of Canada, W.L. Mackenzie King.https://t.co/MsNoJuOoIN — LibraryArchivesCanada (@LibraryArchives) November 28, 2018 My beautiful […]

17 Nov, 2018

Weekend reading: November 17 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Canadian street gang opens fire on the cops, and they have no choice but to fire back in self defence. WARNING: graphic content. pic.twitter.com/YAQExVRcok — Blake Northcott™? (@BlakeNorthcott) November 15, 2018 How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Plain Black Jacket Became a Controversy, theatlantic.com Nike’s new NYC flagship store for people who hate shopping, fastcompany.com Your Children’s Yellowstone […]

10 Nov, 2018

Weekend reading: November 10 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

He constantly thinks the screen door is closed, so we have to pretend to open it for him to come inside pic.twitter.com/oy6Hi8TsII — jensen kendall (@jensenmares) November 4, 2018 Yes, even your pockets are sexist. These startups are fighting back, fastcompany.com How to Be a More Patient Person, nytimes.com Pasta Dreams and Flying Machines: Our […]

03 Nov, 2018

Weekend reading: November 3 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

'The womanization of protein consumption': Canadians quickly turning away from meat, study finds https://t.co/42WFGmaGQM pic.twitter.com/ouvRZCXqob — Ottawa Citizen (@OttawaCitizen) October 30, 2018 It’s time to stop spending billions on cheap conference swag, fastcompany.com Immersive art or ego trip? Instagram-optimized pop-ups come to Canada, cbc.ca What’s All This About Journaling? nytimes.com What Being Transgender Looks Like, […]


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