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11 May, 2019

Weekend reading: May 11 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Is it possible to live truly plastic-free? https://t.co/IAcyIBHLhY pic.twitter.com/t1Kv0LjSOj — The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) 11 May 2019 Airpods are a tragedy, vice.com Outsourced parenting: from toilet training to baby stylists, usatoday.com When you should (and shouldn’t) check your email, fastcompany.com What Does CBD Do? Mostly, It’s Just Expensive, slate.com It’s Time to Break Up […]

04 May, 2019

Weekend reading: May 4 edition

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Need some decluttering inspiration? @MissFish shares tips and ideas in the latest blog post! https://t.co/poDMjHR2Si pic.twitter.com/F0MUFyLXe3 — terra20 (@exploreterra20) 1 May 2019 Your Questions About Food and Climate Change, Answered, nytimes.com Trader Joe’s to cut 1 million pounds of single-use plastic, fastcompany.com Instagram launches Canadian test urging more focus on photos, less on ‘likes’, cbc.ca […]

27 Apr, 2019

Weekend reading: April 27 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

This is what it looks like when a person is hit by a car going at 40 km/h (25 mph). Should speed limits in cities be lower? pic.twitter.com/0y9h9Plsgn — Urban Planning & Mobility (@urbanthoughts11) 25 April 2019 We All Scream [for ice cream], eater.com The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over, theatlantic.com ‘Outrage is justified’: David Attenborough […]

20 Apr, 2019

Weekend reading: April 20 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

“We are running out of time but there is still hope…”#ClimateChangeTheFacts with Sir David Attenborough. Tonight. 9pm. @BBCOne pic.twitter.com/OAmQ8Y13u6 — BBC (@BBC) 18 April 2019 The truth about expired food: how best-before dates create a waste mountain, theguardian.com The Data All Guilt-Ridden Parents Need, nytimes.com A Brief History of Cooties, smithsonianmag.com Why I Take All […]

13 Apr, 2019

Weekend reading: April 13 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Creepy Facebook patent uses image recognition to scan your personal photos for brands https://t.co/gFjCBCf7qc — Fast Company (@FastCompany) April 13, 2019 What Survival Looks Like After the Oceans Rise, nytimes.com What’s Behind the Elective-Sobriety Trend, medium.com In Praise of Public Libraries, nybooks.com ‘I never knew walruses climbed that high’: Our Planet’s scariest moments, theguardian.com I […]


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