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Library Link of the Day: The 7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “You probably know somebody who always seems to have a good attitude, no matter what life throws at them. Or maybe you are that person — lucky you. As it turns out, there are a few beliefs that emotionally … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ – How An Intentionally Bad Song Turned Out So Great

Courtesy of Huffington Post: “Right smack in the middle of “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Joel and Ethan Coen’s ode to New York City’s folk music scene of the early 1960s, the audience is introduced to a particularly hokey (yet incredibly catchy) … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Here’s Why Left-Handed Athletes Dominate One-On-One Sports

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “If you took a poll of the nearest 100 people around you, chances are that only 10 would be left-handed. If you asked the closest 100 professional baseball players around you (hey, we can dream), you’d probably find … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: The Winchester Mystery House

Courtesy of Atlas Obscura: “In 1886 an eccentric woman named Sarah Winchester traveled from New Haven, Connecticut, to San Jose, California, to start a new life. She purchased a small eight-room farmhouse and started a small renovation project that would … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: What Is the Gruen Transfer?

Courtesy of WiseGeek.com: “The Gruen Transfer is an interesting psychological phenomenon which strikes people in certain environments, making them more susceptible to making impulse buys or purchases which they might regret later. The classic signs that someone is experiencing this … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Holding a Grudge Can Be Bad for Your Health

Courtesy of WebMD: “To forgive is divine and, if Hope College researchers are correct, it may also be healthy. Researchers at the college in Holland, Mich., say forgiveness seems to be better for people than holding a grudge, at least … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Faces of Women in Mathematics – International Women’s Day 2018

Courtesy of the Institute of Mathematics: “A mathematician from Loughborough University and her filmmaker sister have produced a short film for International Women’s Day this year featuring cameos by women mathematicians around the globe. Eugenie Hunsicker and Irina Linke were … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: New Zealand’s Tāne Mahuta – the giant tree that reduces visitors to tears

Courtesy of The Guardian: “Just a short walk down a wooded gangway into the rainforest of Waipoua, near Dargaville on New Zealand’s north island, is a living giant. Its name is Tāne Mahuta and it’s a kauri tree – one … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: This Game Lets You Create Mock Scandals by Writing Fake News

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “You know the feeling. You open up Twitter to see what’s happening online, and … hmm. Looks like the Illuminati is conspiring to put fluoride in our vaccines. That’s what @OpenEyesMaverick666 says, anyway. Ever wonder how fake … Continue reading

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Library Link of the Day: Afghanistan, Buddhas of Bamiyan resurrected as laser projections

Courtesy of the International Business Times: “A Chinese couple has brought the famous Buddhas of Bamiyan, destroyed by the Taliban, back to life. They used 3D laser light projection technology to fill the now-empty cavities in the cliff in the … Continue reading

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