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A list of the past entries in our "Link of the Day" feature:

 28-Nov-14 Barbie Really Is a Computer Engineer: How I remixed that terrible Mattel book.It isn’t that anyone expected Barbie to be a role model for aspiring engineers. Maybe that’s why Computer Engineer Barbie’s appearance on shelves a few years ago was so exciting—because it was unexpected. Girls consistently see more men than women as scientists in the media, and Barbie’s more than 100 career choices haven’t exactly leaned toward STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines, though Wikipedia lists architect, astronaut, paleontologist, and SeaWorld trainer along with computer engineer.
 27-Nov-14 ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spineThe human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds.
 26-Nov-14 The Ferguson library gives a lesson in communityWhat you need right now, at this particular moment in American history, is a story that doesn’t stoke your feelings of rage, depression and moral exhaustion. And I am here to give it to you. Thank God for libraries.
 25-Nov-14 A Typeface Designed to Help Dyslexics ReadDutch designer Christian Boer created a dyslexic-friendly font to make reading easier for people with dyslexia, like himself.
 24-Nov-14 Amazon's Video Service Is Growing, But Netflix Is Still Killing ItAmazon's huge investments in streaming programming seem to be paying off. Amazon Prime Instant Video, the Netflix-like streaming video service that comes as part of Amazon's $99 per year Prime loyalty program, continues to grow.
 21-Nov-14 ‘Serial': How We Make Sense of a Podcast as a Media PhenomenonSerial as a phenomenon can be largely credited to its inventive use of the medium – to tell a story over weeks like a must-see television show.

 20-Nov-14 Raziel Reid YA novel on gay teen wins Governor General's Literary AwardVancouver writer Raziel Reid was sleeping when he recently got a phone call telling him his debut young adult novel, "When Everything Feels like the Movies," would be among 14 Governor General's Literary Award winners announced Tuesday.

 19-Nov-14 Thomas King wins Governor-General’s Award for fiction Thomas King’s 2014 is ending in much the same way as it began: with a major literary award. In February, King won the British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. On Tuesday, he won the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Fiction for The Back of the Turtle, his first novel in 15 years.
 18-Nov-14 Announcing our TED Prize 2015 winner: Dave Isay of StoryCorps“I’m a storyteller.” It’s a sentence that can be found in a wide variety of TED Talks — because, really, it is the heart of what we do. This is why, for the 10th anniversary of the TED Prize in 2015, we are thrilled to award the million-dollar prize to Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps.
 14-Nov-14 How love and integrity made Welcome to Night Vale a massive successTo celebrate the release of my new book, Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, I've invited some of my favorite creators and thinkers to write about their philosophy on the arts and the Internet. Today, Jeffrey Cranor, co-writer of the amazing Welcome to Night Vale, shares the secret of his success.
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