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

 27-Apr-15 24 of the toughest interview questions heard at FacebookFacebook has often been regarded as one of the best places to work in the tech industry. Its interns make $25,000 more than the average citizen. And famously, employees on Glassdoor voted Facebook the No. 1 company to work for overall. But in order to get a job there, you'll have to answer some tricky questions first.
 24-Apr-15 9 Great Songs About Libraries, Librarians, and BooksKelly Jensen at Book Riot has gathered together some songs about libraries, librarians, or books. These are songs from musicals, television, or from bands/singers you might be familiar with.
 23-Apr-15 10 Highly Effective Study HabitsStudents grapple with many issues in their lives, and because of all of the competing things for your attention, it’s hard to concentrate on studying. And yet if you’re in school, you have to do at least a little studying in order to progress from year to year. The key to effective studying isn’t cramming or studying longer, but studying smarter. You can begin studying smarter with these ten proven and effective study habits.
 22-Apr-15 This Is the App You Need to Download for Earth DayHas commemorating Earth Day on April 22 got you in the mood to save some energy? There’s an app for that. My Earth — Track Your Carbon Savings uses a simple diary format to help make you aware of the energy you’re using during your daily routine.
 21-Apr-15 Why You are Most Likely to Get Hired on a TuesdayA recent survey from SmartRecruiters, a hiring platform used by General Mills, AOL, and NAPA Auto Parts, among others, examined data gathered from more than 270,000 jobs in the U.S. and Canada that reveals the best times to apply for a job and get hired. It turns out that Tuesday scores big on three fronts.
 20-Apr-15 Watch Kermit the Frog Explain How to Tap Into Everyday CreativityIn a talk given at TEDx in Mississippi, Kermit explains how creativity affects every aspect of everyday life. Everyone from janitors to scientists can use a creative boost to make their lives a little better. Even if your job doesn’t allow creative thought to flow freely, having a different perspective on a problem can give you the insight to solve it. Creativity isn’t limited to painting or playing music. As Kermit himself says, sometimes creativity can be as simple as allowing yourself to take advice from a talking frog.
 17-Apr-15 The 10 most challenged books in the U.S. last yearSherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was the book most targeted for censorship in schools and libraries last year, according to the American Library Association (ALA). The ALA, which tracks attempts to remove or restrict books deemed too controversial, released its list of the top 10 most challenged and complained-about books.
 16-Apr-15 Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…In an extract from his new book, Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes.
 15-Apr-15 Cycles Sekine of CanadaEver wondered why it is that the vast majority of vintage bikes - or donor bicycle frames for fixies - in Winnipeg are Sekine-branded?  This is the (short) story of one of the very few Made-In-Manitoba bicycle brands.
 14-Apr-15 Emoticons and symbols aren’t ruining language – they’re revolutionizing itIn many casual discussions of language and the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear about how such “textspeak ruins language” – how technology has made everybody lazy with their speech and writing. Contrary to the idea that these innovations are corrupting language, these evolutions of language are swift, clever and context-specific, illustrating the flexibility of the language to communicate nonverbal meaning in a nuanced, efficient manner.
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