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Link of the Day Archives

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

 27-Apr-17 Oxygen’s surprisingly complex journey through your body - Enda ButlerOxygen forms about 21% of the air around us. In your body, oxygen forms a vital role in the production of energy in most cells. But if gases can only efficiently diffuse across tiny distances, how does oxygen reach the cells deep inside your body? Enda Butler tracks the surprisingly complex journey of oxygen through your body.
 26-Apr-17 Filmmaker Shows Us How Fake Nature Documentaries Really AreWe know that the animal sounds in nature documentaries are usually not real, but the manipulation of filmmaking goes even deeper than that.
 25-Apr-17 Striking photos of readers around the world“Readers are seldom lonely or bored, because reading is a refuge and an enlightenment,” writes Paul Theroux in the foreword to the new Phaidon book Steve McCurry: On Reading. “This wisdom is sometimes visible. It seems to me that there is always something luminous in the face of a person in the act of reading.”
 24-Apr-17 From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With EnglishIn 2017 alone, Merriam-Webster added more than 1,000 words to its dictionary. Noah Webster himself might have struggled to define these new English terms — such as binge-watch, humblebrag, photobomb, NSFW, truther, face-palm and listicle. But language is a "living thing," says lexicographer Kory Stamper, an associate editor at Merriam-Webster — and it's constantly shifting in use and meaning.
 21-Apr-17 Go Green This Earth Day With These 10 Eco-Friendly GadgetsEvery year on April 22, people and countries around the world participate in Earth Day, a day to acknowledge the impact us humans have on our planet. It's a great chance to think about how you might "go green" in your everyday life — and maybe even save some money in the process. These 10 gadgets are eco-friendly, whether they're made from recycled materials or they help you cut down on your energy usage.
 20-Apr-17 Daydream your way to design bliss with these eight award-winning librariesA good book and a beautiful library certainly sounds like a match made in heaven to us. You can dream on, with these eight libraries recognised in the 2017 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Just dream quietly please.
 19-Apr-17 Asking for help is a strength, not a weaknessWe all go through challenges -- some you can see, most you can't, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we're all part of each other's support systems. "The only shoes you can walk in are your own," she says. "With compassion, courage and understanding, we can walk together, side by side."
 18-Apr-17 Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg celebrates Charter of RightsThe Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg is celebrating the anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The museum says a survey suggests most people consider the charter to be a more important symbol of national identity than the maple leaf flag, the RCMP, the beaver or even hockey. The charter was signed into law on April 17 35 years ago.
 13-Apr-17 McDonald’s Hopes Mobile App Can Super-Size Your Spending By Tracking What You BuyMcDonald’s is looking for ways to reverse its decline in customer traffic and appeal to younger consumers so it can stay relevant. While fresh beef and functioning ice cream machines are important parts of the fast food giant’s future plans, even more important will be a mobile ordering app that will let it collect data on customers and offer them carefully tailored deals and upsells.
 12-Apr-17 Why the Most Successful People Keep an Idea Journal (and Why You Should, Too)Leonardo da Vinci. Marie Curie. Thomas Edison. Beatrix Potter. What did all four of these people have in common? Not only were they all highly motivated and creative individuals, but they also all kept some form of an idea journal. Here are four reasons why some of the most successful people keep one (and you should, too):
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