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

 19-Dec-14 Cinematic Treasures Named to National Film RegistryThe horrors of war, the heroism of sacrifice, a vaudeville pioneer, the devil and a master of the macabre represent the diversity of an elite selection of films recognized for their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today the annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time.
 18-Dec-14 Time to Spread Holiday Cheer, Even When You’re DownOn Thanksgiving, I called a normally peppy friend to wish him a happy holiday and was surprised to catch him at home. I asked what he was doing for dinner. His answer: “Nothing.”
 17-Dec-14 Calm in the Storm app helps Manitobans deal with stressA new made-in-Manitoba mobile app and website aim to help people manage stress not just over the holidays, but at any time of year.
 15-Dec-14 Toys Are More Divided by Gender Now Than They Were 50 Years AgoEven at times when discrimination was much more common, catalogs contained more neutral appeals than advertisements today.
 12-Dec-14 Winnipeg man becomes Internet's most romantic husband after video goes viralIt was just the two of them in the kitchen when Derrick Paulson surprised his wife with a trip to Europe for their five-year anniversary. But since then, almost 2.2 million people have shared in the moment. A year-and-a-half old YouTube video of Paulson surprising his wife, Dana, with the vacation has made this Winnipeg couple the latest Internet sensation.
 11-Dec-14 Gauging the health of EarthA Red River College instructor and author is helping to take the pulse of the planet.  The UN Environment Programme Global Survey for Sustainable Lifestyles will take a "physical snapshot" of the health of the planet, said Peter Denton. The instructor with five university degrees who teaches about technology, communication and sustainability, is involved in preparing for the survey of the planet.
 10-Dec-14 School Of Life-ProcrastinationLondon-based organization School of Life began its mission to 'tackle the big questions that we're never really taught much about at school or college, but that have such an impact on our lives', September of this year. This video reframes procrastination not as laziness, but as part of getting things 'perfect'. If you like these videos, head over to their channel and press subscribe.
 09-Dec-14 Two Anonymous Students Sneak Into A Classroom Every Week And Literally Blow Everyone’s MindTwo college students from Columbia college of art and design are creating quite a mess, but not in the literal way. They are being talked about in the entire school. They don't steal or cheat - instead they create a creative riot. They call themselves Dangerdust and every week they sneak into a classroom and create a masterpiece out of nothing but chalk.
 08-Dec-14 How Splitting a Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From HackersEight years ago, Polish hacker Joanna Rutkowska was experimenting with rootkits—tough-to-detect spyware that infects the deepest level of a computer’s operating system—when she came up with a devious notion: What if, instead of putting spyware inside a victim’s computer, you put the victim’s computer inside the spyware?
 05-Dec-14 Weta Digital's Academy Award Winners share Tissue Software Fundamentals Weta Digital celebrates 20 years as one of the premiere special effects houses in film and television. Mostly known for their work on The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Trilogies, their craftsmanship has pushed digital effect to unprecedented heights demonstrated by Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. In this YouTube video from their channel, two developers show creating even the fantastic requires a little anatomy knowledge
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