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Link of the Day Archives

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

 18-Dec-18 POETIZER: A NEW SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM WITH NOBLE INTENTIONSPoetizer, a new social media platform for posting and sharing poetry, is looking to be the next big thing for millennials at a time when social media is coming under increased scrutiny.
 17-Dec-18 Largehearted Boy: Best Books of 2018Credit goes to Winnipeg Public Library's own blog, Reader's Salon, for pointing out this thorough best-of list for 2018. Looking for gift ideas or your next read? Check out this current best of list from around the web.
 14-Dec-18 20 Clean, Corny Jokes That You Can Tell To AnyoneEver found yourself in a situation where you need a good, quick joke? Well, here are some of the best (and corniest) jokes that Reddit has to offer for just such occasions,
 13-Dec-18 Movies Starring Women Earn More Than Male-Led Films, Study Finds“Trolls.” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” “Moana.” “Inside Out.” “Wonder Woman.” All were global box-office hits that had women in leading roles.They were also part of a broader trend.
 12-Dec-18 Demand for services prompts library to add crisis workerAs social services agencies struggle to keep up with the growing need for resources, community organizations — such as libraries — have to pick up the slack, a Winnipeg social worker said.

Bruce Fiske, a community crisis worker at the Millennium Library, said his clients are increasingly coming to him with problems he can’t fix on his own.
 11-Dec-18 'Unprecedented' drug shortages affecting many Canadians, new survey suggestsAs Canada continues to grapple with a relentless stream of drug shortages, one in four adults in the country has either personally been affected in the last three years or knows someone who has, according to a survey commissioned by the Canadian Pharmacists Association. "It's really starting to become a much more dire situation in pharmacies," said Phil Emberley, the association's director of practice advancement and research, who also works as a pharmacist in Ottawa.
 10-Dec-18 YouTube Rewind 2018: Everyone Controls Rewind YouTube Rewind 2018. Celebrating the videos, people, music and moments that defined 2018.
 07-Dec-18 Q&A: Discovering the True Gritty of the Flyers' Loveable MascotOfficially, Gritty is the mascot of the Philadelphia Flyers. But he’s quickly become much more than the representative of a hockey team; in the three months since his orange, fuzzy, googly-eyed self burst onto the internet and into the Wells Fargo Center, he’s transfixed a nation and become one of the most famous people Grits in America.
 06-Dec-18 SPOTIFY'S YEAR-END ADS HIGHLIGHT THE WEIRD AND WONDERFULFOR MANY, THE year 2018 has held precious few highlights. There’s Gritty, sure, but what else? Climate change rages. Politics divides. It’s bleak. Into that breach steps Spotify, which on Tuesday continued its now annual tradition of finding some levity among its users’ listening habits.
 05-Dec-18 A Simple Way to Map Out Your Career AmbitionsIt’s easy to be confused about how to grow in your career. My experience with even the most successful global companies is that they’re between average and poor at developing future talent. They’re often not transparent about your real needs and vague about the most effective development options.
 04-Dec-18 What’s behind a recent rise in books coverage?IF IT OCCASIONALLY FEELS like nobody reads books, anymore—that we are indeed witnessing the slow death of the literary novel, and the rapid decline of leisure reading, and the steady increase of American non-readers—why is it that mainstream publications are writing more about them?
 03-Dec-18 Payless fools influencers with a fake storeWho would be willing to pay upward of $500 for Payless shoes?
Hoodwinked social media influencers, that's who.
Payless, a brand known for budget-friendly shoes, opened a fake pop-up store called "Palessi" in a Los Angeles mall and invited influencers to the grand opening. The store was stocked with Payless shoes in disguise. "I would pay $400 or $500," a woman says in a TV ad, holding a pair of $19.99 sneakers.
 30-Nov-18 Top 50 Women in TechThe Top 50 Women In Tech is an unranked assessment of technologists in five categories: Moguls, Founders, Innovators, Engineers and Warriors. The list showcases the breadth and depth of entrepreneurial women who are changing the world.
 29-Nov-18 Immigration a key element of Manitoba’s 2018-2024 labour market forecastImmigrants are expected to play an important role in Manitoba’s labour market in the coming years, according to the provincial government’s new seven-year labour market outlook.  A total of 168,700 job openings are forecasted for the period spanning 2018 to 2024, which works out to 24,100 total job openings per year.
 28-Nov-18 'Midget' designation in sports leagues 'something that just needs to change,' advocates sayThe term "midget," which has been used as a demeaning descriptor for short people, has become a designation adopted by sports leagues across the country — but now, there are calls for that to change. Hockey, football and baseball leagues use to the term to classify the 15-17 age group, but advocates say the negative connotation surrounding the word means it should be dropped.
 27-Nov-18 Manitoba paramedics 1st in Canada to offer new medication for meth usersParamedics in Manitoba will become the first in Canada to give meth users olanzapine to reduce the risk of psychosis. The provincial government will permit paramedics to administer the drug to agitated people who have used methamphetamine, Health Minister Cameron Friesen announced on Monday.

 26-Nov-18 Here’s What It’s Actually Like To Be A LibrarianWhat’s the biggest misconception about your job?
 23-Nov-18 OPINION: Digital literacy is critical for studentsIn today’s highly connected, technology-infused world, a good sense of digital literacy is key, but has been overly neglected from an educational perspective. Digital literacy is a broad topic, but it includes concepts such as knowing how to access online content, tell good from bad sources, share content and much more. While this is mainly a problem in older demographics, I’ve found that students at NC State aren't always able to fully comprehend technology.
 22-Nov-18 This Appalachian Nonprofit Puts Books In The Hands Of Inmates Who Need ThemThere’s a scene in The Shawshank Redemption — that 1994 feel-good prison break classic — when after more than six years of effort, our scrappy inmate-hero, Andy (Tim Robbins), finally receives funding to begin building a prison library.
 21-Nov-18 The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and DiseaseHow your memories impact your immune system, why moving is one of the most stressful life-events, and what your parents have to do with your predisposition to PTSD.
 20-Nov-18 Esi Edugyan wins 2nd Scotiabank Giller Prize for Washington BlackEsi Edugyan, author of the novel Washington Black, has won this year's $100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 25th anniversary of Canada's richest literary honour. It is the second Giller win for the Victoria, B.C.-based writer.

"I wasn't expecting to win," she said as she got on stage to accept the award. "So I didn't prepare a speech."
 19-Nov-18 MovemberWant to know more about the Movember movement that's changing the face of men's health? Are you interested in learning more about the topic. Use the topic specific RRC guides to find books, ebooks, webpages and more in the RRC Library.
 16-Nov-18 Journalistic Objectivity Evolved the Way It Did for a ReasonA lying president. Political polarization tearing the country apart. Protest movements demanding an end to sexist and racist power structures. In such a climate, can journalists be expected to report the news objectively? Should they even try?
 15-Nov-18 6 Ways To Detach From Your PhoneBuzzfeed counts the ways to look up from the screen in your palm to the world around you.
 14-Nov-18 How I Accidentally Changed the Way Movies Get Made  As a producer, Franklin Leonard saw too many great screenplays never get made because they didn't fit the mold. So he started the Black List, an anonymous email that shared his favorite screenplays and asked: Why aren't we making these movies?  Learn the origin story of some of your favorite films with this fascinating insider view of the movie business.
 13-Nov-18 Small Business Startup GuideTrends, industry analysis, SWOTs, and more. The Small Business Start Up Guide can support you through the Entrepreneurship Project process.
 11-Nov-18 In Flanders FieldsJohn McCrae served in World War I as a physcian, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel during his time. McCrae died shortly before the Armastice was signed, effectively ending the first World War. His words, especially this poem, was published after his death and stands as witness to the brutality of conflict.
 09-Nov-18 Healthy Minds Healthy College GuideThe library has a number of resources supporting the Healthy Minds Healthy College initiative. This guide has a number of books, videos, and websites to get you started.
 08-Nov-18 The Millennial Who Uses Comedy to Help Veterans HealA millennial-run nonprofit is bridging a divide between the military and civilians by giving veterans a chance to tell their stories—and their jokes—in public.
 07-Nov-18 Landmark study to examine health benefits of Indigenous connection to countryLovett said pilot studies in Victoria and central Australia had already demonstrated that better connections to country vastly improved the mental health of its Aboriginal participants. “Those two studies are showing the same thing in two totally different areas,” he said.
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