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The Japanese Art of Cleaning

Zen and the art of cleaning, from a post spotted on a blog – What Japan can teach us about cleanliness.

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85: The UN is right: austerity has laid waste to Britain. Look at our schools

When children’s lunch is reduced to cold food and biscuits, something is seriously awry
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/18/what-hope-for-pupils-when-schools-can-only-afford-biscuits-for-lunch?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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78: School is very oppressive: why home-schooling is on the rise

Exams, rules, timetables: do teachers know what’s best for children? Increasing numbers of British parents don’t think so.

http://bit.ly/2DnxaWr

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38: No-deal Brexit: EU warns its citizens to prepare for the worst

Bloc issues 16-page document and leaves open possibility of visa requirement for Britons

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/19/no-deal-brexit-eu-warns-citizens-prepare-for-worst

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35: Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’

Edward Snowden: ‘The people are still powerless, but now they’re aware’

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/04/edward-snowden-people-still-powerless-but-aware?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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31: How Tolkien created Middle-earth

How Tolkien created Middle-earth

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/31/drawn-into-tolkiens-world-exhibition?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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26: Social media copies gambling methods ‘to create psychological cravings’

Social media copies gambling methods ‘to create psychological cravings’

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/08/social-media-copies-gambling-methods-to-create-psychological-cravings?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

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11: On Analog Social Media – Study Hacks – Cal Newport

The Declutter Experiment

In late 2017, Cal Newport invited his mailing list subscribers to participate in an experiment he called the digital declutter.

The idea was simple. During January 2018, participants would take a break from “optional technologies” in their lives, including, notably, social media. At the end of the 31-day period, the participants would then rebuild their digital lives starting from a blank slate — only allowing back in technologies for which they could provide a compelling motivation.

Cal expected around 40 – 50 people would agree to participate in this admittedly disruptive exercise.

His guess was wrong.

http://calnewport.com/blog/2018/03/28/on-analog-social-media/