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This new Lego set is designed to trigger the creativity of adults

Lego has developed a new brick building set that is primarily directed at adult customers to help stimulate their creativity and help them relax. The new set uses pieces that are a bit more complex than the traditional ones, and paper skins that can be colored in whatever way the builder wants. Lego’s idea is that the adult sets can provide a casual creative outlet for those who may not feel comfortable picking up a paintbrush.

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  • Fast Company
  • Date:11/16/2018

How hip-hop is helping young people in Hull find their voice

Ten-year-old Jess Baker (not her real name) stands at a microphone in a tiny recording studio behind a hip-hop clothing shop near Hull city center. “My brain is all messed up,” she raps, “Music is my passion, it makes me not give up”.

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  • Date:11/16/2018

Why coasting at work is the best thing for your career, health and happiness

When I met a friend recently, I asked him how work was. “Oh, just coasting,” he said.

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  • Date:11/16/2018

26 people told us how public libraries make their lives better

"I moved to the town I currently live in when I was 10. Making friends was never easy for me — I have severe social anxiety, and a birth defect where one of the symptoms is alopecia and I only became more aware of it after I moved — but I found a lot of comfort in the town's library.

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  • Date:11/16/2018

Having a good pillow is more underrated than you might think

There are many factors that affect the quality of your sleep, but neuroscientists have found that a comfortable pillow may be the most important one. In a study featuring teens from various socioeconomic backgrounds who were equipped with monitors that track sleep quality, researchers found that simply having a quality pillow made a major difference in how deep the teens slept. Considering how important sleep is for maintaining a healthy brain and processing information, perhaps it’s time to invest in a good pillow.

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  • Fast Company
  • Date:11/15/2018

Waking up early may lower risk of breast cancer in women by 48 percent

Research has shown that people can reap great benefits from starting the day early in the morning, such as becoming more proactive, better planners, or even more optimistic. Adding to those advantages, a new study involving 220,000 participants found that women that regularly wake up early have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. The findings discovered that people whose genes made them more likely to be early risers were less likely to develop breast cancer by as much as 48 percent.

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  • CNN
  • Date:11/08/2018

Observe the frisky way houseplants behave when you’re not around

We know that having plants around the house can have amazing effects on our well-being, but did you know houseplants change their behavior when we’re away? Check out this exciting and oddly-satisfying timelapse to see the stunningly peculiar behavior of plants that we’ve been missing out on.

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  • Treehugger
  • Date:11/02/2018

Why you should spend more time in bookstores

Watch out, world. Bookstores are making a comeback.

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  • Date:11/02/2018

Muslim communities raise thousands for synagogue shooting victims

On Saturday, a gunman stormed the Tree of Life Synagogue, killing 11 people in what the ADL called the deadliest attack ever on Jews in the United States. The horrific, hate-filled minutes were a raw manifestation of anger, division, and anti-Semitism.

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  • Date:10/31/2018

How do you move a bookstore? With a human chain, book by book

When October Books, a small radical bookshop in Southampton, England, was moving to a new location down the street, it faced a problem. How could it move its entire stock to the new spot, without spending a lot of money or closing down for long? The shop came up with a clever solution: They put out a call for volunteers to act as a human conveyor belt.

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  • Date:10/31/2018
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