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PG Wodehouse secures redemption as British Library acquires priceless archive

Topic: AuthorsOn Thursday, the British Library will announce that the Wodehouse archive is about to join its 20th-century holdings, a collection that …

20th Century

Modern life is rubbish? Sleep is just the same as ever, say scientists

Study of sleep patterns of groups living in Tanzania, Namibia and Bolivia with lifestyles similar to our paleolithic ancestors shows similar late-night habits to humans with internet and TV-based routines<p>If we could only get back to ancient times when our lives were spent hunting deer, picking …

Google Art Project - Chrome Web Store

Art Project masterpieces from Google Cultural Institute in your browser tabs<br>Breathe a little culture into your day! Discover a beautiful artwork from …

Books you can borrow for as long as you want

One of the greatest, and most overlooked, features of OverDrive is the fact that you get to download the classics of world literature on to your …

Trio Sparks Creativity With Easy Multimedia Collages

Mashups. That’s what the kids are into these days, and a brand new app called Trio is making the process of creating them swift and dead simple.<p>Mashups — compiling different multimedia elements into a single overarching message — sounds cool but it is not the easiest thing to accomplish, especially …

Mashups

How To Get Your Own Email Newsletter Off The Ground

Email newsletters are back in a big way. Starting your own is a great way to build an audience for yourself or a company and offers a way to personally reach people in a place that they’re most likely to read: their Inbox.<p>This post will take a look at how to start your own email newsletter, from my …

Marketing

Bill Maher is right about religion: The Orwellian ridiculousness of Jesus, and the truth about moral progress

<b>(HBO/Janet Van Ham)</b><p>“Most religions were pulled into the modern Enlightenment with their fingernails dug into the past”<p>Michael Shermer<p>January 18, 2015 11:59am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “THE MORAL ARC”<p>Most people believe that moral progress has primarily been due to the guiding light of religious …

Religion

How to Cope With One of the Scariest Fears of All: Solitude

<i>By Jan Bruce</i><p>Halloween is the time when we poke fun at fear -- which winds cultural tradition and recreation and playfulness into one. But it's also an attempt to gain control over fear by, well, mocking it. But one of those monsters doesn't have a costume: It's the fear of being alone.<p>Whether you …

Phil Bradley's weblog

You may have heard of the Google Chromecast gadget - I got one the other day and wanted to do a quick write up. However, if you haven't heard of this …

It's Library Week, and CNN Helps Celebrate

Despite enduring budget cutbacks and being forced to reinvent their services in the face of the ubiquitous Internet, public libraries remain staple …

The Most Complained-About Library Book of 2013 Was…

Same as last year's...Captain Underpants.<p>Just as in 2012, the potty humor of the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey brought the books to the top …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

DIY anthro Wreath

From my recipe contributor: Mary Beth Johnson is a photographer, blogger, and journalist with a passion for finding beauty in unexpected places and …

A True DOWNTON ABBEY Readalike

“For fans of <i>Downton Abbey</i>” has become one of the most used phrases in promotional copy. As the <i>NYT Book Review</i> asks,<p>Is it possible nowadays for …

Book recs

In lieu of a real post, I'm doing my yearly "give me book recommendations" post. We just did The Silent Wife for my book club, and I was not a huge …

Black Friday Deal

The Devil Wears Scrubs in paperback is on sale for only $8.99 (discounted from $10.95). Buy it as a gift for yourself or a friend!<p>Posted by<p>Fizzy …

Hypersonic Successor to Legendary SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane Unveiled

Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works has finally unveiled the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. <i>Aviation Week</i> <i>and Space Technology's</i> Guy …

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech

June 25th article in Time.<p>Usual mishmash of an article that manages to use shushing and stern librarians.<p>Has this great typo - “I think there’s some …

How Reading Makes Us More Human

A debate has erupted over whether reading fiction makes human beings more moral. But what if its real value consists in something even more fundamental?<p>A battle over books has erupted recently on the pages of <i>The New York Times</i> and <i>Time.</i> The opening salvo was Gregory Currie's essay, "Does Great …

Weekend reruns

<i>It's been 3 years since I ran this post. And I still believe every word.</i><p>Nurses...<p>Are AWESOME.<p>I'm a doctor. We get all the glory. And credit. And …

Annie's Desk

Annie: "Dr. Grumpy's office, this is Annie."<p>Mr. Lombardi: "Hi, I see Dr. Grumpy for my seizures, and he increased my Nomoshakin dose last …

A Workplace Accommodation

My boss found out about this telephone amplifier and purchased one for me. It's an HA40 by Clarity. The device plugs directly into the back of my …

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winners

The winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes have been announced. There was a Fiction winner this year unlike last year.<p>Here are some of the winners in …

Medicine does not compel us to like everyone we treat

43 Shares<p>“Great,” I thought, as I stood at my desk, looking at my patient list early in the morning. <i>She</i> was coming in today. “She” was a patient of …

Digital Public Library of America

July 11, 2018<p>The next DPLAfest and DPLA Network Day will take place at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center.<p>June 21, …

Libraries

The National Digital Public Library Is Launched!

“The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and …

Historic psalm book could fetch $30m

The first book to be printed in America – a modest little brown book of psalms described as "a mythical rarity" – will be auctioned in November by a …

Overbooked: Lincolnwood Library swamped with kids after school

“When the clock strikes 3:30 on weekday afternoons, librarians at the Lincolnwood Public Library bid farewell to their so-far quiet day and brace for …