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Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

American Libraries Learn To Read Teenagers

Saturday, March 22, 2014

In the digi-real world, public libraries must pull out all the creative stops to attract teens.

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Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

Thursday, March 13, 2014

With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?

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FootGolf: A New Sport Explored In 19 Questions

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Innovative athletes combine the elite sport of golf with the popular sport of soccer. Et, voila! FootGolf.

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I Just Hate Rants

Monday, March 10, 2014

Maybe we should treat ranting like smoking, by creating special areas where people can rage together.

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The Elegant Secrets Of Flying Snakes

Friday, March 07, 2014

Scientists are studying gliding reptiles to help develop the next generation of small airborne robotic devices.

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Hemingway Doesn't Always Live Up To His Code

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

What happens when Hemingway the writer meets Hemingway the editing app?

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Climate Strange: 5 Monster March Snowstorms

Monday, March 03, 2014

Weather tales of the past remind us that others have had harsh winters, too.

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3 Cities With Freeways Going Nowhere

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Once thought to be symbols of prosperity, innercity highways are now just eyesores — and sources of civic dysfunction — to some new urbanists.

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50 Cliches Of Gray: In Defense Of Old Truisms

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

English is a dynamic language. But some of the best saws are old as dirt.

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Will Smart Things Make Us Less Dumb?

Monday, February 24, 2014

Among the Smart Set there is the belief that smart objects will result in smarter living.

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A Life Story In 6 Songs — Part 1

Saturday, February 22, 2014

We asked people to give us the soundtracks they live by. The playlists — and the stories — may surprise you.

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Rethinking The First Signs Of Spring

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Maybe we should look to Black Vultures and baseball millionaires as the new harbingers of the season.

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The Cultish Appeal Of Michelle Obama

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

As a front-and-center first lady, Michelle Obama has developed a loyal and loving following. Here are some reasons why.

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What We Might Learn From Snoring Weather Cats

Saturday, February 15, 2014

In the late 19th century, the U.S. government compiled a list of popular proverbs to help meteorologists predict the weather. Could some of that folk wisdom help us now?

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We Are Just Not Here Anymore

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another — and ourselves?

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Sonic Dictionary: An Aural History Project

Thursday, February 06, 2014

If you don't know the meaning of a word, says Mary Caton Lingold at Duke University, you can look it up in the dictionary, but if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go?The Sonic Dictionary, of course.

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6 Odd College Courses In America

Monday, February 03, 2014

On the surface, certain academic pursuits may seem trivial, but sometimes odd courses can be instructive and illuminating.

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Quick Question: Can It Feel Any Darn Colder?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In wintry weather, it's very important to be aware of the temperature of your skin — according to Professor Popsicle.

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Fixing The NFL: Put Robots In The Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

To avoid concussions, bypass drug problems and boost ticket sales, maybe the league should start drafting droids.

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Warning: In Bitter Cold, Beware The 'Umbles'

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Icy vortices, trains of snowstorms, treacherous temperatures — many people are having to learn some harsh lessons about harsh weather.

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