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Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Buffy, 90s pop music, and an inspirational teacher.

LOOKING FOR SOME articles and videos to help break up the afternoon, but only have 10 minutes to spare?

Try these nuggets for size – all take 10 minutes or less to enjoy.

1. Think you know your 90s hits?

slate quiz

Oh yeah? Prove it with this quiz.

[Slate - 10 mins]

2. Buffy fans unite

Source: nicitta's old channel/YouTube

Been wondering what Xander and Anya from Buffy look like now? Wait no more. And they have some interesting things to say about the TV series too.

[Brisbane Times - 6 mins]

3. Who should win the Mercury Prize

Source: FKA twigs/YouTube

The Mercury nominations are announced tonight, but The Guardian has asked its critics who they think should be nominated. What do you make of their choices?

[The Guardian - 10 mins]

4. An inspiration

HeroesAwards2014-34 Quaid Cleland (age 9) from Rathfarnham, Dublin with 97-year-old Maureen Cronin from Clare receiving the 2014 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards Source: Conor McCabe

In the 1950s, thanks to an archaic law called the ‘Marriage Ban’, women in Ireland were banned from working in certain professions (such as teaching) after they had married. But one woman defied the law and helped change history.

[TheJournal.ie Voices - 3 mins]

5. Facebook and ads

Social Media Stock Source: Edward Smith

Facebook is having to rethink how it creates online ads in Africa and India. Why? Because of how differently people use phones and devices in these vast parts of the world.

[Wired - 3 mins]

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