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Take a Break

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

Syriza, American Sniper, and lustful leggings.

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. Syriza

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Left-wing party Syriza has come to power in Greece – and these journalists argue this result “reflects a deep divide in Europe”. (PS. Not sure who Syriza are? Read our explainer). [NY Times - 10 mins]

2. American Sniper

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What does American Sniper get right – and wrong? That’s what Brian Turner, a former soldier, looks at in his review. (Vulture - 3 mins)

3. Lustful leggings?

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I know, I know… but this Christian blogger started a hell of a debate when she decided she was no longer going to wear thin leggings or yoga pants in case they give men ‘lustful thoughts’. What do you think of this? (Buzzfeed – 4 mins)

4.Why I rented a shared bedroom with a stranger

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Rachael Blyth, an actress, recounts her time in a dingy Soho bedroom, which she shared with a stranger. As you can imagine, there are a LOT of comments on this one… (Guardian – 4 mins)

5. Holocaust memories

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Yesterday marked 70 years since the liberation of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. Here, survivors speak about life after their incomprehensible experiences. [ - 10 mins]

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