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Syriza, American Sniper, and lustful leggings.
Jan 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 13,072 2

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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