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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 11°C
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Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…
Safe flying, 50 Shades, and Irish pleasures.

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. Is flying safe?

Vox / YouTube

This video aims to prove that flying IS safer than ever. What do you think of it? [Vox - 2 mins]

2. Can science save your marriage?

The Royal Wedding PA Archive / Press Association Images PA Archive / Press Association Images / Press Association Images

No, seriously. If you examine data, can you make sure you have a long and fruitful union? [NY Times - 6 mins]

3. Welcome to New York

new york photos The Guardian The Guardian

These photographs by Camilo José Vergara of NY in the 70s and 80s are magical. [The Guardian - 7 mins]

4. 50 Accents of Dornan

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / YouTube

Oh go on, you love a bit of 50 Shades coverage. We won’t tell! [The Tonight Show/YouTube - 3 mins]

5. Irish pleasures

989536766_2501964db6-2-2 Jana Mills Jana Mills

15 distinctly Irish pleasures… including someone tearing open a packet of crisps at the pub for everyone to share. Aaah. [ - 3 mins]