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Fatboy Slim, one dimensional women and Serial.

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. Rockafella Skank

Ever wondered how Norman Cook made his Fatboy Slim tunes? Here’s a fascinating look at his set up. (Vice, 5mins)

Source: Bose/YouTube

2. One Dimensional Female

Here’s SNL’s take on the ‘one-dimensional female’ trope:

Source: Saturday Night Live/YouTube

3. Serial

serialpodcast-390x285 Source: Serial

It’s the final episode of Serial tomorrow. In lovely news, fans of the podcast have set up a scholarship to honour the victim, Hae Min Lee. [DailyEdge.ie - 3 mins]

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4. Offending on purpose?

urban outfitters Source: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters has courted controversy yet again thanks to a dodgy invitation sent to its employees. But is this a deliberate strategy by the company? [NPR - 4 mins]

5. Not the evil stepmother 

Parenting is not always easy for stepmothers, as this sensitive essay by Clare Conville discusses. [The Guardian - 3 mins]

For many stepmothers, while ’tis the season to be jolly, it can be a tall order if your husband or partner’s children are joining you for part or the whole of Christmas, bringing with them not only a couple of carefully wrapped presents (if you are lucky) but also long held resentments, divided loyalties and hidden fears.

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