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Got 10 mins to spare? Step into the Reading Room...

The Blair’s Christmas card, make-up, and the 1916 Rising.

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. Oh dear

If you haven’t seen the Blair family’s grimace-filled Christmas card, here you go. [The Guardian - 3 mins]

2. Changing looks

Source: Cut Video/YouTube

Here’s how make-up changed over 100 years… [DailyEdge.ie - 1 min]

3. Food for the eyes
https://vine.co/v/OnYlBMPQPYx

These Vines of food art are pretty amazing. Try this at home. [Mashable - 5 mins]

4.  Pippi and race

Pippi Longstocking is going to be back on TV – but some of what she said is going to be be modified. Here’s why/ [NY Times - 5 mins]

5. The Rising

Easter Rising Commemorations Source: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The centenary of the 1916 Rising is coming up but Donal O’Keeffe asks: Are we honouring its ideals? [TheJournal.ie Voices - 3 mins]

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