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Miles Davis, soups, and age-gaps.
Jan 7th 2015, 1:15 PM 7,911 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. What’s wrong with age gaps?

Britain London Film Festival Dinner Arrivals Source: John Phillips

Stephen Fry announced that he is to marry a 27-year-old – leading to a lot of comments about their 30-year age gap. Hannah Jane Parkinson asks – what’s wrong with them? [The Guardian - 5 mins]

2. Kind of Blue

Source: MilesDavisVEVO/YouTube

Miles Davis’ album Kind of Blue is a seminal jazz album. Here, his drummer Jimmy Cobb speaks about what made it so special. [BBC - 5 mins]

3. The Coast

Source: NRS Films/Vimeo

Hayden Peters on why he loves living by the coast – and the possibility of a ‘death sentence’ that changed his life. [Vimeo - 6.37]

4. January soup

You’ve probably been embracing the idea of a good, nourishing soup to help heal the effects of your winter excesses. The Kitchn has some tips to make your soups even better. [TheKitchn - 2 mins]

5. Janxiety

We could all be a bit nicer to ourselves in January (aka the grimmest month of the year). Here are some great tips. [ - 3 mins]

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