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Brittany Maynard, product placement, and the Angel of Kobane.

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. I choose to die

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Brittany Maynard was just 29 when she was told she had terminal brain cancer. She took her own life, using lethal medication, last weekend. Here is her story. [TheJournal.ie - 3 mins]

2. Why hipsters all look the same

shutterstock_227774950 Source: Hipster via Shutterstock

Here’s the answer to that question you’ve asked yourself… [Mic - mins]

3. The Angel of Kobane

Who is the Angel of Kobane? She’s a Kurdish fighter who is seen as a symbol of resistance against Islamic State – but who is she really? [BBC - 3 mins]

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4. Product placement… in a book

shutterstock_227861584 Source: Book

We’re quite used to product placement in films, but what about books? This is a fascinating look at a new publication that features a certain fake sugar quite prominently… [New York Times - 10 mins]

5. The Disappeared

Families of Disappeared in limbo Kieran Megraw, brother of one of the Disappeared, Brendan Megraw, with the book The Disappeared Of Northern Ireland's Troubles Source: Paul Faith

The body of Brendan Megraw was discovered last month in a bog in Meath, the latest ‘Disappeared’ to be found. Here’s how the bodies of the Disappeared are being located. [TheJournal.ie - 4 mins]

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