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Need a 10-minute break? Step into the Reading Room…

Cork in the 1960s, Patti Smith, and Twin Peaks.

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. The return of Twin Peaks

Source: JoJoShabadoo314/YouTube

Twin Peaks is on its way back. That’s damn good coffee. Don’t know anything about the show? Here’s a primer. [DailyEdge.ie - 7mins]

2. Cork in the 1960s

077-630x397 Source: Cork in the 1960s: Photographs by Anthony Barry

This lovely photo essay is about Anthony Barry, who took some wonderful photographs of Cork back in the 1960s. [TheJournal.ie Voices - 4 mins]

3. ‘I discovered Ebola’

Ebola epidemic A medical exercise takes place by 22 Field Hospital at the Army Medical Services Training Centre near York Source: Anna Gowthorpe

Meet the man who discovered Ebola – and find out why he’s worried about the current outbreak. [The Guardian - 10 mins]

4. Just Girls

This wonderful podcast is just over 10 minutes long, and features recordings of a very young Patti Smith back in the 1970s. Glorious. [The Kitchen Sisters - 13 mins]

Source: FugitiveWaves/SoundCloud

5. Welcome to my room

This photo series takes in the bedrooms of girls in the Middle East and the United States… and it’s some contrast. [Buzzfeed - 3 mins]

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