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

An excruciating interview, make-up trials and Nigella Lawson.

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. Renee Zellweger’s face

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Have you asked ‘what’s up with Renee Zellweger’s face?’ over the past day or two? Well, says Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy, the answer is there’s nothing wrong with her face – there’s something wrong with us. What do you think?  [The Guardian - 4 mins]

2. Make-up or no?

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In a twist on the usual ‘I went without wearing make-up for a week’, a Buzzfeed writer decided to wear make-up for a week. Here’s how she got on. (And that whole ‘it takes 30 mins to put on make-up’ is a myth, like) [Buzzfeed - 10 mins]

3. Awkward Ayoade

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Richard Ayoade was interviewed to promote his new book… it got a bit meta. [DailyEdge.ie - 4.11 mins]

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4. Why Nigella’s a survivor

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This lovely interview with Nigella Lawson is lovely – and very encouraging if you’re an amateur cook. [The Guardian - 10 mins]

5. Irish Water and its latest scandal

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In one of our biggest stories on the site this week, we discovered that 10 Irish Water customers had their bank details sent to their landlords. Read the full story. [TheJournal.ie - 3 mins]

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