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Xabi Alonso and Mikel Arteta: a story of friendship from Antiguo to Merseyside

Xabi Alonso and Mikel Arteta: a story of friendship from Antiguo to Merseyside | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Over the past two decades, a footballing revolution has swept through the streets of Spain. In a bid to shed their inferiority complex and reach the summit of international football, the Spanish Football Federation set about refining their country’s philosophy, recalibrating their academies; instructing them to become more specialised, more nuanced. From behind the curtain,…
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The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.
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The Last Book My Father Read

The Last Book My Father Read | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
My dad worked a lot of jobs. As a young man, in Ohio, he repossessed cars for a summer. (“Don’t ever repossess cars,” he told me. “Nobody likes you. I had to
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The Story Behind The World's Emptiest International Airport

The Story Behind The World's Emptiest International Airport | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Riding a deluge of Chinese financing, Sri Lanka’s Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport was meant to become the country's number two airport and act as a catalyst for development in the region. But it hasn't yet worked out that way. With only one or two flights per day, the airport hangs on the verge of being swallowed up by the jungle that surrounds it.
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Selfishness Is Learned - Issue 37: Currents - Nautilus

Selfishness Is Learned - Issue 37: Currents - Nautilus | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Many people cheat on taxes—no mystery there. But many people don’t, even if they wouldn’t be caught—now, that’s weird. Or…
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This Sucks: The Messy History of the Vacuum Cleaner

This Sucks: The Messy History of the Vacuum Cleaner | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
From hand-cranked contraptions to Hoover, how the indispensable modern cleanup gadget came to be.​
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How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus

How Mark Zuckerberg Led Facebook’s War to Crush Google Plus | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect.
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Bobby Shmurda: His Surreal Saga and Exclusive Jailhouse Interview

Bobby Shmurda: His Surreal Saga and Exclusive Jailhouse Interview | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
One minute he was a hip-hop sensation starting a viral dance craze, the Shmoney Dance, and rhyming about guns and drugs and murder. The next he was locked up, indicted on a slew of charges involving…guns and drugs and murder.
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How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist — The Startup

How Technology Hijacks People's Minds - from a Magician and Google's Design Ethicist - The Startup - Medium
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.
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The Father of Modern Metal - Issue 36: Aging - Nautilus

The Father of Modern Metal - Issue 36: Aging - Nautilus | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Sometime in 1882, a skinny, dark-haired, 11-year-old boy named Harry Brearley entered a steelworks for the first time. A shy kid—he…
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Behold, the Space-Age Stiletto

Behold, the Space-Age Stiletto | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A new company is bringing the engineering savvy of rocket science to the design of the high-heeled shoe. Can stilettos that are actually comfortable to wear change centuries’ worth of symbolism?
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This Is What It Feels Like To Lose To Donald Trump

This Is What It Feels Like To Lose To Donald Trump | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
These three campaign gurus for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have had some time to reflect on this nightmare of a campaign. And do they ever have stories to tell.
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How disgust made humans cooperate to build civilisations – Kathleen McAuliffe | Aeon Essays

Our ancestors reacted to parasites with overwhelming revulsion, wiring the brain for morals, manners, politics and laws
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Forbes Welcome

Forbes Welcome page -- Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
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Can @Jack Save Twitter?

Can @Jack Save Twitter? | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Less than a year into his return as C.E.O., one thing is clear: the company’s fortunes are indelibly tied to those of its controversial co-founder.
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The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali - The New Yorker

The Outsized Life of Muhammad Ali - The New Yorker | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
David Remnick on the world heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali, formerly known as Cassius Clay, who has died at the age of seventy-four.
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The Origins of Intravenous Fluids - Body Horrors

The Origins of Intravenous Fluids - Body Horrors | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Flushing a vein with a liter of saline is standard protocol in clinics and hospitals. To receive fluids intravenously is an ubiquitous therapeutic, a common tool to alleviate many conditions, so standard that there are even businesses that offer an IV and a bag of saline as a cure for the common hangover. Intravenous fluid …
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Chef Kwame’s ready to show D.C. a fine-dining experience unlike any other

Chef Kwame’s ready to show D.C. a fine-dining experience unlike any other | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
A compelling life story and patient backers bring the “Top Chef” whiz kid to the start of his own chapter.
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How the Giraffe Got Its Neck - The New Yorker

How the Giraffe Got Its Neck - The New Yorker | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Anthony Lydgate examines why the giraffe has confused observers over the centuries, and what a new study tells us about its long neck.
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The Hit Man’s Tale - The New Yorker

The Hit Man’s Tale - The New Yorker | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
Nadya Labi on Vincent Smothers, a hit man who killed more than a dozen people by the time he turned twenty-six.
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Bill Clinton Is Ready To Battle Donald Trump

Bill Clinton Is Ready To Battle Donald Trump | Sunday Reads | Scoop.it
At 69, Bill Clinton is helping Hillary Clinton run her 2016 presidential campaign with the goal of becoming...what, exactly? A kind of über-veep? A chaotic meddler-in-chief? On the trail and across Washington, already there is whispering and wondering: Who is Bill Clinton these days? And who does he intend to be if he—er, if his wife—wins the White House?
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