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9 Things to Know This Week (20 October 2017)

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9 Things to Know This Week (20 October 2017)

  • A weekly series that highlights 9 things to know from the best stories around the web this week
9 Things to Know This Week (20 October 2017)
  1. Ann Ashworth opens up about running, being coached by the Colonel – John Hamlett, and her plans for a Comrades gold medal [Run24]
  2. Eight ways to work smarter, not harder [Fast Company]
  3. Millions of South Africans were hacked in a massive data leak, here’ what you need to do and the website that will check if your email is on the hacked list [Quartz]
  4. If you’ve been on social media over the past week, you’ve no doubt seen the hashtag #metoo or even see friends change their status to me too, possibly even accompanied by their own story of sexual harassment. The hashtag went viral when Allyssa Milano Tweeted out “If all the women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed wrote “me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. But Alyssa Milano did not create the #metoo call for action, it was created a decade ago by activist Tarana Burke. Here’s the heart-breaking history of #metoo. [CNN]
  5. If you’re a Survivor fan; you’ll be fascinated by this look at the physical side of Survivor we don’t see and the real risks contestants face. In terms of spoiler alerts, I didn’t spot any from what has been shown in South Africa, but if you watch Survivor Australia, the most recent winner is mentioned [Medium]
  6. Blink and you probably missed Google Maps latest feature which started converting distance to walk somewhere into calories and into cupcakes. It didn’t go down well and was promptly removed [The Atlantic]
  7. Words in long distance running that should be replaced. I’m all for a pastapalooza over carbo-loading [Outside Online]
  8. Why processed food gets a bad rap – and why you’re eating a lot more of it than you think [The Cut]
  9. What happens to your body when you stop drinking alcohol [Men’s Health]
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