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9 Things to Know This Week (10 June 2016)

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9 Things to Know This Week (10 June 2016)

Zissy Lewin
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9 Things to Know this Week 11 June
  1. “It’s not America or Australia because it’s better and madder and richer. It’s real and broken and deluded and the only place I’ll ever call home”. A beautiful post on surviving the madness that is South Africa [Disco Pants Blog]
  2. Small actions by many people have the potential to make big changes, as Blake demonstrated with his campaign for Malachi house [Blake’s Blog]
  3. This story has been trending everywhere this week and whilst it’s a difficult read it’s an important read. It’s The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker describing the impact his actions have had on her. It’s a description of what happens when a victim comes forward to report a rape and the rape culture that allows a man convicted of 4 counts of sexual assault to receive a meager 6 months in jail and a judgement that spent more time focusing on how his bright future was ruined, than the devastating impact his voluntary actions had on the unconscious young woman he raped [Buzz Feed]
  4. What I learnt from 21 days of running [Gritza]
  5. It may be winter, but smoothie bowls are still in. Here’s how to build the perfect bowl [PopSugar]
  6. Everything you think you know about world geography is wrong, this interactive map shows just how wrong our world maps are [FastCo Design]
  7. There’s a saying “If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room”. Mosquitoes are tiny and for most of us they’re just annoying. They’re also the deadliest insect as they can leave deadly viruses in your body after a bite. This video shows in disturbing detail how a (female) mosquito uses 6 needles to draw blood. [Refinery29]
  8. All you need is a heart rate monitor and stretch of road to complete this running fitness test [Trainer Hinton]
  9. The right exercise can be the best thing to do for a sore back. These 3 Simple moves can prevent back issues from cropping up [Huffington Post]
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