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How did the loss of the last Alabama pigtoe mussel lead to the discovery of a shipwreck from 1860 with a tale to tell?
“The ideal woman, in other words, is always optimizing” Jia Tolentino on the pressures women are under to present the very best version of themselves.
📦 Are you possessed by your possessions? @claudiahammond explores the psychology of ownership
We are desperately sad to announce that Jeremy Hardy, mainstay of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and The News Quiz, and one of the funniest people around, has died of cancer aged 57. Our thoughts are with all who knew and loved him.
"Many times I've wanted to reveal that I'm a lifelong anorexic and dysmorphic. I never have. I always thought of it as a filthy secret, because I'm northern, I'm male and because I'm working class." Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater'
Why do some people become addicts and not others? @DrGaborMate says addiction is a response to emotional pain
"A library card is a powerful weapon to change lives. With it, we learn how to value what we have, to mourn what we have lost and to dream of what we might become." @valmcdermid discusses the importance of public libraries.