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Monday March 5th, 2018 morning edition

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The Future Library – Framstidsbiblioteket – is a 100-year artwork launched by Scottish artist Katie Paterson.

From 2014 until 2114, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished for up to 100 years.

Each writer has the same remit: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.

I accepted the Future Library’s invitation to participate because I would like to plant such a tree.

Contributing and belonging to a narrative arc longer than your own lifespan is good for your soul.”.

The manuscripts will be held in trust in a specially designed room in the New Deichmanske Public Library opening in 2019 in Bjørvika, Oslo.

Intended to be a space of contemplation, this room – designed by the artist – will be lined with wood from the forest. »

Arlington Ladies Honor Those Who Served, Military Grief and Loss

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For example, Navy Ladies also attend funerals of spouses of living servicemen and veterans.

"We're not there as a sympathizer or mourner" but as a witness, says Nancy Reed, cochair of the Air Force group.

Paula McKinley, an Arlington Lady for 25 years and chair of the Navy group, calls their participation "a team effort.". »

2008 Great Recession led to increase in obesity, diabetes and mental health issues, says study

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2008 Great Recession led to increase in obesity, diabetes and mental health issues, says study.

The 2008 Great Recession resulted in changes to individuals’ health behaviour, with a significant increase in the likelihood of obesity, diabetes and mental health problems, according to a new study from City, University of London and King’s College London.

Similarly, the probability of having diabetes was 1.5 percentage points higher after 2008, with the prevalence of mental health problems increasing by 4 percentage points. »

Bad iPhone notches are happening to good Android phones

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But the problem with these notched screens on Android phones is that they’re purely cosmetic.

It makes Android look like a sea of iPhone knockoffs instead of a viable, equivalent (many would say superior) alternative.

Isn’t it time for LG, Huawei, Asus, and everyone else making Android phones to do the same?. »

Putin: Russia will ‘never’ extradite citizens accused by US

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The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can’t compel it to hand over citizens, and a provision in Russia’s constitution prohibits extraditing its citizens to foreign countries.

Russia does not extradite its citizens to anyone,” Putin said.

Yet Putin argued his government has little to answer for until the U.S. provides “some materials, specifics and data.” »