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Posted on February 15, 2019

Rather than call it the “Day After Valentine’s Day” edition (or the Galentine’s Day Edition), a quick Google search revealed that it is, in fact, the National Flag of Canada Day today! So there you have it, the theme for this week. Plus, an un-valentine, saffron, polar bears and more about Fyre Festival.

Russia considers ‘unplugging’ from internet ~ Russia is considering whether to disconnect from the global internet briefly, as part of a test of its cyber-defences. | BBC

Bloom & Plume Coffee Is Bringing Some Color to the Cafe Game ~ Star florist Maurice Harris has built something beautiful in Historic Filipinotown | LA Mag

Landmark Broadway Deal Gives Actors a Piece of the Profits | New York Times

Against Romance: An Un-Valentine ~ We’re supposed to subject our relationships to some recipe for permanent swoon and are made to believe we are failing if we just live in reality.

‘This Land Is Meant Only for Saffron. Without It, It Means Nothing.’ ~ Saffron fueled Kashmir’s local economy and culture for centuries, but its days might be numbered | Eater

The Strangest True-Crime Story Yet ~ The new Netflix documentary Abducted in Plain Sight is a bewildering account of one girl’s kidnapping by a family friend. | Atlantic

‘If it gets me, it gets me’: the town where residents live alongside polar bears ~ A polar bear looks into a Tundra Buggy to see tourists in Churchill, Manitoba. Photograph: Bill Bachmann/Alamy | The Guardian

Fyre Festival Was a Huge Scam. Is Netflix’s Fyre Documentary a Scam, Too? ~ The festival’s marketing agency also co-produced the film, resulting in a misleading version of who bears responsibility for the fraud. | New Republic

People Laughed When This Philly Lawyer Sued Led Zeppelin. Nobody’s Laughing Now. ~ Francis Malofiy may be the most hated man in the Philadelphia legal community. He may also be on the cusp of getting the last laugh on rock’s golden gods. | Philly Mag

The Senate just passed the decade’s biggest public lands package. Here’s what’s in it. ~ The bipartisan measure would create more than 1.3 million acres of wilderness out West, add three national park units and expand eight others. | The Washington Post

Bill Gates tweeted out a chart and sparked a huge debate about global poverty ~ Has global poverty declined dramatically? | Vox

Bring On the Haters: Dane Cook Is Plotting a Comedy Comeback | Hollywood Reporter

Ask yourself these four questions when your mind starts to wander ~ These are the most common sources of intrusive thoughts, and what you can do to rein them in. | Fast Company

I’m not the grammar police. But writing well is an act of resistance. ~ Spend more than a few minutes in the word business — I’ve spent going on 30 years in it, as a proofreader, copy editor, publishing-house copy chief and, recently, the author of a guide to writing style — and you’ll quickly learn that the English language, to say nothing of its practitioners, is irrational, irregular and anarchic. | The Washington Post

The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes ~ In a new study, researchers uncovered female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics. | The Atlantic

Compiled by Emmeline Hobbs

Knowledge and Learning Officer

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