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Weekend read: Wanting to be normal

I don't often go for medical publications for my weekend recommended read, but this is worth it – Tania Glyde's piece on being normal, published this week in The Lancet Psychiatry.

If you were expecting something Scottish… There's been a lot of good stuff written, but I've read so much about it this week (and will no doubt read more in the week to come following the "no" vote) that I wanted to pick something different. I'm not at all bitter at having lost a long-standing bet…! 

Wanting to be normal. By – Tania Glyde

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Help me be less ignorant: Why do tech journos always talk negatively handling different mobile screen sizes for apps (as though devs hate doing it), while simultaneously giving very positive portrayal of responsive web design (as though devs love doing it)? Aren't they basically the same problem in different formats? Do app building tools make it more difficult to be responsive than it is on the web?

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Weekend read: Of mozzarella sticks and marathons

My recommend read for this weekend is – horror of horrors – a Gawker article. Caity Weaver's article documenting her "feat" of eating 32 mozzarella sticks in the course of a little more than 12 hours is a great bit of funny writing. The level of tension and disgust may be out of all proportion to the action being described, but that only serves to heighten the humour.

What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That there exists a spot in the space-time continuum in which it is always Friday? That there are free refills on all Slushes™ excluding Red Bull® branded items?http://gawker.com/endless-appetizers-mark-beginning-of-our-collective-n-1601076939

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Weekend read: Apocalyptic shopping malls

My recommended read for this weekend is really more of a recommended 'gawp' than something to read… but I like to do that sometimes.

It's a photo article from Slate, written by Jordan G Tiecher and feautring the photography of Seph Lawless. It features a number of arresting photographs of abandoned US shopping malls, taken from Seph's latest book. The photos that wonderful artistic haunting post-apocalyptic quality of urban exploration.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Photographer Seph Lawless had been traveling the country photographing a variety of “abandoned and broken” buildings for his book, Autopsy of America, when he came across two buildings from his past: Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio and Randall Park Mall in North Randall, Ohio. Growing up in nearby Cleveland, Lawless spent lots of…

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This is a great article from Daniel Cressey in Nature. I sometimes think there’s a lot of heat in the e-cigarette debate, but not a lot of light… this seems a pretty balanced look at the debate. Though it doesn’t touch much on the economic arguments for and against regulation, which is a bit of a shame.

In the haze of incomplete data, scientists are divided over the risks, and benefits of it..

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