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Friday’s Reading List

By Taylor Marvin

Im not even going to pretend that I can stop thinking about Game of Thrones, so heres some European medieval artwork. Jost Amman, 1561.

I'm not even going to pretend that I can stop thinking about Game of Thrones, so here's some European medieval artwork. Jost Amman, 1561.

The best links of the week:

Crime rates by time of day: 3am’s safer than you’d think.

Ahmadinejad vs. the Ayatollah.

Why the number of teenagers with summer jobs has plummeted.

What Twitter users asked the president.

How we use the tools we choose: a week of worldwide data usage.

Glen Hansard- Cry Me A River.

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  1. Hi, Thanks for an interesting list. As a Sandwich Generation grandmother of several grandkids, including one teen, I was especially interested in the Slate article, Why the Number of Teenagers with Summer Jobs has Plummeted.

    As I pointed out to Slate, at least part of the reason has a lot to do with social changes over the last few decades – fewer stay-at-home moms and more parents not living together and sharing custody – means teens are often staying with grandparents over the summer OR non-custodial parents. And if those are out of their general area, it can make it extra tough to get jobs, as many are already taken before school even gets out.

    Good food for thought for grandparents and parents to teach the kids to do some early research. Thanks for the interesting info.

    August 31, 2011

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