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Love & Relationships

It’s National Dog Day! Here Are Some Of NPR’s Pups : NPR

August 26, 202112:50 PM ET

By Emily Alfin Johnson Twitter and Nell Clark

Baxter is riveted by NPR. Baxter, 4 months. He also likes ice cubes, cats and mommy’s socks. Baxter’s human is Barry Gordemer, a senior producer for Morning Edition.
Barry Gordemer

Happy National Dog Day!

Especially during the pandemic our pets have valiantly served as our work-from-home supervisors, jogging buddies, occasional zoom guest stars and all-around best friends.

So in celebration of National Dog Day, let us introduce you to some of Morning Edition’s radiant pups for your enjoyment (and let’s be honest — ours too!)

Source: It’s National Dog Day! Here Are Some Of NPR’s Pups : NPR

8 Cool Bookstores and Libraries You Can Spend the Night In | Mental Floss

By Ellen Gutoskey, August 23, 2021

Shakespeare and Company in Paris.
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To a bookworm, nowhere feels more like home than a bookstore, a library, or any other place stacked floor to ceiling with reading material.

And if you’re heading far from home, you may find yourself wishing you could spend your nights among bookshelves instead of in unfamiliar hotels.

Depending on where you go, you might be able to live out this dream: There are a number of bookstores and libraries around the world that offer overnight accommodations. From Gladstone’s Library in Wales to the Tsutaya Book Apartment in Tokyo, here are eight worth visiting.

Editor’s Note: See list at link below…

Source: 8 Cool Bookstores and Libraries You Can Spend the Night In | Mental Floss

‘9/11: One Day in America’ Team on the ‘Best and Worst of Humanity’ – Variety

By Danielle Turchiano

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Twenty years after the tragic events of 9/11, it’s hard to imagine anyone doesn’t have the images of the Twin Towers, whether on fire or collapsing, permanently etched in their brains.

But there were other events of the day — from the crash at the Pentagon, to the hole United Airlines Flight 93 created in a field in Somerset County, Penn., to individual stories of escape and survival and bravery — that may have receded to the backs of memories.

And for Gen Z, those stories are just stories — not memories at all. The filmmakers behind “9/11: One Day in America,” a new six-part docuseries that premiered at Tribeca Film Festival but is launching just ahead of the milestone anniversary (on Aug. 29) on National Geographic, knew they therefore had to be “unflinching but respectful,” as producer Caroline Marsden puts it, in the archival footage they selected to include, as well as the tales they chose to have recounted.

Source: ‘9/11: One Day in America’ Team on the ‘Best and Worst of Humanity’ – Variety

National Dog Day 2021: Benefits of having a dog – CNN

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN, Updated 12:47 PM ET, Thu August 26, 2021

From article…

(CNN) If you have a dog and tell them it’s National Dog Day, I suspect they will reply: “I thought everyday was dog day! Now where’s my treat?”

As they woof that down, take a moment to reflect on all that your dog brings to you. Perhaps it is you, dear owner, who is getting the treat — the gift of good health.

Source: National Dog Day 2021: Benefits of having a dog – CNN

Veterans Can Train, Adopt Service Dogs Under New PAWS Law : NPR

By Joe Hernandez Twitter, August 26, 202111:55 AM ET

Morgan, a military service dog, stands on her hind legs for her handler before a news conference for HR 1448, Puppies Assisting Wounded Service Members (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act outside the U.S. Capitol on May 13.
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A new program through the Department of Veterans Affairs aims to connect service dogs in training with veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.

The effort was years in the making and became a reality when President Biden signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act into law on Wednesday during a ceremony attended by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.

Source: Veterans Can Train, Adopt Service Dogs Under New PAWS Law : NPR

15 Famous Writers on the Perils of a Formal Education ‹ Literary Hub

By Emily Temple, August 29, 2017

From article…

Students all over the country are beginning to head back to school, and some, I imagine, aren’t too happy about it. If that’s you, you’re in good company: lots of famous writers hated school, too.

Writers are usually assumed to be highly-educated types, and many are, of course. But they’re not always educated in the way you might think—some of the English language’s most famous authors were less-than-great in the classroom, but had the creative skills (and perhaps some out-of-the-box ways of thinking) to make up for it.

So, to ease the pain—or temper the joy, if you’re one of those—of starting school, I tracked down what a few great writers had to say on their own experiences with formal education (or lack thereof), and in some cases, on the dangers of relying too much on the classroom to figure out how to live in the world.

The overwhelming message I get from the below is this: school is all very well and good, but it’s not going to teach you what you really need to know, because actually, only you can figure out what that is. Probably, though, you’ll get there faster if you spend some time in the library.

Take it from Ray Bradbury, to start with: “Libraries raised me. I don’t believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries because most students don’t have any money. When I graduated from high school, it was during the Depression and we had no money. I couldn’t go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years.”

–Ray Bradbuy, to The New York Times

Source: 15 Famous Writers on the Perils of a Formal Education ‹ Literary