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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Online experience may be rewiring our brains against reading

Researchers worry that people who spent time scanning a torrent of posts, social media messages and illustrations appear to be having trouble with more serious reading.

WASHINGTON POST

The troubling rise of nosepicking

"Type 'celebrities caught picking their noses' into your Google search and you’ll see that even A-listers are doing it!"

SLATE

Gabe Newell of Valve is hosting an AMA

Heads up Seattle game and techies! Gabe Newell is here to answer your questions.

REDDIT

Pamela Druckerman: What's good about reaching your 40s

It's a decade in which life experiences can be put to personal use.

NEW YORK TIMES

Five steps to overcoming a life crisis

Jerry White, Nobel Peace Prize Winner and landmine victim, shares his ideas for overcoming trauma.

KPLU-FM

The displeasures of happiness

"The irony of happiness is that it's precisely when we manage to feel happy that we are also most keenly aware that the feeling might not last." 

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

How to make yourself work when you don't want to

Three reasons you might be procrastinating and strategies for becoming more effective. 

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW
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