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  1. Brownie Leaderboard

    The blog Brownie Points is solely focussed on talking about brownies. The brownie leaderboard assigns a score to each brownie tested and puts them in a category based on the score. This is where to find the right brownie for you!

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    Brownie Points
  2. It’s More Than Tea

    Jill has a background in scientific research and a love of tea. Eventually, the two collided and she now works at TeaHaus in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while delving into all things tea on her blog. Want to know how to brew the perfect cuppa? This is where to find out.  

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  3. What Does It Mean to Stand Up

    Tara Williamson reflects on the lives of Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie and on how Canada’s systemic dehumanization of Indigenous people led to their needless deaths.

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    Jade Tootoosis (Photo credit: Edmonton Journal)
  4. Artificial Intelligence Will Do What We Ask. That’s a Problem.

    By teaching machines to understand our true desires, one scientist hopes to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of having them do what we command.

    Business
  5. Agbowó

    Based in Ibadan, Nigeria, Agbowó defines itself as an “afrocentric literary and arts community,” publishing original essays, fiction, poetry, and visual work.

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    Photo by Michael Sean Gallagher (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  6. Traced Elements

    Traced Elements is a food blog that invites “voices and perspectives to the table, to share tales of their relationship with food – growing it, making it, eating it – with a view to encouraging others to get messier, get more hands-on, get more intimate, have more fun…”

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  7. What Is Your Dog Parenting Style?

    There are a wide variety of dog parenting styles out there. Aloof or helicopter parent — which are you? Find out on the Dogtime blog!

    Animals
  8. The Map Room

    All about maps! The Map Room is a blog by Jonathan Crowe that covers everything from antique map collecting to the latest in geospatial technology.

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  9. One Large Popcorn, Please!

    Tom Parry’s appreciation for movies grew into a passion that led to a blog! On One Large Popcorn, Please! you can find his reviews of both new cinema releases and film classics.

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  10. The English Language Is, and Was, Profoundly Multicultural

    At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”

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  11. Stuck in a Book: My favourite books of the decade

    Welcome to 2020! On his blog Stuck in a Book, Simon Thomas reflects on his favorite books from the past ten years.

    Books
  12. The Village Voice

    Here, you’ll find the archives for the widely acclaimed Village Voice, the United States’ first alternative weekly newspaper, covering counter-culture from 1955 to 2018.

    Art
  13. Skytalkers

    Skytalkers is a Star Wars podcast hosted by two diehard fangirls, Charlotte Errity and Caitlin Plesher. They will have lots to talk about this week — with today’s US release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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  14. Casey Handmer’s Blog

    Covering topics from space and energy to technology, Casey Handmer tackles complex issues in engaging, approachable essays.

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  15. No One Cares What I Think about the New Star Wars

    With the final episode in the Star Wars saga just around the corner, writer Lucy Blue, a lifelong super-fan, reflects on the movies’ darker, more morally ambiguous tone, and the way the series has evolved since her ’70s childhood.

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