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Mash-Up Round-Up: Bookshop + New Life

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The week of April 4, 2020 was just, wow. Clap for the healthcare workers. Tip the delivery folks. Stay home and read poetry. We’ve been seeking stories of resilience and beauty to keep us anchored — what has kept you afloat these days? Write to us. We love you.

Mash-Ups In The News:

My Cousin Jack Survived The Unimaginable. Here’s His Advice for Right Now

You have to be a philosopher. You have to put things out of your mind, not to think about bad things all the time. You always look ahead …

via The Cut

A 102-Year-Old Italian Woman Recovers From Coronavirus

Her new name henceforth is ‘Highlander’ – the immortal. She’s out of the hospital and going back to her loves: life, dancing, music, Freddy Mercury and Valentino Rossi.

via CNN

Two Women Who Survived The Spanish Flu, The Depression And The Holocaust Take On Life Today

Their lives held so much more than the disasters they survived, and so do ours. Labor unionizing, hitchhiking, computer programming, poetry writing and loving. They’ve lived life and have more living to do.

via New York Times

Bizarre Life-forms Found Thriving In Ancient Rocks Beneath The Seafloor

Millions of living cells were discovered in some of the oldest, coldest, oceanic crust on our planet. If life could survive there, where else in our universe could life be found?

via Nat Geo

From Clapping To Kindness, Five Reasons To Be Hopeful

China and Italy are beginning to recover, scientific progress continues, and people around the world are reaching out and showing their support for those who need and deserve it most. Find a way to share kindness and delight this week, fam.

via BBC

Thanks To Bookshop, There Is No Reason To Buy Books On Amazon Anymore

From now on, no more linking to Amazon listings for books. We’ll be spending the rest of our weekend browsing the best and largest online indie bookstore and getting recs from the experts.

via Inside Hook

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