1. What I learned from taking an aquacycling class

    It’s easy on your knees — maybe too easy

     

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  3. Redskins players enter game with raised hands in solidarity with Ferguson protesters

    The gesture is a symbolic nod to Michael Brown, who witnesses says had his hands up when he was shot to death by a police officer

     

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  5. The home is an example of what social scientists call a “sacred space,” one that we fill with material things but also with meaning. It’s where we engage in private family rituals — eating, praying, loving — and it’s where we let our guard down. It’s a place where we set the terms and have control. Failing to govern that space and keep it safe creates a feeling of not only insecurity but profound inadequacy.
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    The post-traumatic stress of home burglary

    What would burglars take if they broke into your home? For one writer, material losses pale in comparison to the psychological.

     

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  9. Libraries are actually an invaluable public and social resource that provide so much more than simple shelves of books… A world without public libraries is a grim one indeed, and the assault on public libraries should be viewed as alarming.
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    What the “death of the library” means for the future of books

    These are things that cannot be replaced by mere technology — not even a fully-loaded Kindle Fire

     

  10. House hunting: 7 homes in wine country

    It never hurts to look…

     

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  13. The week’s best editorial cartoons

    Artists take on Ferguson, America’s foreign policy woes, and more