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Weekend reading list – week of January 8, 2018

January 12, 2018

Each week, we share the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of January 8th 2018.

Table-tops killed the video star
Yeeeees! Dungeons & Dragons is cool again (it was cool once, right?). The video game era is fading… and table-top games are making a comeback!
Read it on 1843 Magazine Pocket

Where giant bows come from
So you have a boat to gift wrap. Who do you call for that finishing touch? King Size Bows is an eight-person company that’s generating big business with big bows.
Read it on Topic Pocket

The AI rebel
Montrealer Yoshua Bengio is an artificial intelligence expert. Although the biggest names in tech have tried to woo him, this professor prefers to stay in Quebec and develop AI his way.
Read it on L’actualité (In French) Pocket

2017 words of the year
How to describe the year that just ended? English language professionals picked up the challenge and have produced a list of 10 words.
Read it on The New Yorker Pocket

Digital won’t kill paper
Despite the proliferation of screens, we continue to wait for a paperless world. Although we seem to be printing less, paper is not quite over…
Read it on The Guardian Pocket

In your earbuds: She Did it Her Way
Each week, Amanda Boleyn hosts a new episode of the She Did it Her Way podcast, in which a guest recounts the highs and lows of her career. What’s the higher purpose of this podcast? To empower female entrepreneurs wanting to break into the business world.
Listen to it on iTunes

This week’s favourite thing
How did men and women in caveman times find their soulmate? Tinder has imagined the answer for this adorable new ad.

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