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There are times when shifts happen in our culture or society. Today’s stories are about two of those shifts. The first one is readers’ shift to short stories. When time is a premium and at least a dozen things clamour for our attention, gone is the time when people could curl up in a corner and lose oneself in a book. Short stories were around in those times too, but the novel was preferred to the short story. Today it is the other way around.

It is the time when short stories sell:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/10831961/The-irresistible-rise-of-the-short-story.html

Scientifically, the year (earth’s revolution around the sun), the month (the moon’s revolution), and the day (the Earth’s rotation around its axis) can be explained – but the not the week. The week is our invention.

Why do we have the week?

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/05/abolish_the_week_the_case_against_dividing_time_into_seven_day_periods.html

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