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Interesting reads, May 1

Last rhinos in Mozambique killed by poachers

I just hate reading about the world being stripped of more wonderful creatures. One step closer to extinction are these rhinos, and it’s just sad that there are people out there that willingly kill them.

China is plundering the planet’s seas — and it’s doing it 12.5 times more than it’s telling anybody

In the same vein as the rhino article, it talks about China’s rapid depletion of natural resources in the ocean. The nation takes down sharks — for shark fins only — at a clip faster than sharks can reproduce. And they do it all by lying in its reports of how many fish they catch.

Career Advice: Give

As an early careerist trying to figure out how to do things right, I like to read a lot of career advice articles. But I’m also figuring out on my own how to save money while using it for awesome experiences and good causes. After reading this, I’m glad to know my efforts at the Mitten Brewing Co. are heading in the right direction.

Everything you need to know about the student borrowing bubble in 17 charts

I love charts and infographics. I hate student debt — and thankfully don’t have any. So this is a really cool way of explaining the borrowing bubble.

Life in the City is Essentially One Giant Math Problem

I love cities; the way they’re set up, the way they were founded and the reasons they are the way they are. This read is interesting, it basically says that there is an equation, that given a population, you can know a lot of things based on this one equation.

Starving Settlers in Jamestown Colony Resorted to Cannibalism 

And then there’s this. I just don’t understand why it had to be a kid.

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