John Oliver: Here’s How to Make Use of Your Spare ‘Leap Second’ Tomorrow

TIME

Everyone’s day will be a second longer on Tuesday, thanks to the “leap second” added to our clocks to compensate for the gradual slowing in the Earth’s rotation.

With 86,401 seconds in your day instead of 86,400 seconds, what are you going to do with all that extra time?

John Oliver shared some ideas on Sunday on Last Week Tonight.

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On Writing: Cover Letters

Tina Jens has written an essay about cover letters at Black Gate. She lays it all out quite thoroughly. My two cents: If you have pro credits, you already know what to put in a cover letter. If you don’t have pro credits, Tina cuts to the chase.

Dear Black Gate editors, [If the market’s website lists the editor’s name, go with that.]

Enclosed is my story “The Orc’s Ascension.” It is 2,500 words long.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Tina Jens

It’s this simple.

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Hurley: Bruins Becoming Masters Of Getting Worse Without Getting Better

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — The moves made by the Boston Bruins on Friday were bad — real bad — and they no doubt made them a worse hockey team.

But in no way was this a change in direction for a team that has done almost nothing to improve itself over the past 16 months.

Yes, the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011 — an accomplishment that seems more and more miraculous with each year that passes. And yes, the Bruins fought with the Blackhawks to a six-game Stanley Cup Final in 2013. Those teams relied on stellar goaltending, a solid defensive corps and balanced scoring to scrap their way through long postseasons. They were good teams — the key word being “were.”

After that crushing Cup Final defeat, the Bruins entered the short offseason by taking one step forward (signing Jarome Iginla) and one huge step back (trading Tyler…

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