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"HVNGRY is an online publication for teen girls (and boys) wanting more from mainstream media. It's a belly full of inspiration, motivation, passion, power, and taking-over-the-world." This digital magazine aimed at teenagers was designed by a group...
From: MetaFilter | By: lollusc | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I've been watching Odell Beckham practice similar one-handed catches for the past several weeks. He caught half a dozen in practice before Sunday's game, and had an amazing one-handed fingertip catch in practice several weeks ago. So he was definitely...
From: MetaFilter | By: Potomac Avenue | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The weird, disturbing, and hilarious things for sale on the Internet's largest black market. Evolution: The not-so-secret place on the Web that sells drugs, uranium and a guide to texting girls...
From: MetaFilter | By: gemmy | Monday, November 24, 2014
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President Obama will announce today that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is submitting his resignation. According to the New York Times, "The officials described Mr. Obama's decision to remove Mr. Hagel, 68, as a recognition that the threat from the...
From: MetaFilter | By: roomthreeseventeen | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Over the years I have taken countless photos perhaps under the deluded belief that if I don't visually document everything then those very things won't exist because I have a magic camera and enchanted iPhone. Or maybe because I just like to take pictures....
From: MetaFilter | By: Lexica | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Connecticut's Office of The Child Advocate Releases Report on Sandy Hook Shootings "Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination for mass violence whose problems were not ignored but misunderstood...
From: MetaFilter | By: kinetic | Monday, November 24, 2014
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"Get Me Off Your Fucking Mailing List" is an actual science paper accepted by a journal. Original Source....
From: MetaFilter | By: 445supermag | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Seashells? Distant planets? Beautiful mold....
From: MetaFilter | By: FirstMateKate | Monday, November 24, 2014
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"Martha Gellhorn's pen pals included Eleanor Roosevelt, Maxwell Perkins, H.G. Wells, her husband (later, ex-) Ernest Hemingway, and Peggy Schutze, my maternal grandmother." Author Amy Shearn shares some of the letters her grandmother received from legendary...
From: MetaFilter | By: AlonzoMosleyFBI | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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"Grief porn enters the Facebook era" "And, like regular pornography, the internet has transformed it. Freed from the already relaxed constraints of tabloid journalism, grief porn is no longer obligated to fake newsworthiness or importance. You don't...
From: MetaFilter | By: HuronBob | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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My latest t-shirt project: mundane everyday challenges (such as finding a job, dealing with ultra conservative relatives, or deleting unwanted dick pics on a dating site) envisioned as classic black box retro 8bit Nintendo games. Hope they give you a...
From: MetaFilter | By: Jezztek | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The harsh environments of our neighboring planets will require proper attire, with 3D-printed, biological fashions that, in the words of the designer Neri Oxman, "blur the boundary between the environment and ourselves." Oxman's other recent work explores...
From: MetaFilter | By: a lungful of dragon | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Oil and conflict in Nigeria's Niger Delta region: Between the barrel and the trigger. In the most recent issue of The Extractive Industries and Society, Cyril Obi examines the "resource curse" explanation for the "failure" of African states: poverty,...
From: MetaFilter | By: spamandkimchi | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Carbon monoxide canary is a rousing live performance from the trad singing, carbon monoxide campaigning canary, Tommy McAnairey. Features excerpts from two of Tommy's most celebrated songs, 'The Ballad of Uncle Pat (Stone Dead In Three Minutes Flat)'...
From: MetaFilter | By: Fence | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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After causing some serious angst among the good people of Minnesota (cf. the cri de coeur of ex-Gopher and Mefi's own Linda Holmes) with its own unique Thanksgiving recipe suggestions for each of the 50 nifty United States (previously), the agents provocatuer...
From: MetaFilter | By: Diablevert | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Have a question about ice cream? Ask The Ice Cream Informant. With finds like New Orleans Ice Cream Co. Café au Lait & Beignets, Blue Bell Birthday Cake and Talenti Gelato Sea Salt Caramel. The Rankings Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake (Limited...
From: MetaFilter | By: the man of twists and turns | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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This is the heavy heavy monster sound, the nuttiest sound around so if you've come in off the street and you're beginning to feel the heat, well listen buster you better start to move your feet to the rockinest, rock-steady beat of Madness... One Step...
From: MetaFilter | By: fearfulsymmetry | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Hyper.net's Best UFO Resources This is a reference Website. It offers a collection of hand-picked UFO resources: real UFO pictures (see the "summary" and "technical overview" pages), video documentaries, video footage and testimonies, technical data...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Frackers, fuckers, racists and robbers – you don't need to be a bad person to own a pro franchise, but it certainly helps....
From: MetaFilter | By: josher71 | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In this paper, we examine a first-year torque and angular acceleration problem to address a possible use of the forelimbs of Tyrannosaurus rex. A 1/40th-scale model is brought to the classroom to introduce the students to the quandary: given that the...
From: MetaFilter | By: ChuraChura | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Quitting plastic meant learning to make all of my packaged products myself....
From: MetaFilter | By: monospace | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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While the U.S. 2020 Census is still more than five years away, planning has already begun in earnest. Among the chief issues [pdf] under discussion is how to rearrange options for racial/ethnic self-identification [NYT], particularly the (allegedly undercounted...
From: MetaFilter | By: psoas | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Terry Davis has offered the world a temple to a God who speaks only to him, and is and still waiting for everyone else to listen. [TempleOS previously on MetaFilter, including conversation with the author.]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Zarkonnen | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Part I: Bee Deaths Mystery Solved? Neonicotinoids (Neonics) May Actually Help Bee Health. Reports that honey bees are dying in unusually high numbers has concerned many scientists, farmers and beekeepers, and gripped the public. There have been thousands...
From: MetaFilter | By: Blasdelb | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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What does it feel like to push a button, launch a surface-to-air missile, and blow a B-52 bomber out of the sky? Ask Nguyen Van Phiet. As a young North Vietnamese military officer, his SA-2 rockets were credited with downing four of the giant Boeing...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Indie pop sucess story and YouTube sensations Pomplamoose just finished a self-financed 23 city US tour. In a post on Medium, band member Jack Conte breaks down the tour financials and attempts to 'shine light on a new paradigm for professional artistry'....
From: MetaFilter | By: His thoughts were red thoughts | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Developer Randi Harper came up with a simple solution to help people deal with the harassing tweets they've been receiving from Gamergators: the GG Autoblocker, a perl script that identifies likely GGers and adds them to an ever-evolving block list....
From: MetaFilter | By: Going To Maine | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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59 years after an all-white jury in Mississippi acquitted Emmett Till's murderers, a majority-white grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the man who killed Mike Brown. FiveThirtyEight analyzes grand jury indictments,...
From: MetaFilter | By: Ragini | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A lengthy New Yorker overview of Billy Joel's life and career: Thirty-Three-Hit Wonder....
From: MetaFilter | By: paleyellowwithorange | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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This wasn't a reality show, nor was it one of the elite bookings Anna enjoyed back in New York or Milan. We were there for a fake beauty pageant, one our Beijing modeling agency had booked us for, telling us it was a "fashion show" and providing no further...
From: MetaFilter | By: divabat | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The Governor of New York Owes an Apology to a Bunch of Meteorologists Governor Cuomo's attempt to scapegoat the National Weather Service for an inaccurate forecast in advance is not only completely in error–the NWS did an outstanding job–but is a...
From: MetaFilter | By: Nevin | Monday, November 24, 2014
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13 amazing food and life hacks you need to know right now....
From: MetaFilter | By: feckless fecal fear mongering | Monday, November 24, 2014
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The Shack Up Inn is a hospitality institution just outside of historic Clarksdale, Mississippi. Their FAQ page helpfully provides information regarding any questions you might have about amenities, bedding quality, or Didelphimorphia reproduction....
From: MetaFilter | By: theodolite | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Paul Ford explains the long road to HTML5 and the web standardisations process in the New Yorker. In "Gathering of the Player Men at Buffalo," the Music Trade Review described a heady scene in which Mr. P. B. Klugh, speaking for the Cable Company, said...
From: MetaFilter | By: frimble | Monday, November 24, 2014
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You're not really supposed to try to find this sign up-close in person, you're supposed to look at it from a distance. Arguments begin on how short that distance can be... Chronologically, today's take on the issue starts with some instructions for those...
From: MetaFilter | By: aydeejones | Monday, November 24, 2014
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"Every month, Netflix quietly clears its virtual shelves to prepare for the arrival of new offerings. There are roughly 80 movies expiring from Netflix Instant at the end of November. We've picked seven that we think you should make sure to watch before...
From: MetaFilter | By: joseph conrad is fully awesome | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Professor Yutaka Nishiyama is a mathematician and a boomerang enthusiast. His Boomerang International Project page contains instructions in multiple languages for making your own paper boomerang and several videos of the boomerang in action. Furthermore,...
From: MetaFilter | By: tykky | Monday, November 24, 2014
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"Dogs don't just seem to pick up on our subtle mood changes — they are actually physically wired to pick up on them." A recent neuroimaging study shows how closely tied to humans dogs have become over the last 30,000 years....
From: MetaFilter | By: quin | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Project Pietà clothing is the brainchild of Thomas Jacob, a French designer who moved to Lima in 2011 to pursue a job with a Peruvian fashion label. A chance visit to a neighbouring jail, Casto Castro, with a friend who was teaching the inmates French...
From: MetaFilter | By: billiebee | Monday, November 24, 2014
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At a Gander Flyers game against the Corner Brook Royals, a fan suffered a heart attack in the stands. The first two people there were the Mayor of Gander and the starting goaltender, Patty O'Brien, who moonlights as a paramedic. The victim is fine, Patty's...
From: MetaFilter | By: chicobangs | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Theresa DeLucci got a letter published in the only publication for girls that really attempted educational journalism—amid Twin Peaks fashion spreads and celeb interviews with grunge luminaries like Kurt Cobain and Kim Gordon....
From: MetaFilter | By: Chrysostom | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Destruction and sacredness of life are often reasons for conflicts in Western culture; on the contrary, ceremonies like hari kuyo can become, even for Westerners, precious opportunities for reflection. In our habit of first producing and then acquiring,...
From: MetaFilter | By: filthy light thief | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Elizabethan Costume Page. From patterns and instruction to social history, and lots of resources collected therein. [via]...
From: MetaFilter | By: Think_Long | Monday, November 24, 2014
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"A song, a poem, a scene from a film triggers memories. You're startled, moved, shaken. And you're faced with two options: 1) engage with the work and the memories it calls up, or 2) retreat, postpone, avoid. Option 2 is very attractive." Matt Zoller...
From: MetaFilter | By: jbickers | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Lost your car? This might help. Just "do the damned experiment"....
From: MetaFilter | By: HuronBob | Monday, November 24, 2014
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This War of Mine is a computer game by Polish developers 11 Bit Studios about being a normal citizen during a modern Eastern European civil war, drawing especially on the Siege of Sarajevo. It has been called an antidote to Call of Duty for its unremittingly...
From: MetaFilter | By: Kattullus | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Underneath Savile Row, the home of British bespoke tailoring, work goes on that is seldom seen by those that walk along the street. James, apprentice coatmaker and Paul, his master, encapsulate a life dedicated to craft and precision. (SLVimeo)...
From: MetaFilter | By: bswinburn | Monday, November 24, 2014
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While talk of a moonbase or terraforming Mars has tended to dominate the discussion for the first step in human colonization of the solar system, another possibility exists: floating habitats above the cloud tops of Venus. "Our air is a lifting gas on...
From: MetaFilter | By: fairmettle | Monday, November 24, 2014
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On December 31, 1999, a fast-food employee was cryogenically frozen, waking up centuries later to find himself in a bewildering future. This is his story. (SLYT)...
From: MetaFilter | By: BiggerJ | Monday, November 24, 2014
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To me Frederic M. Richards was Grandpa Freddy, a jolly man who always wore a silly brown jacket with elbow patches, who delighted in showing me how to spin the lazy Susan at the breakfast table, who insisted I help him move a one-ton rock up his path,...
From: MetaFilter | By: MartinWisse | Monday, November 24, 2014
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