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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 02.24.11

Utne Reader Red LogoWho could possibly be opposed to the promotion of breastfeeding? Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, of course.

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Has Radiohead’s Thom Yorke made the most mashable video ever?

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Feel like some light reading, literally? At featherproof books, you can download free mini-books and bind them yourself, following the provided origami instructions.

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The rumble of the garbage truck is an audio reminder of how much we throw away each week. Read how one family lives a zero-waste lifestyle.

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The Obama administration's decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act may have far-reaching implications.

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Talk about breaking a story: The New York Times reported on melting polar ice caps in 1881.

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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, rattled the city’s churches, infrastructure, and glaciers to the ground on Tuesday. The Atlantic’s In Focus photo-blog documents the devastation.

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Upset with your bank? Maybe you should follow this Philadelphia homeowner’s lead and foreclose on it.