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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 08.11.11

8/11/2011 10:34:56 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, meditation, superheroes, Osama bin Laden, EPA, Michele Bachmann, Yemen, North Dakota, fast fashion, asexuality, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Ken Kesey, busking

meditation-cliffFor those who strive for inner peace but don’t take themselves too seriously: A list of 20 thoughts to think while pretending to meditate.

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What does a real life superhero look like? Photographer Peter Tangen will show you.

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Is the story of finding Osama bin Laden a cover for the real story?

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Before the EPA was a “Job-Killer,” Michele Bachmann thought it could bring “long-term benefits to…the economy.”

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A smart young woman launches an activist website to help her parents’ native country, Yemen, in its grassroots battle to oust 33-year-dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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A 417 million-year-old oil deposit is drawing the oil industry to North Dakota, “the only state in the country that had more residents in 1930 than it does today,” Governing reports.

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How fast fashion takes a toll on the earth.

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High school girls earn ‘A’s for asexuality.

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It’s no surprise that Kanye West and Jay-Z would make a collaborative album about how awesome they are. But, Grantland asks, is it any good?

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Not to harsh your buzz, but Tom Wolfe’s book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is no longer the authoritative work of art on Ken Kesey’s psychedelic school bus ride.

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From banjo to violin to blues guitar, street performers offer a primer on the art of busking.

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Forget the book of love. Meet the kindly author who wrote the Book of Raunch.

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With lots of enticing buttons, flashy animations, pop-ups, and hyperlinks, the Internet can be a pretty distracting place. How is anyone supposed to get any writing done? Answer: Head to QuietWrite, the web’s private writer’s nook.

Image by Drab Makyo, licensed under Creative Commons. 



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