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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 09.08.11

9/8/2011 11:47:16 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, astrology, documentaries, media, Staff

capricornBookish Virgos belong in literary Boston, intense Scorpios are drawn to Minneapolis’s calming river, and private Aquarii crave suburbia. Find out the best places to live depending on your astrological sign, according to EcoSalon.


Are you freaking out a little about climate change? Come on, you can do better.  


As Americans ditch fraternal organizations, the rest of the world is flocking to them. 


Learn how to pilot your bicycle in a decorous fashion. 


Docs say: please don’t use group health insurance to pay for your prettied-up labia.


A surgeon with a good bedside manner isn’t just more pleasant in the operating room. Surgeon civility also results in fewer post-operative deaths.


Don’t kick the bucket before watching the 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die.


An unregulated American fertilization industry is creating super fathers, some with as many as 150 children.


“The Congressional directory now reads like a casebook of lunacy,” says Mike Lofgren, a former Republican party operative who resigned his post after a 30-year career out of disgust for the political process.


A little confused about how electoral politics work? Micahel Bérubé wants to explain the process: “[T]here seems to be some serious misunderstanding of the dynamics of national elections in the US.  So let me try to clear this up once and for all.”


Barry Duncan is quite possibly the world’s first master palindromist, and he refuses to cede control to the alphabet.


Here’s a list of the top ten things everyone should know about time. According to the author, most organisms have a lifespan of 1.5 billion heartbeats—which means you should hurry up and read.


Have you ever wondered what to listen to while eating eggplant parmigiana? The blog Turntable Kitchen offers pairings for food and music.


The Japanese branch of the Domino’s pizza chain has unveiled plans for the first pizzeria on the moon. For reals.  

Image by zeeweez, licensed under Creative Commons.  

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