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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 11.23.11

11/23/2011 9:32:55 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, Michelle Obama, the “Twilight Belt” of America, stigmata, MIT Mood Meter, Lawrence Lessig, media, Staff


Michelle Obama champions youth poet ambassador program.


What they expect when you’re expecting: tube tops silk-screened with the names of heavy metal bands and Daisy Duke jean shorts.


100 CEOs refuse to give any more campaign donations until lawmakers end partisan gridlock.  


11 Sounds that your kids have probably never heard.


In a quest to create the world’s largest work of art, Jim Denevan and a team of helpers inscribed circles on the frozen surface of the world’s largest lake. Unfortunately for them, that lake happened to be in Siberia.


Do you live in the “Twilight Belt” of America?


If you’re not much of a thrill seeker, perhaps you’d find this ambulatory roller coaster a little more fun.


Newsflash: College students not studying 20 hours a day, wondering why economy doesn’t want them.


Pick a number: The history of stigmata is controversial, inconsistent, and well-documented.


Monogamy is killing your sperm.


Be sure to check this out before your next international trip: A new handbook teaches rude hand gestures from around the world, from “flipping the bird” to “having the balls.”


The MIT Mood Meter tells you how you’re feeling as you walk by.


Lawrence Lessig tells Boston Review how we the people can get our lost republic back.

Image by Official U.S. Navy Imagery, licensed under Creative Commons.

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