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The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 02.14.12

2/14/2012 10:32:50 AM

Tags: The Crockpot, fairytales, roughhousing, Invasivores, urban composting, indoor composting, popular music, pawn shops, home design, Hanksy, Banksy

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According to a new poll, parents claim that traditional fairytales are too scary for modern children.

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The importance of roughhousing with your kids, as explained by The Art of Manliness.

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The Invasivore Movement: Four invasive species make their way to the dinner table.

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How to fix a broken border—specifically, that really long one along the southern edge of United States.

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Indoor, urban composting using the Parasite Farm.

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Have a very literary Valentine’s Day!

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Why are organic food prices so high? Glad you asked. A farmer fires back.

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Should a woman feel sad about her abortion? Revolution takes a no apologies approach.

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Tucson, Arizona, schools have banned books by Native American and Chicano authors and told teachers to stay away from discussions where “race, ethnicity and oppression are central themes.”

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A TED Talk on the social history of nightclubs, why girls want to sleep with the lead singer in a band, and how the stock market can influence what is hot in popular music.

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A brief history of the pawn shop.

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As more people work where they live and live where they work, it’s time to rethink home design.

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If you combine a controversial street artist with an Academy Award-winning actor, what do you get? Hanksy.

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Salon’s re-emphasis on original journalism over aggregation pays off.

 

Image by aqsahu, licensed under Creative Commons. 

 



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