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Holiday Economy Examined
Holiday Economy Examined

What our present economy has to do with 165,300 bathroom visits and 67 million dead large birds.

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A Library of Human Imagination
A Library of Human Imagination

Human imagination, cataloged and numbered, or what James Bond and King James have in common besides the James.

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The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008
The Year in Ideas: 8 Best of 2008

8 things that shaped the year’s innovation footprint, or what Buckminster Fuller has to do with tap water and Michael Phelps.

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Catch of the Day
Catch of the Day

Preservation the surfer way, or why farmers’ markets are now selling condoms.

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A Little Awkward
A Little Awkward

How to socialize the hipster way and get a discount at Starbucks along the way.

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The Art of the Doodle
The Art of the Doodle

Why pen and paper are not dead and what Aspirin has to do with Thom Yorke.

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