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Customization Gone Wild
Customization Gone Wild

70% fabulous, respecting your inseam, how to add a 29th bone to your foot, and why a bear is missing an “e” but has plenty of nuts.

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Friday FYI: Auditory Freedom
Friday FYI: Auditory Freedom

We’re starting a new thing: every Friday, you get a quick everyday good-to-know. So go ahead, know.

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Birdseye Visionaire
Birdseye Visionaire

How a paraglider, a camera, and a blooming field of lavender will change the way you see the world.

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RFID vs. Honor
RFID vs. Honor

What third world children have to do with NYC commuting and why RFID beats honor systems every time.

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Layman Voyeurism
Layman Voyeurism

Postcards from the afterlife, fridge-peeping, and why George W is buying people Stormtrooper outfits.

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Superhero Superdose
Superhero Superdose

The pop of culture, catwalk catfights, vintage yard sales, why sidekicks kick more ass than side, and which masked hero is changing the face of the music industry.

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