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You got a problem with that?

You got a problem with that?: Why do New Yorkers seem rude? Joan Acocella has a few ideas (Smithsonian Magazine).

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What the World Eats | TIME Magazine

What the World Eats | TIME Magazine: What’s on family dinner tables in fifteen different homes around the globe?

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11 Great Color Legends

11 Great Color Legends

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More men taking wives’ last names

More men taking wives’ last names: I’ve had a couple of friends do this. When Jeff and I get married, our new last name will be “Slut-King.”

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A Librarian’s Lament: Books Are a Hard Sell

A Librarian’s Lament: Books Are a Hard Sell

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Mi, a Name I Call Myself. And You Are?

Mi, a Name I Call Myself. And You Are?: “Today e-mail handles and screen names often evolve into users’ off-line nicknames, and the saucy turns of phrase prevalent in blogs and online forums easily catch fire and leap from computer screen to tongue.”

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Caring for Your Introvert

Caring for Your Introvert: The habits and needs of a little-understood group.

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The Little Men Who Love Little House: Why boys like girls books

The Little Men Who Love Little House: Why boys like girls books: I was crazy for Judy Bloom as a kid (including “Are you there God? It’s me Margaret“).

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The Swedish Feeding Trough

The Swedish Feeding Trough: “Furniture giant IKEA lures customers with homey interior landscapes and cheap warm meals. But more and more people are starting to use the stores as an ersatz for social services and babysitting.”

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Cliff Notes to “The Tipping Point”

Cliff Notes to “The Tipping Point”: Paraphrasing the main ideas in Malcolm Gladwell’s book.

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