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Posts by: Aimee Burnett

90 Days, 90 Reasons

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With time waning in the electoral race between Obama and Romney, the lack of energy and enthusiasm is striking. Obama’s reelection seems to be met with the proverbial sound of crickets chirping — a sound indicative of apparent voter apathy. Disillusioned by unmet expectations, and unimpressed by what this president has delivered while in office, […]

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Contraceptive Ubiquity

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Free birth control is being made available to American women today under the Affordable Health Care Act. Jezebel lets you in on the secrets to scoring yours. In addition to contraception, seven other women’s preventative services will be covered at no extra cost under new insurance plans.

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Kickstarter Gentrification

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What began as a digital platform to aid underfunded artists in finding a wider audience and financial backing is now weeding out amateurs. The business of managing and consulting kickstarter initiatives is on its way up. In fact, managing a successful kickstarter campaign almost requires external aid, and it’s this fact that is changing the […]

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“Future Pups From the Past” and Other Genetic Facsimiles

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Cryogenically freezing your dogs DNA has its merits. South Korean cloning technologies can see the dead resurrected and reproducing. Case in point: Sir Lancelot, star of the series “I Cloned my Pet,” and the documentary film One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal, as well as the biological mother of 4. In other […]

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She Smelled of New Book

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In our digitalized age, where there is constant postulation on the death of print, it is reassuring to know that should the medium be lost, the scent of a new book never will be — not now that you can wear the scent as a perfume.

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‘Who’s Up, Who’s Down, Who’s New’

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Monocle Magazine‘s annual global quality of life survey is freshly released for public consumption. A city’s livability and lovability (amongst other things) are considered in this reflection on what makes a city great. Adaptability, innovation, and connectivity are prized characteristics by monocle correspondents, though even Japan’s vending machine culture is explored. Spoiler Alert: Zurich ranks number one.

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‘The The Angels Angels’ & Other Astrophysicist Baseball Observations

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Neil deGrasse Tyson (Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History. Author: Space Chronicle, The Pluto Files. Host: StarTalk Radio) on Baseball: > Tonight’s @AllStarGame compells me to Tweet what Baseball looks like through the lens of an astrophysicist… > In the 1960s, when we still dreamed, we named a dome, a baseball team, and even the artificial turf they […]

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SF vs. The Other Big Apple

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Last week Apple computers pulled out of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). Apple, increasingly under pressure from environmental campaigners in recent times, may be on the outs with San Francisco. Disappointment with this action on Apple’s part runs deep in SF offices, to the point that city officials may be banned from purchasing […]

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Network Gender Balance

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Should you seek a utopian, gender equal virtual space in which to social network, scribd, orkut, and foursquare are where it’s at. However, the internet vortex of social networking sites sees the scales tip in favor of a female majority. In fact, there are 99 million more monthly female visitors to social networking sites as […]

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The DIY Sentry Gun Scene

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Tech crunch hypothesizes that yes, contrary to what you may have believed previously, there is in fact money to be made in the DIY sentry gun scene. Rudolph Labs has released an open source tracking sentry gun system that uses household items such as your webcam, computer, and paintball gun or airsoft rifle. The sum […]

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EEE or Everyone Else Enjoys it

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The simple fact that you are no longer an adolescent, shouldn’t mean that you are obliged to forgo the thrill of the sext. Thanks to Eva Wiseman, the techo-sexual generational gap has been bridged with her newly forged dictionary of grown-up sexting acronyms. –>Ov8n Come home, I’m ovulating

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‘Marking Moments When the World Changes’

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The 13th edition of the Documenta art exhibition, (a showcase of contemporary art that takes place in Germany every five years) a.k.a. ‘the Museum of 100 days,’ opened on June 9th. Always a rather serious affair, this edition deals with “moments of trauma, at turning points, accidents, catastrophes, crises — events that mark moments when the […]

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