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March 3, 2010

Finally, the dawning of the Age of Aquarius


Nonpareil New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow's Op-Ed piece in the December 12, 2009 issue was, as always, accompanied by eye-opening graphics (above and below).


Wrote Blow, "For the first time in 47 years of polling, the number of Americans who said that they have had a religious or mystical experience, which the question defined as a 'moment of sudden religious insight or awakening,' was greater than those who said that they had not."

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Yuanyang II — by Tsang Cheung-Shing


[via Curved White and mappeal]

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Diet Scale


"Instead of showing weight, this scale tells a person what to eat, according to their weight."


Designed by Ji Lee.

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What is it?

Picture 1_1

Answer here this time tomorrow.

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Helpful hints from joeeze: 'What happens to my e-mail accounts when I die?'


Courtesy of Jeffrey Goldberg's "What's Your Problem?" feature on the final page of the January/February 2010 Atlantic Magazine.

Q. What happens to my e-mail accounts when I die?

A. If you suspect that you’re going to die soon, I suggest that you print out important correspondence, or share your password with a loved one. If you have a Yahoo e-mail account, no one will be allowed access to it, so your contacts will have to be notified of your death some other way; the company will permanently delete your e-mails when it receives a death certificate. Gmail is a bit more generous. Your legal representative will be allowed access to your account when proof of death is provided. AOL also transfers the e-mail account to your designated representative upon receipt of a death certificate. The new user will have the option of sending out a death notice, or simply deleting the account. Individual companies have different policies, of course. When we die here at The Atlantic, our e-mails and other forms of electronic communication are collated, bound, and offered for sale to the general public. I highly recommend such works as The Collected Facebook Postings of Henry James (in nine volumes—he updated his page constantly); Harriet Beecher Stowe Tweets the Great Contest Which Still Absorbs the Attention and Engrosses the Energies of the Nation; and, of course, Thoreau’s BlackBerry. 

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What is it?

Answer here this time tomorrow.

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Fromage Girls Calendar


"Hoping to increase sales and 'smash the stereotype of the frumpy French farm wife,'


the Association of Traditional French Cheese Makers (l'Association Fromage de Terroirs) ...


unveils the 2010 Limited-Edition Fromage Girls pin-up calendar."


The Fromages-de-Terroirs website advertises the calendar as featuring


"12 jeunes femmes s'amusent du fromage en le mettant des situations inattendues"


(12 young women playing around with cheese in unusual situations).




yo, Joe Peach — is this what you had in mind?

[via French for a While and The Economist]

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World's best fingernail clipper


The moment you handle it you'll notice the difference.

Functional art.


Amortize the cost over a year and it's only 33 cents a week.

Well worth the repeated pleasure of using it.


Stainless steel.

Made in Japan.



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