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  • a literary gem: best book for every state

    http://www.bkmag.com/2014/10/15/the-...r-every-state/

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    • Originally posted by gh View Post
      a literary gem: best book for every state
      http://www.bkmag.com/2014/10/15/the-...r-every-state/
      Florida may only be my adopted state, but I am very proud that ZNH represents us. This is one beautiful passage!:

      FLORIDA: Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston: “She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her. She saw a dust-bearing bee sink into the sanctum of a bloom; the thousand sister-calyxes arch to meet the love embrace and the ecstatic shiver of the tree from root to tiniest branch creaming in every blossom and frothing with delight.”

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      • ACA: Who Was Helped Most.

        http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...abt=0002&abg=0

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        • So Faulkner did not get Mississippi right? I am not the true literary sort, but Atticus, can you explain that one to me? Across the border that got To Kill a Mockingbird.

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          • The Places in America Where College Football Means the Most

            http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/up...abt=0002&abg=0

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            • Originally posted by 26mi235 View Post
              So Faulkner did not get Mississippi right? I am not the true literary sort, but Atticus, can you explain that one to me? Across the border that got To Kill a Mockingbird.
              Kiese Laymon's Long Division over Faulkner?!

              Maybe if you exclude

              The Sound and the Fury
              As I Lay Dying
              Light in August
              Absalom, Absalom!
              The Unvanquished
              Intruder in the Dust
              The Reivers

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              • What European countries are worst at:

                https://s.yimg.com/cd/resizer/2.0/FI...7867f4e812.jpg

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                • Denmark sound like a pretty good country to live in if the worst thing about it that they could come up with is fewest Zaras per capita
                  Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                  • What's your favorite burger chain?

                    https://s.yimg.com/cd/resizer/2.0/FI...27ab731acc.jpg

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                    • Five Guys!!!

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                      • The happiest countries

                        http://time.com/3594543/happiest-cou...ps-costa-rica/

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                        • The booziest states:

                          https://s.yimg.com/cd/resizer/2.0/FI...08f4cbac15.jpg

                          Related article:

                          https://www.yahoo.com/food/whats-ame...981074676.html

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                          • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                            The Places in America Where College Football Means the Most

                            http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/up...abt=0002&abg=0
                            Looking at the map and how purple Nebraska is, I am guessing that this was taken before last Saturday's game with Wisconsin, or at least before the second quarter got going...

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                            • Originally posted by gh View Post
                              These maps, created by MoveHub, show the happiness level of each country across the globe. The HPI is calculated using “global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint.” It’s an “efficiency measure,” ranking countries on “how many long and happy lives they produce per unit of environmental input.”
                              I'm not sure I understand what this index actually means here. People in the US are gloomiers than Indians on average how? Because they have a much larger demoninator of environmental input and why exactly it should affect subjective individual happiness?

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                              • A scan through this thread did not find this map of NFL Fandom, published in September.

                                As some have noted, Facebook "likes" may not have the statistical randomness required for a scientific conclusion, but it certainly is a very large sample and perhaps as good as one can get with county-level data.

                                http://www.theatlantic.com/national/...source=taboola

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