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A daily selection of the best features, comment and analysis articles from around the web. Plus our own FiveBooks interviews, videos, quotes and more
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Your starting point is The Browser OR any article on this feed.

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Pepsi's Plastic Bottle Design Gets Its First Redesign Since 1997

Pepsi's Plastic Bottle Design Gets Its First Redesign Since 1997 | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Pepsi has redesigned the shape of its 16-ounce and 20-ounce plastic bottles for the first time in 16 years. Move the arrows on the slider above back and forth to see the a before and after comparison.
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I miss Crystal Pepsi.

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Get a Real Egg on Any McDonald's Breakfast Sandwich

Get a Real Egg on Any McDonald's Breakfast Sandwich | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
If enjoy McDonald's breakfast sandwiches, this may be life-changing information: You can get a real egg—not that rubbery mystery egg-like substance—on any breakfast sandwich (including the biscuit ones) just by asking for it.
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Pretty key.

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A Day at an Elementary School with a Cognitive Psychologist

A Day at an Elementary School with a Cognitive Psychologist | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
In what is becoming an annual tradition, I spent a day at elementary school last week, as part of the WATCH Dogs program. I thought I'd share some reflections. I learn something new every time I go...
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Interesting...

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Lift - The Morning News

Experts answer what they know. The Non-Expert answers anything. This week we take a look at some people’s pretty-darned-weird behavior. And why they keep pressing the elevator “call” button.
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I can usually resist the urge to press an elevator button multiple times.

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Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Joe Henrich, Steven Heine and Ara Norenzayan are shaking up psychology and economics with their view of how culture shapes human thought and behavior.
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Why Wheatland is the Weirdest School in the World

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The American Who Shocked Victorian England by Picking the World’s Strongest Lock

The American Who Shocked Victorian England by Picking the World’s Strongest Lock | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
On July 22, 1851, on a day when a visitor to London had any number of amusements at his disposal—from M. Gompertz’s Giant Panorama (“including a new diorama of intense interest”) at the Parthenium Rooms on St.
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Impressive.

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jowun's comment, March 23, 2013 7:46 PM
1851 was, as it happens, the first year in Britain that cities’ populations outnumbered that of the countryside. ...As Smith notes, “from the beginning of the 19th century until 1851, the government issued some 70 patents for locks. By 1865 that number had exceeded 120; and within the next 55 years it climbed to over 3,000.”) - interesting to know.
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I’m Andras Forgacs, CEO of Modern Meadow - a company at the forefront of 3D-printed meat and leather. AMA! : IAmA

At [Modern Meadow](http://www.modernmeadow.com) we’re developing technology to 3D-bioprint meat and leather. In fact, we’ve already made some, wh...
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Someday, I will eat meat that I have designed and printed.

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douglas's comment, March 22, 2013 10:48 AM
cool
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All The Angry Emails Sent To UCLA By Fans Who Hated The Ugly New Zubaz-Style Uniforms

All The Angry Emails Sent To UCLA By Fans Who Hated The Ugly New Zubaz-Style Uniforms | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Three weeks ago, Adidas rolled out special basketball uniforms for Cincinnati, Kansas, Baylor, UCLA, Louisville, and Notre Dame, to be worn in the teams' conference tournaments.
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They ARE remarkably ugly uniforms.

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Your Mommy Jonny Bobo's comment, March 22, 2013 10:48 AM
Makes me want to . . . . .
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I Got Paid To Cheer For Another NCAA Tournament Team, And Other Confessions Of A Spirit Squad Member

I Got Paid To Cheer For Another NCAA Tournament Team, And Other Confessions Of A Spirit Squad Member | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Class is in session at my university this week, but I won't be there. I'll be a part of March Madness, but I'm not a basketball player.
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(PG-13)

 

I wonder if the author is from the University of Wisconsin, like some of the commenters speculate. 

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What’s Exactly Is Donald Trump's Deal?

What’s Exactly Is Donald Trump's Deal? | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Is he a buffoon? A genius? An exploration of the man, his brand, and his chronic bluster.
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Donald Trump is the definition of EGO.

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douglas's comment, March 22, 2013 10:49 AM
why is it all ways Donald Trump?
ryan diderrich's comment, March 22, 2013 10:58 AM
look at the guy in the middle look at his face
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The One-Legged Wrestler Who Conquered His Sport, Then Left It Behind

The One-Legged Wrestler Who Conquered His Sport, Then Left It Behind | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
The first match of the last tournament of Anthony Robles's wrestling career began with his dropping to the mat in a tripod—two hands and a knee.
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Did he win in spite of --- or because of --- the fact that he only had one leg?

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ryan diderrich's comment, March 22, 2013 10:59 AM
he is flexiable
Mason hedrick's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:06 AM

amazing

Bradley Scott Mitchell's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:11 AM

Truly inpirational.

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The Great Hog-Eating Confederacy – The New Inquiry

The Great Hog-Eating Confederacy – The New Inquiry | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
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When I was seven or eight, I'd tell anyone who'd listen that I liked the smell of pigs in country.

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We Need To Talk About The Harvard Band

We Need To Talk About The Harvard Band | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
This picture is art. I can't stop looking at it.
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It IS a pretty great picture.

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Intab Opens Links Side-by-Side with Your Current Page

Intab Opens Links Side-by-Side with Your Current Page | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Chrome: Sometimes you don't really need to open up a new tab when you want to check out a link, you just want to get a quick look at where a link goes.
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Nice.

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Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

Secrets of the Most Successful College Students | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
It's not where you go, but what you do once you get there that matters.
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This is actually a really good article to read when you're in middle school.

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Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures

Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
If students can only focus for 15-minute intervals, shouldn't we devote precious class time to something more engaging?
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Once students understand how to learn through resources, school improves dramatically.

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Can Music Save Your Life? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Can Music Save Your Life? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Or does it just allow you to feel like you're having a passionate life when you're not?

Via Mason hedrick
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Thanks, Mason.

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Mason hedrick's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:12 AM

music alwas saves my life

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We Found Our Son in the Subway

We Found Our Son in the Subway | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
The story of an abandoned baby, an adoption and, finally, a marriage.
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Heart-warming....but it's seriously interesting.

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Muthuball: How to Build an NBA Championship Team - The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: Profiles: GQ

Muthuball: How to Build an NBA Championship Team - The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: Profiles: GQ | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
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I could probably build an NBA championship team with any class.

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Amazing Flavors Can Develop When You Keep Canned Goods Past Their Best-By Date

Amazing Flavors Can Develop When You Keep Canned Goods Past Their Best-By Date | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
The following article originally appeared in the Apocalypse Issue of Lucky Peach, a quarterly journal of food and writing. It is available online only in Slate. Subscribe to Lucky Peach here.
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I know what I'm doing this weekend...

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Here's How Marquette Erased A Six-Point Davidson Lead In The Final Minute And Avoided An Upset

Here's How Marquette Erased A Six-Point Davidson Lead In The Final Minute And Avoided An Upset | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Vander Blue took over in the final moments to lead Marquette past an upset-minded Davidson team today in Lexington, though a brutal blunder on the Wildcats' part sealed their fate as much as the Golden Eagles' suddenly hot shooting.
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Well, my bracket isn't exactly healthy at this point, but if Iowa State can upset Notre Dame, I'll be in better shape. At least Marquette didn't lose.

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Rookie » The Teachers' Lounge: What Is the Deal With That Place Anyway?

Rookie » The Teachers' Lounge: What Is the Deal With That Place Anyway? | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
The Franklin Focus News for Students, by Students (with help from Cameron Parker’s dad, who owns the Copy Cabana on Sycamore Ave. Mention The Focus and receive a 10% discount today!
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As someone who grew up in teachers' lounges (my mom was a teacher, my grandpa was a janitor), they are not as interesting as this article (adorably) makes them seem.

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OTL: Fauja Singh, the runner

OTL: Fauja Singh, the runner | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Fauja Singh ran his first marathon at age 89 and became an international sensation. Now 101, he'll run his last race in Hong Kong-- and try to find peace with a Guinness World Records slight.
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This man is a hero.

 

Mr. Hartley's dad runs marathons every weekend during the summer.

 

My sister runs marathons.

 

One thing I will most likely never choose to do? Run a marathon. 

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Your Mommy Jonny Bobo's comment, March 22, 2013 10:49 AM
Run Rabi Run!
ryan diderrich's comment, March 22, 2013 10:59 AM
what the heck
Mason hedrick's curator insight, March 22, 2013 11:08 AM

101 year old man that can beat me at distance is rilly cool 

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Forget the Cellphone Fight — We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Forget the Cellphone Fight — We Should Be Allowed to Unlock Everything We Own | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Friday Reading | Scoop.it
Who owns our stuff? The answer used to be obvious. Now, with electronics integrated into just about everything we buy, the answer has changed. The issue goes beyond cellphone unlocking, because once we buy an object -- any object -- we should own it.
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This makes me think about Kindles. It's hard for me not to own the physical copy of a book.

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ryan diderrich's comment, March 22, 2013 11:00 AM
that did not make any sense