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Annapolis, Maryland has seen a 925 percent increase in 'nuisance flood days' since the 1960s

There’s a lot of stories recently about what climate change will ultimately do to coastal cities — in The New Yorker recently, there was kind of a humor piece about how sharks might be swimming up to the second floor of Miami apartments by 2100 or so. 354 more words

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Brief thought exercise: what songs MUST you play at a wedding reception?

Went to my cousin’s wedding this past weekend, so had been thinking about this. Obviously this question is a bit nuanced and contextual, even though it probably seems dumb on face: one of the great things about a wedding is that it typically houses 3-4 generations of two families, so musical tastes are going to differ and you need to get a few different looks going to appease the grandparent-level (who often… 717 more words

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William C. Whitney could have changed the future of the entire world via the electric car

I went to my cousin’s wedding this weekend; the reception was at Larz Anderson Auto Museum (and park) up in Boston. During the early stages of the reception, you could actually meander throughout the museum. 624 more words

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The key to the April Millsap case is her dog, Penny

Sad story: 14 year-old girl murdered about 45 minutes north of Detroit. A composite sketch has been released, though (of course, the sketch looks terrifying; you can view it on that link in the first sentence). 521 more words

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Here are some of the best lines from the Joe Biden New Yorker profile

I just read this on a plane from BOS to DFW. I laughed out loud about six times; when the plane landed, the guy across the aisle from me was like, “Hey, I have to ask … what could possibly make a person laugh that hard from… 494 more words

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