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Thank you Google for giving me visual proof that I only ever get promotional emails. I mean, I knew I had no life, but geez...I didn't need the proof.
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My favorite bit o'words that I have read today:

The earliest citation for trick out in the OED comes from 1822: “I must trick out my dwelling with something fantastical.”

Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/51857/16-words-are-much-older-they-seem#ixzz2ZyeiKFc9 
--brought to you by mental_floss!
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"In The Half-life of Facts*: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date (public library) — the same fascinating volume that explored how Gutenberg’s press embodied combinatorial creativity and the predictable patterns of how knowledge grows — Samuel Arbesman illustrates how error spreads by debunking the Popeye mythology through the curious story of the scientific error that precipitated the misconception."
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The seriousness of disregarding bodily autonomy.

This is one of the best presented arguments in favor of pro-choice I've ever read.  

By saying a fetus has a right to someone's body parts until it's born, despite the pregnant person's wishes, you're doing two things:

1) Granting a fetus more rights to other people's bodies than any born person.

2) Awarding a pregnant person less rights to their body than a corpse.

I can't say it's any surprise to me that pro-lifers anti-abortionists feel this way about pregnant women. 
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Except, the fetus did not ASK to be put there. A decision made by the host resulted in the arrival of the fetus inside it.  Even if precautions were taken to prevent the pregnancy, the act of intercourse inherently carries the risk of pregnancy, and that is a decision the mother makes in the case of consensual sexual intercourse. 

It would be like consenting to sex, waiting until penetration, and then claiming you revoked permission, the other partner could not pull out fast enough, and you want them arrested for rape. Assuming, of course that your partner had the choice to REMAIN inside you and live, or pull out and die

I'm totally pro-choice - by the way. I'll leave it up to you to decide if you want to bring a life into the world or not... I just think this argument isn't as compelling as it seems on the surface. 
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Look what I made tonight. Love crab cakes. 
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Anybody have an opinion on Invisalign? Just got back from a very positive second opinion on ortho treatment...and I'm leaning toward getting my daughter Invisalign. Thoughts?
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This is too cool!
 
Dave Matthews breaks down on bicycle, gets a ride to his concert from fan

A woman on her way to see the Dave Matthews Band perform in Hershey, Pa., on Saturday stopped her car to help a stranded bicyclist — and in the process saved the very rock show she was going to see.

Read more: http://nbcnews.to/18gVel8 Photo: CBS 21 News via Facebook
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Passed my motorcycle test! Woot!
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Failed attempt number 100 to park in the parking space facing the angel statue at my fave coffee shop.

#whovianproblems
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Good morning!

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That feeling of camaraderie when you've been having a crappy day and someone you don't know who has no clue what kind of day you're having says, "Man, it's just one of those days."

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So, my husband got a motorcycle this weekend. Methinks it is time I got one too. Any recommendation for a vertically challenged newbie?
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This is our second Lexus from Bobby Rahal and as with the first, the service was amazing and I am love with my new car. Thank you again Jason and all the folks at Bobby Rahal
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