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  1. MODERN BASEBALL HAS EVERYTHING GOING FOR IT EXCEPT AN IDENTITY


    “Baseball is a bunch of thinking,” a New Jersey 15-year-old told The Washington Post’s Marc Fisher in April, “and I live a different lifestyle than baseball.” This was in one of the “baseball is dying” articles that arrive every year around opening day and then again usually in October, even amid record revenue and attendance, unprecedented labor peace and billion-dollar television deals.

  2. PHARRELL NABS ONE OF THE COOLEST CONTEMPORARY HOUSES IN L.A., NOW HAS MORE ROOM FOR HATS


    When you make about an estimated $22 million in a single year, you can pretty much buy whatever you damn well please. And for producer/entrepreneur/weird vintage Vivienne Westwood hat obsessed Pharrell, this means owning another ridiculous property.

  3. THIS MAP SHOWS THE HOURLY WAGE YOU’D NEED TO AFFORD A 2-BEDROOM RENTAL IN EVERY STATE


    The government calculates poverty, inflation, and benefits on the assumption that renters spend 30 percent of their income on housing. If you rent in America, there’s a good chance you’re spending much more than 30 percent of your income on rent.

  4. ‘VIRGIN’ TECH WORKERS ARE BIG BUSINESS FOR SILICON VALLEY SEX THERAPISTS


    Stereotypes are bad. Unless, of course, they’re stereotypes about guys who work in the tech industry.

  5. AMANDA CERNY DEMONSTRATES THE EVOLUTION OF THE BIKINI, AND YOU’LL LOVE WHERE IT ENDS


    Miss October 2011 Amanda Cerny is the perfect person to show just how out of control the bikini has gotten over the course of 60 years. When we mean out of control, we of course mean it in a good way.


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