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Inside the sad, expensive failure of Google+

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mashable.com - That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network's chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company's top brass. G...

23 Mercifully Easy-To-Make Snacks Your Kids Will Love

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buzzfeed.com - Added time-saving bonus — you can pick up most of this stuff in the same section at the store. Find the recipe here. These dippers pair wonderfully with tomato soup. Find the recipe here. Simply co...

Probation May Sound Light, but Punishments Can Land Hard

nytimes.com - BALTIMORE — On Christmas Day in 2013, Donyelle Hall and her husband, Roland Jr., gave a party for friends and family at their apartment. Mrs. Hall, a nurse’s aide for the severely disabled, had rec...

Formless, Tasteless, Immortal: Flair Magazine, 1950-51 - Print Magazine

printmag.com - With Designing the Editorial Experience, discover what it means to design for multiple media, and gather advice from professionals in both the design and editorial fields. Two of the most groundbre...

Cecil the lion cost $55,000 in the trophy hunting economy

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mashable.com - Farmer Mick Jameson grew up hunting in Nebraska, and travelled to South Africa for a trophy hunting expedition last year where he shot plain game like deer and ampala. And he’s planning another tri...

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 208, Louise Erdrich

theparisreview.org - Only one passenger train per day makes the Empire Builder journey from Chicago to Seattle, and when it stops in Fargo, North Dakota, at 3:35 in the morning, one senses how, as Louise Erdrich has wr...

The Man Who Made Kabel - Print Magazine

printmag.com - Rudolf Koch (Nov. 20, 1876–April 9, 1934), the German calligrapher and type meister, designed about 30 typefaces for Klingspor Foundry, the best-known being the expressionist Neuland (1923) and mod...

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