The debt ceiling standoff may ruin the government's credit rating no matter whether the deadline is met. Here are five consequences of a U.S. credit downgrade.
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An odd but understandable conundrum: women who are not sexually harassed do not want to be harassed, but know the lack of unwanted attention is a statement on their attractiveness. They feel left out, and then guilty about their feelings. (via Metafilter)
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The 20 Greatest Sharks in Pop Culture History. I bet you'll see some you'd forgotten about in this list celebrating Shark Week.
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As an exercise, ESL teacher Pony sends student "A" strange found photos, and she writes a few sentences about each one. The result is a taste of Japanese humor rendered in intermediate English at Pony and "A" Take Over the World. (via Gorilla Mask)
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How One Man Hacked His Way Into the Slot-Machine Industry. Instead of cheating the machines, he cheated those who designed and built the machines. (via Dark Roasted Blend)
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In Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau gave us a winning premise and an unbeatable cast. Alas, the reviews are coming in, and it's not pretty.
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Mirai Mizue's Hypnotic Compositions will delight you. Watch three animated videos and another of the artist in action.
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The Netflix rate hike is “literally the worst thing that has ever happened to white people.” The Netflix Relief Fund With Jason Alexander might alleviate some of the misery.
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The Bigger They Are: 10 Ice Age Giants. Ten thousand years ago, the world was a lot like a made-for-SyFy movie.
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Bonus: here's something you don't have to think about. Just move your mouse around and enjoy. (via TYWKIWDBI)