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  2. A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid

    Dharnai, India, has flipped the literal switch on energy

     

  3. 29 adorable slang terms for sex (from the last 600 years)

    When it comes to the ol’ houghmagandy, a little mystery goes a long way

     

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  5. Finding beauty in the blur of the past

    In this surreal walk down memory lane, vintage family snapshots merge with vibrant, Walden-esque landscapes

     

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  8. Kanye West: “I’m a porcupine. I’m a blowfish.”

    The self-described “god” reveals a new, more humble metaphor for himself in an interview with GQ

     

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  10. I’d like to think … that dessert consumers have come to realize what I’ve always thought about cupcakes: They’re completely, utterly, obscenely un-American.
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    Why I hate cupcakes

    Life is short — go ahead and eat a whole slice of cake

     

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  13. The week’s best photojournalism

    In some of the week’s most moving images, a boy takes an impromptu rest, protesters rally for peace in Gaza, and more