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May 23rd, 2011 by in Images, Links

Why Is America The “No-Vacation Nation”? – [CNN]

Let’s be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work. Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the world — much less than what people in many other countries receive.

Harold Camping: Rapture Actually Coming In October[AJC] (via)

California preacher Harold Camping said Monday his prophecy that the world would end was off by five months because Judgment Day actually will come on Oct. 21.

Doping Bombshell Could Signal Cycling’s Turning Point[Wired]

Cycling champion Lance Armstrong has long denied ingesting performance-enhancing drugs and engaging in blood doping, but allegations from a former teammate suggest that not only did Armstrong lie and cheat his way to seven Tour de France titles, but that a larger conspiracy covered up a positive 2001 drug test and that widespread cheating on Armstrong’s team was the norm.

Ladies, This Is Your Brain On Orgasm[Andrew Sullivan]

Kayt Sukel’s brain at the moment of orgasm. “You can see from the extent of activity that an orgasm is a whole-brain experience. Activation in the prefrontal cortex is clearly visible, as well as activity in the anterior cingulate cortex, thought to be involved in the experience of pain.

10 Reasons To Bow Down To Your Shark Overlords[io9]

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