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The Weekend Links

Allison Keene

Excellent article of lessons for this economy ... from a hobbit. What would Bilbo Do?

7 Great Oscar Night Surprises

Mark Juddery

Every year during Oscar season, you can always safely guess one thing: Before the awards are presented, critics will complain about how predictable the Oscars are.

The Protein Synthesis Dance

Chris Higgins

Here's a bit of Friday nerdery for you.

The Quick 10: 10 of My Possible Road Trip Destinations

Stacy Conradt

So, I was supposed to fly to Florida in April (Easter weekend, actually) for the wedding of one of my best friends, but for multiple reasons, a few of us have decided to drive.

8 Literary Heroines: Sisters Doin' It For Themselves

Sara Newton

Recently, a good friend and I discussed books we read and re-read growing up and noticed a common theme: Our lasting favorites featured strong female protagonists who often kicked some serious behind.

Friday Happy Hour: Super-Specific Dream Jobs

Jason English

1. Let's talk about your dream job. Forget about educational requirements or your lack of relevant experience.

Win an Oscar-winning Film!

David K. Israel

We've got an unopened, brand new release of an Oscar-winning film to give away today.

Magazine Sneak Peek: Country Stars Who Got Fried in the Food Business

Mangesh & Jason

We love Bill DeMain's writing at mental_floss. From his piece on Birth of the Cool, to last issue's description of Oklahoma!, he's got such a deft touch for writing about music.

The Weird Week in Review

Miss Cellania

Surfer Finds Teeth Two Days Later 67-year-old Phillip Worth was surfing Australia's coast at Terrigal on New Year's Eve when he lost his upper plate in the waves.

Brain Game: Ski Net Abe?

Following is a list of 3-letter words and names; your job is to group these words (in the correct order) into sets of three.

Morning Cup of Links: Terminator Goose

Miss Cellania

Is Genius Born or Can It Be Learned?

The Quick 10: 10 Instances of Cannibalism

Stacy Conradt

Today marks the anniversary of the rescue of the cannibalistic Donner Party (in case you're not familiar, they're #1 on the list below).

Where Are They Now? WWF Superstars

Ethan Trex

Mickey Rourke may win an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the past-his-prime Randy "The Ram" Robinson in The Wrestler, but what became of all the real-life wrestlers who

Our Next Book Giveaway: Discover Your Inner Economist

Jason English

I'd promised that our next book giveaway would be a haiku contest and asked for topic ideas.

9 Bizarre Moments in Economic History

Greg Sabin

In the last 2,000 years, commodity shortages, financial speculation, wars, famines, and outright manias have created some pretty strange economic behavior throughout the world.