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theeconomist:

Daily chart: America’s laziest states. In general, it seems that people who live in cold states like Alaska are more likely to get their weekly work-out than those in sunny Florida

Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines, and still call yourself ‘pro-life.’

-John Fugelsang

(via theleadingblacks)

thegang:

“Revisionist History” the latest exhibit by artist George Thompson.

The gallery show at the Known Gallery tackles race issues by featuring a series of paintings depicting Ku Klux Klan members engaged in a game of basketball. The show runs from February 19th to March 12th, 2011.

His work sounds really interesting - a kind of fresh way to look at the Klan and the history of racism in Amerikkka. I would have loved to see close-ups of the work though.

(via mekhismind)

In The Mix: New York Times writer Susan Saulny heads to the University of Maryland to talk with students about America’s ever-growing population of mixed-raced individuals and their impact on society.

"For the first time in history, there are more than 300 million Americans. But two recessions, an increased wariness of immigrants and a souring of opinion of the United States abroad led to the slowest growth in US residents since 1940" - Stephen Gandel

The New Americans: US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke unveils the US count (Photo: Yuri Gripas/REUTERS)

What are Americans doing when their bedroom doors are shut (or is some cases open)? Well, according to Meredith Melnick for Time, today’s American teenagers are having safer sex and are not as oversexed as you may think. More people are experimenting with the same sex (even if America likes to pretend to be soooooo homophobic) and men like stablity while women relish in variety.

Surprised by these findings? Click on the above link for more.

Mirko Iannace/Corbis

"As more of us indulge our passion for local, organic delicacies, a growing number of Americans don’t have enough nutritious food to eat. How we can bridge the gap.” - Lisa Miller

Photo: Christopher Anderson for Newsweek

You’re stressed? Well, don’t go to Los Angeles! According to the American Psychological Association’s Stress In America survey, L.A. is America’s most stressed city. I guess all of that sunshine doesn’t put a smile on your face after all.

Dennis Romero for LA Weekly compiled results on his blog. Consider these facts regarding L.A.’s stress: 

"Nearly three in 10 Angelenos say they’re stressed out, according to the report.

-Three-quarters of you say your stress is over money.

-Nearly half of you are irritable.

-Sixty-nine percent of Angelenos have job stress (if you even have jobs).

-Nearly one-third of you said pressure to look good causes stress (of course).

-And only about one in five us deal with stress by praying (shame on you).

Feeling down? Don’t fear. Remember what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said this week: “No one cares if you smoke a joint or not.”

See the full survey of America’s stress here.

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