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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Penetration Inc, today’s Swag Tuesday giftie is Beautiful Mess, the ninth studio album from Swing Out Sister, which is available nationwide today. There are few artists in the pop music landscape who manage to stand the test of time while remaining completely unique and relevant. Swing Out Sister has managed to do this over their remarkable 20-plus year …

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90 Years In The Same Apartment

People in this town are famous for holding on to their apartments forever. As proof, the NY Daily News has a cute story today about Elsa Barnouw, a 102 year-old woman who has lived in her 3 bedroom Manhattan apartment for 90 years. Her parents’ rent in 1919: $5. Her rent today $397. The story notes that her apartment features …

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FL: Kept From A Dying Partner’s Bedside

A familiar story from Florida: When a loved one is in the hospital, you naturally want to be at the bedside. But what if the staff won’t allow it? hat’s what Janice Langbehn, a social worker in Lacey, Wash., says she experienced when her partner of 18 years, Lisa Pond, collapsed with an aneurysm during a Florida vacation and was …

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Tiny Houses

The above is my favorite from the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel’s slideshow of houses under 1000 square feet, from a new book by Andreas Wenning called Tiny Houses.

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Kylie Ticket Giveaway On Modern Tonic

Judging by the reaction to my post about Kylie Minogue’s first ever North American tour, I know that some of you will want to pop over to Modern Tonic and enter their ticket giveaway. The giveaways are for the shows in Los Angeles and New York City.

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Mr. President, Don’t Fire Dan

The Courage Campaign has nearly 120,000 signatures on its “Don’t Fire Dan Choi” petition. Lt. Dan Choi, from Orange County, California, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an Iraq War veteran. Last March he went on Rachel Maddow’s show and spoke three truthful words: “I am gay.” As a result Lt. Choi received a …

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PA: GOP State Senator Wants Marriage Ban

Pennsylvania state Sen. John Eichelberger wants his state to become the 31st with a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Since 1996 Pennsylvania has had the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as only between one man and one woman, but the Blair County Republican wants to amend the state constitution to include a ban on same-sex marriage. He will …

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