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Happy 2013! Sorry if the style change up frightened you, but you know what they say, new year, new erm, email background? It felt time to simplify and clean things up. Hopefully your eyes appreciate it ;)
 
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Before we get into business, I just wanted to take a second and wish you all a fabulous 2013. I hope your holiday season was as enjoyable as mine was (eee!!) and that you’re entering the new year with some renewed calm but equally some audacity.
 
I know we’re only just now jumping back into things, but next week I’ll be traveling and the lovely Scott Sparks will be guest curating... Get excited because he’s awesome. (Are you interested in being a guest curator? Email me with your contact information and I’ll hold onto your details for the next opportunity.)


The Ten:

1. The definitive list of things you should have already experienced on the internet in 2012.
2. 2013 in Photographs…by Obama’s personal photographer.
3. Eric Puncher finds the cooler version of himself.
4. No, let’s talk about video game violence.
5. The best long form of 2012.
6. The state of digital business.
7. The art of the brick.
8. Here is what happens when you cast Lindsey Lohan in a movie. [Hint: It’s a trainwreck.]
9. Suds for drugs.
10. The science of why comment trolls suck.

Cheers,
Rosie
 
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The definitive list of things you should have already experienced on the internet in 2012. 

It’s good. Really good. Go on & remind yourself of all the awesome that happened last year.
  

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2013 in Photographs…by Obama’s personal photographer. 
 
Pete Souza isn’t your average press photographer – He actually works for Barack Obama himself. Which means his “year in photographs” is quite a treat, because you get to see a bunch of personal moments vs press conference photos.
 
My favorite is still the one of Obama posing with Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, with both of them sporting their best “not impressed” looks, though this one of the President and the First Lady takes a close second.
   
  

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Eric Puncher finds the cooler version of himself. 
 
“Statistically speaking, there’s probably a cooler you out there.” (It was GQ, not me, that said that. I think you are the coolest, for the record!) Eric Puncher finds his musician-bohemian-hipster doppelganger and spends some time with him, trying to answer the ultimate question: Is his doppelganger happier than he is?
   
    


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No, let’s talk about video game violence. 
 
John Herrman, a staff writer for Buzz Feed, writes, “Adam Lanza played games. Probably violent ones. Stating that fact is not a problem. Pretending that it doesn’t – or rather, absolutely can’t – tell us anything about a person? That is.
 
He goes onto explain that while “guns don’t kill people, people kill people,” the gaming industry has “grown more brazen and complacent,” and knee-jerk reactions, from both sides, have prevented us from having a meaningful conversation around something which warrants it.  
   

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Best long form of 2012. 
 
This list features some good weekend reading. And since it’s a long weekend this weekend, maybe you’ll even have time to get lost in some good stories.
 
In the list is Vanessa Veselka’s The Truck Stop Killer, which was featured in an earlier edition of The Tuesday Ten. Also on the list, New Yorker’s The Story of a Suicide and NY Times’ Cocaine Incorporated. While it’s not on this list, I’d also add Snow Fall, which is a beautiful multimedia story experience from the Times.
    

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The state of digital business. 
 
I’m genuinely surprised that this presentation by Ana Adjelic hasn’t gotten tens of thousands of views. It’s a good one, featuring a number of 1-2 sentence case studies. And even if you’ve seen some of the content, it’s some great design inspiration no matter what industry you’re in.     


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The art of the brick. 
 
This guy makes badass 3-D lego sculptures. And if you’re an Artsicle member, you can have one in your house. (If not, you could also sign up for Artsicle and rent artwork for your home for $25/month.)      
    

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Here is what happens when you cast Lindsay Lohan in your movie. 
 
It’s a train wreck, of course. And this article covers all the dramatic moments. If only we could go back to Parent Trap days.


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Suds for drugs. 
 
From New York Magazine: How Tide detergent became a drug currency. If brands still carry weight, we’re still in business :)
    

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The science of why comment trolls suck. 
 
A recent study asked a number of people to read articles about climate change both with and without troll-like (aka rude) comments at the end.
 
They wanted to understand how much these comments affected people’s perceptions. What they found? The exposure further polarized the audience. “Pushing people’s emotional buttons, through derogatory comments, made them double down on their preexisting beliefs.”   

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