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Name that town: Rejected portmantowns

By JIM SABATASO | STAFF A portmanteau is a word created by combining of two or more other words together to create a new one. Think smog (smoke/fog), spork (spoon/fork), turducken (turkey/duck/chicken/dark magic). Sometimes, towns are named this way — Texarkana, TX (and Arkansas), Kanardo, KS. But not all portmantowns (© 2014, ThePlaidCrew.com) are winners. Here…

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Daily Clicks — June 3, 2014

• The seven-day work week is so 20th century. Let’s get rid of it. (slate.com) Today, advances in automation, computation, and telecommunications have routinized the large-scale coordination problems that challenged America’s 20th-century economy. The knowledge economy runs differently, and there is no longer such an overwhelming imperative for large numbers of people and goods to…

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Daily Clicks — May 28, 2014

Editor’s note: We’re hitting the road so Daily Clicks will be on hiatus until next week.  • Slate writer Phil Plait discusses how #NotAllMen has distracted from the bigger issue of violence against and the everyday oppression of women (slate.com) What made that harder was coming to an understanding that I will never truly understand what…