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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That the New York Times is partnering with Facebook? Tony Adler

• About the push to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill? Mick Dumke

• About what happens when a city goes bankrupt? Drew Hunt

• That a recent scientific study has confirmed it really is possible to get a contact high? Mick Dumke

• About new hope for the peace process in Cyprus? John Dunlevy

• This handy list of synonyms for “motherfucker“? Aimee Levitt

• This recap of the HOW Design conference in Chicago from last week? Sue Kwong

• About the agony of downsizing one’s record (and CD) collection? Aimee Levitt