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Uplifting Summer Playlist [Sponsored]

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Whether you’re a) driving to the beach (with the top down, of course), b) already at the beach (lucky!), or c) stuck at the office wishing you were at the beach (like us), you deserve an uplifting summer playlist. Enter Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee, who asked us to put together the perfect playlist to soundtrack your summer. These are the tracks currently pumping on the stereo here at Flavorwire/Flavorpill HQ. Enjoy! 
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The Dangers of Spilled Coffee and Sex on the Beach: Links You Need to See

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“Juxtaposition” is the word of the day. Take New Jersey and New York. Neighbors? Sure. But if you look closely, says Jon Stewart, they are really “two states, united in one spirit…and that spirit is corruption.” Wait, that’s antithetical to “juxtaposition.” Let’s try a better example: Take the United States and the the United Arab Emirates. A couple was caught having sex on a beach in each country. One couple was just sentenced to three months in jail, although the charges carry a maximum penalty of up to two years in prison “under the strict Muslim laws that govern [the country].” But in the other country — the good old U.S. — the man is facing 15 years, the woman’s fate is in the air, and both will have to register as sex offenders
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Urns, Earnings and Christina Ricci’s BQE-Adjacent Apartment: Links You Need to See

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Hillary Clinton has her first real competition: Bernie Sanders just announced his candidacy for the Democratic party presidential primaries, and the 73-year-old independent senator said he’s vowed to make fighting income inequality a key tenet of his platform. “What we have seen is that while the average person is working longer hours for lower wages, we have seen a huge increase in income and wealth inequality, which is now reaching obscene levels,” Sanders said. “This is a rigged economy, which works for the rich and the powerful, and is not working for ordinary Americans…You know, this country just does not belong to a handful of billionaires.” Sure, but I wonder how Clinton and Sanders stack against each other in Bing’s #HowOldRobot?
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The Age of Perplexingly Warm Winters and Starbucks Delivery: Links You Need to See

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#BeforeTwitter is trending on Twitter right now, and I’m having flashbacks to the days when computers were solely used for playing Duke Nukem. Is that going too far back through the sands of time? #AfterTwitter, we have what rapper A$AP Ferg calls the “culture of the Internet,” and in the same conversation he adds, “There’s no racism with the Internet. Racism only was—is probably like five generations ago.” #AfterTwitter, Ferg can probably see the Internet backlash forming on the horizon like an ungodly tsunami and should both immediately call his PR agent and order Jon Ronson’s book.
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Greek God Video Games and Celebrity Satire: Links You Need to See

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In video games, you’re probably used to battling with inane, unimposing creatures named Jigglypuff, steroid-stuffed turtles named Bowser, more inane, unimposing creatures named Wigglytuff,  — okay, it’s clear I haven’t played many video games. But even major gamers are probably used to battling silly fictitious characters cooked up by video game companies more than they’re accustomed to battling, say, Greek Gods. However, a new video game called Apotheon gives users the chance to truly test their mettle by battling the likes of Poseidon, Zeus, Apollo, and some nice, assorted cyclopses — all the while stuck in the world of a seemingly never-ending Grecian Urn. Whether you’re into ancient Greek art or simply really into the idea of lashing out at your Classics education by beating up some Greek Gods, Apotheon is worth checking out.
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