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The Aughts

The Joy Of Mere Existence

Todd Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Greene

I usually don't observe holidays nor do I get overly festive and become bloated with jolly good cheer. I essentially think everything is meaningless until we choose to imbue it with meaning.

The Lost Decade: Zero Net Job Creation From 2000-2009

Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For most of the past 70 years, the U.S. economy has grown at a steady clip, generating perpetually higher incomes and wealth for American households. ...

6 Terrible Names People Are Trying to Give This Decade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

There are a little less than three weeks left in this, the so far awesomest decade of the 21st century. But bizarrely, no one seems to have settled on...

Pakistan in the Aughts: Devastation and Carnage

Saad Khan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Saad Khan

Pakistanis have been bearing the brunt of their leadership's screw-ups for decades and the aughts were no different.

Best Films of the '00s (Zeros/Aughts)

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael J.W. Stickings

It's been an interesting exercise looking back over the decade in film. Wrapping up a year or a decade or whatever with "best of" lists allows one to reflect on what was, and on what was excellent, and to celebrate excellence.

The Decade In Literature

GOOD | Anne Trubek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Aughts saw the birth of readerly social networking, a flowering of graphic novels, and a bunch of faked memoirs. Books about health and food contr...