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Memorial Day Weekend Footnotes: White Privilege; Defining Normal; Chickens and Vodka | 05.23.14

Ed. note: as you may or may not be aware, Monday is a holiday for most people, hopefully you as well. We'll be lurking around but don't expect to see us again until bright and early Tuesday. Open Items is open for business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as usual should you have an urgent item that simply cannot wait.

If you are at all interested in hearing about how rough it was for Tim Geithner to keep his family together while simultaneously trying to duct tape the American economy back together, you should read this [WaPo]

The press release is dead and the SEC helped killed it [ComPRehension]

Zappos is no longer using job postings, will other companies follow? [WaPo]

Is it normal to be 32 and live with a roommate? [FiveThirtyEight]

Listeria hysteria means you should probably avoid store-bought hummus for the foreseeable future [LA Times]

If you are going to plagiarize part of your essay, you should probably take out the part about your struggle as a black woman (if you're white) [ATL]

Aaaaand here's everything wrong with America in one little chart [Twitter]

Know the Roth 401(k) Rules—Or Get Left Behind [AWeb]

A non-profit in Mississippi is under scrunity for possibly taking innovation too far, as in its accounting [The Clarion-Ledger]

Monument To Hedge Fund Manager’s Love Of Chickens Nearly Complete Early on in hedge fund manager Crispin Odey’s relationship with his chickens, he made them a promise, about the things he’d do to make them happy. “I’ll move heaven and earth,” he told them. “You’ll be the envy of all the other chickens in the UK. Anything you want, anything you desire, will be yours.” [Dealbreaker]

A Pennsylvania mom mixed up vodka and water (happens) when making her baby a bottle [Daily Mail]