How to Pick an Ideal Skinny Dipping Spot: Location, Location, Location!

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Today on the nude beat: There's a calendar/guide available that may be the perfect stocking stuffer for your nudist uncle, if you have a nudist uncle (and who, honestly, doesn't?). This gift item is called The Skinny Dipping Report, and it is described as "a calendar and guide to swimming naked in beautiful places, featuring the best amateur nude photography the Internet has to offer." The whole Internet! That is a big place.

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Did You Vote in the General Election? Polls Open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Today

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Did you know that today is the general election? Find out your polling site, and if you're eligible to vote, by calling (866) 868-3692, or by going to the City of New York Board of Elections site. You can also download a sample ballot there. NY Capitol News indicates some races to watch, in Westchester, Yonkers, Staten Island, and Suffolk and Eerie Counties.

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Cast Your Nominations for the Village Voice Web Awards!

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Hello all! Here's your reminder to nominate your favorite people, animals, Tweets, sites, Tumblrs, and blog posts (among other things) for our upcoming Village Voice Web Awards. Please go to our Web Awards 2011 poll and write in your votes. Don't be shy, it's the Internet.

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"How Would You Design a Better NYC?" Website Asks

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Two organizations, the Institute for Urban Design and Project for Public Spaces, have joined forces to create a competition entitled "By the City, For the City." Addressing the city's need for public input and innovation, they've asked for your opinion on a seemingly trivial question: "How would you design a better New York City?" From now until April 30, they'll collect the ideas in hopes of debuting them during the upcoming Urban Design Week.

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FBI Needs Help Cracking Codes in Mysterious Murder Case

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Bored at work today? Feel like solving a murder? The FBI has resorted to asking the public for help with the open murder case of Ricky McCormick. The body of the 41-year-old was found along Highway 67 in West Alton, Illinois, with his throat likely slashed, the Mystery Report says. In his pockets were two encrypted, hand-written notes that may have clues to his unsolved murder. Photos of the notes after the jump, if you're up for it, gumshoe.

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Reality Show to Star Your Obnoxious Super in the Works

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Do you ever look at your super and think, what a piece of work! This guy really needs a reality series of his own! Well, you're in luck. Since all the other reality shows have pretty much been done, a major cable network is looking for a building super for a potential series. Via Brick Underground, candidates "Must have several years of experience, be funny, opinionated, have a larger than life personality and think [they] are the best at what [they] do."

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Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter on Friday! Voices From the Movement

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Have you unfollowed Charlie Sheen on Twitter yet? If not, are you prepared to? You have two more days to decide before Worldwide Global Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter Day, a day of reckoning, a day of justice, a day to end enabling. We've given you our reasons for unfollowing (spelling "Korner" with a "k" sticks in our craw -- with a c -- big time), but everyone is entitled to their own. We spoke to some other folks who believe in the cause, because who better to explain a power-of-the-people movement like Unfollow Charlie Sheen on Twitter Day than the people themselves? Here's what they had to say.

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The 10 Most Insane Comments About the Plight of the Single Lady

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Wow, you guys have opinions! Some are kind and generous and wise and insightful, some are less so. But what can you expect from the Internet but variety? With regard to my recent cover story, there are more than 500 comments, not to mention the numerous emails I've received and read (thank to all who wrote). Interestingly, the majority are from men. It seems the thesis that women could be empowered to enjoy, even revel in, options other than marriage and having a family -- and might actually be in control of their own relationship destinies -- got to some of the less enlightened among them. Herewith, a collection of my favorite HOLY SHIT THE INTERNET IS SCARY comments, excerpted for your viewing pleasure:

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NYC Garbage Pickup Is "Egalitarian," If Snow Plowing Is Not

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The streets may still be covered in garbage, but, hey, looking on the bright side, the Sanitation Department is being fair about it...at least according to the New York Times, which reports, "The process was, at least in appearance, more democratic than the system for snow plowing used last week, with its arterial, secondary and tertiary roads." Yesterday 1,100 sanitation trucks were deployed to begin trash pickup again after 10 days (and that intervening blizzard).

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Village Voice Web Awards Countdown: Help Us Pick the Blog Post of the Year

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The first annual Village Voice Web Awards ballots have been cast (we'll let you know how everyone fared later this week) but results are inconclusive on one very important matter: Blog Post of the Year. We still need your help. Please, email or tweet us your picks -- or let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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