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Stateside, Chris Wilson and Jeffrey Kluger from Time magazine put together America's Mood Map so you can easily Find Which State Matches Your Personality. Mark Luckie at Twitter said, “Test: Which state best matches your personality? (Apparently I'm a Georgia guy but that may be leftover from #ONA13)” Kaitlyn Ross at First Coast News wrote, “I don't know how scientific it is, but it's fun: I got Georgia!” Christina Kristofic with Calkins Media said, “.@TIME has an interesting quiz: What state best suits you? I got South Carolina.” Terje Langeland from Bloomberg News tweeted: “Happy to find I ‘belong’ in New Mexico, one of my favorite places on Earth.” In the spirit of full disclosure, we apparently fashion ourselves Californians, according to Time’s quiz.

Elsewhere America, a gallup poll this morning tells us that For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana. Matthew Bell with Public Radio International deduced, “So, America wants weed.” Tom Zeller, a Knight Science Journalism Fellow, said, “For first time in more than 40 years of polling, Gallup finds most Americans support legalizing #marijuana.” Scott Bixby at Bloomberg Businessweek shared this tale: “One time, Legalized Marijuana punched me in the face. It was awesome.”

And speaking of being baked (full disclosure: we've waited so long for that pun), The Guardian writes of The Great British Bake Off: why did our show attract so much vitriol? Simon Chilvers there said, “Totally brilliant piece by Ruby from Great British Bake Off about all the bitching in the media about the contestants.” Harriet Addison with The Times agreed: “A good piece by that Ruby, the baking one off the telly, on the vitriol towards her for being a woman on screen.” Raphael Satter from the Associated Press had still kinder words: “Well said, @rubytandoh.”


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