Afternoon Links: November 22, 2010

1. 56% of American homes now have an HD TV.

2. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev uses emoticons when he tweets. We’ve come a long way since the Cold War.

3. Professor Katie Roiphe dares to encourage overly-protective parents to “dabble in the laissez-faire.”

4. A vegan blogger gives up veganism because her health is endangered and is slammed by the vegan community.

5. The Steve Jobs action figure is flying off the shelves.

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