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This holiday weekend has been a long time coming. You deserve to relax.
With that in mind, we've selected 10 excellent articles that have hit the Web in the last couple months. Sit with them on the beach or on an airplane. Read them in the corner when you should be socializing and barbecuing. Netflix will still be there next weekend.
Some of the stories are hilarious, and some will bring you to tears. Some will even convince you to stop showering altogether.
Read on to see what we mean.
Photo: Courtesy of the New York Times.