Neighborhood Watch: Thursday, Dec. 11

Shortly after receiving his award, the latest Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Martti Ahtisaari, advised President-elect Barack Obama to work quickly to resolve the "the crises stretching from Israel and Palestine to Iraq and Iran."A Japanese restaurant on New York's Upper West Side is charging customers who don't finish all the food on their plates. Interestingly, no one seems to mind. (Via Gothamist)Jordan Manley created a time-lapse video of Antarctica. (Via Coudal.)Traditional holiday festivities leave you wanting more? Try Santacon. Or Unsilent Night. (Via Urban Prankster.)An out-of-work marketing professional in Los Angeles is showing off her promotional skills by wearing a shirt with her resume on the front and a cover letter on the back.The non-profit Public.Resource.Org has compiled a list of five suggestions to improve the Obama administration's site. (Via Boing Boing)

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