The rings of Saturn, as shown by NASA's Cassini spacecraft. (Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute / November 21, 2013)

*Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are not President and Vice President of the United States.

*Younger people are, according to a recent report by USPIRG, "finding cars less necessary."

*Facebook usage is in decline, if not free-fall, among the young.

*World human population may be declining sooner than all previous projections. And not a moment too soon.

*Bike lanes are expanding in American cities and more people are commuting to work on bicycles.

*The Cassini Solstice Mission is sending incredible images of Saturn and the Earth, putting some things into perspective for all of humanity.

*Rush Limbaugh’s media presence, and political influence, is in free fall.

*Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is no longer under house arrest in Burma and is speaking her mind.

*Tom Clancy will not be destroying any more forests of trees to print his crappy books.

*The New York Yankees are on their way down to the cellar of the AL East.

*Rob Ford, as consistently entertaining as he may be, is not the mayor of Hartford.



This article originally appeared on our Below the Fold blog

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