Reading While Eating for December 14: It’s a Jolly Holiday with Snooki

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A worker sits inside a shop at a wholesale iron market in Kolkata December 13, 2010. Iron ore exports from India's key Karnataka state are likely to fall 67 percent in the year to end in March 2011 due to a ban on exports that has hit supplies to the global market and hardened prices, a trade body official said on Monday.

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Tuesday’s links go Gaga.

Holiday Help: Looking for a last-minute present for good old Mom and Dad? Google’s got you covered with a free gift of the tech support they desperately need. (Teach Parents Tech)

Twitter Blocker: Addicted to social media? We feel your pain. To go cold turkey, install this plugin that blocks all social media from your browser. Stings, doesn’t it? (NPR)

Acting Aces: Every year, some of the best acting comes in packages that just aren’t statuette bait. Check out the 25 best performances that won’t win Oscars this year. (Vulture)

Far-Flung Friendship: In this amazing graphic, see how Facebook relationships transcend geography. (The Daily What)

Happy Holiday: Where do you think your average mall Santa learns his “ho, ho ho”s? Santa School, of course. (LIFE)

Good Romance: Are you into watching nine-minute, epic lip dubs to Lady Gaga by college students? Well, today’s your lucky day. (Best Week Ever)

Elsewhere on TIME.com: Who will be TIME’s Person of the Year? If people in New York City got to choose, it would be Snooki.

Must See: Excited to see the new Yogi Bear remake? Us neither. Instead, watch this fan-made alternate ending that’s not so happy. (via Awl)

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