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Artful Google glitches and world's best New Year's resolution top links we love right now

Google street view art
This magical forest is a product of a Google street view glitch. Photo by Emilio Vavarella
Deion Sanders' house on Christmas morning
Presents were plentiful at Deion Sanders' house on Christmas morning. Deion Sanders/Twitter

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best of the web right now:

1. Google street view glitches become beautiful art. You've probably used Google street view to scout out a new neighborhood, decipher confusing directions or sneak a peek at someone's abode. But Italian artist Emilio Vavarella found a way to turn Google's technological glitches into an art form. Vavarella's collection includes 100 gorgeous images of Google goof-ups.

2. Christmas morning at Deion Sanders’ house looks like a truck just dropped off an entire store. Former Dallas Cowboys star Deion Sanders has had a rocky 2013. But his professional troubles didn't appear to spoil the fun of Christmas. Sanders tweeted out pictures of boxes upon boxes of presents for his children. "Happy kids is a beautiful thing!" Sanders wrote.

3. Thirteen reasons why not fitting in as a kid makes you an awesome adult. We love to romanticize the past, but the truth is that growing up can be pretty brutal. As Buzzfeed points out, the important thing to remember is that childhood is a launching pad to the rest of your life. And weirdos rule the adult world.

4. Is Facebook turning us in narcissists? In a word, yes. But there's hope for all of us self-absorbed social media junkies. This post from the Telegraph shows us how to be more discerning with our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ sharing. Not everything we do and say need be broadcast to the world. Let's keep some mystery in our lives in 2014, eh?

5. A three-word New Year's resolution: Just be nice. This New Year's resolution is advice as sound for the digital age as it was at the dawn of time: If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Michael Hess of CBS News implores us to be kind in thought, word and deed.

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