Happy almost-Friday! How’s your week been? Around here, it’s been kind of quiet and rainy, which has been the perfect vibe for reading, making soup, and taking long, super-steamy baths. Nope, not for running! Haha. Some of you can run in the rain. I respect that. I’d like to run in a tropical rain. But San Francisco rain is cold and bitter! Nah, I’ll stick it out with yoga, the elliptical, and swimming until things clear up again.
Well, as always, there were some good finds around the web this week. Here you go ~ enjoy!
1. Scientists prove the color pink doesn’t exist, via Time:
Pink is just wishful thinking has GOT to be my favorite quote of the year so far.
I’ve always had a theory that pink is subversive and now I know why. What an interesting argument!
2. Boing Boing brings us the case for dolphin rights:
In their words… whether or not certain cetaceans—primarily whales and dolphins—deserve to have legal rights under the law, the same as people have.
Yowza! I’m telling you. We must prepare. They WILL become our overlords… once again.
3. Need a crash course in Mad Men Season 4 before Sunday’s Season 5 premiere?
Click the link above for a comprehensive, 4-minute video that reviews all the good parts.
Trés Sugar helped us out here. Thanks, Trés!
4. Via Copyranter, this fantastic 1960s anti-war Lego ad. Try not to cry.
5. Rawmazing had some deee-lish-looking Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies!
Oh. Em. Gee.
No, I haven’t tried these yet, but I’m gonna! AND I want to try them with cashews instead of almonds. HOW great would that be? Super-great.
6. An excellent essay on Clean Foods, Clean Living via Crazy Sexy Life:
Guest blogger Amie Valpone dishes on clean eating as a clean-living lifestyle, not just a dietary choice. Yes, it takes dedication and planning, but it’s your life. Do you really want to fill your life with processed crap that makes you feel like junk? I don’t :-(
It’s not about the gluten-free pizzas or the vegan cookies or the dairy-free ice creams. Yes, I’m sure they all taste great. But if these companies are taking out the gluten, dairy, fat or sodium, well … what exactly are they putting in? Kind of scary to think about, isn’t it? Just take a look at the ingredient list, and I’m sure you’ll be blown away (or unable to pronounce) what’s inside.
Let’s start by taking a step back and eating the basics: fresh produce, lean proteins and healthy fats. Challenge yourself to forego the food store for local farmers markets … I bet you’ll be surprised how creative you can get. And the best part? Your taste buds will transform, and you’ll soon realize you don’t need that fake sweetener or that sugary iced tea or those cookies.
Plus, she includes a few delicious recipes for Vegan Falafel Balls and Kale Cashew Pesto. Yum!
7. Aromatic Lifestyle dished on why DIY beauty is the way to go:
Save money, customize, reduce waste, and know exactly what your skin is absorbing ~ yes! Excellent reasons.
Check out her post for some thoughts that will get you on the DIY train in no time!
8. A short essay on “need” via The Minimalists:
It’s true. We don’t need much for a meaningful life. We really, really don’t.
9. Hey, romance writers! Read RT Review’s 10 places now accepting manuscripts!
Got a finished ms? Send it out! Set it free! Good luck!
(Entangled Publishing is getting big, big, big methinks.)
10. Finally, Mashable shared a new HowAboutWe, this time for couples.
Been with your honey for a while and need some fresh ideas for dates and quality time? This sounds like a good, cute idea.
Whelp, that’s all for now, friends! Have a wonderful weekend!
What are some great things you’ve seen this week?
Got any fun plans for the weekend?