I’m sure all you’ve heard about in the news today is the horrific shooting in Aurora, CO. Hopefully some of these news stories I’m going to share will bring a smile to your face, make you think, or even give you the urge to travel, read, or cook! 🙂
— The Duke football team cleaned up Duke’s campus! They do this every year and I think it speaks volumes about Coach Cutcliffe and the team.
— 6 Best Foods for runners! I’ll save you the read and go ahead and tell you: almonds, eggs, leafy greens, oranges, quinoa & sweet potatoes. (things I already eat lots of because they are so good!)
— 9 Really Strange Sports That Are no Longer in the Olympics. There are some really strange ones… but tug-of-war and rope climb- why don’t they still keep those?! I personally the distance plunging would be the most fun to try… even though I would be horrible at it! (it just has a funny name)
— Silents Soar in San Francisco by Leonard Maltin. I had never been a fan of silent films until I saw The Artist earlier this year. LOVED it!
— A mouth-watering Chinese Chop Salad recipe that I really want to try soon!
— Deep South Magazine has a Summer reading list for 2012. I sure wish I had time to read… I love a good book in the summertime!
— I just found out about the Colca Canyon in Peru this week. A friend went and her pictures were amazing! Definitely adding that to my “Travel To” list 🙂
— 48 Tons of Silver was recovered from a WW2 shipwreck! It’s being called the “heaviest and deepest recovery of precious metals.“ Article here.
— Apparently the Great Wall of China has grown??? (I REALLY want to see this some day!)
— A post about relationships and respect from Cory Copeland.
— How to do interval training. (Something I’ve been doing lots of lately!)
— Do you know how many slaves work for you? Find out at Slavery Footprint. Kind of an eye-opener… I won’t share my results, but if you take this survey let me know what you think of your answer!
— Oregon’s Crater Lake looks amazing. Who wants to visit it with me?!
— And now back to the tragedy that occurred last night: the Aurora Shooting. My heart breaks for those who were there and the families affected by it. This morning on different news channels I sat watching, praying, and so touched by the stories from victims. Some days, I hate the fallen world we live in. But I do hope everyone realizes that the US is not the only country mourning deaths today… a bomb in Thailand injured 8. A Bulgarian bus bombing killed 7. Crazy explosions in Damascus. And so many other sad stories.
USA Today put together an interactive timeline with the worst mass shootings in US history. I hadn’t heard of some of the shootings, but most I had. If only none of those shootings had ever happened…
What news stories have caught your eye this week???