This week I have been a news-story-reading fiend. There have been many headliners and lots of news about the Olympics (which start today- WHO ELSE IS EXCITED?!) and lots of other random articles that have provided lots of “hmm’s” and smiles while at work. Take the time to read just a few… I promise they are interesting! 🙂
:: Rubber Bands vs Watermelon — a sick video by the Slo Mo Guys. Is it dumb that I want to try that?
:: Did you know that lemurs are the most threatened mammals on the planet??? (as opposed to on another planet…duh)
:: Toe-Rag was the word of the day this past week on OED. Random word, yeah? Definition–> Toe-rag: 1) A rag wrapped round the foot & worn inside a shoe, in place of a sock; 2) A tramp or vagrant; a despicable or worthless person. (Source: OED)
:: Chapel Hill Magazine published an article with local olympians who are competing! Pretty cool.
:: Yoga reduces stress… would you ever have guessed?! Article that explains why, here.
:: I’m sure by now you’ve seen the US Swim Team and their own version of “Call Me Maybe.” If not, here it is.
:: Oh, the debate on guns. Obama vs. AK-47s
:: Foods to boost your mood! Do you need any of these?
:: Volunteering our time makes us feel like we have more time. (article here) This is so true! I totally feel that way. Despite my busy schedule, when I make time to volunteer and help others, it just feels good and surprisingly not as busy.
:: The Staggering Beauty of Iceland’s Glacier Lagoon. Somebody take me there, please!!!
:: A cute & tiny pinecone necklace from Etsy!
:: Cinnamon Bun Protein Cake (recipe here) This seriously sounds delicious! Great way to use protein powder.
:: India’s President was sworn in on July 25th.
:: Guess Seattle won’t be seeing many Japanese anymore after Ichiro’s trade from the Mariners. Pretty crazy how a sports trade can cause a minor drop in the economy.
:: Time’s 20 Most Influential Americans of all time. Are any of those people whom you admire for their past achievements?
:: Interesting article on flexibility from Share it Fitness. Do you stretch?
:: Lastly, a cool commercial from AT&T. I’m kind of biased to Verizon, but this commercial makes me smile.
What news stories have you been reading this week???