Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Distractions -- Random Links & Recipes Bookmarked

Ready for the weekend? To help you pass your Friday here are the highlights of what distracted me this week online, what I bookmarked that I hope to one day eat, and a picture.   

As my muscle has grown, the consideration of strength versus femininity is something I struggle with often. This essay covers it well. (via Gabby)

A fascinating, eco-friendly method to heat buildings. "Heat generated by people at home at night would be piped to office buildings first thing in the morning, and then heat shed in the offices during the day would flow to the residences in the late afternoon. Nature is full of life-giving cycles; why not add this human one?" from The Power of a Hot Body

Great, old Nike ads - read 'em ladies! The Significance of YouFalling in Love in Six Acts, & One More.

"This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day.  This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey.  I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven days." A bold experiment by Corey Booker, Newark New Jersey's Mayer; he is an innovator.

VCU's Men's Basketball is killing it this year:
- Briante Weber and Troy Daniels are both national leaders as of Wednesday's win against Dayton (our first in the A10!!). Want to know what for? See here.
-"VCU ranks first in the country in total steals (202), steals per game (13.5) and turnover margin (+8.8)." (via this press release which also notes that we have broken into the USA Today Coaches Poll's top 25 for the first time in a regular season.)

Recipes Bookmarked
Coconut Milk at Always Order Dessert
Coconut Milk via NY Times
Green Juice adapted from Seamus Mullen, Tertulia, New York City

New York Botanical Garden, April 2007

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