Here’s a short and sweet Variety Hour. I’ve been busy working on this really great fundraiser! Because of some amazing people like you, we have raised over $1000 for Children of the Night, a California-based organization helping child victims of sex trafficking. Can you help us get to $1500? Anyway, expect to read a bit more this week and next about what this non-profit organization does and why it’s so important. But for now, here’s a dozen links for you.
Strange But True
- Placebo Response Occurs at Non-Conscious Level. For real. So it’s not like it works because you expect it to. Not consciously, anyway.
- Artist Takes Every Drug Known To Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use. Kids, don’t try this at home.
- Is Purple the Key to Having More Sex? This article will improve home decorating nationwide.
- ‘Children Succeed’ With Character, Not Test Scores. Okay, this may not count as strange–but I bet the mere concept is to a lot of people.
- A High Breakfast of Bacon and Eggs May Be the Healthiest Start to the Day, Report Shows. Good, because that’s all I eat for breakfast on weekdays.
- Sauteed Shrimp With Onions and Cherry Tomatoes. An awesome and quick recipe brought to you from my BFFs at Nom Nom Paleo. (No, I don’t really know them, but I’m sure we’d be BFFs if they gave me recipes like the ones on their site.)
- Kale of Duty. A Slate reporter decides to eat nothing but kale. Must’ve been hanging out in my garden.
- Tandoori Chicken Legs. Also from Nom Nom Paleo. Though I’ll admit one of the recipes on their site bombed for me this week.
- Manufacturers of Pink Slime Sue NBC For Reporting on Pink Slime. If I tell you not to eat pink slime, will I get in trouble?
- Sandbags Don’t Need Handles. A controversial post by Brian Tabor of Strong Made Simple.
- 2012 Freelance Industry Report. Some really good data from freelancers of all stripes.