It’s Wednesday’s weekly variety hour–my collection of the most thought-provoking, amusing or interesting links and posts gathered from around the internetz.
This week’s collection is a little smaller than usual, as I’ve been doing a bit of traveling, but I did gather a few links for you.
- MRSA Superbugs Found On Beds In Vancouver. Um. Scary!
- Dropbox Lied To Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges. My friends Kellie Stout Walker and Fabeku Fatunmise say SugarSync is much better, anyway.
- A Woman’s Jiu-Jitsu Journey from White Belt to Black Belt. This is a great audio interview that Stephen Kesting did with Emily Kwok.
- Are You Stumptuous? This is the second part of a great interview with the amazing Krista Scott-Dixon.
- Bet you never thought you would see Ronda Rousey and Gegard Mousasi grappling. The girl’s got game!
And Some Men, Too
- Eddie Bravo vs. Royler Gracie. Four-time World Jiu Jitsu Champion Royler Gracie had a famous upset in the 2003 ADCC against Eddie Bravo. A rematch was in the works, but sadly Royler is now asking for a nice chunk of change just to show up. Whether the rematch will happen or not is anyone’s guess, but it’s not looking so good. At least we can still watch the 2003 match (linked above).
- BJJ phenom Marcelo Garcia talks with Stephen Kesting about how to set up a North/South choke. Here’s the video.
- At St. John’s, a defender of liberal arts. Great article about Chris Nelson, president of St. John’s College, and about a liberal arts education in general.
- I interviewed Paul Wade, author of Convict Conditioning, for Black Belt magazine. It is in the July issue–or you can read it here.
- “Lose Stress, Lose Weight” is the title of a piece I wrote, which is featured in the May issue of Taste For Life magazine. Taste For Life is available in select health food stores and co-ops. It’s free, so pick one up if you see it!
- My homemade sugar scrub piece (“Pour Some Sugar On Me”) is going to be included in an anthology of the best DIY, how-to, and advice articles from the past 15 years of Bust magazine. The book will be published this October–I’ll keep you posted!