Here are my picks for the week (I had a lot of favorites). They are a bit late – we just arrived back to our apartment from our honeymoon and are trying to accept the fact that we have to start real life again 😉
- Cool article on potatoes versus rice. 180 Degree Health is one of my newer blog finds, and I thoroughly enjoyed this brief post – did you know that in Yuzuri Hara, Japan, the people eat potatoes instead of rice, and they are much healthier? Interesting.
- Clare is selling yoga tanks! They are beautiful and the profits go to the Red Wing Food Shelf.
- Copyblogger says writing less could help you get more traffic. I really like Copyblogger.
- Meat eaters are more likely to pack on pounds (and keep them on) – according to AOL Health. I knew there was a reason I love my veggies 😉
- Apparently it’s World Breastfeeding Week. If and when I have kids I will definitely breastfeed. I thank my mom for the fact that I never needed braces – breastfeeding helps teeth form properly.
- Mimi talks intuitive eating (plus a book review). She has a bunch of great tips. I reviewed Naturally Thin last year and I was a little harsh – I think I need to take another look.
- Peanut Butter Fingers has some tips for avoiding late night snacking. I always like tips for this bad habit.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson – I read this ~500 page book in under a day. And then I had to get the next one! If you like crime drama you will definitely be hooked. This is a thriller not to be missed.
- The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson – I picked this up in the airport just a few hours after finishing the first book (above). It’s great so far – I have been pretty tired so I did not finish it in a day. But I will finish it within a day or two, I think. It’s a continuation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but I think you could pick it up without having read the first. Larsson does a good job summarizing what you need to know.
- Sphere, by Michael Crichton – Another page-turner. Sphere is a science-fiction novel about a team of scientists (including a psychologist, the main character) that goes down to the bottom of the Pacific to explore a UFO that is 300 years old. I enjoyed it very much – I couldn’t put it down.
- Summer Streets began today! For 3 Saturdays (today, next week, and the week after) Park Avenue is closed to motor vehicles from Central Park to the Brooklyn Bridge – bikers, pedestrians, dog walkers, etc… can enjoy a strolling with no traffic. It’s car-free between 7AM and 1PM.
Whew. I am going to bed now! What are your finds this week?