Web Time Wasters

Friends!  How was your week?  I attended a fantastic Indiana Jones viewing party,  ate peanut butter pie with my Wellington bestie and gave a presentation to college students entitled ‘How To Be Awesome On The Internet.’Now!  Fun things from the internet!

Useful for travelers with touchy stomachs: Globally Glutenfree
This is great: Awesome People Hanging Out Together (I love the photo of Nancy Reagan sitting on Mr. T’s knee!)On the Yes and Yes Every Buddy Board we’re talking about summer fashion trends we’re not into, our go-to comfort foodsour biggest, ‘spurgiest’ purchases and our current obsessions (I’m into cheap strawberry-scented shampoo that smells like childhood.)

How to share photos of your adorable child or pet on facebook and twitter without annoying your friends.  Just sayin’

I’ve uploaded some new photos to our awesome Flickr pool Moments of Win.  Join us posting photos of ourselves winning at life.

Under the heading of ‘heart-warming and inspiring’:
Japan’s pensioners volunteer to tackle the nuclear crisis.
The Skilled Veterans Corps, as they call themselves, is made up of retired engineers and other professionals, all over the age of 60. Volunteering to take the place of younger workers at the power station is not brave, Mr Yamada says, but logical.  “I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live,” he says.”Even if I were exposed to radiation, cancer could take 20 or 30 years or longer to develop. Therefore us older ones have less chance of getting cancer.”
A gajillion gorgeous travel videos! (thanks beeorange!)

A whole new (and gorgeous) way to create a hanging to-do list.

This book looks fantastic – Dear Me.  Famous people write letters to their 16-year-old selves.

My friend’s mum gave up her dreams of travel to raise kids.  Now she’s been diagnosed with stage four cancer.  Could you send her a post card of your town with a few sentences about life there?

My girl Sal has a fantastic mini ebook on self-guided make overs.  Yes, please!

50 Reasons You’re Beautiful.

Over on the Travel Savvy boards, we’re talking about good deals on hotels, traveling frugal/green and how to get through airports quickly.

And some vintage Yes and Yes you might have missed the first time around: The Secret Language of Friends, Ridiculous Childhood Fears and KGB Style.

Did you find anything awesome on the internet this week?

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Meg

I will have to go through the Travel Savvy forum as some of the topics are really interesting. And I always love to learn new tips on travelling and how to organize things better 🙂

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tinywrld

Thank you for naming TinyWrld a time waster! Seriously! This post was picked by the one and only @brainpicker who tweeted the link creating an avalanche of new twitter followers.

And "a gajillion gorgeous travel videos" is quite accurate: over 100 videos from all over the world. If you ever decide to join Tumblr, let me know and I'll be sure to follow.

Cheers from Toronto!

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Helene

I love that story about the Japanese pensioners. It is so so sweet!

"The government has expressed gratitude for the offer but is cautious."

Best line in the article.

PS: it also kinda makes me think of when really elderly people win the showcase showdown on The Price is Right…

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