40 maps that explain the world

This is one of the most fascinating things I’ve seen in a long time, and I could probably spend hours on it, if I include the linked explanations and analyses. There are quite a few surprises in here, too! The world is such an incredible place, in all sorts of ways.

40 maps that explain the world

Cage-Free Viewing

The more I think and read about zoos and places like Sea World, the more opposed I am to wildlife in captivity. The problem is, it’s SO great/educational to see wild animals up close and personal!

I found this link that lists some places where you can enjoy cage-free viewing, and I hope that when I have kids and am tempted to take them to Sea World, I remember these au naturel options instead.

Cage-Free Viewing

CNN: Kate Middleton “Brilliant”€ for Having a Boy Instead of a Girl

Way to go, CNN… this is the 21st century, for goodness sake!

CNN: Kate Middleton “Brilliant”€ for Having a Boy Instead of a Girl

In Our Defense, These Were Some Pretty Fucked-Up Laws And We Were Ordered To Deliberate In Accordance With Them

erlnyc:

This is the most reasonable and insightful article I’ve read all week in regards to the Zimmerman trial.  I wish people wouldn’t brush past the details.  I’m so tired of reading uninformed, angry, hateful posts on here.

Bravo to the Onion…(for those of you who are quick to anger, the Onion is satire…i.e.  this isn’t an actual juror)…but doesn’t say something when the Onion is more truthful and insightful than our own “trusted” media?  (NBC doctoring the 911 tapes comes to mind)

Thanks to Nikki for the share 🙂

In Our Defense, These Were Some Pretty Fucked-Up Laws And We Were Ordered To Deliberate In Accordance With Them

Glass ceiling? What glass ceiling?

It’s time to talk about smart women!

Glass ceiling? What glass ceiling?

Save your way to $1 million

As painful as it can be sometimes, I’m a big fan of the aggressive savings approach, especially while we are DINKs (Dual Income No Kids.) Maybe that makes me a Scrooge, but to do the things I want in life, money kind of helps. Plus, I am all too familiar with those unexpected hurdles that pop out of nowhere. And when the time for getting kids through college comes – all I can say is Lord have mercy!

Save your way to $1 million

The Insanity Virus

Absolutely fascinating theory on schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, and bipolar disorders (and perhaps other mental illnesses as well?) This could provide so much hope for prevention and cure, if it’s true!

The Insanity Virus