Friday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Here’s the best bits of the internet for today. Friday. It’s Friday! Yay!
Suspended Labor MP Craig Thomson has been bailed after being arrested over 150 fraud charges. Just one day after Prime Minister Gillard announced the election date, Thomson was taken into custody at his electoral office in Tugerah, NSW under a Victoria Police warrant. Further updates at news.com.au
Gina Rinehart has again topped Forbes’ Australian rich list.
Here’s Oppostion Leader Tony Abbott’s first round of election promises, saying he’ll lower the cost of living, amongst other things. Via news.com.au. I think I’m tired of this pre-campaigning already.
Petra Starke weighs in on Tim Mathieson’s prostate-gate at The Punch.
The man accused of the rape and murder of Jill Meagher has appeared in court again via video link from Barwon Prison. More here.
Duff McKagan from Guns N Roses admits he used to drink TEN bottles of wine a day… until his pancreas burst. At the BBC.
The psychology of the To-Do List at the BBC.
Alicia Keys is now the ‘Global Creative Director’ of BlackBerry (as in the phone!) More at the LA Times.
A brand new Muppets film is in production, due for release in 2014. Tina Fey, Modern Family’s Ty Burrell and Ricky Gervais will star in a Muppet-style 60s comedy caper. More here.
Facebook revenue is up by a WHOPPING 40%, with mobile revenue apparently doubling and mobile FB users now exceeding desktop users. Read on at The Guardian.
France is breaking new ground environmentally, ordering shops and offices to turn off their lights at night in a bid to prevent light pollution and save precious energy. More here.
Why parents need to allow their children to fail. At The Atlantic. Do you agree?
Researchers have discovered that a microbe that lives in the gut may contribute to malnutrition. They studied twin children in Africa and found that despite identical diets, not all of them would become malnourished, and those that did had a particular microbe in their system. More at NPR. Groundbreaking stuff.
Podcast of the Day: this one. It’s NPR’s Fresh Air talking about Paloma Faith’s new album. (Above)
Around the blogs:
I’m making After School Risotto at Meet Me at Mike’s.
Bloesem Kids features these cool hand printed tea towels. (Above)
Make simple knitted bracelets at Design Sponge. (Below)
There’s a posh lady at Bad Kids Jokes.
Have an ace day, won’t you? I will too!