Mixed Bag : Wednesday : Newsy Snacks For Busy People
The Salvation Army : The Salvos are bracing themselves, preparing to be hit hard by the Federal Government’s new carbon tax as tip (as in rubbish!) fees soar after the 1st of July. Around 25% of items donated to local charities end up in landfill, and with tip fees set to rise, so will the charity’s already steep overheads. The Salvos also predict that households who might normally take their rubbish to the dump will now dump their rubbish on charities, as they’ll be unwilling to pay the higher fees at landfill stations. Surely we need a system in place to compensate great organisations like the Salvos for their increased tipping costs? Especially when they are not even dumping their own rubbish! Sheesh. Read more at News.com.au
Mayim Bialik : The Big Bang Theory star has penned a parenting book advocating attachment parenting, anti-consumerism, natural childbirth and lots of other (lofty-to-some) admirable ideals. I haven’t read the book, so I can’t really comment on its contents, but I will say that while lofty ideals are great, sometimes reality gets in the way. I’m sure we are all doing our very best in terms of our approach to parenthood, and I think that any parenting book should be opened with caution and applied sparingly. (And yes, she does breast feed her three and half year old. Good on her. Get over it wowzers. That’s what boobs are for.) You can read more at News.com.au.
Flight Of The Conchords : It’s totally business time. Flight of the Conchords are touring Australia in July! Tickets go on sale on the 17th April (you might want to sign up to get the pre-release if you are a fan?) Do YOU want to tumble your sugar lumps along to see Bret and Jemaine? Perhaps you might want to read this Billboard interview where Bret talks about his work on The Muppets, Oscar nominations and hanging out with Meryl Streep, too.
Vogue Italia : Editor of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani has launched a global campaign to raise awareness about eating disorders, initiating a petition to stamp out unhealthy ‘thinspiration’ websites. There are apparently over 300 000 pro-anorexia or pro-bulimia sites dotted about the internet, and during her speech at Harvard University last Monday she invited bloggers to join the anti pro-ana/pro-mia movement, outnumber those sites and promote healthy body image. It’s a super interesting move from a fashion editor, considering the teensy models you’ll find on the pages of fashion magazines. Your thoughts? (More at Huff Post and here’s the petition at Vogue Italia)
The Guardian asks if it’s harder to have an affair in this new connected world.
View art from all over the world at The Google Art Project (via Design Mom)
Taleggio and thyme pizza?
CNN wonders when Facebook became so uncool. Really? Facebook was never COOL, was it? And does cool matter?
Kylie helps Dannii through her marriage break up. Allegedly.
Gandhi’s top ten fundamentals for changing the world at The Positivity Blog
I love this limited edition Typography Scrabble Set via FeedGeeks
The Selby visits Coffee Supreme in NZ
Top image via Zeus
Which news stories are you following? What’s important to you today?