Monday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Chimpanzees: Did you see this video? It’s a chimp showing a man how to free him from his chimp enclosure. The chimp really wants to get out. What do you think about zoos? I know that their captive breeding and research programs are so important. But this video makes me feel very torn.
Same Sex Marriage: Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings has stated that she will legislate for same-sex marriage before the end of the year, but it’s sounding a little more complicated than it seems. It seems that local members may vote otherwise and any legislation passed may be challenged in the High Court. Still. It’s such a huge shift away from Tasmania’s conservative past. More here.
The Olympics: Australian long-jumper Mitchell Watt has spoken out against the negative media coverage of Australia’s Olympic achievements. After winning the Silver Medal for Long Jump, Watt had this to say to the media: ”I was coping questions in the mixed zone last night. The first question I got was ‘Aww, a disappointing result’.” The team is happy, the coach is happy. I got thousands of messages [from] back home that they are happy. The only people who are not happy are you guys. So you need to wake up.” I think this is such a valid point. The Australian coverage of The Olympics has been very limited and very negative. It really is time for a wake up call. More here.
Karl Lagerfeld’s muse? A cat!
Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith on the red carpet with their daughter.
Florence is a teensy bit nuts.
Eleven gorgeous fruity tarts!
Eleven super good quinoa recipes!
Two lists you should look at every morning.
Ten winning pizza recipes!
Cindy Crawford bans her daughter from wearing makeup.
How about this strawberry and cream tart?!
Ten awesome productivity improving email tools!
Maybe we could make these pink lemonade bars?
Here’s some great iPhone photography apps!
Here’s our Clip of the Day: