Monday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People

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Hello. Gosh. It’s Monday already. Dang. Still… I’ve gathered a ton of good reading for your Monday morning. You’ve got to be happy with that!

The sports doping scandal deepens, with multiple Essendon players, as well as a player from another club being investigated. Full coverage here. Are you into sport?
PM Gillard has announced reforms to workplace laws affecting parents who are returning to work. ”They will be able to request flexible and part-time work and their employer will have to respond to that request,” she said.  Employers are not obligated to comply. Read on here.
The UK’s horse meat scandal has been blamed on the Mafia.  It’s alleged that organised crime gangs are substituting beef for cheaper horse meat. The Guardian has the story.
It’s snowing like crazy from Maine to New York. Look!
Kids as young as eleven are hacking into gaming and social networking sites, reports the BBC.
Charlie Sheen has suggested the ex-policeman who’s on the run in the US ‘call’ him. Read on at
A third person has died as a result of a listeria outbreak linked to Jindi Cheese. Horrible. 23 people have been infected and one woman has sadly miscarried after eating contaminated cheese. More here.
An academic has accused David Attenborough of ignoring gay animals in his documentaries. Apparently there are gay animals everywhere in the natural world. Read on.
Project Runway’s Christian Siriano’s new range at the NY Times.
Why Lucy quit Facebook. Could you do it?
Stop dissing the hipsters!  At The Age.

Around the blogs:
Make a cool macrame pot-plant hanger with Ouch Flower. (Above)
Note to Self features Lee Radziwill (Jackie O’s sister.) (Below)
Che & Fidel features Pia’s ‘Little Treasures’ project. Go see! (Bottom)
Weave your own seat, with Poppytalk!
And Design for Mankind writes about a SNOW artist. There is such a thing.

Trashy, fluffy bits:
Willow Smith has opted out of ‘Annie’ the film (produced by her Dad, Will Smith!)
Kim and Kanye at Karnivale!
And Kanye’s not so happy about his kilt after all…
Mark Wahlberg has appeared a little the worse for wear on The Graham Norton Show.

Hope your day is ace, guys. Break a leg out there!

x Pip

  • Scandi Coast Home

    I love Pippa’s macrame……the navy and copper look stunning together.
    Tania xx