Thursday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Palm Oil: Preliminary research is finding that a type of Vitamin E found in the much maligned palm oil is very effective at killing cancer kills (at least those in a test tube.) Clinical trials will begin on a group of cancer patients in June to determine how effective tocotrienol (the type of Vitamin E found in palm oil) will be in the fight against cancer. More here.
Yemen: The BBC reports that Yemen is on the verge of a food crisis unless urgent aid is provided. Save The Children’s Jerry Farrell says ”We know that children always suffer the most when food is in short supply, and unless urgent humanitarian action is taken, Yemen will be plunged into a hunger crisis of catastrophic proportions.” The UN estimates that one-third of Yemeni children are malnourished (that’s around 267 000 kids.) You can donate (even a small amount makes a difference) or find out other ways to help here.
More on Spotify: We reported yesterday that Spotify is up and running in Australia, but there’s debate in the local (and indeed global) music industry about whether this is a good thing for musicians. ARIA CEO Dan Rosen told the ABC: ”I think that artists do make good money from it. We are starting to see internationally that artists do see good cheques now come from Spotify, and we think that’s something that will grow overtime here in Australia as well,” But others such as Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and local hip hop MC producer Urthboy are not so sure. Read on here, especially if you are a Spotify subscriber (like me) to better understand what you’ve signed up for and its impact on local music.
Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon and Parmesan : hearty!
Make Slow Roasted Tomatoes?
This is really one of Australia’s best crafty blogs
Great iPhone cases via Decor8
How to stay cool and not be overwhelmed by ideas
I’ve signed up for this! Do you want to do it too?
Vintage photos from Cannes
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