Tuesday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People

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Here’s today’s best newsy bits and awesome links. Happy reading!

Newsy:
The Pope has announced he will resign, saying his age is preventing him from carrying out his duties. More here.
Gotye won three Grammys! How great is that. So amazing to see PRINCE present him and Ms Kimbra with their Best Record award!  Full coverage at Huff Post.
And in further award news, the BAFTAs were on too! The Guardian has complete coverage here.
news.com.au says Network Ten are using Chrissie Swan’s distress to increase ratings. What do you think?
Five people have died after a cruise ship’s routine safety drill went wrong. No paying passengers were injured in the Canary Islands incident. More here.
Microsoft and Apple have been summoned to a parliamentary inquiry into technology/media pricing in Australia. At the ABC.
George Colombaris has taken rabbit off the menu in his restaurants after animal rights activists protested outside The Press Club in January. It’s staying off the menu until Colombaris personally inspects the rabbit suppliers.  More here.
Symptoms of listeria contamination can take 3 to 6 weeks to develop. Find out more about food safety and listeria here.
More airlines are introducing kid-free quiet zones, reports The Age, with some banning kids in first class altogether.
The Atlantic runs a harrowing piece about US military drones.
The BBC reports that Michael Christian, one of the ‘royal prank’ DJs has returned to work.
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice from a servant’s point of view is due to be published in 2012. Film rights for ‘Longbourn’ have also been sold. At the BBC.
Bill Cunningham shows us New York’s silhouettes.

Around the blogs:
These guys are awesome. Their home is so fun and interesting. At Freunde von Freunden.
Design Sponge shares Mac n Cheese. Yum. Oh my. (Above)
The Pop-Up Posy Shop on The Design Files (Below)
Great photography gear for bloggers via Decor8
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Trashy, fluffy bits:
Madonna is on Instagram. She’s a late adopter.
Dame Helen Mirren has pink hair. How ace!
Lana Del Rey in a ball gown. But not at a ball.
Some people didn’t like Adele’s frock. But I did.
Have an ace day, won’t you?!

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