Wednesday: Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Your guide to the best bits on the internet today, newsy and not!
The ABC are covering the east coast flood disaster live, here.
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman warns Brisbane residents to reduce their water usage, as their water treatment facility is tainted with muddy flood water and drinking water is running out. At the ABC.
Still on the floods: Police are investigating alleged looting in Gympie and Bundaberg. The Australian has more.
Julia Gillard’s partner Tim Mathieson will not be offered any further speaking engagements, methinks, after his stupid racist gaffe about prostate health. More at The Age. (Mr Mathieson has apologised.)
The gorgeous ‘This Is Not My Hat’ has won the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American children’s book. At NPR.
A bit more about poor Matthew Allen and his amazing survival after 9 weeks in the bush at news.com.au.
Giant US drug companies are lobbying to reduce the amount of generic drug brands available, with all kinds of negative ramifications for Americans. Generic drugs are equally effective, but much cheaper, although the big drug companies claim they are less safe. Read on at The NY Times.
Yikes. This piece about episiotomies will have you crossing your legs in a trice.
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg notes that the more successful women are, the less they are liked and that women are not encouraged to succeed in the same way that men are. More here.
The longest stop-over ever: Rodrigo Ben-Azul has been stuck at Chile’s Santiago Airport for two months, mirroring Tom Hanks’ role in The Terminal. More here.
Podcast of the Day: By The Way : Jeff Garlin talks to Lena Dunham : (language warning! hilarious!) – Above
Around the Blogs:
How great is To And Fro Magazine? It’s the Valentine’s Day Issue. Found via Ampersand. (Above)
Make your Instagram snaps into jewellery with JewelGram. Thanks for the tip Peta Pixel! (Above)
A beautiful story about a girl and her father at Rookie. Must read.
Orla Kiely is excited about Zooey Deschanel’s blouse!
Lemon and Coconut Bars at Green Kitchen Stories. (Below)
Trashy, fluffy bits:
Gorgeous Peaches & Thomas frolicking beachside as they await the birth of their second baby in a few weeks.
Liam Gallagher goes to lunch with his niece and family, sparking rumours of a reconciliation with his brother (or maybe he just loves his niece?!)
OMG. Prince Harry has been out all night, apparently.
Elton John’s cute family portrait.
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Have an ace day!