Weekend Coffee Links- Heading To Seattle Edition

by on 06/04/2011 • 2 Comments | Reading Nuggets

Huzzah! It’s Saturday! And that is awesome! Congratulations on powering through another week, I hope it was a good one for you. Over in Outspoken Media’s world, most of us are getting ready to head to Seattle to take part in SMX Advanced. Rhea will be speaking, I’ll be blogging and we’ll get to introduce to our team member Sabre [catch our SMX schedule here]. If you’re in town, I do hope you’ll find us and say hello. And if not, well then I’d encourage you to camp out in front of the blog because no one provides conference coverage quite like we do.

But before we all head to Seattle, we have some links to share. Ready?

  • The Bilingual Advantage: This is an interview from The New York Times with cognitive neuroscientist Ellen Bialystok about the advantages of being bilingual. And no, it’s not so you can impressive your date while ordering in that swanky French restaurant.  Being bilingual can actual delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.  This is super interesting.
  • Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies at 83: How can you not be interested in reading the obituary for someone once called “the instrument of death”?
  • Japanese Pensioners Volunteer to Tackle Nuclear Crisis: A group of 200 retired Japanese engineers are volunteering to suit up and handle the disaster happening in Japan knowing that they likely won’t be alive by the time the radiation cancer would take affect.  The younger folks now handling the situation, however, will be.  How’s that for selfless?
  • Things that make me grumpy: Everyone got their panties in a bunch about the news that cell phones may possibly cause cancer.  This guy tells you why you may possibly not want to get worked up over it and why news reports like the one published may possibly make him want to kick someone.
  • 17-year-old boy regrets selling kidney to buy iPad: [blinks] WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!
  • Kid Gives Speech After Learning To Ride A Bike: Dude! You wish your kid was this kickass? Also note the flag perfectly waving in the wind behind him.
  • Taking Time For Me? Ha?:  The best vacation policy over. And, oh yeah, good tips on why you’re useless to your company if you don’t take care of yourself first.
  • The Money Shredding Alarm Clock: Sorry, this just made me laugh. Even if it is technically illegal.
  • Spelling Bee Quiz: Feeling smart? Take this spelling quiz and see just how dumb you really are. ;)

Okay, your turn. What neat things did you read this week?

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