Weekend Coffee Links – Snap Out Of It Edition


Welcome to Saturday morning and congrats on another solid week in the books. And, um, what a week, right?  We had to sit a myriad of search-related fights. There was Google and Twitter, Google and the FTC, Google and Mocality Kenya, the list just went on and on. Okay, so maybe it was just Google being involved in fights.  Poor, Goog. It must be so hard to be an unstoppable search giant.

But enough about that. It’s time for some awesome weekend coffee links. Are you ready? There’s some good stuff below.  And don’t forget, feel free to share YOUR top link picks of the week in the comments.  I’ll go first.

  • How Doctors Die: I found this really interesting. Ken Murray explains why doctors, who spend their entire careers helping people beat the odds and extend their life, are actually less likely to seek treatment when they, themselves, become sick.  After seeing how it plays out for others, doctors prefer to forgo extensive medical treatments and just enjoy the time they have at home with their loved ones.  Are they trying to tell us something?
  • Booth Babes stir controversy at 2012 CES: This video from the BBC asks CES attendees whether or not they think ‘booth babes’ represent an effective marketing strategy.  Personally, I think it does a good job showing just how destructive these “booth babes” are and how they’re hurting, not helping, women’s place in the tech industry.
  • The Leap Second Is Coming: Who ever knew this was an issue? It’s a good thing I didn’t because I barely understand it.  But it seems in June we’ll all get an extra second to use however we see fit. At least, I think that’s what’s gonna happen.
  • Being Mad on Twitter: Margaret Cho writes an impassioned post on what it felt like growing up always being told she was ugly and overweight. She makes some great points on why we shouldn’t be so quick to criticize a woman’s body and how harmful it is to little girls.
  • The 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym: Packed with all the rules and tough love you need, this had me in a total laughing fit. Well, at least when I wasn’t too busy nodding along and screaming, “AMEN!”
  • The story behind ‘the best NYT correction ever’:  When you know it’s ridiculous, but you have to make the correction anyway.
  • The complete guide of snapping the @#$% out of it: You can always count on Julien Smith to kick you in the teeth when you need it most. He does it again here.
  • Time lapse of a baby playing with his toys: Babies are weird. So are their parents who time lapse four hours of video of said baby playing so we can watch his child squirm around the room and make a mess.  My dog does the same thing in way less than four hours. Just sayin’.
  • Shit Nobody Says: The funniest of the Sh*t People Say meme that’s been going around. Mostly because this is all true. And you’ve probably said all of it yourself at one point or another.

Okay, that’s it from me. Whatcha got for me, Internet?

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