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A few linkies you might enjoy. I'm kind of scatterbrained today, and as I worked through my magazine backlog over the past few days, I found a bunch of stuff that made me say 'huh'.

Google lets you check on flu trends: http://www.google.org/flutrends/

Nifty settings for gmail: http://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en#settings/labs - did you know you can use Google chat to send SMS texts? Or enable mail goggles, so you don't send drunken messages you later regret?

Download a NIN/Jane's Addiction EP here: http://www.ninja2009.com/

A moment of Zen from a former GOP senator re: Dick Cheney's asinine assertion that Barack Obama's administration has put America in danger



Definitely *not* a moment of Zen for those who are taking antidepressants: http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/02/antidepressants.html

"Antidepressant drugs, already known to cause sexual side effects, may also suppress the basic human emotions of love and romance."

Now, when it comes to treating depression versus not feeling sparky with someone, it's an obvious choice which one is more important; but it's something to keep in mind, especially when you're taking an SSRI and dating. And not feeling any spark.

Hmmm ...

I subscribe to The Week in print, which is where most of this came from - it's a great condensed version of the week's national and international press in one spot: http://www.theweek.com

For the condensed version of the alternative press, check out the Utne Reader: http://www.utne.com

I love both of these magazines, but I'm totally partial to reading the print versions. I just really like to kick it old school with reading - I want to hold the book or magazine or newspaper in my hands and be able to underline stuff or take notes or tear out pages. I really can't get into viewing stuff online as a preferred way of reading. I'm not alone, am I? Does anyone else still prefer the old way, or has everyone except me made the switch to online reading?
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1 comments:

tobethode said...

I am old school too... although I admit to having a huge stack of magazines that need to be read because I can't find the time to do it anymore. I am gonna check out The Week though. That sounds good!

Thanks for the links. I am going to try out some of the google lab things. I saw that link on my page but never tried it. :)

 
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