Learn 

Who likes math? I sure do. Watch this video solely for the 3:27 mark.

Smell

Wouldn’t it be helpful to know the smelliest blocks in New York? Dream no more! Check out this handy map (/art project) by Kate McLean, a designer and cartographer.

Think

Finland gets it. By it, I mean pretty much everything. Sure, it is cold up there, but aside from having one of the best education systems in the world (or so people say), they give out new baby boxes to all expectant mothers.

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Can you imagine America doing something like this? No, me neither. Way to not get it, America. This article came to me via Peter Marinari, one of my new coworkers!

Read

Did you know Dolly Parton has delivered nearly 50 million free books to children’s homes? Her Imagination Library started in 1996 and is going strong. I love this quote:

The older I get, the more appreciative I seem to be of the book lady title. It’s makes me feel more like a legitimate person, not just a singer or an entertainer. But it makes me feel like I have done something good with — with my life and with my success. –Dolly Parton

That lovely piece was shared by Eric Smith and you should totally go to website to pre-order his new book, “The Geek’s Guide to Dating.” Fun!

 Drink

Ok, this isn’t a drink, this is just an amazing example of why gin is awesome. Did you know that cheap gin removes ink stains? If you want to test this, you can borrow the best worst dog ever (Winston) and leave a pen out somewhere. He’ll take care of the rest.

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Once you’ve got your ink stain, Just pour some gin on it, blot it and repeat until most or all of the ink is gone. Immediately wash whatever is stained, before the gin dries.