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Link of the Day: Spring Babies

Via: MNN.com

Mother Nature Network:  Rite of Spring – Cute Animal Babies

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As of yesterday, it is officially Spring, though it may not necessarily feel like it.  But whether it is snowing, raining, or shining, with Spring comes new life – flowers bloom, the leaves return to the trees, and baby animals are born.

Everyone loves babies, and there really is nothing cuter than a newborn monkey, lion, or bear.  So, whether you need a little cheering up, or would just like to add a smile to your face, check out the link above for some adorable new additions to mother nature!

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: US vs. UK – You Decide

Via: Flavorwire.com

Flavorwire:  Judging 2012 Book Covers – US vs. UK

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I admit that I find book covers absolutely intriguing; with different designs and different texts, book covers really do tell a lot about the words lingering inside.  And the greatest thing about book covers: that every book has a few different cover versions.

At Flavorwire.com, they put together 36 different 2012 books, and compared the US book cover versions with the UK ones.  So, which do you prefer?  Flavorwire gave their answers, and now it’s time to give yours!

Let us know in the comment section below which covers you prefer!

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Goldfish Afloat!

The Huffington Post:  Goldfish Uses Harness to Help Stay Afloat While Swimming

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It is a common myth that fish have a three-second memory span.  In fact, fish are relatively intelligent animals who have long-term memories, and studies have shown that fish also use tools.

The video above shows how a simple harness tool has given a new life to a goldfish.  Having trouble staying afloat, this goldfish now is able to swim thanks to her owner, who created a floating harness!

 There has been quite a few disabled animals in the news lately who have gotten a new start thanks to their human companions.  And while most people forget about their silent, swimming friends, it is nice to see that one fish has not been forgotten!

So, check out the link above to read more about this amazing goldfish, and next, learn about “The Hidden Lives of Fish”.

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: A Writer’s Getaway

Writing Retreat

The Huffington Post:  Why You Need a Writing Retreat and How to Make the Most of It

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Every writer dreams of locking themselves away and blocking out the daily distractions so they only have time for one thing…to write.

Whether it’s somewhere in the mountains, by the beach, or in the woods, and even if it’s just for a weekend or longer, a writing retreat may be just what some of us writers need to start, finish, or edit our novels (I know I sure need one!).

The weekend is coming up, so check out the link above and see how you can take your very own writer’s retreat.

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Photos Gone Wild

National Geographic: Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness

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This is cool.  A way to promote care and respect for the wild and animals, these are the top 25 photographs of some of the last untamed places on Earth.

Check out these stunning photos, and if you have any of your own wild photos, check out the link above where you can submit your own photography!

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Christmas Traditions from Around the World

Weird Christmas Traditions

The Huffington Post: 12 Weird Christmas Traditions (for the 12 Days of Christmas)

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Yes, the 25th of December may have passed, but the Christmas spirit is still in the air.  In Joey Green‘s new book, Weird and Wonderful Christmas, he highlights the often strange yet fascinating customs and traditions of cultures around the world.

If the Christmas spirit is still with you, check out the link above along with the book, which I am excited to add to my TBR list!

Happy Thursday All!

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Link of the Day: Bizarre Family Photos

The Huffington Post: How to Take an Awkward Holiday Photo

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Tomorrow is the end of the world, and if you are a believer that it will actually happen, then today is a good day to spend time with family.  Whether we get along or have a strained relationship with our blood relatives, family is family and they will always be there for us.

The holidays are also a time for family, and those awkward, odd moments are likely to appear during this time.

Check out the slideshow of these awkward holiday family photos and you will surely have a laugh, and maybe even a memory of your own embarrassing family photo shoots!

Happy Thursday All!

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