Labor Day weekend is upon us and that means 3, maybe even 4 days of freedom! How are you going to celebrate the last summer weekend? Beach house with friends? Barbecue in the backyard with family? Some fall shopping? (I’ll be going to a few yoga and spin classes, and making some of this week’s PD recipes–including today’s Freedom Friday choco cookies.) Whatever you do, I hope you all have a fun and healthy weekend!
-Scientists at the University of California, San Diego developed a tattoo that could replace heart rate monitors in the future. The *temporary* tattoos work by measuring the level of lactate, which is produced during aerobic activity.
–Yosemite is still burning–the fire consumed 300 square miles, an area bigger than the entire city of Chicago. But according to National Park Services policy, officials are not moving to extinguish the fire, letting it die out naturally over the next weeks, even months. Stopping all natural fires results in forests filled with dry, extremely flammable trees, which ends up causing even more massive fires down the road.
-According to a recent CBS poll, here are the qualities that American men think are the most important in a woman:
1. Good mother (39%)
2. Brains (33%)
3. Sense of humor (17%)
4. Good cook (3%)
5. Healthy sex drive (3%)
6. Beauty (1%)
Who else is surprised by the results? Somehow I just don’t think men out on Saturday night are going straight for women who look like they’d be a good mom (unless their names are Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum, or Angelina Jolie). But maybe this means that men think of the ideal woman as having gentleness, wisdom, and kindness–all of which might be described as maternal.
That’s it for now!! See you on Monday!
Photo: Jessica Alba; Mindy Kaling; David Shankbone