- Here's evidence that reading (good) literature really does make us smarter and better people. This article about how reading is good for us and why we need "deep reading" as opposed to superficial reading is a good reminder to me that I need to spend less time surfing the net and more time reading books.
- Those on tight budgets might be interested in both of these links. The first is a recipe for a DIY 409-type bathroom cleaner at Beth's Favorite Recipes that is made from household products you probably already have in your kitchen and laundry room. I'm on my second batch of it and really like it. The other one is for crockpot refried beans and homemade hot sauce at The Resourceful Gals' blog. I made it this week and even our daughter loved it. In fact, she said she likes it even better than Taco Bell, and that's saying something. :-)