Weekly News Update

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1– Read this fascinating NYT obituary of Beate Gordon, who, at 22, “almost single-handedly wrote women’s rights into the Constitution of modern Japan, and then kept silent about it for decades.”
SheFinds has some great advice for shopping online. (Read my own internet shopping tips here and here.)
Already Pretty is having an interesting discussion on how to get the smell out of clothing. (We’ve actually talked about when drycleaning doesn’t work here before, too.)
Savvy Sugar rounds up some Etsy items to help organize your workspace.
The NYT has an interesting article about how some companies are trying to adopt policies to wean employees from their electronic devices.
– The WSJ covers the new trend towards online crafting classes.  “Advanced Fondant Techniques” for one, please.
– Oooh: Mashable has the deets on a mobile device charger that aims to provide emergency power — this one device can charge an iPhone 5 “about 20 times.”  Not bad.
– Finally: Stop feeling guilty about microwaving your veggies: according to Organic Gardening, that’s one of the healthiest ways to cook ’em.

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  1. kerrycontrary :

    Brookstone sells a device (mainly an external battery) that will charge an iphone like 120 times or something. I’m not sure if it’s along the same lines, but my bf uses it during military exercises where he won’t have access to an outlet for days but wants to be able to call me still (In the US obviously).

    • saacnmama :

      We just bought a little device at Target for $17 that lets us use AA batteries to charge the iPhone

  2. Research, Not Law :

    Wow. Beate Gordon lived an incredible life.