Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love.
1. Ways to save on travel in 2018.
2. This decadent but easy-to-make dessert combines two Southern classics.
3. You’ve heard of Oxycontin, the pain medication to which countless patients have become addicted. But do you know that the company that makes Oxycontin and reaps the billions of dollars in profits it generates is owned by one family?
4. Chef Thomas Boemer elevates comfort food to something more elegant, but just as comforting, in this mashup of chicken and dumplings and chicken pot pie.
5. How the spouses of two late memoirists who wrote about dying fell in love
6. 12 incredible useful things you didn’t know google maps could do.
7. Tyler Haire was locked up at 16. A Mississippi judge ordered that he undergo a mental exam. What happened next is a statewide scandal.
8. Is this why Chip and Joanna Gaines left HGTV?
9. Everything to know about controversial Bachelor star Arie Luyendyk.
10. Apple watch finds a medical purpose.
11. A better kind of nursing home.
12. When cancer strikes twice.
13. Inside the high drama world of youth dance competitions.
14. A broad review rules out drugs, exercise, and brain-training stops Dementia.
15. 17 time wasting apps to delete.
16. How to have hard conversations without conflict.
17. A tour of Instant Pot’s company headquarters in Canada.
18. Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages. Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.
19. What does it take to overcome life’s adversities? Lessons from successful adults who overcame difficult childhoods.
20. Sheryl Sandberg on how to get to gender equality.
21. Are we all awake during anesthesia?
22. The number of companies offering employee bonuses, pay hikes, and increases in benefits in reaction to the tax reform victory is now over 100, with thousands of workers impacted and charities too.
23. The instant pot is here to stay.
24. The best cheese at Trader Joe’s.
Question of the Day:
Alabama or Georgia? Who will win the College Football Playoff national championship?
Have a great weekend!