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I recently discovered the Timehop app and it’s incredible. This app will sync all of your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, FourSquare, Flickr) and provide a daily recap of what you were doing on that day exactly 1 year, 2 years, and 3 years ago. You can set the app to send you a push notification every day like little a time capsule. I love it!
Mario Batali is opening a restaurant here in Boston. That Seaport District just keeps getting snazzier and snazzier!
Today (actually, as you read this) I will be flying to San Diego for a work conference all week. The conference is the annual PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research) symposium entitled Advancing Ethical Research. PRIM&R has been around since 1974 and caters to individuals and organizations involved in biomedical, social science, behavioral, and educational research. Their conferences address the latest ethical, regulatory, and policy-related developments in the research world. My new job is in the area of human subjects research so I’m really excited to go and sharpen my skills. Being in San Diego this time of year can’t hurt either!
I could watch this for hours.
Have you noticed that pumpkin flavored food and beverages seem to be everywhere? NPR recently published a great article on why Americans go crazy for all things pumpkin. Basically it boils down to romanticized feelings associated with pumpkins, farm life, and simpler times. Just like peasant food is making an enormous culinary comeback (nose to tail eating and the like), pumpkin is similarly popular for being the humble, nostalgic Fall veg of choice.