The Good Stuff: Sweden's Winning Passports, The Original Brain Art, and Eggs in Your Coffee

Hey there hello there! It's been a little bit since I saw ya'll.  I've missed you! 

What are you up to this fresh April weekend? I'm hoping to get a jump on some spring cleaning, do a little meal prep, and catch up on some reading.  It is so needed!

I've got a ton of goodies for you today, so feel free to dive right in to the internet rabbit hole that is Bert+Lou.

In celebration of the Girl's Day (a Japanese holiday) on March 3, an 81-year-old Japanese lady created a mobile game for the rest of us to learn a little about the day's cultural practices.

More Japan! To celebrate The National Art Center of Tokyo's tenth anniversary, French architect Emmanuelle Moureaux installed 60,000 paper cut-outs to create a colorful Forest of Numbers

I'm way behind on all my podcasts.  Nevertheless, I just subscribed to this one

Well, it's official.  I need to see this underwater Estonian prison.

"Where's Waldo" ain't got nothin on Dutch masters Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Hieronymous Bosch, the original hidden picture masters.

SWOON. Photographer Mark Mawson's hypnotizingly beautiful swirling blooms of dye in water. (My computer's spellcheck says 'Hypnotizingly' isn't a word.  I disagree)

What lunch can indicate about workplace satisfaction. I TOTALLY AGREE.

Bucket listed: the cutest place on the planet

(Of course it's Sweden!) The country with the best passport

The witty epitaphs of Key West cemetery. 

The best weather apps for storm geeks. Sign me up!

Imaginative insects formed from resin and brass by Japanese artist Hiroshi Shinno.

Just WHY???

Because donut cakes

Fat girls hiking (their words, not mine): a body-positive movement to get outside and just enjoy nature, damnit!

Would you try Scandinavian egg coffee? I'll try anything once! :P

Obviously I'm biased, but there's some actual science behind why Norway is the happiest place to be. 

Art and neuroscience, two of my favorite things! The dynamic brain drawings by the father of modern neuroscience. 

Botanical art education in the Himalayas

 

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