It’s the weekend – and time to start following your curiosity! Just in time, here are your Weekend Wonderings:
- Travelling is one of the best ways to explore curiosity. However, I’m just starting to get back to planning trips after spending a decade as a caregiver for aging parents. Therefore, I am thankful for my friend, Kaye, who shared this article about the best places to visit as a solo traveler in 2016.
- Looking for a way to lose weight? Here’s a video about an interesting study out of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab that suggests your countertops may hold the answers.
- When you want to catch up with friends, do you like to talk to several people or meet individually? This Wall Street Journal article suggests that there are real differences between diffusers (which like to see friends in groups) and focusers (who prefer dedicated one-on-one time).
- We’re right in the middle of awards season for movies. Whether you’re a fan of the Golden Globes, the People’s Choice Awards or the Academy Awards, probably one of your favorite movie classics is The Wizard of Oz. There’s a surprising tale about the making of this movie that is captured in a University of Houston art education video project by Amy Ahlbrand Robinson.
- It’s that time of the year when people like to stay home, turn on their oven and bake (thus warming up the kitchen and making it smell good). Here’s a wonderful recipe for banana bread from DamGoodSweets that was adapted for The Tasting Table. I’ve also substituted canned pumpkin for the bananas and that variation turned out really yummy!