Here are links for foodies, work-at-home folks, and anyone who wants to be an extra in the movie Catching Fire (part II of The Hunger Games series).
The Worst Summer Fruits- In my quest to be less skinny-fat (see last week’s round-up), and more plain-old skinny, I am trying to eat better. This article is a great guide to which fruits in the U.S. are loaded with pesticides. It’s always good to know that you’re eating healthier without poisoning yourself!
7 Legitimate Work-at-Home Jobs- I’ve written about portable jobs before, including my experience working as a freelance writer. This article adds to the list of portable jobs. While most of the jobs listed here don’t pay well, they at least provide options. I’m most intrigued by the “Mystery Shopper” positions. I totally want to be a mystery shopper when I’m back in the U.S.!
The Most Bar and Restaurant-Saturated Cities in the U.S – Using Census data, the Huff Post calculated the cities in the U.S. with the highest density of bars and restaurants. I am proud to say that we have lived in three cities with a high density of restaurants: Portland, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; and Atlanta, Georgia. See how your town or city stacks up on their handy, dandy color-coded maps.
Catching Fire Casting Call in Atlanta- If you’ve read the Hunger Games, or watched the movie, you might be interested in this. Parts of the next film in the series will be filmed in Atlanta, and Lionsgate is looking for extras. Based on my reading, you can only be an extra if you are very thin (“We need to sell poverty and starvation” the casting call says) and can cry on demand. It’s still interesting to read, even if you have no intention of starving yourself for a role in Catching Fire.
Olympians Could Owe the IRS Thousands- Fun fact: The U.S. Olympic committee will award Olympic athletes $25,000 for winning a gold medal in London. The athlete will then pay taxes on this prize money. Learn more about it in this article.
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