A couple posts to round up before I start cleaning the house a little bit (Christmas is almost here):
Modern Forager has this gem: Deadly Holiday Drinks, Acai Berry Scams and Seasonal Weight Gain Survival Guide.
What a great resource for those looking for international friends! Open Doors posted the U.S. State Fact Sheets for 2009. Did you know that Missouri (my state) is 17th in the nation in international students studying here?