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Cool things I found this week (week 10)

Happy New Year!! Here are a few things that caught my eye this week:

Worst Baby Names of 2011:

There are a lot of these lists. I love this list in particular because of this:

Metta World Peace
Okay, so we know Lakers star Ron Artest is far from a baby, but he went through a rebirth of sorts in 2011. Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace (Metta’s his first name and World Peace is the last name). Metta is a Buddhist word that means loving kindness and friendliness toward others. The basketball player said he hoped that his name change would inspire the world’s youth. We’re just glad the NBA lockout is over so we can see “World Peace” on the back of his jersey.

I love that an adult's name change was on the worst baby names of the year. Makes me smile.

Human Spirit

If you've been around here for a while, you'll know that I'm fascinated with people's capacity to find joy in the midst of great trauma and sorrow. I believe this is our best and most underestimated trait. To this end, I give you:

Everything has gone to shit around them but at least the water's warm.

Boston Globes Year in Pictures Part One, Part Two, Part Three

Most helpful websites:

Via Jane Friedman here's the 101 most helpful websites. This is a fascinating list of site particularly for business owners on a shoe string.

Have a wonderful New Year. May all your dreams come true!

See you next week,