First of all, a happy birthday to the board game Monopoly, which is 75 years old this year. Here is an interesting history of the game at Gather.
Dana had a round-up at Mombian on what the election results mean for LGBT rights.
This PDF on how to prevent child molestation was recently circulated at my school’s lisserve. I thought I would share since it had some eye-opening statistics like 25 percent of children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. And one in 10 men have molested a child. Yikes! The good news is the file provided by the Center for Behavioral Intervention in Beaverton, OR, also came armed with advice on how to protect your child from molestation.
Slate had an interesting map on the U.S. states with the highest percentage of smokers. The good news is no state claims 20 percent or more smokers. And overall, only 13 percent of Americans smoke cigarettes every day.
Speaking of smoking, one of my favorite digs in New England, Dunkin’ Donuts, is now serving pancake bites and sausage links as part of its breakfast menu, according to MSN. Okay, I’ll say it, yum!
In celebrity gossip break: the New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys have said they will tour together in 2011, according to Gather.
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?