Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

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Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Almost too pretty to eat. Photo: Instagram.com/desserted_in_paris

The Internet is a strange and exciting place filled with all sorts of fun ways to waste time. From DIY projects to educational infographs to silly videos, the Internet has it all! The Krrb team has their ear to the ground—here’s what we’ve been clicking on this week!

This week we’re talking whale sighings, lunchboxes and a whole lot of food. Let’s get started!

Drone Captures Amazing Footage of Whales in Australia

The idea behind drones freaks me out in general. Whether they are hovering near schools, crashing into sporting arenas or just cruising through neighborhoods-I find them to be scary most times. The way that Jaimen Hudson goes about using drones though is quite spectacular! Jaimen is a quadriplegic because of a motorbike accident that left him with limited functionality in some of his limbs. The use of drones gives him the ability to see things that he may otherwise not be able to see, such as the unbelievable footage he collects of whales in the ocean. I can watch these videos over and over. They are so peaceful and beautiful and reminds us how small we really in the grand scheme of things! —Chrissy

This Insta Account is a Visual (and Parisian) Treat

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Instagram.com/desserted_in_paris

For a food-and-travel-obsessed organization lover like myself, finding this Instagram account felt like fate. The most perfect looking French desserts I’ve ever seen are beautifully shot, and framed in a personal way that also highlights the owner’s diverse shoe collection. You can probably tell that it’s run by a Parisian graphic designer/pastry chef, since every detail is immaculate. It’s great that now I’ll have a constant stream of European deliciousness on my feed, but I’ll also be second guessing every food shot I ever take from now on. —Lauren

Eat Less Meat! But for Only One of the Right Reasons

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: 34st.com

According to Quartz, the US Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services just announced that sustainability won’t be a factor in designing the new dietary guidelines coming out later this year. There are many reasons why this decision is disappointing, but the reason of rampant hunger is the most easily digested one (pun intended). About 1.3 billion tons of grain are consumed by farm animals each year, and an average of 48.1 million Americans lived in food insecure households while these grains go to the cows – that go to the slaughter house. On a positive note, the new dietary guidelines will advocate sustainable lifestyles accidentally. The influential dietary guidelines encourage people to eat less processed meat, which contains a lot of protein but little vitamins, and more plants, which contain a little protein and a lot of vitamins, till the cows come home. —Alexandra

Raise Your Glasses to Hard Ciders

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Valetmag.com

There’s not much more “USA” than hard cider. Having been brought over with the pilgrims, hard cider was the go-to drink of the founding fathers. Luckily hard cider has made a recent comeback with modern day fans creating such a demand for the apple-ly alcoholic beverage that cider-focused bars have popped up across the nation. ValetMag put together a handy hard cider guide that covers it all: from what bottled options are available to what pub to visit.. So put down that craft beer for a new and refreshing option this happy hour. —Mateo

1970’s Lunch Boxes

Seen & Heard — Links that Caught Our Attention This Week

Photo: Mentalfloss.com

Without dating myself, lunchtime in elementary school was all about the lunchboxes. Every year you got a new one and what a decision that was. It was essentially what represented your taste in pop culture. This article on Mental Floss is a great throwback to those days. —Vee

 
  • That is really interesting fact about farm animals! I do not think that I will stop eating meat, I would rather eat meat than grains. However that is interesting topic for assignment for http://www.davidwadsworth.co.uk. Thank you for always interesting posts!

  • Thanks for sharing that video, Chrissy! It’s hard to believe that video was not filmed using a professional camera crane.