Pothole gardener’s Christmas display from the BBC. (Okay, this is a video but it’s pretty awesome.)

Cheap vitamin D ‘would boost health’ from the BBC.

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2013 is…from apartment therapy.

Not Industrial, Not Organic: the Marsden Farm Study Shows Us a Third Way from GOOD.

How to Be a Weekday Vegetarian from GOOD.

Women in Peru’s Sacred Valley Became Breadwinners by Making iPad Cases from GOOD.

Steal This Idea: Glove Love Rescues Single Mittens from GOOD.

Big cats versus livestock – simple solutions reduce conflicts on Namibian farms from National Geographic.

Loafing Around: A Brief History of Fashion’s Favorite Flat from the Times Magazine.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients from Collectors Weekly.

Decoding Secret Societies: What Are All Those Old Boys’ Clubs Hiding? from Collectors Weekly

Why Do We Blink So Frequently? from Smithsonian’s Surprising Science blog.

Where’s Rudolph? Inside the Decline of Alaska’s Caribou from Smithsonian’s Surprising Science blog.

The Best Inventions of 2012 You Haven’t Heard of Yet Part 1 and Part 2 from Smithsonian’s Innovations blog.

Eat, Drink, Be Nice from The New York Times. As a childless person who likes to eat in restaurants, I applaud this effort!

The One-Eyed Man Is King: How did the monocle become a symbol of wealth? from Slate.

Gerry Anderson, Animator of Puppetry, Dies at 83 from The NY Times.

36 Hours in El Paso, Texas from The NY Times. This book-The New York Times, 36 Hours: Europe – should have been on my Christmas list but I totally forgot about it. D’oh!

What did you read this week?