This Week in Lady Reads (and News)

We’ve got a bit more news than usual this week since Sara’s on vacation, plus lots of other interesting things to read and watch.  Read More This Week in Lady Reads (and News)

What You Need to Know About Tornadoes

It’s tornado season in the United States once more. Since tornadoes are largely unpredictable and can be incredibly dangerous, it’s important to know as much as possible about them so that you can be prepared when bad weather strikes. It’s important to remember that, while tornadoes are most common in the center of the U.S. and throughout the South, they have been reported in every state (and on every continent except Antarctica) and that most states have had deadly tornadoes. Slate has a cool but somewhat sobering interactive map of every deadly tornado in the U.S. from 1950 through the Moore, Oklahoma tornado on May 20, 2013. However, even if you live right in the heart of Tornado Alley, the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor that you’ll never actually be hit by one. Read More What You Need to Know About Tornadoes

News Appetizers: Start Your Week Off Right

All the news that’s fit to be pissed about! Right here for your reading pleasure. Read More News Appetizers: Start Your Week Off Right

News appetizers: If Only We Could Make Them Taste Like Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

It’s Monday, one of the best days of the week! Easily in the top 10. Well, maybe not “easily.” But probably.

Lots of crap going on in the world today, and some not-crap. Let’s take a look. Read More News appetizers: If Only We Could Make Them Taste Like Spinach and Artichoke Dip.

Tornado Warning

This has been one hell of a year for tornadoes. And if weather.com’s angry red map that resembles nothing so much as a big old blister right across the Midwest and Southeast is any indication, it’s not over yet. Thanks to recent improvements in technology, as bad as it’s been, it could have been a lot worse. But there’s still a long way to go. Read More Tornado Warning