Weekend Reads: Summer Solstice, Summer Fun and Vitamin D

Happy Summer Solstice, for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere!

Looking for a few interesting (science not pagan) facts about the solstice?  Here are 5.


Now, what might you be in the mood for today?

If you’re looking for….a way to keep your toddler busy:

Last night at my house, we played applesauce baseball.  Real Simple has some other ideas.

If you’re looking for….some science:

An interesting study sheds new light on how much Vitamin D is good for nursing mothers.

If you’re looking for….more playtime:

15 ways to sneak learning in to summer fun. I don’t like the fun/learning divide…these ideas break them down.

If you’re looking for….a moment to take stock:

How do you measure a school year?


Featured Image Credit: Carolyn 


Bethany is a perpetual student who just won't stop taking classes. She's gone from engineering to psych and family systems to applied statistics, and is really fascinated by how people feel about numbers. She blogs about this over at Graph Paper Diaries, and experimenting with contingency tables at Two Ways to Be Wrong.

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