Friday Favorites is a weekly round up of my favorite stories and products from around the web. See what I’ve loved in the past here.
- Before you load your canine BFF into your car and head out on your next adventure, remember these important tips for keeping Fido safe.
- One of the reasons I haven’t given up on my idea of being an Olympic equestrian someday is because there’s no age limit. British Olympian John Whitaker is 62 years old and still going strong [Video].
- Cavalia, the equine offshoot of Cirque du Soleil, is 15 years old this year, and Horse Illustrated has a behind-the-scenes look at the history of this groundbreaking spectacle.
- This series of drone photos by photographer Tim Hegan has me itching to go back to the Mediterranean.
- Every year, one tiny town in Wales with an unpronounceable name hosts a marathon that pits horses against humans. I’ll go as the rider if you go as the runner.
- I mentioned recently that I want to start practicing hand lettering, so this list of 8 fabulously talented hand lettering artists is both timely and inspiring.
- I love these storybook illustrations by artist Marcin Minor.
- If you love watching an artist’s process as much as you love the finished project, then this post by artist Alisa Burke is right up your alley.
- Listen, I just neeeeeed one of these tables, okay? Preferably one with Newcastle on it.
- The CGI in this animated film about a sand castle is really spectacular.
- One of the things I love about photography is that it helps expose us to places and people we don’t know. That’s why I love this gorgeous set of photos of people of Afghanistan by photographer Jakub Rybicki.
- If you love creeping on exotic wildlife in incredible places, these wildlife webcams are made for you!
- Sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction when reading science news. Thank goodness for NPR, who has a great primer on how to avoid getting snookered by science headlines.
- This excerpt from the new book, Eager, makes me want to quit my job and become a beaver researcher. It also suggests that wolves aren’t the only ones responsible for the re-greening of Yellowstone.
- Apparently, I’m a fan of Skunk Bear this week, because I also loved this great video on Vampire Bats.
- My dad was approached by baseball scouts as a teenager, so I loved this story about a ball player from the Dominican Republic who left baseball behind to serve a mission.
- I LOVED this talk by Sis. Eubank on how you are the gift the world needs.
- This perspective on gender equality in the LDS church is really important.
- I don’t struggle with a chronic illness (thank goodness), but I still found this testimony uplifting and empowering.
- While I can honestly say I’ve never wanted to ask converts any of these questions, I did enjoy hearing their answers.
- Remember how thousands of people were going to lose the ability to shop at farmer’s markets using SNAP benefits? A benevolent non-profit has stepped in to prevent that—but it’s not a permanent solution.
- I love how this urban farmer is utilizing unused space and uniting her neighbors. I want to be her when I grow up.
- It warms my heart to see kids getting involved in the fight against climate change. I want to be them when I grow up, too.
- These scientists have engineered a bacteria that can create fertilizer out of thin air. Now that’s some bioengineering I can get behind.
- Sea turtle numbers are on the rise, thanks to a series of anti-poaching measures.
- Beavers are getting some extra love today, too. But can you blame me when they’re as cute as Justin Beaver here? (I’m not even kidding—that’s his real name.)