RED Hearts are guests posts on I Heart Daily from the authors of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today. RED Hearts will be posting every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through February. Today's RED Hearts post is from Sarah Schelde, 16, of Watervliet, New York, who writes about her love for the magazine and website, Mental Floss:
From faster texting on full QWERTY keyboards to shorter blog posts (ala Twitter), in today's big world of little time, we love to pick up things as quickly as possible. And what's faster than trivia and facts boiled down to amusing yet informative morsels? Try mental_floss, the wonderful magazine and website where, in their words, "Knowledge Junkies Get Their Fix."
Full of fun, smarty-pants lists (body parts you didn't think had a name, 5 New Alternative Meats), to instant expertise on cool topics ("What's the Difference: Quasar vs. Pulsar") and blogs on everything from sequin art to the history of ice, this bimonthly is for the left-brained, right-brained, or scatterbrained. And if you want to test that noggin out, try one of the fabulously quirky and informative "Lunchtime Quizzes" (you may only think you're a Love, Actually expert) that take less time than the line in the cafeteria. Now that's what I call quick thinking.
RED Hearts guest poster Sarah Schelde is an author of RED: Teenage girls in America write on what fires up their lives today, which was recently published in paperback.