Topics: VoS: Literature (in English)

Beth Behrs has been making us laugh as Caroline Channing on  2 Broke Girls since 2011, but now she has some new titles to add to her resume: author, foodie and empowerer. The actress’s new cookbook and lifestyle guide, The Total ME-Tox: How to Ditch Your Diet, Move Your Body, & Love Your Life , hits shelves on May 2, sharing easy recipes and exercise tips that are perfect for a busy collegiette.

We had the chance to talk with Beth about what a “ME-tox” is, what she eats for a quick pick-me-up and why she and her grandma have a special bond over cauliflower.

Beth Behrs:  “ME-tox” came much later, and I actually just kind of made up the word because I was trying to think of something that would make clear that this book was encouraging women, in a smart and friendly and warm and open way, to be human and not superhuman. At the end of the day, it’s about self-love and self-care, and through that getting empowerment—whatever that is for you, if it’s a “meh” workout or if you do like sweets sometimes. And how to truly enjoy your life while still living a healthy lifestyle.

Click below to access an interactive map of SI restaurants in SF and beyond. Look for the story in the spring 2013 edition of Genesis.

The Star Spangled Banner turns 200 this month. To commemorate, listen to the inimitable Oscar Brand explain in words and music its origins from a sheep-shearing song to the national anthem. This is a live recording from a 1982 concert at the legendary Spencertown Academy Arts Center in upstate New York. It was broadcast on WNYC as part of the show "Folk Music Almanac," hosted by Dave Sear, who graciously donated the audio. Enjoy!

Молодость. Перси Роберт Миллер родился и вырос в новоорлеанском нейборхуде Каллиопа.

he Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets and peace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives to achieve greater involvement of the intelligent, concerned lay public in questions of policy and the proper role of government.

The girls’ track and field team has a series of first-place finishes in the old Girls Private School League. In May, they took first in the WCAL for the first time since joining in 2003. After securing the crown, members of the team took a victory lap.

Researchers in China develop silicone fiber–based sensor that can measure extensions up to 100 percent, compatible with monitoring human-scale motions.