The first lunchtime links of the year talk fitness and politics.
Politically Powerful: This year will see dozens of Republicans announce runs for President. See 10 conservatives to watch — who won’t be running. (Slate)
Dubious Distinctions: With all those ranking lists out there, each state must be a leader in something. Check out what your home state does best with this graphic. (1 Block Off the Grid, via Atlantic Wire)
Music Mixes: Travel back in musical time and hear 10 mashups you should have heard in 2010. (BuzzFeed)
Tasty Trip: Forget wine country. For your next vacation, travel to fromageries to see the world’s finest cheeses. (Salon)
Preposterous Positions: Get prepared for your New Year’s exercise resolution by seeing these out-of-this-world yoga poses. (LIFE)
Skyward Spectacle: Admit it, you fell asleep early on New Year’s Eve and missed the countdown. Pretend you didn’t after you watch this montage of New Year’s fireworks. (The Daily What)
Elsewhere on TIME.com: Ready to turn over a new leaf this year? Check out Healthland’s Guide to Life 2011 for expert advice.
Must See: Fresh from his new role in True Grit, actor Jeff Bridges answers TIME’s Ten Questions.