Monday’s links start the week with cute puppies and cartoon characters.
Photographic Path: After 9/11, one photographer moved to Pakistan and began a 10-year odyssey in the Middle East. See the results of her decade abroad. (TIME)
Nutrition Nonsense: A McDonald’s might not be the most obvious choice in a children’s hospital cafeteria. But for cash-strapped medical centers, it’s easy money. (Salon)
Global Gestures: Traveling abroad and need to learn how to be rude? Here’s how to flip people off in different languages. (The Atlantic)
Simpsons Spat: When then-First Lady Barbara Bush called The Simpsons “stupid,” cartoon matriarch Marge Simpson didn’t take it laying down. (The Daily What)
Famous Fun: Celebrities get to wear gorgeous gowns, win fancy trophies and then party with one another. No fair. (LIFE)
Dog Hop: And now, a public service announcement. There is a Guinness World Record for dogs jumping rope. This is the record holder. (Jezebel)