Happy Friday! Here’s our top V/5 this week:

1) Gastropod | A Podcast for those who like food for their brain

Awesome podcast alert! Interested in how food can bring people together? Check out Gastropod, created by fellow foodies Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, who use science and history to examine food and agriculture in a creative way (learn more from Grist). We’ll be listening.

2) 8 Lessons I Learned from Writing About Happiness | Huffington Post

Coming from someone who wrote about how to be a happier and more calm individual for a year for her job, this assemblage of happiness tips from Lindsey Holmes is pretty valuable. One standout tip: Smile or interact with strangers.

3) Spicy Roasted Eggplant Dip | Gordy’s Pickle Jar for Cava Grill

We whipped up this amazingly flavorful dip earlier this week, and we know it’ll be the perfect compliment to crusty baguettes, savory crackers, pretty much whatever vehicle you throw at it. Add the Gordy’s Cherry Pepper Spread stirred into it and we’re sold.

4) How to Use Yogurt as a Condiment | Food52

Thought yogurt was just a breakfast food (or an ingredient in our sriracha Greek yogurt sauce)? Think again. We’ll be trying yogurt atop salads, in dips, dolloped over tacos, you name it.

5) Take a Trip Around the World in Just Two Minutes | Shutterstock

Sit back and enjoy this stunning compilation of 80 time-lapse videos of the world’s most beautiful and iconic places captured in high resolution. It’s enough to bring out the wanderlust in anyone.

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