Green road trips and blabbermouths are in July 6's News from the Web

In today’s print edition of the Idaho Statesman, there’s a story about how women don’t really talk more than men.

Click here to go straight to Science magazine where the research showing that men and women use about the same number of words each day was originally published.

My husband may beg to differ.

Now let’s talk about being green.

You might want to bookmark this site for the next couple of weeks to stay abreast of a Nampa family’s journey across the country and back in a biodiesel-powered RV.

The Jenkins family is hoping to spread the word about alternative fuel possibilities while at the same time taking that quintessential cross-country family road trip.

They’ll be updating the blog periodically until they return to Nampa on July 22.

There trip comes in a summer (as I read in the print Idaho Statesman this morning) in which RV sales are up 22 percent and RV campgrounds across the country are reporting little vacancy.

While the Jenkins are on that road trip, they might want to check out this Web site, which provides the best song to come out of each of the 50 states.

The author’s selection for Idaho: “Carry the Zero” by Built to Spill from their 1999 album Keep It Like a Secret.

Do you agree? Is this the best song Idaho has to offer?

If you’ve got a better suggestion, let me know by clicking here.

Speaking of talking, anyone out there a brand new iPhone owner?

I’m interested to hear what you think about the much-hyped phone/iPod/browser/cure for cancer from Apple.

If an iPhone, and the required two-year AT&T contract, aren’t in your budget, you can always knit yourself an iPhone.


Click here for the pattern.

Then send me your thoughts about the new techno fad by clicking here.