Thanks to Very Short List, I have discovered the best office distraction ever. It's a site called Read At Work that disguises books and short stories in a screen that looks like you are running windows. Nice!
Another weirder but cuter discovery via Goldenfiddle are these photos from 1914 of animals performing domestic tasks. Seriously, I don't even like cats, but the kittens helping a doll skip rope, I kind of want that in my house. More photos here