Welcome to another wonderful edition of What’s Up Wednesdays, my weekly roundup of great posts from around the blogopshere. If you want to find out what’s got people talking at the virtual water cooler, this is a good place to find out. It’s also a good place to promote your blog if you follow me on Twitter.

In previous editions of What’s Up Wednesdays, I’ve focused on food, explored making money, and even taken a better look at the animal kingdom. For today’s edition, we look at survival in all its wonderful forms.

Surviving Massive Conferences

I’ll be heading to Las Vegas next month for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and it should be an absolute blast. It can also be quite hectic and overwhelming, so it’s good that Steven Sanders has put together a post that describes how to survive blog events and conferences. If you want to get the most out of these events, you’ll want to hear what Steven has to say.

Surviving Because of Fat

Society at large keeps telling us that we should be leading healthier lifestyles and we’re all too fat. Israel Lagares of Fat Man Unleashed has a slightly different perspective. Yes, we can all be healthier, but fat isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, fat is in our DNA and it could prove to be quite adaptive.

Surviving Financial Downturns

If you live in and around the Vancouver area, you may have heard about the recent robbery at Salvation Army. Buzz Bishop has unearthed a story that could be even more disturbing that stealing from a charity. It turns out that some businesses are actually trying to profit from charity, fully taking advantage of the situation without offering any donations of their own. Despicable.

Surviving Your Crappy Job

Do you think that your job sucks? Zac Johnson is quite the successful online entrepreneur and he is encouraging you to be your own boss now. You’ll have more free time for yourself and your family and, more importantly, your successes and your failures will be entirely your own. That’s the main reason why I chose to take up freelance writing.

Surviving with Canadian Rye

This holiday season, you may indulge in some rum-infused egg nog, but rye may be a better drink. Good thing for you, then, that Derek Semmler is giving away some terrific Canadian Club whisky swag. All you have to do is leave a comment and you could get a flask, a t-shirt, and a calendar from Canadian Club. Just don’t rely on the alcohol for your survival.