I very much enjoy following The Brilliant Blog and the Stuff You Should Know Podcast, and find them both highly informative. I'd like to suggest that you take a look at both of them during your break.
The Brilliant Blog
Writer Annie Murphy Paul delivers the latest findings on how to learn smarter.
Annie Murphy Paul is a book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. She is a contributing writer for Time magazine and also blogs about learning for several websites. She is currently working on her next book, Brilliant: The New Science of Smart, to be published in 2013.
The Stuff You Should Know Podcast
Josh Clark and Charles W. "Chuckers" Bryant explore the Stuff You Should Know in this free podcast published by Discovery Communications via HowStuffWorks.com.
The podcast is released every Tuesday and Thursday, and covers a wide variety of topics in a pop culture context. The podcast is available for free on the iTunes Store