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Check this out: Special Net To Clean Oil Spills

Brilliant new technology to clean up oil spills, engineered from Ohio State University! What’s even cooler is that they looked to butterflies as inspiration for their design. Since the wings … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Rethinking Designs for Children

I love this idea! “Designing for children means taking up a challenge, fighting standardisation, creating objects which encourage (rather than hinder) the spontaneous heterogeneity of approaches of the youngest,” the organizers … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: When Domestic Abuse Ends in Murder

There are some things about the practice of law that I cannot understand. It just doesn’t seem just. Isn’t that the purpose of the law, ultimately? Women who have murdered … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Icon Company: Dunkin’ Donuts

More good news concerning corporate responsibility! Dunkin’ Donuts is committing to use eggs produced from cage-free birds in 10% of their breakfast sandwiches by the end of the year. They … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

You may have noticed that I link to a lot of GOOD articles. I love their website! It’s always full of interesting and usually positive information on a variety of … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Broccoli City

This Saturday April 25th is the third annual Broccoli City hosted by Erykah Badu, Jaden and Willow Will in Washington, D.C. Broccoli City is a festival promoting sustainable living in … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Vote Now! Woman on U.S. $20 bill

I really really hope that millions of people get behind this initiative to put a U.S. woman on the U.S. $20 bill. Wouldn’t that be awesome?! Click the link below … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: University of Cape Town Removes Controversial Monument

This is a good lesson that we should all reflect on. Although some might say that we are too sensitive as a society about race, the truth is that it … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Australia Uses the Motion of the Ocean to Generate Zero-Emission Electricity and Desalinate Water Simultaneously

Australia is on the move with creating alternative sustainable energy! Carnegie Wave Energy company creates these huge buoys and water pumps using the motion of the ocean to create energy. Click … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Powering Future Cars By Corn Byproducts

As I’ve said before, I am not mechanically-inclined at all. How ethanol is made and used to power machines is way over my head. However, I recognize a good business … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Yum! Brands Commits to Using Deforestation-Free Palm Oil By 2017

Excellent news coming from Yum! brands, including restaurants KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. They will only source their palm oil from deforestation-free areas by 2017. “In countries such as … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

This little cherub is my daughter, Sofía, born 2 weeks ago. Now the real joys of parenthood are starting! I have a huge backlog of Suggested Internet Reading goodies to … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Icon Person: Miriam Bienstock, Co-founder of Atlantic Records

A few weeks ago, Miriam Bienstock passed away at the age of 92. Bienstock was a powerful business leader of Atlantic Records from 1947 to 1964, at a time when … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Icon People: 10 Millennial Women Making History Today

Since I don’t watch t.v. and am terrible at keeping up with movies, I miss out on some of the young women who are making big strides today. I really … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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