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Check this out: McDonald’s to Purchase Only Antibiotic-free Chicken

Well, well, well, isn’t this a turn-around? I don’t think I’ve ever eaten at McDonald’s in my life and just because they are going to begin purchasing antibiotic-free chicken doesn’t … Continue reading

March 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Goodyear Wants to Power Your Car Using Heat From the Tires

Say what? I know it’s shocking to see a huge name brand actually trying to find ways to harness alternative energy, but let’s focus on the impact here. First of … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: A Plantable Coffee Cup

Another simply brilliant idea that should be replicated everywhere – recyclable coffee cups that become planters. This new company, Reduce. Reuse. Grow., has invented a plantable coffee cup that will … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Utilizing Wind Power at the Eiffel Tower

Some things just seem like a no-brainer. Wouldn’t it be radical if each home, business, and car produced its own energy? Maybe this seems unbelievable and impossible to you, but … Continue reading

March 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Check this out: Plans for Australia’s largest solar farm underway

I am always impressed by individuals who use their brains to create initiatives that serve a greater purpose, rather than for individual interests. Angus Gemmell has this drive and he … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Check this out: Put A Woman On The $20 Bill!

This campaign by Women in 20s has exploded over the web recently. How cool! It really is a fine initiative and I encourage you to do your part by visiting … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Sad Reality of Women of Color in Film Industry

Ya’ll remember Mo’Nique? If you follow the awards shows, she won Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her role in Precious. Normally winning these sorts of awards means you’ve “made it,” … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Portland’s New Sustainable Way to Generate Electricity

I’m no engineer, but this is cool! This makes pretty good sense to me: “As water flows through the pipes, the turbines spin and power attached generators, which then feed energy back into the city’s … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

I know the majority of North America and Europe are already sick and tired of winter, but here in Panama, it’s summer and it’s HOT. Like, really hot. So come … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Diversity in Film-Making Sucks

Diversity in film casts and film-making is a big deal. Movies and films shape a person more than one might realize. The fact that only 3 black women released movies … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 4: Labor/Work

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here on December 9, 2014.* The top 5 challenges currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Women Doing ‘Office Housework’

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant bring up a great point in this article (linked below). Women take on way more “office housework” than men and that leads to burnout and … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

TED Talk: Sunitha Krishnan

Sunitha Krishnan’s strength will blow you away. I am so inspired by strong women who rise from the depths to go on to help others. Sunitha’s personal story is incredible, … Continue reading

February 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 3: Education

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here on October 7, 2014.* The top 5 challenges currently facing the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé are: Physical Infrastructure Social Problems Education Labor/Work Health/Medical Assistance Today we … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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