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Check this out: “Regarding Susan Sontag” HBO Documentary

Regarding Susan Sontag Trailer from Nancy Kates on Vimeo. I am embarrassed to say that I had never heard of Susan Sontag until reading this short article (link below). What … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: TED Talk from Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

I was a little skeptical about this TED talk at the beginning. Many people like to go on and on about the problem of waste on our planet, but few … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Shanghai Community Cubes

Why o why do we keep building with new materials when there are so many ways to repurpose perfectly good things! I love this design from INCLUDED, which they debuted … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Check this out: Science Tools for Everyone

That photo is of a paper microscope. Dr. Manu Prakash is an Indian scholar, scientist and inventor who believes that “by distributing powerful yet inexpensive laboratory instruments, he can [spread] … Continue reading

April 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Challenges in the Ngäbe-Buglé Comarca | Part 1: Physical Infrastructure

*First published on the Habla Ya Spanish School blog here.* This is the first of a 5-part series about the biggest challenges in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé and how they are being addressed. … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Architectural Recycling

Believe it or not, China might be making some headway in sustainable building. Actually it’s a local tradition to use local reclaimed building materials. This article below is a hodgepodge … Continue reading

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Suggested Internet Reading

  Ahh a few days alone with my puppy and my to-do list. Although I dearly miss my husband, it’s nice to be able to catch up on things and … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Boston Fed President Helping Out Main Street

Eric S. Rosengren is not your typical Federal Reserve Bank President. Mr. Rosengren realises the importance of all rungs of society, not just the top executives and bankers. His Boston … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Native American Bilingual Education in California

I hate to think of languages being lost, especially in this day and age when we have  so much digital help to preserve them. In order to “save” a language, … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Pop-Up Services

Have you heard of these “Fit-It” services? They are really catching on! What a simple but wonderful idea to help people fix things that have great value to them. This … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Women’s Unequal Lot

Isn’t this the discussion of the decade? Sheryl Sandberg really started something. By this point, there have been probably hundreds of articles published about the “can a woman have it … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Watch What You Say, Men

This article below shows exactly what is STILL wrong with the world today. Funny the way that politics seems to highlight our country’s worst behavior. Women are still stereotyped as … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Producing Business Cards for Everyone

This is 22 year old Natasha Viljoen from South Africa. She has turned an amazingly simple idea into a successful project and life-changer for local artisans in Cape Town. Natasha … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Check this out: Senate Republicans Block Bill on Equal Pay

This article below is from a liberal source, but seriously, what is the Republican’s argument for not passing this bill?? The article says, “Republican lawmakers have said that given existing … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment
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