If you're not familiar with Dr. Charles Eugster, he's 93 years old and began working out when he was 80-something. He's a living, breathing example of the kind of life we could all have when we're older. In this TED Talk, he offers enlightening truths about aging as it currently is throughout the world, and … Continue reading Dr. Eugster on aging, work and exercise
Human trafficking is a practice I condemn deeply, particularly the practice of sex trafficking or sexual slavery, because it could have touched very close to home. My wife went to college in the city of Constanta, Romania, which is one of the main cities in the country where abductions and other crimes of sex trafficking … Continue reading The problem of human trafficking
The newly redesigned Kindle from Amazon now comes with both US and International wireless coverage built right in. This means you can use it as you travel in most of the civilized world and not have to worry about internet access. It'll automatically find a wireless network it can use, you won't pay anything extra, … Continue reading Amazon Kindle now comes with international wireless coverage
Ann Wizer from XSProject Foundation (as in "excess") is making custom-designed bags and other products from non-recyclable plastic waste found in Indonesia and the Philippines. She buys the raw materials from trash pickers, whom she pays at above-market rates, and, using trained artisans, creates beautiful products from trash that would be clogging landfills, streets and … Continue reading Turning trash into usable products
While most agree that global warming is occurring, they do not agree on the root cause. Some say global warming is caused by man, mainly by CO2 emissions, while others say it is part of a larger picture of cyclical global warming and cooling events that have occurred throughout history. Unfortunately, the debate is mostly … Continue reading Is global warming a cyclical event?
During the past several months, I've had to work with people much more than before, and I learned a few things, one of which is the importance of communication. It's one thing to sit in front of the computer all day and communicate via email and the occasional meeting, as it happens in IT work, … Continue reading The pain and importance of communication
Douglas Rushkoff, an award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker and scholar, has written a book entitled "Life Inc", where he delves into what he calls the "corporate mindset" of today's society, and how to overcome it in order to make our lives and our world better. I'll let him tell you what the book is about in … Continue reading Life Inc – another perspective on today's society