Posts Tagged ‘science’
Trying to have any meaningful discussion about the climate change crisis with someone who rejects mainstream science is a recipe for frustration. And with a president-elect who has said climate change is “ bullshit ” and a “ hoax ,” it’s likely many family holiday celebrations this year will include unproductive and, shall we say, spirited banter.
The aftermath of a divorce can be expensive and is an experience that is dreaded by most couples. While lovers try their best to save their marriages, sometimes divorce is the only logical conclusion. And things get hotter when there are huge amounts of wealth that need to be split.
Daina Trout Daina Trout is the CEO of Health-Ade Kombucha , which she co-founded in 2012 alongside her husband, Justin Trout, and best friend, Vanessa Dew. Daina received her BS from Georgetown University and a Master’s in Nutrition and Public Health from Tufts University, where she honed in on her philosophy that health has everything to do with one’s happiness, not just the science.
I fell in love with a woman, named Dawn, who values diversity as much as I do… I had to marry her. So what a better way to celebrate our union than to have a Big Fat Queer Wedding! When we talked about a theme, there was only one logical answer for both of us, Let Your Freak Flag Fly! We wanted to celebrate in the way we live our life.
PBS’s Soundbreaking: Hank Shocklee Explains How Recording a Song is Harder Than Turning on Your iPhone
Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records.
For the first time in my 50 years on this earth, I have started to doubt that I will see a woman president in my lifetime. There I said it. I have had to wrestle with, and accept a fact so foreign and unexplainable to me: a lot of women seem to have an innate bias against other women
Ayahuasca has been used for spiritual and therapeutic purposes by indigenous healers in Brazil’s northwestern Acre state for centuries. Luna Parracho/Reuters Rafael Guimarães dos Santos , Universidade de Sao Paulo Ayahuasca goes by many names: Daime , Vegetal , Hoasca , Kamarampi , Huni ..
On election eve, I was amidst a group of politically like-minded souls, watching television in anticipation of seeing the first woman break the glass ceiling of the top job in the United States. Not only were we wrong, we were dumbfounded
Entrepreneurs often have stories of companies finding them rather than the other way around, and Walid Abdul-Wahab , the founder of Desert Farms is no different. After being turned down from most corporate jobs due to his international citizenship, he was determined to find a way to stay in the States and so instead pursued an Entrepreneur Visa. Around this time, he also realized that Americans were scrambling to find fad after fad of milk substitutes
I wrote the following this morning and now comes word tonight that Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest writers of our time (poet, novelist, songwriter) has died at the age of 82. “Give me back the Berlin Wall.” Of course, Leonard Cohen, who at the age of 82 has just released one of his greatest and most popular albums, You Want It Darker , didn’t really mean that, a quarter-century ago. He sang in the guise of the unreliable narrator in his classic, and scary, song “The Future.” Other Cohen lyrics from that little ditty, written just after the 1989 fall of the Wall, call for the return of Stalin, more people to torture, and another Hiroshima, among other horrors.
It doesn’t matter whether Christians are part of the conversation or not, social media brings out the best and the worst of the online community.
“The friends who are most stimulating to us are those who disagree with us. It is they whose ideas we should ponder.” ~ 365 a day quote holder Today’s photo of the ring of daily quotes on the simple chrome ring is significant
I’m dreaming of November 9, when our national fever has broken and the night sweats are washed away, and while still weak, we open ourselves up to a shared journey of recouping our strength and restoring our fragile constitution. I’m dreaming of November 9, and the days after November 9, when the bitter edge of combat is dulled, and our spirits less brittle and hostile and stunted we allow our vulnerabilities to be an open path rather than an attack strategy
By Kevin Hoffman The number of Illinoisans who voted early, before Election Day, has reached record levels.
Prologue I received an email from a connection in the art world, putting me in touch with the organization of an artist in Brussels. His staff was assembling a group of journalists to write about his gigantic solo show opening at the State Hermitage Museum, in Saint Petersburg. They wondered whether I might be interested in flying to Russia to see the show
Why do young people, including girls and women, turn radical and what role does the Internet play in their radicalization? Lebanese sociologist Mona Fayyad said students of violence mechanisms should consider ties between the environment and violent behavior, including contextual hereditary and biological factors, systemic psychological elements from depression to character to personality to an individual’s learning capacity, to political, social, and cultural elements.
Some folks who identify as progressive — and therefore oppose Clinton — still think it is OK to vote for Jill Stein in so-called safe states. I urge you to think again. No matter who wins on Tuesday, the only hope to advance a progressive agenda is to build a unified, integrated progressive movement at the local, state and national levels
If you don’t plan to vote because you think your vote doesn’t count please consider this: The world needs you to be their proxy. Polls show that most of the world passionately hopes that Hillary Clinton becomes president. Non-Americans can’t vote for her, but you can, on their behalf
This film, which received a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who fought the Supreme Court to legalize interracial marriage.
Italian Panini This Italian Sandwich (Italian Panino) takes some of the most delicious ingredients you will find at your local delicatessen, and packs them into a freshly baked focaccia roll. Watch me enjoy this simple favourite, right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The following is a guest blog post from the National Education Association and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild: Eleven months ago, high school students Pedro and Jaime were detained by the Department of Homeland Security. They remain locked up indefinitely in privately run immigration prisons deep in rural Georgia, torn from their families, far from their communities, robbed of their opportunity to finish high school and facing deportation. Jaime and Pedro entered the country from Central America when they were children, making the long, harrowing journey to escape unlivable and dangerous conditions.
Rachel French in Jim Jarmusch’s “Coffee and Cigarettes” Launched under the title Café In, the exhibition marches not only through the history of coffee, first used as a medicine for gout and glumness well into the 18th Century, then includes its role in the art of seduction, the creation of art, its transformation in 19th century France (and later America) as the name for small bistros where people came together to gossip and philosophize, –Jean-Paul Sartre at Café de Flore, Paris its intractable connection to cigarettes, its geography of exploitation north from Ethiopia toward the Arabian peninsula, Constantinople, Venice and eventually to Mexico, the French Caribbean and Brazil, currently the world’s largest coffee producer. –Workers in Ethiopia sorting fresh coffee beans called “cherries” Co-curator Michel Djin, president of the Fondation Malongo, the allied coffee producer that co-produced the show, likes to call coffee and cafés “a marriage not only of commerce but of passion.” That passion, needless to imagine, carries dark chapters in its history, notably under French Carribbean Portuguese Brazilian slavery, without which its place in the lives of urban trendies in Europe and America might never have developed.
Artist Manu Saluja exhibits a body of work depicting the New York City subway system in her solo exhibition Passage: Paintings of Urban Life . She paints figures well, but the paintings that leap out at me include no people at all: they are closeups of details of the weathered stations themselves
Known for their otherworldly aesthetic and psychedelic visuals, Australian electronic-duo Empire of the Sun is intent on spreading a positive message with their third album Two Vines. There is a lot of distortion in the world, says Luke Steele (one half of the duo, and also frontman for indie rock band The Sleepy Jackson), and he doesn’t want to add to it.
I was watching The Walking Dead Sunday night when a small makeshift choir in a small makeshift town started singing “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” This, I said to myself, is why Bob Dylan, who wrote “Don’t Think Twice,” won the Nobel Prize for literature. And why he deserved to win it. Why exactly?
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X Japan frontman Yoshiki playing to a crowd of tens of thousands during the first ever Visual Japan Summit (image courtesy of the festival) From the moment legendary and pioneering Japanese rock act X Japan announced the first-ever Visual Japan Summit , the party was always going to be a massive success.
For the past 6 years we have been told, THIS would be the year of the 3D Printer. As much as manufacturers would love for every man, woman and child to suddenly decide they need a 3D printer, it just has not happened. While there are many explanations for why 3D printers have not gone mainstream, one factor has been price.
Capitalism is predicated on the idea of individual initiative. The most obvious economic manifestation of that is entrepreneurship, a talent that’s touted on the television show Shark Tank , a kind of American Idol for those with an acumen for business. But the greatest capitalist of them all Adam Smith, the author of The Wealth of Nations , which did for capitalism what Das Kapital would for revolution, also wrote a book called The Theory of Moral Sentiments in which human empathy was the subject
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It is interesting that FBI director James Comey, who must know how many emails are involved, has not, as far as I know, released any precise numbers. (Or precise anything for that matter.) Let us say, for the sake of argument, that the number is 10,000.
Random Sunsets Around the World – Part 4, Arctic and Antarctic regions – Sinking Low on the Looney Front
Moving on from Africa, the blog series on sunsets goes sweeping off to the far north and far south, once again focussing not only on the sun’s technicolour splashdown but also on the all-pervading gilding rays of its descent. Greenland Kangerlussuaq Ilulissat Norway Svalbard, Spitsbergen – Longyearbyen Canada Nunavut, Qikiqtarjuaq Labrador, Happy Valley Yukon River near Whitehorse Alaska Off Icy Strait Sailing from Homer Aleutian Islands, Sandy Point Antarctica Antarctic peninsula Upcoming blog next Sunday: Southern European sunsets ______________ By the same author: Bussing The Amazon: On The Road With The Accidental Journalist, available with free excerpts on Kindle and in print version on Amazon . Swimming With Fidel: The Toils Of An Accidental Journalist , available on Kindle, with free excerpts here , and in print version on Amazon in the U.S here .
We’re in 2016 and we start our grim mid-week morning in a Ferrari that transports us back to 1985, the year that marked the arrival of the Ferrari Testarossa Monospecchio. Testarossa, which means red head in italian, was the name given to the car because it’s engine featured two red coloured rocker covers
Hilary (Brenda Meaney) and Spike (Dan Clegg): What’s on their minds? God and math. Photos by Kevin Berne Can everything in human life, or in existence of any sort, be explained by higher math and supercomputers
At a special dinner honoring The Man Who Knew Infinity movie, and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons at Bagatelle in the Meatpacking district this week, the discussion was on how you play a math geek. The answer: you have a secret weapon, a real math geek who can teach you how to scribble those equations effectively on a chalkboard. The man in question, Manjul Bhargava, was honored with a Fields Medal; Neil DeGrasse Tyson, “just your neighborhood astrophysicist,” as he describes himself, explained just how impressive the Fields Medal, is.
This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as.. ..the Little Neckers. Right about now a chill will be running down your spine if you’re gray at the temples and you grew up where I did on the edge of Queens, in a sweet neighborhood called Douglaston
Jocelyn Greenky is the hilarious, smart, cool big sister you probably wish you had at work to turn to for honest advice on how to navigate those endlessly confusing office politics. She learned herself by working at big companies like Hachette Filipacchi and Wenner Media, where she held top leadership titles such as corporate editorial director. Jocelyn also co-wrote The Big Sister’s Guide to the World of Work: The Inside Rules Every Working Girl Should Know after word spread of her rule-skirting career wisdom through the corporate grape vine
Photo Credit: Ken Herman Happy Friday everybody! Aire Atlantica just dropped his latest remix for the K.Flay banger “Blood In The Cut” and you have to listen to it. In an exclusive interview, Atlantica told me a charming story about how he first heard of K.Flay. “It’s funny
By the Editors of Rethinking Schools As teachers and students return to classrooms this fall, together we have to try to make sense of a tumultuous presidential campaign and a summer of racial violence that have forcefully surfaced the racism that plagues our nation. Elementary and middle school students have grown up with an African American as president of the United States. This is a historic milestone.
By Adèle Charbonneau “Smart” thinking – introducing technologies to improve urban life – is increasingly being touted as a way to tackle existing issues and make cities more livable for all residents.
By Hal Bundrick, CFP Mortgage rates are near all-time lows, and it might be hard to imagine them going even lower.
Dear Mr. Goodell, Carolina Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander received a 10-game suspension for marijuana use. Lane Johnson, right tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, was suspended for 10 games for performance enhancing drugs.
Girls are brave. Some men know this
Democracy must be grounded in human rights. To many, that is obvious, but increasingly, we see some in Europe suggesting that democracy is about merely winning elections and then doing whatever the voters are deemed to want.
For several decades split between the Hermitage and the Pushkin museums in Russia, the incredible Shchukin collection is arriving in the French capital. Considered one of the world’s finest collections of modern art, it will go on view outside of Russia for the first time in nearly 100 years at the Fondation Louis Vuitton art center in Paris
The story depicts a young Wallisian man trying to make it in the world of rugby in France. 3 B Productions Niko Besnier , University of Amsterdam French filmmaker Sacha Wolff’s first feature film, Mercenaire (released in English as Mercenary ), tells the story of a young Pacific Islander, Soane Tokelau, trying to make it in professional rugby.
From Greg Mitchell’s The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Killed , published this week by Crown. When Daniel Schorr, on August 7, 1962, got a call at dawn in his Berlin hotel room, on the morning of the great escape under the Wall that he planned to cover, he was perplexed.
Co-authored by U.S. Senators Brian Schatz and Sheldon Whitehouse An open letter to Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.
“I’ll tell you something…. You won’t find better weather anywhere in the world than this,” a friend of ours said as he was leaving after visiting us in Ecuador. Morning View of Vilcabamba, Ecuador He’s right about that
Broadway diva is one name for Christine Ebersole, and at her sublime performance in the intimacy of the Café Carlyle, call her “working mom.” Her medley of “Inchworm,” “Autumn Leaves,” “(Have I Stayed) Too Long at the Fair” suggests a big-hearted view of love that could embrace children. She has three, adopted, and now finds herself an empty nester.
One evening Leeza Gibbons, the celebrated radio and TV personality, was out to dinner with her mother. She told me in an interview some time ago that after dinner her mother went out and got in the wrong car
For too long, education technology decision-making has been driven by marketing rather than merit. Investors, entrepreneurs — and, all too often educators — mistake scale for impact. We assume popular solutions have tapped into a fundamental need — and that they work to produce the results we want
Each year the holiday season brings new excitement and challenges for merchants. This year is a bit different. This is the start of an era in commerce where we will see the marketer evolve fully into the merchant role and the consumer will be faced with what they have always wanted and seemingly feared: infinite choice.
“I would get on the bus thinking, maybe he’ll stop today,” Jessica explains, holding back tears as she speaks. Her words haunt me. Jessica, along with 3.2 million other kids in the United States are bullied every year.
I have to begin today with a rather large caveat: nothing in this article deals with what has happened since Friday. Polling always lags reality, meaning that the effect of the Billy Bush/Donald Trump tape and the second debate are not reflected in today’s data one tiny bit
There’s this thing in nature where animals, deer, ducks, and others, shake after a stressful encounter, relieving the tension that forms during a fight. Last night after watching the debates, I shook. There’s a baby in my house now, and she cried, unusually distraught
All around the world, agencies for international development are becoming attuned to the value of immersive storytelling technologies– like 360° video, virtual reality, augmented reality, and gamification– to galvanize a bigger, stronger network of changemakers and achieve greater positive change.