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I Like Your Ponytail, A Story About CommitmentI Like Your Ponytail, A Story About Commitment

“I like your ponytail.” I said in a playful manner. “Ponytail?” he repeated in a thick French accent. There and then began the most extraordinary odyssey of my life.…

Avoid 90% of the Pesticides in Food, by Avoiding 12 Foods

Why should you care about pesticides in your food?For starters there may be as many as twenty pesticides on a single piece of fruit you eat.…

My HeroMy Hero

Dear Mrs. Black,It was January 1967 when this 11 year-old, frightened, little Israeli girl walked into your classroom for the first time. I had only arrived in the country two weeks before.…

We Are Sexual BeingsWe Are Sexual Beings

With sex all around us, oozing out of our televisions, theaters, magazines, fashion, on the streets, one would think we are the most sexually informed, open and comfortable nation on the planet.”…

The Banking ImplosionThe Banking Implosion

I’m sure by now you all have noticed the ongoing meltdown in the mortgage industry. The cause of this whole mess is a little bit complicated, rooted in both the structure of the mortgage industry, and human nature. I’ll try to explain both factors here in layman’s terms.…

Breaking old habits; Creating new Ones

We are mostly habitual beings. Webster defines habit as an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary.…

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Democrats debate user's video questions

In a first for the American presidential debate, eight Democratic candidates answered questions from users. The questions were selected by CNN from almost 3000 submissions via YouTube. the questions differed from traditional debates. One question aimed at Clinton asked "how would you define the word 'liberal?' And would you use this word to describe yourself?" A broadly directed question later asked "All of you say you will be able to work with Republicans. Well, here's a test. If you had to pick any Republican member of Congress or Republican governor to be your running mate, who would it be?"  read more »

Intel Joins 'One Laptop Per Child' board

After its chairman, Craig Barrett previously made negative comments about it, Intel has decided to join up with the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. Craig Barrett called the laptops a "gadget". The new partners announced that Intel will join the non-profit's board and contribute funding for the program.

The project is also referred to as the $100 laptop program, in reference to the intended cost of the items . Currently the actual cost remains $175 USD. The laptops are intended for distribution to children in poor and developing countries.  read more »

EU begins enforcing long delayed recycling law

The EU has now put into force an electronics recycling law that was originally slated to be enforced 2 years ago. The Waste Wlectrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requires 4kg (lbs) of electonic waste to be recycled per person. The newly enforeced law shares responsibility for recycling at all point along the consumer spectrum. For starters, manufacturers of electronics are responsible for funding the recycling efforts and retailers are equired to accept the waste from customers.  read more »

Excerpt: Where Have All The Leaders Gone?

By Lee Iacocca with Catherine Whitney

04/11/07 "ICH" -- -- -Had Enough? Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course." Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out! You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies. Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for.  read more »


By Matt miller

Those of you who are disgusted by the divisive, black and white political perspectives we are being fed through the two major parties, may want to check out Unity ’08. While a long shot, the idea of creating a third party with a bi-partisan ticket is brilliant and worth exploring. This new citizen-led movement has the potential to change the nature of our politics.  read more »