Monthly Archives: May 2013

Friday Sound-Off: BJ Block and Dawn Pemberton

From their debut album, The Land of Make Believe, the song Just Be by BJ Block and Dawn Pemberton…

Thanks to BJ Block and Dawn Pemberton and the folks at Free Music Archive for making Just Be downloadable in MP3 format.

Have a great weekend…

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Busting Green Myths – Five Common Misperceptions

A sprout in a lightbulb

Image credit: TakingITGlobal via Wikipedia

By Adam Whinston

In my line of work, I often overhear misperceptions about the challenges and hazards of adopting a greener lifestyle. Some of these reflect longstanding beliefs that were once true, but are no longer true today. Others are pure hearsay, and yet others are deliberately spread by parties with an entrenched interest. To clear the air and make it easier for people to make good decisions about greening their lifestyle, I debunk some of the most common myths. Continue reading

@nycework tweet digest: 05/19-24/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Peeking into your future using big data; quick, homemade budget cuts; dirty ice in fast food places; you’re harboring moody bacteria; sustainable city farming; gadgets too advanced for their own good; daring to fail greatly…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 19 and May 24, 2013:

3D-modeled vertical farm

3D-modeled vertical farm
(Image credit: Cjacobs627 at en.wikipedia)

  • A quote by Robert F. Kennedy about the achievement ability of people who aren’t afraid to fail;
  • an article about scientists’ discovery that our bodies harbor kinds of bacteria that affect our health, our weight and our mood;
  • an article about a student’s experiment that found 70 percent of tested fast-food ice was dirtier than toilet water samples taken from the same establishment;
  • an article about how vertical farming using skyscraper greenhouses could produce sustainable, city-grown, inexpensive food;
  • an article about 5 quick ways to cut household bills; (NOTE: the section on tax savings might be outdated, so consult your accountant or tax specialist for up-to-date tax-saving strategies);
  • an article about 5 old gadgets that didn’t become popular because they were ahead of their time;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about how information you share publicly might be used to predict your future.

Enjoy! Continue reading

Quote of the Week: May 26, 2013

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”~Oprah Winfrey

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Friday Sound-Off: Hannah Georgas

This Sound-Off features a video of Hannah Georgas performing The Beat Stuff.

Hannah Georgas’ performance of The Beat Stuff at CBC Radio 3‘s studio on March 23, 2009, is available for download in MP3 format.

Thanks to Hannah Georgas, the folks at CBC Radio 3 and Free Music Archive.

Have a great weekend…

Related Links:

Free Music Archive: Hanna Georgas (freemusicarchive.org)

@nycework tweet digest: 05/12-17/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Getting good at being you; healthcare for $60 or less per month; budgeting successfully through thick and thin; big data as the new crystal ball; the dangers of being profiled with eye-tracking technology; what you can do with tiny computers; eco-friendly paper towel etiquette…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between May 12 and May 17, 2013:

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln
(Image credit: Wikipedia)

  • A quote by Abraham Lincoln urging you to be good at being you;
  • an article about how information you share publicly can be used to predict your future;
  • an article about a doctor who charges $60 or less per month for basic healthcare because he believes the U.S. healthcare system sacrifices patients’ health for profit;
  • an article discussing ways to use USB flash drive-sized PCs that run Android or other GNU/Linux-based operating systems;
  • an article about how eye-tracking technology could pose serious risks to your privacy;
  • a video demonstration of an eco-friendlier way to dry your hands using a small amount of paper towel;
  • and, a link to @nycework’s previous tweet digest that includes a post about 5 ways to “make it” regardless of the state of the economy.

Enjoy! Continue reading

Quote of the Week: May 19, 2013

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve
greatly.”~Robert F. Kennedy

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