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@nycework tweet digest: 06/23-28/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The 3% Rule for a healthy bottom line; edible landscaping; being eco-friendly at work and play; safe and courteous bike sharing; throwing caution to the wind..and soil…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 23 through June 28, 2013:

Low-hanging grapes

Low-hanging grapes, perfect for city landscapes.
(Photo credit: Andreas Fischler via Wikimedia Commons)

  • A quote and reminder by Kahlil Gibran about why you should spend more time with Mother Earth;
  • an article listing 52 inexpensive ways you can be Earth-friendlier;
  • an article about using The 3% Rule to find and keep clients who enjoy doing business with you;
  • a video featuring Pat Warhurst talking about using city landscapes for growing fruits and vegetables instead of inedible plants;
  • an article listing 10 eco-friendly tips for your workplace;
  • a humorous set of images depicting basic tips and etiquette for users of New York City’s bike sharing program;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Shawn Achor talking about the happy secret to working better.

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Pam Warhurst: How We Can Eat Our Landscapes

@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  • an article about 5 quick ways to cut household bills; (NOTE: the section on tax savings might be outdated, so consult your accountant or tax specialist for up-to-date tax-saving strategies);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.

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Bottoms Up! Nanotechnology ‘Escapes’ Into Food Supply

Did you know there are man-made machines that are invisible to the naked eye? Microscopic guitars, cars, computers and many invisible things are being designed using nanotechnology.

Now nanotech’s found its way into food. Yes, nano foods are already on store shelves.

Reading about nanotech reminds this blogger of a scene from the 2003 movie X2: X-Men United. In the scene Magneto Escapes, the movie’s villain Magneto breaks out of confinement by extracting iron from a prison guard’s blood. No, the prison guard didn’t boost his body’s iron levels feasting on chicken liver just before going to work. His body was hacked. The scene Bottoms Up! shows how the “iron hack” was done.

So what do these advancements in nanotech potentially mean? For starters, every one of us and everything in life is now potentially hackable. Bottoms up, folks!


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