LA-based cupcake company Sprinkles has come up with an innovative idea for those of you out there who get sugar and baked goods cravings in the middle of the night. They developed an outdoor cupcake ATM machine. No news yet on whether or not there has been a surge on cupcake muggings but we’ll let you know if we hear anything. Check out the video via Huffington Post on how this cupcake ATM works.
Bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman had a special on PBS last night called “The Blood Sugar Solution” discussing the diabetes and obesity epidemic in this country. He points to what I’ve been pointing to for a long time now, diet is so important. A good diet could lower your medical bills and expenses and while exercise is important, diet is a bigger issue than lack of exercise. It’s a better way to address the root causes of chronic illness.
For the first time in its 42 year existence, the coveted Shamrock Shake is available at all 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Prior to this year, the shake was only available at select locations on or around St. Patrick’s Day.
But if you’ve ever wondered what gives the shake its famous green color, the secret is in the syrup. The Shamrock Shake syrup contains Continue reading →
I read the sad news on grist.com this morning. Perhaps the most progressive voice in U.S. Congress, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) lost the Democratic primary for Ohio’s new 9th congressional district on Tuesday. It seems the Republicans have been strategically redistricting to pit Democrats against each other and Kucinich was unable to keep his seat. For that, the target on his back because of his political views, and a few other reasons I’m sure, Kucinich lost his seat. Continue reading →
The issues of eWaste is one we take seriously since we give you environmental information you receive on electronics and computers so when there’s information about being greener with your electronics, buying them less, or recycling them we want you to have it! Check out this infographic from EPEAT®, an organization that rates electronics based on 23 required criteria to qualify for their certification and can meet up to 28 additional optional criteria to achieve higher ratings. Continue reading →
Photo Credit: “Feeding cotton seeds, in New South Wales” by Cgoodwin
Now that you read 5 Things You Need To Know About Cotton Or You’ll Die Twice what do you do with all the new things you learned? Die twice? Get angry? Hide under the bed? Well, you can’t die twice (I’m sure you’re relieved). Anger is acceptable and appropriate in this situation. Hiding under the bed is not. Some of the suggestions here are personal and can rid or reduce GE cotton in your life and your family’s lives, but that’s not enough. It’s important to help others.
While politicians are looking to support the Keystone XL pipeline and regular people seem indifferent or excited about jobs, the Kalamazoo River in Michigan is still undergoing a tar sands pipeline spill cleanup from 2010. The people who live near the river tells their stories about young children vomiting black substances, business still not recovering from having to shut down for 3 months, and job creation only for those who have to clean up the spill after the pipeline burst devastated their communities.
They ask you to remember it’s not a question of will the pipeline burst but when.
Photo Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane, Gulf of Mexico