Archive for the Well-being Category
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Why People Should Act More Like Whales
Song of the Spindle is a funny and surprisingly insightful conversation between a man and a whale. It turns out that humans and whales have more in common than one might expect; for example, certain species of whales have spindle neurons — considered to be “the brain cells that make us human.” Seattle-based animator Drew Christie talks about his creative process and recommends a few whale-related books in an interview below. The Atlantic: How did you get into illustration and animation? Drew Christie: I have been drawing since as long as I can remember. My dad used to paint and draw for fun and he showed me some techniques when I was younger. He also let me have free reign over our family video camera. It was only a matter of time before I realized that I could combine my love of drawing and my love of film in the magical realm... Continue Reading
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Doing good helps companies do well
Award nominees cited for their business practices, but also appreciated for the benefits they bring to their communities They may be small, but that doesn’t mean they have small hearts. Three of the nominees for Small Business of the Year for Small Business Week 2011 don’t let the fact they only have a handful of employees stop them from trying to make a big impact in the community. The Residential Electric Contractor Company – or TRECC Electric for short – helps build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Calgary‘s Child Magazine helps raise money for respite care for parents. And Sure... Continue Reading
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Do Good Bus To Tour Alongside Foster The People…With Your Help
Except for the sparkling white charter bus sitting in Bryan Trainor and Jennifer Barrette-Trainor’s driveway on Sept. 30, one wouldn’t suspect the quiet neighborhood to be hosting one of the more popular bands to pass through the Quiet Corner in some time. Foster the People, whose song, “Pumped Up Kicks” is number three on Billboard’s Hot 100, was in town for a private acoustic concert. But this fundraising event wasn’t about the band, so much as the charitable work carried on by the Do Good Bus, in which they arrived. The bus is the brainchild of Rebecca Pontius, sister of... Continue Reading
All images by Leonora Oppenheim. Perry Chen speaking about Kickstarter at the Do Lectures 2011
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Do Lectures 2011 – The People’s Take Over
Yesterday for our third post in the Do Lectures 2011 series we encouraged you to Start Where You Live. You never know quite how far you will travel. In the case of Welsh organic salt company Halen Môn their unique local product ended up at the White House in Obama’s favourite chocolates. Now that we’ve made a start and we’ve got some momentum let’s look at where change can take us with The People’s Take Over. Power to the People We heard yesterday that Michael Kelly’s dissatisfaction with his supermarket stocking Chinese garlic lead to him starting the Grow It... Continue Reading
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Connected | In Theaters 9/16
We humans are all ever-increasingly connected with one another [as cell phones and the internet foster still-further-reaching institutions, as global trade networks continue to expand, etc] is beyond dispute. What the sum total impact of this dizzying array of newfangled connections will be is, on the other hand, entirely disputed. Some hold out hope that a world in which we are ‘interdependent’ on the millions of people we’ve never met will be a world in which we take better care of each other, as well as our resources. Others see a world of festering apathy, of populaces glued to screens... Continue Reading
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Dirty Diapers = Roofing Material… What?
What do you think of when you hear the words “dirty diaper”, certainly not roofing material. But the company Knowaste might just change all that. This Canadian company has developed a way of transforming soiled tush cloths into plastic pellets, which can then be made into roofing tiles and tubing. See this video to get a gimps on how it is done. According to Wikipedia, babies in the United States go through about 24 million diapers a year, contributing 3.4 million tons of waste to landfills. And, worldwide, the impact is too foul to contemplate: The average baby needs about... Continue Reading
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Community + Loo = CLOO
CLOO’ from Hillary Young on Vimeo. Community + Loo = CLOO Here’s a riddle: How many public bathrooms are there in your city? Answer: As many as you want. For the cost of a latte, CLOO’ turns residential bathrooms into bathrooms that you, your friends or friends of friends can use, making city living easier. Find out more CLOO-App.com To sign-up follow twitter.com/?CLOOApp. For inquiries send us a message at CLOOapp@gmail.com If you’re an investor or developer don’t hesitate to get in touch. Creators: Hillary Young & Deanna McDonald HillandD.com Music by Joe Arroyo, “Rebelión”... Permalink
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