Archive | April, 2013
Passengers board Trans World Airline Constellation aircraft. c. 1940's. (Library of Congress)

The Apple’s of the Skies

My grand-pop had a small plaque on his wall commemorating the day he had flown 100k miles on a commercial plane. In the 1960′s, earning that plaque was an honor. Men and women wore suits and dresses, they drank coffee and wine in gathering lounges—traveling by plane was not only an experience in and of […]

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The Happiest Fork on Earth: HAPIfork.

The Smartest Fork on Earth: HAPIfork

If it meant that you would eat smarter and be healthier, would you let a fork tell you what to do? You see, the HAPIfork is just like a personal trainer, except the types of lifts you will be concentrating on is fork-to-mouth lifts. The key word here is concentration. So often, we eat mindlessly — surely […]

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7 Deadly Sins of Article Writing

The 7 Deadly Sins of Article Writing for the Web

Great writers read for perspective and ideas.  Here is a new perspective on how the capital vices can turn into web writing sins. Sloth Don’t be lazy, edit every little detail. We’re putting this at the head of the pack because it just might be the most important detail in crafting a triumphant portfolio of writing.  Edit and proof […]

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Space Perspectives

11 Ways That Space Allows a Look at Ordinary, Everyday Things from a New Perspective

The sunrise Astronauts on space station see the sunrise and sunset 16 times a day. On Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, astronaut Ron Garan used a high definition camera to film the sunrise as space station flew along a path between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fire Gravity is a constant force on […]

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The World Famous Icehotel in Sweden

A Night at the Icehotel in Northern Sweden

Every once in awhile, you have the desire to lay down with a place that has a reputation. The world famous Icehotel in northern Sweden is just one of those places — a hotel composed almost entirely of ice. It’s worth the jaunt too, to the Lapland Wilderness north of the Arctic Circle. Here, gimmicky travel isn’t depressing […]

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The US Barista Championship is Underway in Boston!

We trust sommeliers to help us select and understand our wine, bartenders to create cocktails that warrant celebration, and for our first taste of the day, coffee, we look to the expertise of coffee professionals. Today in Boston, those wonderful baristas who create something that most of us can’t live even one day without, are competing […]

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Map of Brunei and British Northern Borneo

Brunei Darussalam, Borneo

On the northwestern coast of the island of Borneo, between Sarawak and Malaysia, is Brunei Darussalam — the “Abode of Peace.”  Brunei is probably best known for its long line of sultans and extraordinary wealth and power afforded by an abundance of natural oil and petroleum resources that scatter the island.  So, how can a land blessed […]

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Will We See the Northern Lights from North America Tonight?

Tonight in North America, we might be treated to rare glimpse of a colorful sky caused by a solar flare that occurred on Thursday morning. Aurora borealis (called aurora australis in the southern hemisphere) is a result of solar flares that cause radiation from the sun to interact with atmospheric protons–that’s when colorful beams of light start to dance […]

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Eating horse meat in America and abroad. World on a Fork

All The Tasty Horses?

The European horse meat scandal – and America’s complicated legal policy. As the controversy over unlabeled horse meat reaching grocery stores and restaurants in Europe widens, let’s explore how the scandal has unfolded and why it’s so hard to find horse on a menu in the United States. Image compliments of Top Masters in Public […]

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