Camron has been a staple in hip hop culture for a while. He has had hits after hits after hits. Walk down memory lane with the DIPSET creator. [Read more...]
Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now: www.bcfestival.com
The Andrea Air Purifier is a brilliant partnership between man and plant that accelerates nature’s natural ability to clean air in order to detoxify the atmosphere inside your home. amplifying the air cleaning ability of a plant with the help of a mechanical fan that moves air past the plant’s leaves, through the soil and roots and out through a water tray that collects toxins. Check out the interview with designer Tom Hadfield from Andrea to talk about how this amazing gadget is able to clean the air in your home 1000% better than a normal houseplant. Check out the video interview above!
In a recent speech in Indonesia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that climate change is ”perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” The speech was a strong counter to those in the American government who deny that climate change exists. Kerry went on to describe those who do not accept anthropogenic global warming as “shoddy scientists” and “extreme ideologues,” and he added that big companies and special interests should not be allowed to “hijack” the climate debate.
In 2012, the heads of the U.S. military declared climate change a “threat to national security,” but little progress was made in proactively countering the country’s level of carbon dioxide emissions, or the level of skepticism from leading government officials.
“Because of climate change, it’s no secret that today Indonesia is … one of the most vulnerable countries on Earth,” Kerry told an audience of students. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that the entire way of life that you live and love is at risk.”
Nike is developing a version of Marty McFly’s futuristic self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future II. Formerly a fictional concept, the autonomous fastening system either loosens or tightens the upper laces without intervention from the wearer, a system that is particularly helpful for people with motoring disabilities. Nike’s lead designer Tinker Hatfield is reported to have said at a recent press conference that the futuristic shoes will arrive right on time for 2015, which is when McFly first wore them in the movie.
Milroy Perera Associates unveiled their design for the world’s tallest residential vertical garden in Sri Lanka. The architects collaborated with Mäga Engineering to design the Clearpoint Tower, which will house 164 apartments across 46 floors packed with greenery. The project aims to create a vertically distributed experience of living on the ground floor and boasts several sustainable features such as the use of solar energy, natural ventilation and drip irrigation.
George Washington Carver (by January 1864- January 5, 1943), was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864.
Carver’s reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. He also developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin. He received numerous honors for his work, including the Spingarn Medal of the NAACP.
Broccoli City salutes George Washington Carver.
Believe it or not you could be looking at the future of solar energy. Say hi to Rawlemon, a solar ball lens that is quickly making its way to market…The future of energy looks pretty cool.
This perfectly spherical glass ball is the work of a German architect named André Broessel, who began working on it three years ago with the aim of making solar power more efficient and less expensive, a technology available to everyone, everywhere. “Our product is democratic,” he told me recently over email. “Imagine, we are conceiving autonomous products able to concentrate the light even during a cloudy day, which are generating sun powered energy wherever you are in the world. Energy for free.”
The story starts in Watts — ten miles South from the Los Angeles Coliseum — seven years before festival took place.
34 people died during the Watts Riots. Thousands more injured. $40 million in damage. But injuries weren’t just physical: images of the riots travelled far and wide and gave Watts and its nearby areas a reputation some say it still hasn’t lived down.
At the time, Al Bell worked for Stax Records, the Memphis based soul label. He’d eventually become president.
“The idea came from Forrest Hamilton who ran the West Coast office for Stax. To come here and put on a small concert to help draw attention to, and to raise funds for the Watts Summer Festival,” said Bell. “To create, motivate, and instill a sense of pride in the citizens of the Watts community.” [Read more...]
I was randomly surfing the net to see if I could find any of Tupac Shakur’s views on health (cool article from LA Weekly with some anecdotes on Pac, including his eating habits) and came across this article written by E.D.I. Mean aka Edinnon (from the Outlawz) called “Health and Wellness (The New Movement?)” which he takes a insightful look at health from the lens of a young African American male.
Health and Wellness (The New Movement?)
By Edidon for 2Pac.com
Ni99az is dying waaay to young.
I’m sure some of y’all are saying to your self “Duh, we know Edi, now tell us something we don’t know!” Well Le-hgo. We are dying young in these streets of course, but we are also dying young and FAST at our own dinner tables. We eat garbage everyday and some of us could care less. Others, are ignorant and don’t even know the damage we are doing to our most valuable asset. Quick question. Have you ever thought to yourself “What is this crap that last on my shelf for ages, gonna do in my body?” Yeah, me either, At least not until recently.BUT we should be asking questions such as this and more…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year was tied for the fourth warmest year on record around the world.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday released its global temperature figures for 2013. The average world temperature was 58.12 degrees (14.52 Celsius) tying with 2003 for the fourth warmest since 1880.
NASA, which calculates records in a different manner, said Tuesday that 2013 was the seventh warmest on record, with an average temperature of 58.3 degrees (14.6 Celsius).
Both agencies said nine of the 10th warmest years on record have happened in the 21st century. The hottest year was 2010.
A global insurance firm says there were 41 billion-dollar weather disasters last year. Unlike 2012, most of the heat and disasters were outside the United States.
With an adept understanding of ceramics and anatomy, Hong-Kong based artist Johnson Tsang creates strange and unexpected anthropomorphic sculptures where human forms seem to splash effortlessly through functional objects like bowls, plates, and cups. [Read more...]
- Drink Lots of Water! Skip the soda and high sugar juices and have a glass of water instead. This is a simple and effective way to keep your body cleansed and healthy.
- Focus on the holidays, not the food. The holidays are really about spending time with the people we love, creating memories and celebrating traditions.
- Hors D’oeuvres anyone? Mindlessly snacking on hors d’oeuvres before the main meal can add up. Have a small portion of nuts (they’re good for the heart), stay away from buttery pastries and snack on fruit and vegetable trays. Save your calorie budget for the main entree and a sensible dessert.
- Exercise together! Get the family involved. It’s hard to pull yourself away from family gatherings to get in some exercise time. The best way to avoid missing out on family fun is to make your workout a group activity. Play a game of flag football together, or walk around the block.
- Load up on veggies. Once the main course begins, don’t fill your plate with stuffing and mac ‘n cheese. Begin with vegetables and lean proteins like turkey, broccoli, and salad, which will leave less room on your plate for fatty indulgences.
- Stay on your feet. After a big holiday meal, all you want to do is to flop on the couch to watch football. But staying active after eating helps burn off a few of the calories you just packed in. Help clear the dishes. Just keep moving for 30 minutes after you eat, and your metabolism will keep burning.
- Time to Toast your favorite alcoholic beverage! But remember, moderation is key… check the calorie count:
• 12 oz of regular beer = 153 Calories
• 5 oz of table wine = 123 Calories
• 1.5 oz of hard liquor = 97 Calories