• 01
    Aug

    The Paradox of Our Times

    “We have taller buildings but shorter tempers. Wider freeways with narrower viewpoints. We spend more and have less. We buy more and enjoy less. We have bigger houses for smaller families. More conveniences, yet less time. We have more degrees but less sense. More knowledge but less judgement. More...

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  • 01
    Aug

    Wise Reminder

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  • 01
    Aug

    Society Issue #917

    God save the kings and the queens of modernity! Ever wonder how CEOs of the largest corporations are accountable and resign at the first drop in consumer confidence while senators and representatives enjoy virtual lifelong careers in Congress without even passing a budget? I think it’s time for Congress...

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  • 01
    Aug

    Gluten-Free Natural Chemicals

    When I walk the floor of the Natural Products Expo, I see a cross section of society. Little mom and pop operations going up against giant goliaths, all peddling their latest creations often with little if any research. The evidence is the “deer in headlights” response to even basic...

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  • 01
    Aug

    On Design

    “Originality isn’t the primary goal of design, effectiveness is.” My point exactly since design school! Thank you, Seth Godin.

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  • 01
    Aug

    Googled

    Today I start a new series relating to the recent phenomenon of persuasion. “Just Google it” with some facts found on, well, Google: a wedding band weighing 5-10 grams or about .35 ounces accounts for an average of 20 tons or 640,000 ounces of cyanide containing aggregate waste.

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  • 01
    Aug

    Wise Words

    “The care of human life and happiness….is the only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

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  • 01
    Aug

    Children Sue to Help Mother (Nature)

    In a landmark Columbian Supreme Court case, 25 kids along with Dejusticia sued their government for failing to protect the Amazon rainforest and won! Arguing that deforestation is the country’s largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, the government’s failure to protect the Amazon was directly violating the rights of...

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  • 01
    Aug

    Anti Social Media

    Remember those “friends” on Facebook that you deleted long ago? Facebook does! There are a few of us who have been saying this since the ‘90s but also wonder about living in a “free society” where we are all filmed or photographed everywhere we go even when walking past...

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