Monthly Archive: August 2009

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Free Your Mind

I came across a really interesting group that I wanted to know more about. It’s a growing movement of mentally ill patients and their allies that are rejecting medication and taking pride in their ‘madness’. The “Mad Pride” movement originated in the late 1990s.

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Gotta Love the Creatures!

In the true spirit of Giving Back, I have come across a charity that is very near and dear to my heart. I was never a dog person till I got my guy Chili, and then I got Quesa Blu, then Shade! They truly are my kids, they fight, they grumble, and tear things up…well Shade does anyway, but I have learned how unconditionally they love…

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Home Sweet Ashram

As the economy twists and turns, Hindu hermitages are finding that people are seeking them out not only as a place to go for a week of meditation, but also as a place to live. One ashram in Honesdale, Penn., charges $3,000 a year to live there in addition to working in the kitchen.

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The Endless Metabo Battle

One thing I was always fascinated with while living in Japan was the fight against your aging metabolism, or “metabo” for short. See, a couple of years ago the Japanese Ministry of Health started to popularize the fears of metabolic syndrome, and became a product innovation platform of its own.

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“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration”

Ok, anyway my focus for this blog is 99%. It’s from the people behind Behance (A free platform for the world’s leading creative professionals) …their last conference was “productivity-themed” and I guess they taken their own advice because they have recently re-launched the 99% site as a resource chock block full of articles, interviews, tips…