The Cycle Of Life – Green Burial

There have been many “green funeral” alternatives in the last few years,  vertical burials or solar panels atop mausoleums, for example. Well the latest comes from Spanish designer Martín Ruiz de Azúa.  These biodegradable “Bios Urns” combine human remains with … Read More

Breaking Down Teen Tension

Jocks, cheerleaders, nerds, hipsters, thespians, outcasts—each has their clearly designated place in high school. The segregation is traditional and the barriers of communication are literally almost impenetrable. Except, however, on the new MTV series If You Really Knew Me. … Read More

Money. Who needs it?

Daniel Suelo lives in a cave near Moab, Utah, in contented fashion without using money in any way, shape, or form. He’s existed without using money for almost 10 years and loves it. … Read More

How’s Your Social Nuturition?

Anyone in the food industry knows that nutrition labels have revolutionized the way average consumers choose their food products. Informing the consumer with simple labeling so they can compare two similar products in order to make informed and healthy decisions … Read More

GMH – Gives Me Hope

Have you heard of F*ck My Life? It’s a site where people can anonymously share short tales of woe that you can’t help but chuckle at. Here’s an example from FML:

“Today, I was cleaning my father’s study room and wondering why I did not receive my acceptance/rejection letter from a college I really wanted. I found the acceptance letter, on his desk, also approving of a full scholarship. The deadline to confirm was a month ago. FML” … Read More

The Growth of Kirtan in the West

Sure you could go drink away your financial woes on a Saturday night but then you wake up Sunday with a hangover, regret and minus a bunch of precious cash. Or you could sing your way to a bliss that … Read More

Beauty and The Blast Wall: The Aesthetics of Hope

Blast walls, prefabricated concrete barriers used by occupational forces to protect civilians and soldiers from car bombs, explosions and insurgent attacks, have literally carved Baghdad into a grim maze. The duality of walls is not lost on these residents. They … Read More

Quiet in the “Sunni Triangle of Death”

It is a sadly exceptional moment that we hear any good news from Iraq, or anywhere else for that matter. However, there have been several recent reports that paint a glimmer of hope around the gloomy issue of the Iraqi … Read More

Beauty and The Blast Wall: The Aesthetics of Hope

Blast walls, prefabricated concrete barriers used by occupational forces to protect civilians and soldiers from car bombs, explosions and insurgent attacks, have literally carved Baghdad into a grim maze. The duality of walls is not lost on these residents. They … Read More

Atheism is the New Gay

The latest edition of the Edge newsletter poses the question, “ Are Science and Religion Incompatible?” A question for the ages to be sure. This is a debate that has occurred countless times in living rooms, coffee shops, classrooms, courthouses, … Read More