Richard Joyner has led his rural community of Conetoe, N.C., to better health by helping students grow and distribute 50,000 pounds of fresh food a year.
When a school bus driver had a heart attack and the vehicle careened out of control, a couple of middle school students heroically saved the day. It was a normal…
When an elderly man is trapped in a burning inferno, a stranger happens along, bravely rescues the man and then disappears. It was a lazy Saturday morning when fire erupted…
When someone had a seizure on a NY subway platform and fell on the tracks, a brave man sprang into action and saved him. Wesley Autrey, now dubbed the “Subway…
Mysterious and stunning alien life is indeed with us on Earth today, and they’re hanging out in the darkest depths of our oceans.
The term deep sea creature refers to organisms that live below the photic zone of the ocean. These creatures must survive in extremely harsh conditions, such as hundreds of bars of pressure, small amounts of oxygen, very little food, no sunlight, and constant, extreme cold.
These creatures live in very harsh environments, such as the abyssal or hadal zones, which, being thousands of meters below the surface, are almost completely devoid of light. The water is between 3 and 10 degrees Celsius and has low oxygen levels. Due to the depth, the pressure is between 20 and 1,000 bars. Creatures that live hundreds or even thousands of meters deep in the ocean have adapted to the high pressure, lack of light, and other factors.
Video of deep sea creatures
Flowers at weddings are beautiful—but their beauty doesn’t have to end there. People donate to Repeat Roses, who picks up the flowers, re-purposes them, and drops them off at hospices, hospitals and nursing homes, where they conjure needed smiles on patients’ faces.
And then Repeat Roses takes it one step further–a week later, they pick up the flowers and compost them, saving them from the garbage.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
Spread smiles to those in need. On your behalf, we deliver beautifully refreshed flower bouquets and arrangements to residents and patients in hospitals, cancer treatment centers, nursing homes, hospice care and shelter facilities.
Together, we can bring kindness and make a positive impact in communities across the country. From our headquarters in New York City to Los Angeles, California and all points in between. (more…)
My new year’s resolution was to create more images of a non-commercial, personal nature. Shooting whatever I see while walking my dog Nunzi around our Venice neighborhood. Seems I’m actually…
You’ve likely heard about those smarties at TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). I’ve enjoyed their fine podcasts for years and now their staff has come up with the 25 best apps to help make your everyday life easier.
I’ve been using a few of the selections here and have indeed found them quite useful. The app selections cover four categories: For random life stuff, For getting around, For staying organized, For computer and email ease.
Apps to make your everyday life easier – by TED staff
At our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too.
Waze GPS, Traffic Navigation, Map – video tour
For getting around…
This app downloads offline, zoomable, searchable maps of major cities, so that even if you are roaming around Tokyo and can’t read any of the signs, you can still find your way around. “It’s good for people like me who travel internationally but don’t like to get data plans,” says Thu-Huong Ha, of our editorial team.
Another great app for travelers, Word Lens visually translates printed text into your language in real time. When you snap a photo of a sign or document, it shows the image to you in English. “It’s crazy,” says Kyle Shearer of our Events Workgroup. “The translations are not always 100%, but it’s good enough to get by on.” Hello, food menus. (more…)
From time to time we can find ourselves out of gas, in a rut or even knocked to the ground, and can use a little inspiration to get going again. These sites could lend a hand.
Top 10 Inspirational Websites
Sometimes I get blown away with the awesomeness of the regular things in life. The other day I was in the shower (best place to meditate) and was thinking about the Internet.
I rarely think about the Internet in deep ways, yet I use it more in a day that another other object besides my own body. It is SO vast, full of information, and such a great resource for connecting us to others across the globe. I’m thankful for the Internet and its infinite possibilities.
And I’m thankful for the dynamic people whom fill the webisphere with their knowledge, creativity, and inspirational words to help us live a little better each day. I get asked all of the time what websites I go to for inspiration and so I’ve decided to roundup my top 10 fave sites for you (in no particular order).
The Journal’s tagline, “dedicated to a mindful life” is spot on. I am a huge fan of any info-hub that brings together multiple sectors of life. EJ is a brilliant resource for wellness, spiritual, and creative inspiration. They publish tons of articles everyday, so there is always new inspiration waiting for you. And the layout just makes me smile quite a bit. Article continued here (more…)
Hang Up and Listen is a weekly sports discussion from the online magazine Slate. It features Slate sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis (author of A Few Seconds of Panic), and NPR sports reporter Mike Pesca.
Hang Up and Listen isn’t a “scream and debate till the hosts are red in the face” PTI-style yap fest type of podcast. Anchored by Slate’s sports editor Josh Levin, writer Stefan Fatsis, and NPR’s Mike Pesca, these three are smart, thorough, and highly analytical. They can be pedantic at times-some of their segments are as dense as a dissertation—but it’s better to be critical and informative than beer-bellied, redundant, Bayless-like, and dependent on the adjectives “good” and “great.”
Instead of putting in a review by me (I listen every week) or a professional smarty-pants reviewer, I’ll just paste some insights from mere average humans for your edification. Then check it out for your own selves.
Hang Up and Listen Podcast Reviews
Increase Your IQ..just tune in.
by frommaui66 on Oct 17, 2013
This has got to be the wittiest, consistently wry and most intelligent sports podcastâ¦EVER! Listening to the guys making hilariously arcane observations about sports and related events around the world is like getting a Masters Degree in Smart and Funny Sportstalk. This show is one of the few podcasts I listen to regularly. (more…)
Apps | Top 10 traveling apps help you save money. Here are excellent apps to assist you in traveling around the world without busting your budget. Thanks to mobile tech, planning a trip is easier than ever
Apps-BigOven 250,000 recipes, your grocery list, menu plans, more. Big Oven app is a great demonstration of why recipe apps are better than books.Over 250,000 recipes, with a search engine offering options for finding recipes
Apps | Locates lost or stolen smartphone - Plan B, Find My iPhone. When your dear smartphone is lost or stolen, Plan B, Find My iPhone & other apps reunite you. They find iPhones & Androids. Check them out before it’s too late.
Apps | Parker - finds parking spaces & can pay, reserve spots. Wish you could find and pay for parking spots with your phone? Now you can with the Parker app for iPhone, iPad, Android.
William Eberhard, of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and colleague Daniel Briceno film spiders in the lab, in the field and under a dissecting microscope to untangle this longstanding arachnological…
Video | Earth - a look at the fascinating way science and art combine to create images of our home sweet home. There's artistry to creating the world and Rob Simmon, art director of NASA Earth Observatory, shows us howl
Apps | GasBuddy - finds the best gas prices. This superb free app, GasBuddy, finds the cheapest gas prices on the go or at locales you know. GasBuddy is my BFF and he wants to be yours too
Look at frozen water through cross-polarized light, and zoom in with a macro lens, and you'll find a colorful and mesmerizing landscape. Edward Aites submitted this video to NPR’s Science…