For those of you like me who walk around with earbuds in your ears all day, this article will be interesting, More than just a pretty interface. Dr Michael Bull has studied how listening to your own private music (or book) can help people control their environment even in public, ad filled spaces.
I found this on Slashdot.
John Kerry said “We should abolish the CIA. Because the CIA completely and totally missed the Soviet revolution.” in this New York Times interview. I’m sure he has more reasons than that – since it’s been a long time since the Soviet revolution and the CIA has done a lot (or not) since then. I wish he’d share them. If you have links to other information, please comment.
My boyfriend made an indoor herb garden today. It’s beautiful and it smells really good. He planted sage, mint, basil, oregano, rosemary, cilantro and dill.
To learn more about herb gardens, Google for “indoor herb garden” or start with one of the following articles:
Growing, Preserving and Using Herbs
Indoor Herb Garden
A friend told me about Heifer International, a nonprofit organization that donates livestock to poor people around the world. The idea is that Heifer gives a poor family or community an animal that produces food, like a milk cow or a chicken. The family can than live off the proceeds, milk or eggs in this example, directly or sell it for other food that they need. In exchange, they agree to give at least the first offspring of their animal to another family in need.
They also have other projects. For example, they are working in the US to increase the number of young farmers.
You can read more about Hiefer International on their website. They’ve also been featured in the New York Times and Fortune magazine – the links are on their website.