Michael Drew · Small Actions · 1 day ago
American Horror Story Freak Show

Americans spent nearly $7 billion on Halloween in 2013 – costumes, decorations and even zombie-scented fragrances. There is something fascinating about things that are frightening. There’s something liberating about stepping out of your daily routine and into a costume, whether it’s your favorite superhero, a creepy clown or a 

Bob Hughes · The WE Cycle · 2 days ago
Knowing Your Food

We all have to eat, and most of us watch what we eat. In our current WE Cycle more of us look for how to help others eat, through apps that assess food quality, whether it’s organic, how many calories items contain and, of course, recipes. There’s a lot of conflicting information about what’s good or bad for you (a new study always seems to contradict an earlier one). But nutritionists are trying to help us figure it out.
Especially those of us who don’t live a farm-to-table life, relying …

Michael Drew · Creativity in Business · 3 days ago
Explain Yourself

How well do you know what it is that you do?

If you’re an entrepreneur, can you describe your business to someone who knows nothing about your industry?

If you’re writing a book, do you know whom you’re trying to reach, what you really want to say?

You’d be surprised at how many people don’t know exactly what they do, can’t describe their business in clear-cut terms or are unable to figure out what they want to say in a book.

They’re not stupid. They’re just not as focused as …

Bob Hughes · Creativity in Business · 4 days ago
Coping with Food Waste

Packaging might have something to do with food waste. And getting rid of packaging might help us not only control how much we buy – and throw out – but how much we consume. And also, how much packaging we dispose of. We can maybe help ourselves to smaller portions, thanks to a small but growing trend among food retailers.

The world wastes about a third of all food produced, around $1 trillion,

Roy H. Williams · Invisible Heros · 5 days ago
Kary Mullis, DNA, Invention, PCR

I was reading a collection of quotes when I discovered one that made me smile:
“There is a general place in your brain, I think, reserved for ‘melancholy of relationships past.’ It grows and prospers as life progresses, forcing you finally, against your better judgment, to listen to country music.” – Kary Mullis
I said, “This Kary Mullis fellow sounds interesting,” so I decided to find out what I could.

I learned that Mullis was just 24 years old when Nature magazine published his …