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Aging Boomers Become The Flat Age Society »

Aging Boomers Become The Flat Age Society

Photo illustrations by Zachary Scott for The New York Times. Have you noticed?  People over 45 don't "act their age"?  And what exactly does acting one's age mean, anyway?  We live in a time of physical augmentation and augmented reality as the norm.  At the same time, we live in a time of radical redefinition of the term "aging".  What [...]

How Barbie Helps Us See That Healthy is the New Skinny »

How Barbie Helps Us See That Healthy is the New Skinny

  My mom was smart.  She didn't allow Barbie in the house.  At the time, I pouted and wanted one of those round patent leather cases with her traveling wardrobe, and of course, Ken waiting ever-patiently in the car that was way too small for that case to fit in. So I never really aspired to Barbie's proportions from an up close [...]

Mark Changizi: How Not to Get Absorbed in Someone »

Mark Changizi: How Not to Get Absorbed in Someone Else’s Abdomen

Mark Changizi and I met on Stumbleupon. His work with the science of creativity, the harnessing of the brain (he just released a new book), and his general intelligence caught my eye immediately.  As I have mentioned here before, Stumbleupon has been a constant source of likemindedness since discovering it in 2007. Mark and I have been [...]

The Information Blanket : Blanketing Babies with »

The Information Blanket : Blanketing Babies with Lifesaving Info

  If you are a first world person, you were most likely born in a hospital with follow up medical care. If you were born in Afghanistan, perhaps not. The chart to the right shows infant mortality rates around the world are still out of line with those in first world countries.  Part of the problem is lack of education for new [...]

Goodby Silverstein Partners’ Willy the tourist »

Goodby Silverstein Partners’ Willy the tourist AIDS Video

Goodby, Silverstein & Partners' AIDS awareness campaign introduces Willy, the tourist with a lot of frequent flier miles. Indefatigable and cute, Willy is from AIDES, the leading French HIV/AIDS non-profit, with a message for all of us to stay safe...oh, and though it should be, this may not be Safe for Work (NSFW).   via

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, »

Top 10 posts on mixingreality.com : March to April, 2011

Images : Leo Reynolds No fooling, it's been a great few weeks for us at mixingreality.  In the coming days we will be adding contributors and some reviews of curated goodies that we think you might enjoy.  In the meantime, here are the top ten posts from the last time we made a list of your favorites.  Enjoy!  And do let us know what you are [...]

Age Doesn’t Apply for Fashion Doyennes of »

Age Doesn’t Apply for Fashion Doyennes of AdvancedStyle.com

  With the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, our thoughts are on those wonderful style mavens worth remembering both then and now.  Their personal style continues to inspire and will live on through history and  future generations. Fittingly,  albeit coincidentally,  photographer Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style blog launched  an [...]

World Water Day March 22 : Water Kills »

World Water Day March 22 : Water Kills

World Water Day is March 22, 2011.  Solidarités International and its agency BDDP Unlimited unveil a campaign to build awareness of the scourge of undrinkable water. Today,  it is estimated that 3.6 million people,  including 1.5 million children under the age of 5, die every year from water-born diseases borne from contaminated [...]

SXSW : Digital doubt, worried about unplugging ? »

SXSW :   Digital doubt, worried about unplugging ?  Some of this years film themes examine the digital revolution on our daily lives.

  As we all get our daily, or minute-to-minute news updates about the crisis in Japan, the question being asked by some of the filmmakers at SXSW is, does this instant digital technology make us better informed, happier, or more productive? NY Times reports : "It would be too much to say that this year’s South by Southwest [...]

Thoughts-of-the-day : Japan is on our mind, and now »

Thoughts-of-the-day : Japan is on our mind, and now radioactive fallout..what to take, do we, or don’t we ?

The Seaweed Gatherer, Inis Oirr, Aran Islands The island women gathered dulisk, an edible seaweed, from the rocks at low tide, and carried it in creels on their backs for as much as a couple of miles to their homes. The dulisk was sold to merchants on the mainland. The women also helped the men gather seaweed for use as manure on the [...]

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