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Personal Loans & Investing with Peer Lending

Lending Club It’s been around for a while, but Lending Club is still pretty fricken revolutionary. Instead of taking out a giant student loan, line of credit, or burning out your credit cards with the big, greedy old banks, consider…

Anonymous set to destroy Fox News

RT News Anonymous. A group of people around the world who are united by their desire to engage in civil disobedience with the intent to achieve positive change in the world. They uh, also try to stay anonymous. If you’re…

OccupyWallSt.org | News & Logistics for September 17th

Are you watching the occupation of Wall Street right now? You should. I think it’ll be big. Maybe even Syria big. Thousands of people have committed to camping out in NYC (and around the world) for two months and standing…

EE Podcast - EE Gypsies

Earlier this week, Lea and Emily from the EE Podcast (http://ee-podcast.com) interviewed us and a couple other crazy folks about our nomadic ways.

Sect Leader Guilty in Child Assault: CNN

Sect Leader Guilty in Child Assault: CNNDon’t get your necktie in a knot, but I personally don’t find anything wrong with the concept of polygamy or polygyny. Except that it’s super messy and complicated in practice. I’d personally never do…

Scent Branding Sweeps the Fragrance Industry - BusinessWeek

Scent Branding Sweeps the Fragrance Industry - BusinessWeekSo, there’s this thing called ambient fragrance. It’s a nose infiltrating mess meant to be released into public places to spruce up the joint (think Abercrombie & Fitch), all the while titillating your…

BBC News, Horn of Africa: ‘A Vision of Hell’

BBC News, Horn of Africa: 'A Vision of Hell'I can’t make sense of this. The entire horn of Africa is in a crisis-state of drought. It cannot get foreign aid because of outbreaks of conflict perpetrated by desperate terrorist groups.…

GOOD Magazine: How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD

GOOD Magazine: How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSDThis article slapped me right in the face and right out of my feed-reading lull. I couldn’t look away. I couldn’t stop reading. Be warned: it’s not for the faint of heart.…

Canada - Facts on Trafficking and Prostitution

Canada - Facts on Trafficking and ProstitutionThis’ll shock the pants off you. Did you know human trafficking is an issue in Canada? Did you know that little boy or girl you thought was working some odd hours for a flower…

Impact: Design for Social Change : The Resources

Impact: Design for Social Change : The ResourcesAre you a designer? Want to make a difference with your work? I present you with the six week workshop on Designing for Social Change at The School for Visual Arts in New…

EARTHLINGS - Make the Connection. | Nation Earth

The trailer of this film flung my guts into a tailspin. The trailer! Force a money-loving CEO to watch this film (Clockwork Orange style, eyelids peeled back) and I’m sure the stock market would pull up its socks and suddenly…

Why Occupy is Being Targeted on A Federal Level

Naomi Wolf provides a clear breakdown for the reasons that police forces operating in separate jurisdictions have banded together in a federal crackdown on the Occupy movement. You won’t like the answer, but the article provides some incredible insights.

Operation Maple - Canadian Political Videos

Operation Maple I love to rant about the downfall of United States politics and economics. Don’t lie. You can’t wait to hear me rant. You nestle into your blanket and sigh with relief when a Rachel volcano explodes all over…

Nova | Auto-Tune

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a brilliant astrophysicist. He is a less-than-brilliant singer. Watch how a little lot of Auto-Tune can turn his even this voice into something nearly listenable.

Raging Grannies International

The site could benefit from a redesign, but the idea of Raging Grannies who rail on about social justice is simply heart melting. After peaceful female protesters were maced by police officers in NYC two days ago, the Raging Grannies…

Climate Reality

I’m really interested to follow this Climate Reality project by Al Gore simply because I want to see what evidence will be used to show the impact of climate change and what opponents will say in response. Climate change is…

7 Unethical Experiments That Would Tell It All

Ethics. The thing that keeps us from doing horrible things to each other because it just ain’t right. What if we were to do away with them for a little while? Oh, say long enough to conduct these seven crazy…

Breaking Bad – AMC

We LOVE this show. Season Four aired three days ago.  You gotta check it out. Ya just gotta. Teacher, gone drug dealer, gone ruthless (yet just) killer.

Green, Healthy, & Safe Product Ratings & Reviews | GoodGuide

Now you can see exactly how much of a thoughful jerk you are. Or aren’t. The good guide lists ethical products according to their impact on your health, the environment, and society. The database could use some TLC, but overall…

GOOD Video: Kissing

Who doesn’t love a good lip lock or ten? I’ve certainly made some commentary on this topic before. Good Magazine discusses the quirks and kicks of lip smacking in an informative video. The only thing I disagree with? Armageddon is…

Infographic: The Opportunity Gap - GOOD

If you’re black or hispanic in US, you stand a serious chance of being impoverished, unhealthy, and being given little educational support.  It’s not great news. I want good news.

Store Buyout | The Art of Convenience

This is crazy. A guy walks into a grocery store… Have you heard this one? He buys everything the store has and then sells it as part of a gallery installation to prevent a local shop owner from going out…

The Perils of Confusing Drug Brand Names - Food - GOOD

What’s in a name? Well, lots of chemicals that either make you better or make you worse, depending on what you call them and what you’re prescribed. Good’s article discusses the name game that results in our favourite prescriptions becoming…

Inspirational poster | dooce®

There are only a few women I know who can make me laugh out loud. Dooce is one of them. An ex-Mormon, a fiendish mom, a devilishly smart writer, Dooce lets you have it. Whether you want it or not.…

Canada Votes 2011 - CBC News

How do you capture the failure of democracy? Oh yeah. By re-electing a Conservative government for 2011 who was in contempt of parliament and has the personality of a wet noodle.  So disappointed. I cannot even tell you.

How To Introduce Yourself | Blog | nGen Works

I got me a new job. I am now sleeping with a company owner (Louder Than Ten) and a designer (at nGenworks). And it’s perfectly legal. It’s the same person. Geez, I’m not a harlot.

Foul Water Fiery Serpent: The Disease

Trekking through the Costa Rican jungle got me thinking about parasites. Not that there’s any relation. Behold the Guinea worm. You drink it down and like magic, it pops its ropy head out of a blister on your leg a…

Hyperbole and a Half

Umm, if I didn’t already have a pet, I might totally Facebook stalk this Allie girl and ask her to make sweet bread with me (that’s code for intertwined penmanship love). Her writing is so funny it makes me feel…

A Guide To The Open Internet

The FCC is proposing new regulations that could jeopardize Net Neutrality in the United States by allowing online discrimination by the major telecoms. This is probably one of the most important issues of the information age… but it can be…

The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents | zen habits

Leo’s got a point, people. This Christmas thing sure does get out of hand. Last year we did gift free Christmas because we lived in a motorhome. This year we’re trying it again, with our families. So far, it’s been…