20 All-Time Greatest Food Inventions

Electrolux Refrigerator Ad, 1931   ...more
 @TheSpicedLife I'm thinking that pots weren't quite as critical as some other entries because ...more

Harvard Stores Data in DNA, Next Hollywood Thriller Writes Itself

Harvard scientists have figured out how to use DNA as a storage device, putting 5.5 petabits of data into one gram of DNA. I had to read a handful of articles before one finally answered the burning question: HOW DOES IT WORK? How do you take bits and put them into human genetic material? It's such an abstract concept I just couldn't wrap my head around it. ...more
So CAN the data  be implanted into humans? If so, how does that work? It's just stored in us and ...more

5 Apps that could save your life (1)

Because you never know what will happen in the next corner of the life, it’s always better to prevent – your phone can save your life! Here I selected for you 5 important apps you should have into your phone.1 – Red Panic ButtonIs now an universal app, when you are in trouble press the Red Pani Button. You just have to set a panic number or mail address and the phone will send a message which contains your address and location, determined using the fine GPS & GSM based coordinates....more

Password Protected?


The vast majority of the hours in most of my days are spent connected to one electronic device or another. I wake up in the morning and turn off the sleep stopwatch on my fitbit, then reach for my iPad to retrieve my e-mail, scroll through my Facebook feed, and see what's happened in the world since I last checked in. ...more

Self-Milking Cows and Other Curiosities of the Modern Dairy Farm

Smart cow?  Photo by Withywindle Nature, 2012...more

A Note to My Kids on Social Media: I Was Here First

A post entitled, "A Note to Parents: How to be a "cool" parent on Faceebok (as written by a kid on Facebook)," was brought to my attention last week and I loved it! Go ahead and read it… I’ll wait here for you… Oh good! You’re back. I loved this article because she hits the nail on the head. There are SO many parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles on Facebook today that actually joined AFTER their kids did (there are also plenty who still haven’t joined but that’s another post), and have really lost their cotton picking minds on what should be common sense. In a word -- STOP STALKING YOUR KIDS. That’s not cool....more
Great post, could not have said it better myself.  I've worked in online community for almost 10 ...more

Sleeping your way to Wisdom and Intuition - in the Social Media Era

How many times you do hear the terminology "Why don't you just sleep on it?"...more

Technology Apology

We like to complain about our kids. Doing so binds us as parents, as a generation, and can be a tiny reality check on the unabated bragging in which we would otherwise indulge. And nothing is more fun to complain about than our children’s attachment to technology.Call it an obsession or even an addiction, parents everywhere compare stories of teenagers’ seemingly limitless ability to text uninterrupted or play Xbox without coming up for air. Gather any group of parents and they will nod their heads knowingly. We can’t get their attention, because it is always elsewhere....more