Ann Oliver’s Xeni Collection Is a Fashion Label for People with Physical Disabilities

March 31, 2012 by  
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For many of us, dressing ourselves in clothes that look good and fit our bodies comfortably is something we take for granted. For those dealing with severe arthritis, amputations, multiple sclerosis and other physical disabilities, shopping for clothes can be more of a challenge. Enter Xeni, a clothing line started by Ann Oliver, a former architect with MS. The line of clothing addresses some of the shortfalls of conventional garments, replacing buttons with magnets, for example, and accommodating prosthetic limbs and medical accoutrements. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ann Oliver , arthritis , clothing , disabilities , Fashion , multiple sclerosis , Xeni Collection

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Breaking News: FDA Rejects NRDC Petition for a BPA Ban in Food Packaging

March 31, 2012 by  
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As you might remember, back in October 2008 , the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)  submitted a citizen petition to the FDA asking them to prohibit the use of BPA in human food and packaging. Now, we must begrudgingly be the bearers of bad news – the FDA denied the request and is going to allow food manufacturers to keep on packaging food in materials containing BPA.   Hit the jump to read why the FDA decided against the petition and let us know what you think. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BPA , BPA ban , BPA in food packaging , fda , FDA ban on BPA , food packaging ban on BPA , nrdc

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6 Surprising and Delightful Origami Creations

March 31, 2012 by  
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FDA rejects petition to ban BPA from food packaging

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The decision prompted sharp criticism from the NRDC and other environmental health advocates who claim the plastic-hardening chemical should not be used in anything that comes in contact with food or beverages.

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Coca-Cola’s Grafitti Hits Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods Ahead of Final Four

March 30, 2012 by  
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Apparently Coca-Cola is really into New Orleans lassez-faire lifestyle, so much so that they decided to cover the sidewalks of the historic French Quarter and Treme neighborhoods with company logos as part of a guerrilla marketing campaign ahead of this weekend’s Final Four Championship games. As quickly as the adverts popped up, so too did angry comments on social media around the city, prompting Coca-Cola to begin the removal process as quickly as the stencils had been applied. Read the rest of Coca-Cola’s Grafitti Hits Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods Ahead of Final Four Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Coca Cola , Corpoarte Responsibility , Corproate Vandalism , Grafitti Art , guerilla marketing , Guerrilla Advertising , New Orleans , public art , Street art , Sustainable Advertising

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Apparently Coca-Cola is really into New Orleans lassez-faire lifestyle, so much so that they decided to cover the sidewalks of the historic French Quarter and Treme neighborhoods with company logos as part of a guerrilla marketing campaign ahead of this weekend’s Final Four Championship games. As quickly as the adverts popped up, so too did angry comments on social media around the city, prompting Coca-Cola to begin the removal process as quickly as the stencils had been applied. Read the rest of Coca-Cola’s Grafitti Hits Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods Ahead of Final Four Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Coca Cola , Corpoarte Responsibility , Corproate Vandalism , Grafitti Art , guerilla marketing , Guerrilla Advertising , New Orleans , public art , Street art , Sustainable Advertising

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Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction

March 30, 2012 by  
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Canadian scientists have discovered a way to clone elm trees, which for decades, have have fallen victim to the deadly Dutch elm disease . It is believed that their findings could become a model to preserve, and successfully grow, thousands of endangered plants around the globe. Read the rest of Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American elm , cloning , Dutch Elm Disease , elm trees , endangered plants , endangered species , in vitro technologies , Praveen Saxena , University of Guelph , urban sprawl

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Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction

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Canadian scientists have discovered a way to clone elm trees, which for decades, have have fallen victim to the deadly Dutch elm disease . It is believed that their findings could become a model to preserve, and successfully grow, thousands of endangered plants around the globe. Read the rest of Scientists Clone Elm Trees to Protect Them from Extinction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American elm , cloning , Dutch Elm Disease , elm trees , endangered plants , endangered species , in vitro technologies , Praveen Saxena , University of Guelph , urban sprawl

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Cleaner, greener power cuts UK carbon emissions 7%

March 30, 2012 by  
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Use of renewables rose to 9.5 percent in the United Kingdom last year, a key factor in the bringing down the country's carbon emissions.

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A Look Into San Francisco’s Downtown Secret Gardens

March 30, 2012 by  
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