Leading Nanotechnology Scientist Awarded 2013 Lemelson-MIT Prize

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Dr. Angela Belcher, a materials chemist and one of the world’s leading scientists in nanotechnology was announced today as the recipient of the 2013 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize.

Belcher has drawn inspiration from nature and its ability to create materials.

-She believes that if organic and inorganic materials can combine in nature to produce exquisite structures, similar processes can be used in the lab to create things of which nature hasn’t yet dreamed. She has used these lessons in biology to design novel, hybrid organic-inorganic materials that have been used to create environmentally-friendly batteries and clean transportation fuel, among other inventions with both commercial and social value. The Lemelson-MIT Prize, which honors an outstanding mid-career inventor dedicated to improving our world through technological invention, has been awarded annually since 1995.

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Websites for the Greater Good: Non-Profits on WordPress.com

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All kinds of organizations make their home on WordPress.com: small businesses, municipalities, religious organizations, schools, community groups. We also provide an online HQ for quite a few non-profits, from the global to the hyperlocal. They turn to WordPress.com for an easy-to-use, low cost solution that gets them an effective web presence without diverting thousands of dollars from their missions: helping others.

Here are just a few of the organizations that call WordPress.com home, and some of the ways they’ve used WordPress.com to create compelling sites that tell their stories and engage their supporters — nearly all for little or no cost:

Girls’ Globe

Girls’ Globe is a Sweden-based non-profit that connects individuals and organizations dedicated to the rights, health, and empowerment of women and girls.

Girls' Globe

The site creates a space for bloggers and non-profits to share stories of their challenges and successes. Each of those stories becomes a learning experience for…

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Houston. We have changes !

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We are still pushing ahead, and at times it seems as if we are not getting any closer, but we are. While talking with member of the beverage industry you discover it is not much different from any other industry or business, most believe they don’t have to change or innovate until the change starts affecting their sales.

We have come to agreement with some companies and are working towards a plan of bottling our own product as part of a youth training and employment project.

The next update will offer the youth project plan and some product information.

Inspiration Of Motherhood: Who’s Raising Those Single Moms’ Babies?

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Increasingly more unmarried 20-somethings are having babies, the U.S. Census Bureau tells us. What the U.S. Census Bureau doesn’t tell us is who is supporting and raising those kids. Here’s one not-so-crazy thought: A lot of midlifers are getting pressed into service to help raise their grandchildren.

As of 2011, a full 62 percent of women age 20 to 24 who gave birth in the previous 12 months weren’t married,according to the just released Census report.

But the Census did not ask where these moms and their babies called home, acknowledges Rose Kreider, a family demographer with the Census Bureau and one of the report’s authors. She told The Huffington Post that she thinks many of them live either independently or with their babies’ fathers — but added that she really wasn’t sure because the Census didn’t ask. She pointed us…

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The new birth of social

 

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Rewards of Enjoyment !

The new birth of social, will be of using all that we know and understand to better our life and that of others. Yes you and many others have heard this before and are still hearing it, this comes at you in many forms and ideas. The different is that this is possible. The Shotts beverage corporation works with bottling companies to create a body friendly product under the Shotts brand and also adjust or offer products that will be co-branded, the selection will range from alcohol to non alcohol beverage products. The difference with the product under the Shotts name or the Shotts co-brand sticker or badge is the added  body friendly and the social upside of reward points through the Shotts community leadership program.

The Shotts community leadership program is based on group or community leaders working with members through a card program which allows rewards to personally benefit members and charity or causes of  their choosing. Later in the month of April/2013 more details regarding the Leadership, reward/cash card, charity or cause and product programs will be posted.

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Socially Fit

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Eating Clean made Easy!

I have been making a lot of salads lately. Here’s a delightful and refreshing one that I made recently.  The lime juice adds a nice zing and a hint of freshness to the couscous.

Ingredients:
(for 2 large servings)
3 cups cooked couscous
1 ripe mango, peeled and chopped into cubes
1 cup of cooked black beans (I used half a can of beans after draining and rinsing)
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
2-3 scallions, chopped
4-5 chives, minced

For the dressing:
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 3 limes
1/2 tbsp agave
3/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
Salt, Pepper and spices to taste

Method:
Cook the couscous according to the instructions on the packet. Fluff it up with a fork after cooking and let it cool.

Throw the couscous along with the rest of the salad ingredients into a large bowl.
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