Send to KindleTweet Federal safety regulators are moving to issue crib durability standards after two infant deaths triggered the recall of 1.6 million cribs, Washington Post reports. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said that hardware can become worn down over time on cribs that are reused or sold, and sometimes do not contain all of [...]
Send to KindleTweet IMF Loans Billions To Iceland, Ukraine, Hungary The International Monetary Fund has reached a “referendum agreement” with authorities in Iceland to aid an economic program with the support of a US$2.1 billion loan in a two-year arrangement. The IMF has also reached a two-year agreement with authorities in Ukraine and will support [...]
Sustainable Disposable Dinnerware The Plastic, Paper, Glass Alternative What:Palm leaves are being tapped as the latest sustainable material for plates and dishes that are compostable.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:The latest anti-green material is plastic, a material overused thanks to product packaging and slow to break down. The green movement has created a new market sector for entrepreneurs looking to make green while joining the movement. Enter the paper plate alternative: palm leaf dinnerware. There are a handful of companies [...]
Send to KindleTweet An ongoing global beauty debate begs the question—should we put anything on our skin that we wouldn’t use on our children? But the issue goes deeper. While most companies use chemicals, not all are created equally, and in Europe, some have been taken off the market for possible correlations with cancer, toxicity [...]
Send to KindleTweet Two people were killed and three wounded after a campus shooting at the University of Central Arkansas, Reuters reports. There is no word yet on the shooting roughly 30 miles from Little Rock was done by a student. Little Rock-based Anne Pressly, a 26-year-old KATV presenter, died after fighting days after being [...]
The All Inclusive Airport Space + Airline Exclusivity + Luxury Shopping = The Modern Terminal What:Airports are quickly conforming to consumer interests with many major cities unveiling terminals almost entirely devoted to retail space, often via a collaboration with a specific airline carrier.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: The economic crisis and volatile energy prices have airport owners toying with new ways to bring in additional streams of income, mainly with high-end dining and shopping options. Such is the case with new terminals unveiled in 2008 in three popular destinations: London, England, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and New [...]
A Melting Pot Musician Mixing Arabic Sounds, Hip-Hop Beats & Europop EnergyWhat:Scandinavia-based Persian artist Arash is gaining ground around the globe, with a huge following in Russia.
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt:ArashBased in Sweden, Iranian singer Arash is gaining popularity around world after just three years on the scene, with a sound that epitomizes the notion of a melting pot. The pop star mixes elements of hip-hop, dance and contemporary Middle Eastern beats for a sound that begs repeating and can be [...]
Send to KindleTweet Spotted: Audi, Details Magazine Party Name: Roland Age: 31 Hometown: Brooklyn, NY Current ‘hood: Brooklyn, NY First language: English Job: Product/graphic designer Ethnicity: Costa Rican Religion: None Favorite Nut: Almond On your iPod now: T.I., Lil Wayne Favorites movie: What Dreams May Come, The Wiz Dream Job: Creative Director Wishlist: A house [...]
Send to KindleTweet The Dirt: Private San Francisco-based ALIPH is the tech firm behind one of the market’s lightest and clearest Bluetooth sets, Jawbone. The firm was founded by Stanford University alumni Alexander Asseily and Hosain Rahman, with the initial release in December 2006 thanks to backing from two venture capital firms, Sequoia Capital and [...]
Send to KindleTweet U.K. Pushes For Emission Reductions Ground-level ozone, created when sunlight and heat react with various chemicals found in air pollution, is contributing to hundreds of deaths annually and climate change could exacerbate the situation, Discovery News reports, citing new research from the UK’s Royal Society. Ozone is the most important greenhouse gas [...]