Sustainable Minds: Web-based Life Cycle Assessment Software Sustainable Minds has just released the first version of their web-based, on-demand life cycle assessment software. Based on the Okala Design Guide 2009, this comprehensive SaaS software encourages the design of greener products by providing information at the beginning of the design process about the potential impacts of material choices on the environment and human health. Continue reading
newsweek: America’s Fattest States – 2009 Mississippi had the highest rate of adult obesity at 32.5 percent, making it the fifth year in a row that the state topped the list. Colorado continued to have the lowest percentage of obese adults at 18.9 percent. Mississippi also had the highest rate of obese and overweight children (ages 10 to 17) at 44.4 percent. Minnesota and Utah … Continue reading
According to CMS: Growth in national health expenditures (NHE) in the United States is projected to be 6.1 percent in 2008. National health spending is expected to increase from $2.2 trillion in 2007 to $2.4 trillion in 2008. Average annual NHE growth is expected to be 6.2 percent per year for 2008 through 2018. Over the full projection period (2008-2018), average annual health spending growth … Continue reading CBO Analysis shows that the House Health Reform Bill clicks in at $894 Billion over 10 years and adds a $30 billion surplus at the end of that 10 year period.
There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born here, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size and turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter—the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is the New York … Continue reading
I wonder what the world would look like today if Apple hadn’t invented the iPhone/App Store how and when it did? What would exist today vs what would have been delayed for years? At the pace of mobile development prior to the iPhone, how long would it have taken the mobile world to produce the world in which we live today? The iPhone leapfrogged our … Continue reading
iRobot has just announced that their next product will be a home robot that watches over independent older people. I love my Roomba. It vacuums my apartment, makes cute noises, terrorizes my dog, and makes me feel like I’m living in the future. I have high hopes for iRobot. An affordable cute little robot that can sense if grandma is in distress, can remind her … Continue reading iRobot will watch over your grandma
Equal rights for all races, genders, and sexual orientation. Do not litter. Don’t drink and drive. Give money to charity. Etc, etc, etc. Why do these things? Because it’s the right thing to do as a society. The vast majority of us do these things because we care about other people. We want to help others. We don’t litter because it makes the world ugly. … Continue reading Get vaccinated to help your friends.