We see the emerging opportunity to ‘snackify’ beverages and ‘drinkify’ snacks as the next frontier in food and beverage convenience. Indra Nooyi – PepsiCo CEO This is pretty sick though.  We are moving ever closer to the society envisioned by WALL-E.  Liquified food.  Dumb, fat humans marching towards our extinction with a 40 oz. Slurpee and a straw.  Terrific. (via adamiss and evangotlib) I’ll plagiarize Michael … Continue reading

80% of all fire fatalities occur in single family homes. There has never been a fire in the history of the US that has claimed more than one life in single family homes with working sprinkler systems combined with working smoke detectors. 2,895 people died in fires in 2007. Workplaces are required by law to have sprinkler systems. But not homes. And that’s where the majority … Continue reading

From my post over at The Future Well: Public Health 2.0: It won’t come from Public Health 1.0: Google is working on a much, much more important initiative that, if successful, could be one of the greatest contributions to public health the world has ever seen– data-driven, crash-proof “brains on wheels“– self-driving cars that aware of the road, of other cars, and of passengers. Imagine … Continue reading

A WOMAN who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world is now 30,000 calories closer to her 453.5kg (1000lb) goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of people. Donna Simpson, who weights 292kg, sat in a reinforced metal chair, chowed down on the world’s biggest Christmas dinner as she ate for two straight hours. The single mother-of-two, from New Jersey … Continue reading

I’m not the world’s best gift giver when it comes to purchasing things for others. So I try to give gifts that aren’t physical things, but experiences. So this year I decided to create a website for my family (powered by tumblr) and invited my extended family to be authors. If you’re interested, it’s here.  The social internet creates a bit of a problem. Your … Continue reading