Monday, July 31, 2017

Save the Environment with Surf Boards?

Saving the environment has always been important to me. particularly the ocean - because I feel, after we 'kill off' all the trees for lumber, we are going to need to rely on vegetation beneath the sea, to provide our atmosphere with oxygen; without, it, we are basically all extinct. Fairly terrifying, yes!

I will write more about that another time, but for now, I want to share an article from a pair of entrepreneurs who are passionate about the ocean, and preserving it.

How This California Pair Built a High-End Surf Brand With Upcycled Wood Scraps tells the story of the founders of Ventana Surfboards and Supplies who's surfboard products actually make the world a more environmentally conscientious place. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Inside Beyoncé's Life as Super Mom: Doctors, Baby Nurses, Dinner Parties – and All Her Focus on Family

by People's Melody Chiu

She’s Queen Bey to her fans, but at home, Beyoncé is Super Mom.

“After Beyoncé was released from the hospital, she has been all about Blue and the babies,” a source close to the Carter family tells PEOPLE exclusively. “She has doctors that come to the house weekly and they have several baby nurses that help out.”

The star, 35, stepped out last week for her first public event since giving birth to twins Rumi and Sir for Vic Mensa’s album release party, but otherwise has been laying low in her and JAY-Z‘s Malibu rental home.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Snøhetta's Times Square Transformation Officially Opens

By Dazeen Writer Dan Howarth

Architecture firm Snøhetta has completed its redesign of New York's Times Square, almost doubling the pedestrian areas at the busiest place in the US.

Officially opening today, the project involved the urban reconfiguration and landscaping of 5.18 acres (2.1 hectares) at the "bowtie"-shaped intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

QUIZ: 11 Random Facts About Independence Day For Your Backyard Party

by Domenico Montanaro
Cookouts, BBQs, whatever you want to call it, millions of people will throw some burgers and dogs on the grill Tuesday to celebrate Independence Day. Americans are expected to spend $7.15 billion on July Fourth food and eat some 150 million hot dogs.

When you get together with your family and neighbors, sometimes small talk can be hard to come by. Here's a quiz to help fill the time, based on information from the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department:

July Fourth Quiz
Random facts about Independence Day