Article: China Unveils the Largest Mall in the World

Here is an article and photos about a new mall in China, entitled The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City. it makes the West Edmonton Mall look regular sized by comparison. The article states:

The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and three times the size of the Pentagon. And its 420 acres in floor space is nearly the size of the entire country of Monaco (499 acres).

Nudists with Shoes – an Oxymoron?

I have noticed this bizarre thing, that so many nudists, or people who claim to be nudists, still wear shoes. It never made any sense to me, and I recently, through the SBL listserve, found an article that points out a prime example of how silly it is. Read Nude Men—But Not Really.

I find it silly enough that people wear shoes on a nice sandy beach, on a hot sunny day. They are wusses.

On New Business Ideas

This week one of my favourite magazines, Profit, had an article about entrepreneurs entitled, 3 Big Fat Lies About Entrepreneurs, which states that entrepreneurs do not need to be innovators, nor experts, nor young. Reading the article is coincidental timing. This week two opportunities for new businesses came on my radar. One as a result of a pending closure, another from a chance conversation about the impact of computers on a segment of the population.

Tie these in with a quote from one of my favourite speaking coaches, whose guidance allowed me to win the Golden Gavel award, Darren LaCroix, who said The only thing worse than being a late bloomer, is being a never bloomer. It is never too late.

I should take the timing of the article and the quote as a sign, and pursue these two new ideas. Neither are simple, both will take a high degree of coordination, but I appreciate a challenge. The bigger challenge will be continuing to run my current companies while trying to get these two ideas set up, and eventually run by a manager. Neither business ideas are in the website development field, so will be a change from my daily activities.

Should be fun!

Article: 5 Online Marketing Myths Businesses Believe, by Melissa Fach

This article by Melissa Fach is taken from http://smallbiztrends.com/2013/01/5-online-marketing-myths.html

It is a great article, well worth reading. (more…)

Link: The A to Z of beauty baddies

From The Ecologist: The A to Z of beauty baddies: Ingredients to avoid in cosmetics and more.

Barefoot Article: A Study on Barefoot Running by Dr. Daniel Lieberman

Here are the key points from a study Dr. Daniel Lieberman did on Barefoot Running. This study was in the British science journal Nature magazine back in January 2010. (more…)

Help for victims of Locked In Syndrome – Two BBC articles

The technology in this article and video is incredible. This is the early works of viable and working technology that will help those who suffer from locked-in syndrome, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and more. As one article says The inner workings of the brain can now be read using low cost hardware. This technology would be termed a game changer or a 10X.
Read the articles and watch the videos:

Response to Article: Hey, Vegetarians and Vegans: You’re Not All That Healthy

My response to an article by Christine Egan entitled Hey, Vegetarians and Vegans: You’re Not All That Healthy. (more…)

Article: The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?

This article is from Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association, and is so vital to know, I have included the entire article. (more…)

Article: Yoga better than walking for mood, study confirms

This article is in the online edition of The Baltimore Sun. (more…)