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Inspiring Minds: Homaro Cantu

13 Feb

Homaro CantuMy first introduction to Homaro Cantu was via the Discovery Channel’s “Future Food” TV series on Planet Green.

That’s also when I first learned about the miracle berry and its ability to temporarily fool your taste buds into thinking sour and bitter foods taste sweet.

My friend Geraldine wrote about her miracle taste adventure over on the Everywhereist.com. (You may have seen me pop up over there from time to time.)

Sure, all this talk of “taste tripping” is fun and all, but what really impressed me about Homaro was his hopes for the fruit’s potential for helping people battling obesity, diabetes, cancer, and even poverty.
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Where Are the Girls?

6 Jan

DifferentKidsNecklacesI recently encountered a video (see below), which contained some rather startling facts about TV and movies for kids age 11 and under.

  • For every one female, there are four males.
  • The males get the action parts, while the females stay home.
  • Females make up only 17% of crowd scenes. Hmmm. That’s funny because, last I checked, females make up half of the world’s population.

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Modern Family

4 Feb

What is a modern family?

No, not that Modern Family. [Photo courtesy of Loren Javier, Flickr Creative Commons.]

No, not that Modern Family. [Photo courtesy of Loren Javier, Flickr Creative Commons.]

But there’s been another type of family growing in ranks on TV and in real life.

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