13 Dangerous Household Items You Should Quit Using Immediately - Toxic Household Items There are many unknown dangers around our home, most of which we have no control over. In a world of “going green” it’s hard to tell which products produce a threat to your health and which are simply natural alternatives. Here’s a list of common household items that truly put you and your health at risk. 1. 18 Unusual Habits That Boost Your Energy More Than Coffee “Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.” These words from Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla, describe a mentality many founders can relate to as they go through the day-to-day grind of running a startup. Like Musk, entrepreneurs face huge ups and downs every single day, sometimes in the same moment. Having energy to confront those challenges is the essential ingredient to success. To understand unique and healthy ways to consistently and quickly boost energy daily, I interviewed the country’s top ambitious young entrepreneurs, honorees of the Empact Showcase, who work tirelessly, day and night, to turn their visions into reality. Their responses will surprise you!
Jewelry Made of Upcycled Weapons of Conflict & Artifacts by Forrest Curran Cambodia today not only is one of the most bombed countries in the history of mankind, but also has the largest population of Amputees in the World, where 30% of the UXO related injuries and deaths involve children. Every jewelry piece is constructed from UXO, bomb, bullet, and plane parts from remains of conflict in the countries of Cambodia and Laos. This is done through local associations that employ artisans through fair-wage. The local association also oversees training of a viable and transferable skill.
10 Things You Should Not Ignore In Your Digital Marketing Strategy Marketing is moving from analog to digital and many well established companies have not woken up to this and are still persisting with what was the “tried and true” but is now becoming the expensive and ineffective. There are essentially 3 elements that have emerged in the last decade that have brought us to this generational shift that I mentioned in a previous post. Social mediaMobile devices enabled with wireless broadbandGoogle and other search engines continual evolution Companies will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on the public foyer to their building to ensure that the few potential clients that visit every day will be wowed by the bricks and mortar grand portal edifice to their head office.
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Asian Arts Initiative is Asking for Pearl Street Micro-project Proposals Asian Arts Initiative is inviting artists, designers, curators, organizers, and creative people from all sectors to submit micro-project proposals that will transform the Pearl Street alley in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North neighborhood. The alley spans four blocks and runs from 10th to Broad street, directly behind Asian Arts Initiative. Asian Art Initiative’s Pearl Street Project is a component of its Social Practice Lab neighborhood-focused residency. The project “seeks to transform Pearl Street into a more vibrant cultural space that celebrates and connects the diverse constituents in our neighborhood and beyond,” according to its website.
Melting Chocolate Chips Once you get acclimated to melting chocolate chips, you'll find you can use melted chocolate chips as a dipping chocolate, in chocolate candy recipes, dipping chocolate strawberries, truffle ganache, syrup, frosting, cakes, etc. Aside from easily making a soft chocolate chip cookie bar recipe (that's a nice mouthful), we can easily use melted chips with chocolate candy molds just like any other type of chocolates, and we don't have to temper it in small batches. You might have noticed that LB's Creative Candies were inspired by this method!
Nearly 75,000 Women In Transition to Employment Have Been Assisted By Career Wardrobe Career Wardrobe, a nonprofit which serves women in Philadelphia by providing them with the clothing, career skills, and confidence necessary to transition into employment, was started 19 years ago (then known as Working Wardrobe) by a group of women who wanted to do more than just donate to a thrift store — they wanted to give their clothes to women seeking jobs. “It was as simple as they had suits and things that they didn’t need anymore and they knew that there were a lot of women in the community who needed help,” said Sheri Cole, executive director since 2000 and the first to take the position. Career Wardrobe has assisted nearly 75,000 “women in transition” since it started, which, according to Development Manager Rae Pagliarulo, can have a lot of different meanings.
With Support from The Barra Foundation, the Philadelphia Furniture Bank Opens Its Doors The 20,000-square-foot Philadelphia Furniture Bank, located in Kensington and operated by Pathways to Housing PA, is among the first projects to receive a grant from The Barra Foundation’s Catalyst Fund. Intended to aid early-stage innovation, the Catalyst Fund also supported ideas from Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, PhillyGoes2College of The Mayor’s Office of Education, Bethesda Project, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. The Furniture Bank, complete with a savvy inventory system and a disinfecting hot box, is a clearinghouse for returned or donated furniture that can be “purchased” by partner human service agencies for clients in need. In Philadelphia, it is the first designated space to distribute furniture, a critical need and the cause of long delays for families transitioning from shelters to independent housing. “We did a lot of research over the last year and we visited a bunch of furniture banks across the country,” she said. Images via SarahBones.com
Finalists Announced in Knight Cities Challenge Today the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced 126 finalists (20 of which are from Philadelphia) in the first Knight Cities Challenge, a national call for new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Finalists were chosen from a field of more than 7,000 applications. The Knight Cities Challenge asked applicants to answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? Applicants also had to follow two rules: A submission may come from anywhere, but the project must benefit one or more of 26 Knight communities.The idea should focus on one or all of three key drivers of city success—talent, opportunity and engagement.
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Life Post-Shark Tank At Scholarship App Startup Scholly March 24, 2015 | forbes.com by Anne Field When we last encountered Christopher Gray, he had recently launched Scholly, which has an app that streamlines the process of searching for college scholarships. Gray had previously won $1.3 million in school aid from a variety of groups. Now the Philadelphia, Pa-based social enterprise has helped students raise at least $9 million, Gray and his co-founders are in the midst of raising a series A round, they’ve signed several major partnerships and launched a web site, according to Gray. And, oh yes, they recently won a $40,000 investment during an appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank, causing a ruckus in the meantime.