Posts Tagged ‘government food chart

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‎6.3.2011 … SUMMER! … Did anyone get a free doughnut today?

… School is out for all the chillen at chez T …

 

health, diet, government food chart:

Whatever you do, don’t call it a pie chart.

The Obama administration is about to ditch the food pyramid, that symbol of healthy eating for the last two decades. In its place officials are dishing up a simple, plate-shaped symbol, sliced into wedges for the basic food groups and half-filled with fruits and vegetables.

The circular plate, which will be unveiled Thursday, is meant to give consumers a fast, easily grasped reminder of the basics of a healthy diet. It consists of four colored sections, for fruits, vegetables, grains and protein, according to several people who have been briefed on the change. Beside the plate is a smaller circle for dairy, suggesting a glass of low-fat milk or perhaps a yogurt cup.

via Food Pyramid Being Replaced With Plate-Shaped Logo – NYTimes.com.

careers, alternate careers, banking:  So, do they take fifty-somethings …

Former Merrill Lynch & Co. banker Mike Howe is moving to New York to help bored finance workers escape Wall Street for far-flung jobs and adventures, from Mongolian venture capital to African charities.

The 26-year-old former money manager is opening U.K. startup recruitment website Escape the City Ltd. in the U.S. next month. The company has attracted more than 30,000 members since founders Rob Symington, 27, and Dom Jackman, 28, quit consulting firm Ernst & Young in 2009.

“Escape the City was created specifically to help talented people escape from unfulfilling corporate jobs after we realized that our own feelings of misery and frustration at work were shared by a lot of people,” Symington said in an interview in London. “We stumbled upon a business opportunity by following a hunch about job dissatisfaction to its logical conclusion.”

via Ex-Banker Wants You to Trade Wall Street ‘Misery’ for Mongolia – Bloomberg.

iPad apps, music, lists:  Music apps for you …

You name it, you can probably play it on the iPad. That’s the genius of the blank slate: All it takes is an app, and your iPad can be just about anything musical, such as a guitar, a keyboard, a drum machine, some sheet music or a beatbox.

Heck, if you wanted to, you could replace your recording studio or create an entire rock band with nothing more than an iPad and a suite of apps. (Though you probably won’t get lucky nearly as much as a traditional rock star.) And if cranking tunes out of a tablet isn’t your thing, there’s a host of neat, interactive apps that teach you how to play real instruments.

From synthesizers to loop creators, sheet-music readers to recording tools, here are some of the coolest iPad apps for musicians we’ve found in the App Store.

via 9 iPad Music Apps to Rock Your World | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

food-desserts, freebies:  

The nation’s largest donut (or doughnut) chains are doing their part for National Donut Day.

Giving away FREE DONUTS.

Both Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme will be giving away free donuts tomorrow in order to celebrate the ‘holiday,’ in an almost too good to be true fashion. Both chains have taken to Facebook to promote the event, Krispy Kreme listing it on their main page, while Dunkin’ Donuts has created an entire event page for the day.

via National Donut Day 2011: Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme Giving Away Free Donuts June 3 (LOCATIONS).

movies, zombies:  Another one for our crew.  After Zombieland I have high standards!

 

Ever think there just aren’t enough musical numbers in zombie films? Or love stories for that matter?

New indie flick Rigamortis: A Zombie Love Story delivers plenty of both, bringing together the disparate worlds of Glee and gore in a 40-minute blast you can watch online for free. (See the first part above; the second and third segments are below.)

Inspired by Joss Whedon’s web hit Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, the zombie musical was made with $25,000 in donations and investments as well as a lot of freely given time and equipment. The creators hope to show that it’s possible to make a quality picture outside the studio system, said Jenny Stolte, the film’s co-writer–producer and cinematographer.

via Rigamortis Boasts Best Dancing Zombies Since ‘Thriller’ | Underwire | Wired.com.

urban planning, design:  Thought this very interesting.

Looking to Monty Python skits to invent scenarios (the Attention Clinic) is a fun approach for a weekend installation — but for more lasting changes, there’s plenty of “material” to pull from the residents themselves. Rather than a heavy-handed approach, the Open House explorations suggest a role design can play, at a more localized level. In this first attempt many came up short, and revealed a degree of naivete to larger issues — but the instinct to draw out latent social and economic potentials, was spot on. What’s exciting about this approach: is the potential to align with the “bottom up” Home Depot-style retrofit culture already prevalent, and enhance it via the new ideas and expertise that designers can offer.

via David Glick: Can Architects Fix The Suburbs? Designers Visit Long Island To Find Out.

Sarah Palin, quotes:  I just don’t like the woman …

Sarah Palin was mysteriously out of the spotlight for a few months, but this week she’s driven her way back into the news cycle — on a tour bus traveling across America for as-yet-undefined reasons. And as grating as Palin’s brand of thin-skinned straight shooting can be, we’re happy to see another cycle of flubs, gaffes and misstatements before the ride is over.

via 11 Sarah Palin Quotes Presented By Teenage Girls (PICTURES).

Coca-Cola, history:  DENIED

A Spanish town claims that the most famous soft drink in the world was invented not by an Atlanta-based pharmacist, but in a 126-year-old liquor factory across the Atlantic, Public Radio International reports.

Town of Ayelo resident JuanJo Mica, fourth-generation operator of the Fabrica de Liquores, or the Liquor Factory, says that his family’s invention, Cola-Coca, is the “real thing.”

“My great-great uncle took his cola coca syrup to America that same year, 1884, and won a prize at a fair in Philadelphia,” he said. “Supposedly, the Americans tried it, liked it and two years later their soft drink, Coca-Cola, was born.”

If the Mica family elders did in fact whip up the dark syrupy beverage in 1884, that would put the Ayelo concoction two years ahead of John Pemberton, the pharmacist popula

via Coca Cola Invented In Spain? Town Of Ayelo Claims It Created Soft Drink.




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