Timberland continues its commitment to eco-conscious footwear with the fall 2010 Earthkeepers Collection–a selection of environmentally-friendly and recyclable footwear. Most of the women’s, men’s, and kids’ shoes feature Green Rubber outsoles, which are made with 42 percent recycled rubber. Timberland also uses 100 percent organic cotton canvas and laces in many of the designs. The women’s styles are made of leather from silver-rated tanneries, which means the tanneries have received the second-highest score for their environmental assessment, including energy reduction, water quality, and waste management. Keep reading »
Do you prefer sex in a tent, somewhere on the Serengeti? Or would you rather have the carnal equivalent of Your Couch and must-see TV?
In a new CNN report, noted sexpert Ian Kerner broke sexual compatibility into two simple categories: either you’re a “comfort creature” or you’re a “thrill seeker,” and this holds nothing less than the secret to mating bliss. Read more … Keep reading »
This week is totally upside down, I tell ya. We’ve got quiet people getting loud, and loud people getting thoughtful. All in all, there’s a whole lotta shakin’ going on. For one, Lil Wayne is off the chain. Sufjan Stevens starts a new age. Belle & Sebastian wanna love you, baby. Badly Drawn Boy is like a snowflake. Antony & The Johnsons look for light. The Secret Sisters tell all. And the Far East Movement will get you wired. So, get those headphones on, girl, and let’s get into the groove after the jump.
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If you need us, we’ll be in Iceland. That’s because according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, Iceland is tops for women. The Global Gender Gap Report found that women do best in Iceland, Norway and Finland. What makes these Nordic countries so much better than the rest of the world? A smaller gender gap. As the study states, “The Index rewards countries that reach the point where outcomes for women equal those for men, but it neither rewards nor penalizes cases in which women are outperforming men.”
The study evaluated four main categories: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, political empowerment, and health and survival. The U.S. came in 19th. And at the bottom of the list — Pakistan, Chad and Yemen. [NPR] Keep reading »