I am a shadow dwelling twisted green juice guzzling monkie overlord, inhabiting the DarkPlanet. Using my own oozing brain juice, I go about my days infecting the helpless drones who unfortunately find themselves on my domain.
Vitamin B-12 is one of the eight vitamins in the B-complex group. It plays a very important role in a number of metabolic functions in our body.
Generally, B-complex group vitamins are water-soluble in nature, meaning they easily dissolve in water and other body fluids. Because of this, the B-complex group vitamins are not retained in our body. They are removed from our system from time to time. So a daily intake of the water-soluble vitamins is essential.
Unlike other water-soluble vitamins, vitamin B-12 can be stored in our body, although in small quantities. The amount of vitamin B-12 stored in our body is sufficient for a few years, and so its deficiency is not very common to occur. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
Here is the latest line up of video interviews talking about how all the major car makers in the United States racing towards an electric future. The gas guzzlers seem to finally be on their way out.
Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, and John Waters of Bright Automotive discuss the future of their companies, what part of the auto bailout they want and why.
And then MSNBC Show Morning Joe, talks with Michigan Govern Jennifer Granholm about the electric vehicle future being talked about at the Detroit Auto show. The host of Morning Joe don’t seem to be sold and in-fact they dismiss the idea’s, saying middle America will be a hard sell.
60 Minutes decided to take a look at some of the reasons behind the historic swings in oil prices over the last 24 months. Who or what sets the price of oil? Is it supply and demand controlling or is it Wall Street? Surprise, surprise if you guessed it was the Gordon Gekko clones, your right. Wall Street drives the price of oil based on speculations, and demand for the stock. Not the lack of supply and a surplus of demand. In fact 60 Minutes found out there was actually a decrease in demand and a surplus of supplies. Which should have led to lower prices, not record breaking highs. The speculation was driven by companies like Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. These companies raked in billions as the average American family scrambled finically survive.
This is a very bizarre world we live in. We not only do not punish these guys, we reward them, billions more in bailout giveaways. The more damage they do to the world, the more we give them. It’s good to be Kings. It’s bad to be drones.
As more details are coming to the surface on the subject of spying on Americans. The Bush White House seemed to be spying on all of us and even focusing on groups, such as journalist. Rachel talks about the new evidence with the famous Washington Post journalist who broke the Nixon Watergate story, Carl Bernstein.
The artist lifestyle is alive and seems to be thriving in the rougher side of New York City. Ad Hoc Art covers the Bushwick art scene. A scene exploding around the Morgan Avenue subway stop. Ad Hoc Art was the first of nearly a dozen innovative new spaces exhibiting both local and international artists working outside the Chelsea establishment.
African Odyssey takes you to the real Africa. Follow along as the show travels from the expansive deserts to the deepest jungles. In this episode, the show travels to Dares Salaam and interesting and mysterious city. A fusion of African and Arabic cultures.
Claire Burstein, a writer for Elephant Magazine wanted to know, just how green is that all so familiar brand Tom’s of Maine. Which we here at G Living thought was a fair question. For us, Tom’s is a giant of a brand, similar to what Crest is to the rest of America. So, we thought we should share with you, the answer Claire came up with.
I imagine that many health conscious folks out there naturally reach for Tom’s of Maine toothpaste. It makes sense, right? It’s so readily available, it’s in health food stores and supermarkets alike, it looks good, it tastes good, it’s “all natural” and everybody’s using it. Why wouldn’t it be a good thing? Well, there are some things you should be aware before you buy Tom’s of Maine products again. I used them regularly, until a teacher clued me in on some important details. I was a bit shocked at the vehemence with which he bashed Tom’s of Maine. I’ll spare you that energy. What I would like to do is pass the knowledge on to you and point you in the direction of an alternative.
Firstly, the word “natural” is used quite loosely in the health and beauty industry. Everything on this Earth once came from nature. Even “synthetic” things come from petroleum, which is a natural thing. There are plenty of harmful substances that are sourced from natural things. And there are things directly from nature that are very harmful to humans, such as mercury and snake venom. So, beware of the word “natural”. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
So I wake up today to yet another American auto giant saying they will lead the “charge” to an electric vehicle future. This time it was the almost forgotten Chrysler company. The company which has brought us the American classics, such as the Jeep, the Dodge Viper and even the dull but popular PT Cruiser.
I personally would have never guessed Chrysler could wake up quick enough to jump over the new green startups such as Tesla and Aptera. Or catch up to the other majors such as GM their new Volt ev vehicle and or the market leader, Toyota with their hybrid lines. They seem to not only have been able to catch up but in many ways are in the process of passing all of these companies, by transforming their existing platforms into all electric or gas assist electric vehicles.
To prove this, Chrysler today rolled out their classic Jeep and Minivan Voyager in gas assist versions. They went with electric motors in the wheel hubs, giving the vehicles 40 mile range in pure electric mode and 400 miles with gas assist.
If you thought the days of Andy Warhol where gone, think again. NOKI a G/fashion designer from London England has a special message for you. Be inventive, re-use what already exist. Full-fill your on desires with your mind, not your wallet.
NOTES ON THE POLITICS AND AESTHETICS OF NOKI CUSTOM
At its most obvious, Noki custom mounts a challenge, a symbolic critique or even
a form of resistance, against mainstream, mass-market, homogenous and
depersonalised commodity fashion.
Where sportswear relies on brands and powerful logos to make its selling proposition, Noki abducts these signs, reconfigures them, uses, abuses and reuses them and creates the new and unorthodox.Oink. Not pis. Geddit? With French philosopher De Certeau, the operations of Noki can be seen as tactics of the weak, pitted against strategies of the strong. David’s fast and sneaky movements, too fast for Goliath, strong, but slow and inflexible.
This is our first time covering the Earthracer, a racing ship using Biodiesel as fuel, as it attempts to circle the globe. We are covering it now because a friend and one of our first G Living Live host, Ziya Tong, did a show on the ship and its crew for the Canadian Knowledge Network. Watch the Show
Earthrace is a 78 foot wave piercing trimaran designed by New Zealand navel architect Craig Loomis Design Group and was built by Calibre Boats. To ensure the lowest weight and highest strength possible, the hull is constructed of carbon fiber with a top layer of Kevlar. Earthrace has concluded its sea trials and Skipper Pete Bethune is confident the boat is structurally sound to circumnavigate the globe. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos
These days you can’t turn on a TV, open a paper or hit a news site without seeing something about the housing crisis and the banks going belly up. It all sounds so bad, most of us feel like closing our curtains and hope this crisis doesn’t come our way. That might work for Paris Hilton, but for the people who where already on the edge, this crisis is rolling right over them.
Los Angeles and California are in the middle of their own budget crisis and all those people relying some kind of assistance are in real trouble.
Minus 78 percent (yes, -78%): That’s the latest massive drop in the city’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund, slashed from $45 million in last year’s city budget to just $10 million this year.
49: That’s L.A.’s bottom-of-the-barrel “housing affordability” rank out of 50 big American cities, with San Francisco ranked last, according to a 2008 survey by San Francisco nonprofit SustainLane.com.
$962: Last year’s average cost of renting in Los Angeles, 43 percent higher than in 2000.
10,000 to 14,000: The dwellings built in each year of L.A.’s just-ended boom, mostly in dense, multistory, “luxury” complexes.
330: The number of “affordable units” constructed each year, on average, during the same period, from 2003 to 2006.
7,369: The number of affordable units lost during the same period, mostly through conversions to luxury units but also demolitions related to new housing.
13,713: The net number of rent-controlled apartments and houses lost between 2001 and 2007 to demolition sparked by new construction and, even more often, to condo conversions sparked by the housing bubble’s rush to home ownership.
Elephant interviews Dr Andrew Weil about his new skin care line for Origins. Origins mission is to promote beauty and wellness through good for you products and feel good experiences.
Dr. Weil also has published a new Food Pyramid for healthy aging. The main message the diet is delivering is, that if you change what you eat, you can avoid:
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
Age-related disorders, including many cancers
Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
Dr. Weil “Following an anti-inflammatory diet can help counteract the chronic inflammation that is a root cause of many serious diseases, including those that become more frequent as people age. It is a way of selecting and preparing foods based on science that can help people achieve and maintain optimum health over their lifetime.”” See the Food Pyramid after the jump.Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos