Articles Archive for April 2012
Brian d’Arcy James, Broadway actor and currently starring on NBC’s “Smash,” says that acting in his high school’s musicals was an integral part of his evolution into the person he is today. Thanks to the “Make a Musical” initiative and shows like “Glee,” more and more students today decide to join the musical and performing arts as well.
BetaVille is a recent addition to multiplayer digital media projects that allow members of the public to take part in larger social and community projects. By harnessing the participation of the public, these projects are not only outsourcing work to them but also allowing people to have more of a say in the many processes around them.
For a flower that has more genetic hybrids than natural breeds, occupies a billion-dollar sector of the plant market and can sell between $25 and $8,000 a stem, some orchids still get it rough. Importers and smugglers face significant hurdles bringing these exotic plants into the United Sates today – and their undocumented shipments are left to the graces of orchid rescuers, who are tasked with reviving and caring for the creatures in perpetuity.
Prolotherapy has gained popularity in the past decade among patients looking for a safe,effective, and minimally invasive alternative to surgery for sports injuries and chronic pain conditions ranging from tennis elbow to osteoarthritis. What’s more, new advances in the treatment only make it more effective, say doctors offering the procedure. But the scientific literature remains largely inconclusive.
Sports terms are frequently used in business, but they can become clichéd and even divisive. As the workplace becomes more global and diverse, more people find these metaphors do not speak to them, either because they don’t live for the game or don’t buy the underlying message that business is a competition. Do we as a society need to touch base on the meaning of sports in business?
There was a time when middle and even lower income Americans could look like rappers. Golden grillz – the ostentatious oral bling popularized by hip-hop’s most outré stars – were fashionable and affordable. But times have changed. At the end of 2000, an ounce of spot gold cost $272; in mid-April it hovered just below $1,700. Gold has become a symbol of wealth for a declining number of people who can afford it, and this has led to a marked decrease in grillz sales at stores like Brooklyn’s Contessa.