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Researchers explain granular material properties

Discovery may be boon to engineers, manufacturers

A stroll on the beach can mean sinking your toes into smooth sand or walking firm-footed on a surface that appears almost solid. While both properties are commonplace, exactly what it is that makes granular materials change from a flowing state to a “jammed,” or solid, state? Whether it’s sand on a beach or rice […]

Boston University Orientation

Co-wrote and art directed video for Boston University’s Freshman Orientation. Spot illustrates how much CO2 is expended and what can be dune to reduce it.

Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a Bilingual Child

The YJ Interview: Yogi to the People

The YJ Interview: Yogi to the People

Yoga Journal Offering teacher training to minority populations, Maya Breuer hopes to open yoga’s door to all A decade after launching the Yoga Retreat for Women of Color, Maya Breuer will help roll out the first Yoga Retreat for Mandarin-Speaking Women this spring in New York. She has collaborated with the Boston Medical Center to […]

8 Eco Terms Everyone Should Know: From COP15 to Astro-Turfing

8 Eco Terms Everyone Should Know: From COP15 to Astro-Turfing

Sustainability has become so ingrained into my life that sometimes I inadvertently assume everyone knows what I’m talking about. My days are filled with issues such as Climate Change, renewable energy, recycling, LEED buildings, CO2 sensors, de-lamping and composting. The reason for this is because when I’m not writing for EcoSalon, I’m the communications specialist […]

Top 10 Green iPhone Apps (most are free!)

Top 10 Green iPhone Apps (most are free!)

This article was also featured on The Huffington Post website Sure, the iPhone can store information like credit card data and bank account information (Spb Software, Inc.), and give users the ability to watch TV (SlingPlayer Mobile), play air hockey (Touch Hockey FS5) and jam on a set of drums (Drum FX Pro). But the […]

10th Annual Air Quality Report: How Does Your City Rate?

10th Annual Air Quality Report: How Does Your City Rate?

If you’ve noticed it’s easier to breathe on some days than others, you’re not alone. In fact, this year marks the 10th annual American Lung Association State of the Air report, which has been tracking air quality across the United States for a decade. Just enter your zip code to learn how your area fares […]

Cosmetic Surgery, Emotional Health and Mass Media

Cosmetic Surgery, Emotional Health and Mass Media

Fuller breasts, a smaller tush, flatter tummy – all without a diet or breaking a sweat. That’s what cosmetic surgery can do, and mainstream magazines are happily filling pages in their publications with information about it. A recent issue of  Women’s Health Issues, a Canadian-based medical journal, took a closer look at what the media […]

Singing (in Yiddish) for a better world

Singing (in Yiddish) for a better world

BROOKLINE – They meet every Saturday on the third floor of the Goldman Family Residence Center, 80 singers in all, to rehearse the rich four-to-six-part harmonies of Eastern Europe. Together they make up the largest Yiddish chorus in the world. Related Audio Listen to A Besere Velt rehearsing STAND UP SING OUT: A BESERE VELT […]