Author: Lake Toba

Teens React to Windows95

Fine Brothers Entertainment is famous for its “react” videos in which they record people reacting to videos and things. Today YouTube Treasures looks at teens reacting to Windows95. Its a fun look at people who weren’t even born when Windows95 was launched. Time flies. +++++ Image Credit:...

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Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

YouTube Treasures continues with a Ted Talk by Monica Lewinsky, who talks movingly about the high price she has paid in terms of her reputation and emotional well-being and how the trend of internet shaming has only intensified since her moment in history, and why action must be taken to stop it. From the video description: In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at...

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Record Temperatures Set for Southwest

If you live in Arizona, California or Nevada, watch out for temperatures as high as 120 degrees in the next few days. Alex Johnson NBC News Record temperatures into the triple digits and as high as 120 degrees are forecast this weekend through most of next week, NBC News’ Alex Johnson reports. Excessive heat warnings are in effect beginning this weekend until as late as next Wednesday for the southern half of Arizona, much of Southern California and a tiny slice at the southernmost tip of Nevada. Those happen to be areas where out-of-control wildfires will only be fueled...

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Corporate Social Responsibility – Greyston Bakery

My goal is to use business for good, not evil. Julius Walls, Jr. President and CEO, Greyston Bakery YouTube Treasures continues with an example of a business making a difference in people’s lives. Greyston Bakery famously makes brownies, -the brownies that you find in Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  They make those brownies while helping the community around them. From the video description: How good can one brownie be? Greyston Bakery’s brownies are delicious, sure, but they also help to alleviate poverty within the community of Yonkers. With a progressive, open-door hiring policy, Greyston welcomes people who may have...

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Our Earth – Clean Energy to Dominate Global Production

ClimateProgress is reporting that more than 60% installed capacity of energy production will be clean energy by 2040. Cheaper coal and cheaper gas will not derail the transformation and decarbonisation of the world’s power systems. By 2040, zero-emission energy sources will make up 60% of installed capacity. Wind and solar will account for 64% of the 8.6TW [1 Terawatt = 1,000 Gigawatts] of new power generating capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years, and for almost 60% of the $11.4 trillion invested. Read more at ClimateProgress Reader Comments Welcome. Share Eco News stories you have seen here…please be...

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