Back pain is a daily struggle for most people and if it is not yet, it will most likely pose a problem for you at some point in your life. Two decades ago, Esther Gokhale struggled with back pain after giving birth to her first child and it pushed her to discover a successful back pain prevention method beyond the doctor recommended surgery. Gokhale went beyond Western medicine and looked into populations that did not have these huge back pain problems to see what they were doing differently than the average Westerner.
A big congratulations is in order to our friends at SoapBox Soaps because CEO David Simnick was asked to be a contributor to the new initiative on the Huffington Post sponsored by PwC, called “What’s Working: Purpose + Profit.” Simnick will be talking about what it is like to run a social mission company and provide insider knowledge on the subject.
“Every year in the United States, six billion pounds of ugly fruits and veggies are wasted because they do not meet visual standards.” The symmetrical fruit and vegetables that line the rows in your local grocery stores are expected when a shopper goes grocery shopping. The Smithsonian noted that what is commonly misunderstood about the judgment of oddly shaped fruit and vegetables leads to large quantities of imperfect produce wasted every year.
Unilever and Patagonia have been announced as the world’s most sustainable brands in the 2015 Sustainability Leaders Report. The Sustainability Leaders Report, produced by SustainAbility and GlobeScan, was developed using research conducted in 82 countries to discover which company was thought to best integrate sustainability into its business strategy.
In 1998, May 26th was declared “National Sorry Day” in Australia by a coalition of community groups. The day was established to reconcile for the social-engineering policy that stripped around 50,000 children from their Aboriginal families between 1910 and the 1970s. Although Australian politicians were initially slow to embrace “National Sorry Day”, when a new party with a new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, stepped into office it was welcomed with open arms.
“After the Civil War, many Americans began to honor soldiers killed in the line of service with ceremonies in the spring, when flowers could be picked and laid on their graves.” Although Memorial Day has its roots in remembrance of the U.S. Civil War, it has become an honorary day for deceased veterans of all U.S. wars.
FARMacy, a health foods delivery service launched in 2015 located in our hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, has been popularity in recent months. Locals have been drawn to the start-up at the Charlottesville Farmer’s Market as a result of its health-enhanced superfood products. They are currently marketing a smoothie blend that contains 23 high quality ingredients including: superfoods, vegetables, fruits, vitamins, minerals, probiotics and digestive enzymes.
A tribal healer by the name of Anand Kumar Tripura was asked the question: "Can you tell us a medicine for cancer?" His response was not one that would have been expected. Instead of answering, Anand asked a question back: “Don’t you know there is no one kind of cancer?” Anand then continued with “tell me symptoms and I will study and tell you what to do.” Anand has written a 500 page catalog indexing symptoms all the patients he treats.
Today we remember famous blues guitarist, B.B. King. This music great passed away last night at his home in Las Vegas at 89 years old. His career kicked off through the radio when he got a spot on a famous radio show in Tennessee. The famous B.B. King was known for his guitar, Lucille, which started as a $30 acoustic he started playing at a dance in Arkansas. Every trademarked Gibson ES-355s was named Lucille, after B.B. King's first guitar was destroyed in a fire.
Meet Pegasus, the Great Dane who was not guaranteed to live long due to irresponsible breeding. Pegasus was taken in by a South African filmmaker, Dave Meinert, who documented his and Pegasus’ early time together. He created a moving time lapse video that displayed Pegasus’ quick growth over just 5 months with Dave.