Few people question the work that goes into their daily cup of coffee. Few are even aware that coffee is the second most traded international commodity after oil, with 12 billion pounds consumed annually.
A recent discovery made in Deutschkatharinenberg, a German town near the Czech border, may come as a fantastic surprise. Or a not-so-surprising disappointment. Christian Hanisch and Hans-Peter Haustein, leaders of a treasure-hunting expedition, may very well have uncovered the hiding … Read More
As sad as it is infuriating, people living comfortably usually dismiss thoughts of poverty, disease, and war. Luckily, we are sometimes shocked out of emotional detachment and we think twice, maybe truly mournfully, about the helpless people we hear about … Read More
On my way out from sipping a Go-Go Berry smoothie in Caravan of Dreams, one of East Village’s trendiest vegetarian eateries, I was surprised at the sight of several young people picking food out of the trash. It just so happens that Caravan of Dreams is just as famous for the freshness of its dumpsters as it is for the gourmet food on its menu.
Open Internet networks are so common these days that warnings about unwanted invasions of privacy have dimmed almost to silence. With people continually posting pictures of themselves, along with private information, on websites such as MySpace and Facebook, everyone has … Read More