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Plant Seeds at AOL’s Seed.com June 18, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People.
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Welcome to the new AOL.

Spun off from Time Warner in November, and now headed by CEO Tim Armstrong, former Senior VP at Google, AOL’s innovations are getting attention from readers, writers, and investors.

According to Michael Lippert, Inside iOpportunity, Baron Investor, Spring 2010:

Seed.com relies on crowdsourcing to generate content for its network of Web sites.  Story and photo ideas, gleaned from queries made on AOL’s search engine, are posted at Seed.com

Writers and photographers then submit articles and photos matching the posted criteria and are paid on acceptance.

Yes, you heard me right ~ paid on acceptance.  

Instead of writers pitching ideas to publishers, AOL issues assignment criteria for articles and photos, allowing writers and photographers to select pre-approved topics.  

Once your story is accepted:

The content is made available through AOL’s network, matched with relevant advertising.  Participating sites that place the content and ads share in the revenue stream.  

Write on! 

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Baron iOpportunity Fund invests in companies that are posed to benefit from innovations and advances in technology.  Michael Lippert, Portfolio Manager, uses Inside iOpportunity to discuss developments he believes will be important in months to come. 

Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.

Living Green Tip ~ Repower America June 18, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Nature, Sustainable Living.
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Goofy-Riding-A-BikeTogether, we can build a clean energy future and break the grip of Big Oil.  Join millions of Americans asking for Clean Energy Now:

America faces unprecedented economic, national security and environmental challenges. The solution – transition to clean, renewable energy. Join our movement of more than 5 million calling for clean energy and climate policies that will create millions of jobs, make us energy independent and solve the climate crisis.

In 2008, the Alliance for Climate Protection launched the Repower America campaign to galvanize the American public around a bold clean energy plan and a revitalized national energy infrastructure that will:

  • Jumpstart our economy and create millions of jobs;
  • Help end our dependence on foreign oil;
  • Reward innovation and job creation, not polluters; and
  • Help solve the climate crisis.

It’s time to invest in renewable energy technologies that are presently available ~ wind, solar, and geothermal.

It’s time to set higher energy efficiency standards to make energy work harder for us while we save on electricity bills.

Donald-Duck-DrivingIt’s time to transition to efficient plug-in cars that “fuel” with clean electricity.

It’s time to invest in a clean energy economy that will generate 1.7 million made-in America jobs.

It’s time to jumpstart our economy while protecting our national security.

It’s time to insist that our representatives in Washington take bold action on climate change.

If you agree, visit Repower America and add your voice ~ add photos, videos and messages.  Share your stories, your vision, and your ideas for a clean energy future.

Speak out today.

Become a Green American.  Join Hands Across The Sand on Saturday, June 26th.  Become part of the renewable energy revolution ~ we can change the world.

Related posts:  Green AmericaAction AlertsGo Solar! * Wildlife Gardening 

Get Out!!!! June 18, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Health & Wellness.
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Habits instilled when we are young tend to stick with us for life.  Likewise, weight we gain when we are young tends to stick with us for life.

Encouraging  kids to put down the remotes and set aside the video games to go outside  and play can be challenging . . . unless we motivate ourselves to join them!  Here’s your key to articles on getting outside and enjoying life with or without the kids!

Activities for Kids:

Wildlife Gardening with Kids * 10 FREE Activities To Enjoy With Kids * 10 Almost FREE Activities For Kids * Top 10 BETs * 10 More Fun Activities For Kids *  Gather Round The Good Stuff * Tiny Green Thumbs WorkshopThe Portable Classroom

Celebrating the Great Outdoors:

The Great American Backyard Campout * Living Green Tip ~ Schoolyard HabitatsOutdoor Fun For The Whole FamilyExplore the Great Outdoors * Wildlife Gardening with Kids

Exercise & Fitness:

Walk Off Some Weight * Health Benefits From Greening Your Life A Walk in the Waves * Bag Ladies on the Beach * Let’s Go Fly . . . A Bike! * Pedaling With Pets

Get up!  Get out!  Get moving!

Related Posts:  Living Green = Green Living * If We Could Talk to the Animals