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Confession: I love rules

Confession: I love rules

My entire world consists of guidelines I set for myself.

I’m one of those annoying, smack-the-alarm-button-eight-times-before-getting-up people, yet never get up a minute after 6:30 am.

What's Not On The Label

What's Not On The Label

Ethics pertaining to food seems to be a hot issue, so I thought it to be a good idea not just to recommend Felicity Lawrence's book Not on the Label, but to present you with a review. Here it is:

Oranges from California?

Oranges from California?

I was innocently peeling the sticker off an orange this morning when my eye caught the word "California".

Facebook – An Odd Social Phenomenon

Facebook – An Odd Social Phenomenon

It draws you in. A friend suggests you should sign up, “It’s a great way to keep in touch,” they say. Once you’ve signed up and worked out what the hell it’s all about, you’re already in the world of status updates, poking and friend requests from strangers.

Movie watch - the vampire returns

Movie watch - the vampire returns

I'm a self confessed vampire junky. I'll gladly overdose on any good vampire book, DVD, movie, comic, graphic novel or TV show if it involves vampires. Why? Because vampires are hot, that's why! And they're cool... I mean who wouldn't want to live forever?

A-Z Opportunity Guide 2009

I had a sneaky read of someone’s C.V. the other day that was lying on the desk in the office. It belonged to a 32 year old male. His record of employment included Rafting Guide, Ski Instructor, Bungee Jumping Jump Assistant, Mountain Biking Guide, Canopy Guide, and Photographer.

DVD Review - Band Of Brothers

DVD Review - Band Of Brothers

 Well I’m back after a three week xmas and new years brake and I thought I would review a TV series that we watched while we were away at the beach. Now this is the third time I’ve watched this series and it hasn’t lost any of its impact.

My Mussels Ain’t From Brussels!

I recently read a fantastic book by American author, Taras Grescoe called Bottom Feeder; How To Eat Ethically In A World Of Vanishing Seafood. It worried me to say the least, and though I don’t wish anyone any undue stress I suggest everyone dips into the pages of this book and picks up some sage wisdom. It outlines, as the title suggests, a world in which we have ravaged our oceans to their very limits, and beyond in some cases. It describes the collapses of various fisheries and the areas in the ocean aptly named dead zones. Grescoe details ways in which we can be more informed and ethical in our munching on the bounties of the seas.

How to be Cool

Video games have been called a lot of things -- addictive, corrupting, stimulating, distracting -- but of all the allegations and accolades leveled at gaming culture cool has never been among them.

Biofuel makes Aviation Debut

The World’s first commercial aviation test flight was a resounding success according to Dave Morgan, Chief Pilot for Air New Zealand.

In a two hour test flight, one of the 747’s engines was powered by a 50/50 blend of standard fuel with synthetic fuel made from the oil of jatropha plant seeds. This test of a second generation biofuel follows the testing of a Virgin Atlantic flight last year, which utilised coconut and babassu oil instead. This test flight was a joint venture involving Air New Zealand, Boeing, Rolls-Royce and Honeywell Company UOP, with support from Terasol Energy and according to the Chief Executive of Air New Zealand, Rob Fyfe; it was a significant milestone toward a more environmentally sustainable company. Thanks to this test however, it is a milestone for more than just the company. With corporate entities not only acknowledging the alternatives to fossil fuels but actually attempting to use them commercially, this is a significant step for the planet toward a more sustainable future.