Compared to my mother’s generation, it’s clear that the domestic and creative arts education in schools has floundered over the past couple of decades. At some schools, Home Ec and Shop classes are no longer even offered, and if they are, they are usually an optional course. Combine that with the fact that most people my age (AKA millennials) probably had two busy, working parents while growing up (and therefore likely did not get a deep education on many of these skills) and you’ll realize why we are all now flocking to do it yourself (DIY) websites and apps that will teach us the cooking, crafting and making skills that many of us missed out on in our youth and which now are so important as we build homes and start families..
Olympic Athlete Product EndorsementsTennis player Li Na of China, announced as global ambassador for Mercedes Benz, poses for a photo before attending a press conference, June 19, 2011, in London. 28, 2011, in Daegu, South Korea. He earns about $28 million annually from brands including Nike, Smart Car, Panini and Turkish Airlines, Forbes says..
Here’s a round up of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories. Monday40 Heavy rains and violent winds pummeled the Lake Geneva area with wind gusts of over 90 km/hour and 40 mm of rain flooding streets and cellars. Tuesday37 That the number of legal proceedings initiated against people breaking the law in Switzerland Ita.
Retailers seem to want it both ways: They want shoppers to spend money long before these key shopping events, and yet they also want shoppers to turn out in full force to make purchases over the epic Black Friday weekend. To achieve both ends, stores roll out a non stop stream of deals and discounts. But when they use the Stuff! card day after day and week after week, the deals on any single day stop seeming special.
Get on there feet if they need it. Really any immigrant that isn’t a violent/dangerous criminal would get my support. All I ask is that they agree to go through due process to confirm (as best as we can) they aren’t violent criminals. The second illusion is that illicit trade is just about crime. It is true that criminal activities surged and became global in the 1990s. But thinking about international illicit trade as just another manifestation of criminal behavior misses a larger, more consequential point.
Contemporary artist Damien Hirst is anything but scared of death. A list of his collection of artwork reads like a kunstkammer of mortal symbolism: platinum skulls, visceral depictions of human organs, dead animals, and so on. So his recent collaboration with online luxury retailer Just One Eye and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen fashion line The Row produced, unsurprisingly, a twisted take on backpacks and some of his own masterpieces..