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Elevate Your Home's Efficiency w a free retrofit - Elevate Energy
Helps homeowners in underprivileged neighborhoods to upgrade their building's energy efficiency
realestate  drivetotrust  organization  program  energy  power  utility  retrofit  savings  upgrade 
january 2018
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Improves Chicago's livability: upgrade built envt, transit, walkability, real estate development, public spaces...
chicago  economy  development  organization  agency  transit  urbanism  planning  research  architecture  policy  advocacy  housing  environment  wastewater  walkability  drivetotrust 
january 2018
Why the Bomb Cyclone Hitting the East Coast Is So Unusual | WIRED
Useful facts about Nor’easter storms (“bombs”), how they work, what they do
climate  change  Q1  2018  storm  meteorology  science  new  england  usa  analysis  speculation 
january 2018
CyclingTips
Reviews for apparel and equipment + lifestyle
cycling  apparel  lifestyle  equipment  ecommerce 
january 2018
Commentary: As cyclists, this is what we're up against | CyclingTips
Grisly commentary about anger between cyclists and auto drivers, fighting over roads
cycling  advocacy  losangeles  usa  safety  accident  car  example  pointofview  17bern 
january 2018
Smart Living by Bike | Momentum Mag
"Free guides" require email so their partners can spam you :~{ - and email link not immediate
cycling  magazine  blog  howto  marketing  product  review  guide  17bern 
january 2018
Medical Alley Association
Empowers healthcare/pharma/device startups in Twin Cities region
minnesota  minneapolis  healthcare  medical  advocacy  nonprofit  research  startup  VCs.angels 
january 2018
“Alexa, Why Hasn’t Amazon Made Earbuds Yet?”
Fascinating detail on complexity involved in hardware & software devt
hardware  software  development  amazon  apple  google  digital  concierge  assistant  Competition  mobile 
january 2018
Science Says Fitness Trackers Don't Work. Wear One Anyway | WIRED
Argues that fitness trackers’ poor track record ;^) due to studies’ use of old devices; app designs better plus more sensors make for better UX CX
fitness  tracker  wearable  study  workout  behavior  economics  application  design  research  motivation  example  Q4  2017  software  addiction  user  customer  experience 
december 2017
Millennials and Mental Health | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness
[comment] Ending the stigma of talking about mental health + how to reduce #socialmedia impact on #anxiety
mental  health  illness  csrblogcomment  q4  2017  anxiety  millennial  peer  stigma  depression  family  social  media 
december 2017
10 Alternative Therapies for ADD & ADHD | Mark's Daily Apple
This makes a ton of sense and I'd totally consider if my kid had attention deficit issues: check it out!
ADD  ADHD  neurological  disorder  behavior  children  lifestyle  primal  insight  study  research  diet  exercise  nutrition  alternative  natural  treatment 
december 2017
Refeeding syndromes
Refeeding issues that can occur when breaking long fasts
fasting  reference  refeeding  food  malnutrition  starbation  comparison  symptom  paleo  primal 
december 2017
Founders' Stories — Chicago Founders TV
Brilliant interviews in which Pat Ryan takes us behind the scenes w founders of successful startups, both work and personal sides
chicago  hightech  story  ceo  founder  howto  experiential  video  interview  family  psychology 
december 2017
CTA Tattler
[inactive] Exposé style blog on CTA
transit  blog  chicago  urbanism  transport  social 
december 2017
Will Saturated Fat Kill Your Cells? | Mark's Daily Apple
How artificial lab studies don’t always relates to food IRL #paleo
paleo  debunk  study  Q4  2017  fat  omega3  omega6  diet  science 
december 2017
The True Cost of Car Ownership
Useful model calculates components of "total cost of ownership" for new, 5year old and 10year old cars
car  Automobile  cost  insurance  maintenance  gas  fuel  petrol  depreciation  model  finance  transport 
december 2017
(11) Black Girls Do Bike: CHICAGO
Women of color banding together and supporting each other in cycling
cycling  chicago  women  black  color  community  empowerment  facebook  17bern  organization 
december 2017
Chicago Zoning Board favors overdevelopment over green space - Greg Hinz - Crain's Chicago Business
Asks some excellent questions: How much density is good, and should zoning be changed, since there are so many exceptions?
chicago  realestate  zoning  lakeview  example  development  density  2017  q4 
december 2017
German intelligence unmasks alleged covert Chinese social media profiles
From the Duh Dept: this is pervasive; don’t connect w anyone you don’t know, and scrutinize profiles of those you know!
exposé  germany  china  social  network  linkedin  Q4  2017 
december 2017
The Hidden Dangers of Mindfulness – Jessica Davidson
Superb and useful post on potential side effects of meditation and dark nights
meditation  side  effect  howto  reference  yoga  hinduism  zen  buddhism  ego  dark  night  soul  psychology 
december 2017
Harvard Study Confirms Tibetan Monks Can Raise Body Temperature With Their Minds
Summarizes result of meditation, one of whose effects is increased body temperature
biofeedback  meditation  body  monk  tibet  temperature  mind  brain  study  harvard  india 
december 2017
Real Men Cook
Fathers day event has fathers cook for their communities
cooking  empowerment  chicago  charity  event  father  community  food 
december 2017
Our History - The Kitchen Community
Installs attractive school gardens, provides content & programs to teach kids about vegetables & fruit
garden  school  startup  education  children  food  empowerment  family  usa 
december 2017
Experimental Station
Hyde Park community/incubator aims to empower South Side communities with various cycling & food programs
hydepark  chicago  empowerment  cycling  children  family  food  market  farmer  incubator  business  model  mutualism  philosophy  community  sustainability 
december 2017
Our Story
Combats childhood obesity, focused on informing; doesn't feel experiential; holistic though
children  obesity  nonprofit  policy  community  education  school  food  exercise  lifestyle 
december 2017
School and Community Programs - Purple Asparagus Purple Asparagus
Exposes school children to new healthy foods at school.. doesn't teach cooking
food  children  empowerment  chicago  startup  nonprofit  education  school  program  sample  recipe 
december 2017
Implementation Partners | Cooking Matters
Cooking Matters programs available in Chicago thru partners
cooking  empowerment  food  chicago  program  partner  family  children  17dtt 
december 2017
Healthy Lifestyles Initiative | EverThrive Illinois
Community health empowerment agency includes Cooking Matters courses
food  health  empowerment  chicago  illinois  class  children  family  agency  nonprofit  17dtt  cooking 
december 2017
The Elephant in the Kitchen | HuffPost
Useful post shares the logic and some results of Common Threads, the children's & family's food empowerment org
food  children  school  health  empowerment  bullsi  reference  family  obesity  behavior  grocery  cooking 
december 2017
Vast Majority of Olive Oil Is Adulterated
Less alarmist and more factual than most of the genre
food  howto  olive  oil  counterfeit  health  paleo  cooking  label 
december 2017
Rushika Fernandopulle of Iora Health (Tales from the Trenches)
Inspiring: how Iora Health cares for patients, how its non fee-for-service model is revolutionary
matterchi  ceo  talesofthetrenches  founder  interview  healthcare  provider  clinic  trust  patient  care  model  massachusetts  startup  2017  Q3 
december 2017
Tales from the Trenches: Pete Kadens, CEO of Green Thumb Industries
Behind the scenes at a prominent cannabis startup; it's like pharma in many ways, but more disruptive
matterchi  ceo  talesofthetrenches  founder  interview  healthcare  cannabis  pharma  startup  2017  Q4 
december 2017
Uber's Use of Wickr Raises Questions About Ephemeral Messaging Apps | WIRED
Ephemeral messaging apps and legal governance, since their data, like #snapchat, disappears, unavailable for discovery
waymo  uber  lawsuit  Q4  2017  application  wickr  ephemeral  disappearing  data  discovery  law  governance  trade  secret 
december 2017
This Is Why WeWork Is Buying Meetup | WIRED
Why Meetup agreed to be acquired by WeWork: to scale globally its community-building mission
meetup  wework  acquisition  q4  2017  analysis  mission  global  growth  entrepreneur  culture  facebook  community  trust  startup  cowork 
december 2017
Moving to HTTPS on WordPress | CSS-Tricks
Some good advice for repairing links after transitioning to https
SSL  wordpress  howto  security  administration 
december 2017
In-Depth HTTP to HTTPS Migration Guide for WordPress
Excellent step by step guide to transitioning your site to https
wordpress  administration  security  howto  guide  migration 
december 2017
33 Vegetables High in Calcium
Useful list ranks vegetables for their calcium content; related posts discuss absorption
food  nutrition  list  mineral  calcium  vegetable  Statistics  paleo 
december 2017
Musk Says He’ll Compete to Build O’Hare Express, Active Trans Says It’s a Low Priority – Streetsblog Chicago
This seems like a lot of trouble and complication for little gain; why not offer the rich private car upgrade service on the blue line instead?
chicago  transport  infrastructure  blog  urbanism  development  equality  2017  q4  ohare  airport 
december 2017
Why Aren't We Talking About the Cognitive Health Crisis? | Mark's Daily Apple
Interesting #casestudy in using diet & exercise to REVERSE #alzheimer's #paleo
primal  paleo  alzheimers  casestudy  study  turmeric  nutrition  diet  2014  exercise  work 
november 2017
Male researchers stress out rodents : Nature News & Comment
How males stress out mice in research and skew results, males of many species
study  mouse  research  gender  stress  canada  pain  debunk 
november 2017
What It Means to Be Thankful for Your Health | Mark's Daily Apple
Beautiful post shows how to improve your relationship with your body mind and health. Leicht
gratitude  health  wellness  emotion  humility  love  relationship  mind  spirit  body  workout 
november 2017
The Power of Food Rituals | Mark's Daily Apple
Accessible explanation and how-to for incorporating ritual in cooking, eating & hols
food  cooking  ritual  tradition  howto  celebration  science  research  study  reference  spirit  ancestor  mysticism  religion  primal  pagan  metaphysics  holiday 
november 2017
Vision Zero Chicago
The mayor's coordinated plan to significantly reduce traffic fatalities in Chicago
chicago  cycling  walking  policy  challenge  website  accident  design  street  tree  mayor  17bern 
november 2017
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