Monthly Archives: January 2010
Jan 27 2010
Lotions from Organic Excellence

This past weekend was the Go Green Expo in Los Angeles. I spent some time with the fine folks from Organic Excellence. Their focus is on chemical free products.

100% chemical and fragrance free USP, bio-identical progesterone cream formulated with certified organic herbs. Choose from progesterone cream with or without phytoestrogens, in a 2 oz. jar or 3 oz. pump.

Organic Excellence features 100% chemical free health and personal care products with the added benefits of certfied organic herbs.

Check out their products.

Here’s some pictures from the Go Green Expo of the Organic Excellence booth:
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Organic Excellence sells chemical free health and personal care products with organic herbs. We sell everything from alcohol free hair spray to chemical free shampoo, conditioner and face and body cleanser with organic herbs to natural progesterone cream to ease the hormonal changes of menopause and perimenopause including hot flashes, to joint pain creams to soothe sore joints to environmentally safe cleaning products.

Natural Progesterone Cream, Menopause, Hot flashes, Natural Shampoo, Osteoporosis, PMS, Organic Shampoo, Chemical Free Living, organic skin care, chemical free products, hair care, arthritis, joint pain, menopause, hot flashes, osteoporosis, women’s health, paraben free, environmentally safe cleaning products, Woman’s Health, Joint Health, Hair Care, Skin Care, Skin Repair, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Spray, Organic Herbs, Cleaning Products, Chlorine Free, Chlorine Filters

Organic Excellence Chemical Free Products Hair Care, Skin Care, Joint Care, Women’s Health, and Cleaning Products

Jan 27 2010
Reusable personal hand towels

Have you ever realized how much you contribute to the pollution and destruction to earth atmosphere by using use-and-throw towels? This small fact has created a big concern for use since it has been calculated that virtually every man on earth has a personal towel that is not used more than twice or thrice. This discarded towel takes years together to decompose creating havoc in the natural balance and hence should be tackled.

The paper towels used largely by many people are manufactured at the cost of many hopeless trees. Everyday, there is a huge waste of paper, to the tune of millions of tons. The decomposing of these paper towels are another headache and contributes largely to global warming. There is also a large impact on water since these paper towels pollute the water badly.

This concern was identified by people-towels group taking an inch to re-organizing the lost balance and bringing back the ecological harmony. It has introduced the sustainable and reusable personal towel that can be recycled as long as it allows. At least you don’t consider yourself responsible for the waste caused by these neglected causes.

Here are few briefs of the features offered:

a) These towels come in different materials varying from reusable cotton to recyclable materials.

b) You save a quarter of a tree from felling by using one such reusable towel.

c) These towels dry much quicker than the paper towels and also provide dry surface for your hands.

d) There are a lot of themes available for these towels making it fun to use and also contribute silently for our good.

So, next time you wipe or dry your hands with paper towels, think of your part of the damage done to the environment. Make use of this opportunity and prove your concern towards it.

Jan 27 2010
Following the latest waves of change

Along with the rapid change in lifestyle, we have witnessed drastic evolution in style genre. We have undoubtedly come along a long way where simplicity is no longer described by clothes and the limits to styling has stretched its limits. Its has become very difficult for one to claim that any design is best of all. We have seen so much potential in this sector of the world that it is virtually impossible to segregate good from best.

The sensational looks and mind-blowing looks are no longer contained by skimpy dresses. It has traveled to bikinis and one-piece wears that has toppled the definition entirely. Eco-panda is recognized as one such organization driving the fashion trend to a U-turn and bringing un-imaginable start with bikini. It is not enough to consider only looks, comfort plays a big role here as more and more people are adopting this trend.

The simple approach here is to provide luxurious as well as affordable wear to people seeking to look younger than they actually are. The peak quality still remains the icing in the cake with the demand curve touching new heights of fitting and comfort levels. With so much variations brought by the industry, it is becoming more and more difficult to find a suitable wear with quality at its peak. The eco-panda offers such unique combination where you can find complete products along with accessories.

According to some appreciating remarks, eco-panda has earned the reputation of following the fashion to the core and keeping its steps in sync with fast changes. The much talked about its portal for shopping provides users with wide offers ranging from attractive shop by color to shop by style. The matching pairs with tops and bottom has been much appreciated and the best feature is its added ability to shop for accessories. You can feel confident off getting your desired design and along with it the best of accessories that would give you the best look ever.

Jan 27 2010
Stop Smoking with Electronic Cigarettes

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Jan 27 2010
All about friends ranch

The Friends Ranch family believes in farming and has proved that there is a lot to be explored in this sector of business. With over 100 years of glorious period in this business, it has critically acclaimed to be the best and provides the top most quality of citrus one has ever seen. One might be surprised to know that such a small business sector can see such huge success as the citrus of the friends ranch is demanded all over California and holds export quality.

Wondering over the secrets being their success! The family has a philosophy of keeping their trees happy. They believe that the entire business and profit is in hands of the trees. They are just the care-takers while the plans do their job of seeding money. It is not easy to maintain such a huge plantation with such precision, but the family has proved that we can do this if we have the confidence and willingness.

Covering the entire valley, touching the forests, their farms range in wide areas and even covers tough areas where one would never dream of planting a tree. The journey of the citrus from trees to the open market is carefully monitored by the family people with following strict guidelines. Their most revealing and indicative secret is that they never use preservatives that gives natural taste to the fruits.

Now, even the market scope of the business has multiplied itself with buyers coming from all parts of the world looking for the fresh and awesome taste. They have packages to showcase their plantations to people and you can get guides to give you each and every small detail about the place. It is difficult to imagine how such a simple and comprised idea can attain such new heights.

Jan 27 2010
The best Solar and Dynamo inventions revealed

Needless to explain the necessity of Solar energy and how much it finds place in our everyday life. Its hard to imagine even a single day without natural resources with almost each and every mechanical part being dependent on it. With this rate of consumption, it is estimated that the natural resources will be extinct in some 100 years from now. Have you ever imagined how our lives will be after that? Well! The answer is unimaginable, maybe the entire world will be in darkness and human era would step back to the stone age.

Realizing this and taking a bold step towards its re-consolidation, solarrific has taken the initiative to make the world independent of the natural resources. It believes in utilizing the resource abundant in the universe rather than consuming the natural ones. Some of its inventions include:

a) Solar flashlight

b) Universal power chargers and flashlights

c) Solar round tile light

d) Radio cube

These small mechanical products thrive on optimizing the energy and producing useful energy forms that can solve our purpose. This is not all, you have options like its radios, garden designers and chargers that can make your life complete and self dependent. You don’t need to wait for the power to energize your light while you can easily get things to work out.

The best benefit you get here is you can browse through all products and view more details regarding each of them. It is inevitable that you will find similar products in some other website or selling portals for similar attractive offer. So, do your part in saving the world and be part in contributing to this much needed movement.

Jan 27 2010
Some important facts about organic products

With the passing of each new year, we are witnessing certain developments which signifies our yet another remarkable achievement and proves our right of being called the wisest creature. The human civilization has been able to sustain even in worse of climatic and natural calamities, thanks to the development in the field of medicines. Even these days, the life expectancy of a normal man has reached twice of the age of man who lived few hundred years ago.

The concept of medicines has been prevailing since thousands of years and is believed to have evolved since man learned to light fire. Those old stone age people were able to use herbal plants and other organic matter to heal their wounds. This trend of medicines and healing spread to entire mankind by the means of knowledge transfer from generations to generations.

Now we have very few people left with this rare knowledge of herbal plants and the worst part is that the beneficial plants are almost extinct. We have failed to preserve those valuable plants and now paying thousands to buy its products. One can hardly question the abilities of these herbal products and how effective they are. Here are some benefits listed:

a) There are hardly any side effects noted in history. One can take them without a second thought.

b) They don’t have chemicals involved, so there are no expiry dates.

c) The organic products are always safe and don’t do much harm if you take them on overdose.

With companies like the organic excellence, the people have a better opportunity and access to organic things.  Apart from best quality, you have mind-blowing offers that can attract you from the grave. Just give them a try and you will never regret it.

Jan 27 2010
Apple Announcement, iPad Released

284 retail stores

over 140, 000 applications

250, 000,000 ipods sold since 2001

Streaming live from the event is hard to come by,



Low quality displays

PC Software

iPad is released!!

Apple iPad released

Huge Mobile Safari i.e. large display iPod, iPhone

Great Pics from the event live:

Download ebooks from the iTunes store, and download them to your shelf on the iPad, then read them from the shelf, very cool!
Lots of different features.

Can run iPhone apps out of the box, no modification

same screen size as Kindle at 9.7″
BFR free
Mercury Free
PVC-free system
Highly recyclable

720p ?
Pixel doubling would be scaling
resolution of screen :

iWork for the iPad:

EA – Electronic Arts announcement, show some new amazing games
Travis Boatman

MLB – Chad talking about MLB games on the iPad.

Where can you buy? When will it be available?

MacMall - Your #1 Apple Superstore!

ClubMac - The Online Mac SuperStore

iPad ports: Spec:

Data plans $14.99 for 250mb of data
29.99 for unlimited
AT&T activated right on the pad
NO CONTRACT you can cancel at any time.
AT&T including WIFI hot spots access

PRICE: $999 no, wait there’s more
Starts at $499!
prices go up based on
Most expensive $829 with 3G

Wifi 16GB 499
Wifi 32GB $599
Wifi 64GB $699

Wifi+16gb+3G $629
wifi+32gb+3g $729
Wifi+64GB+3g $829
Will be shipping in 60 days! 90 days for the 3G units

iPad docking station for charging
protection case that tilts

video projection system

ustream was streaming over 100,000 streams of the Apple Event

140,000 apps at your fingertips. From day one.

iPad will run almost 140,000 apps from the App Store. So you can use all those incredibly fun and useful apps — including everything from games to productivity apps — right out of the box. Watch the iPad video

iWork. Completely reimagined for iPad.

The iWork productivity applications that people know and love on the Mac — Keynote, Pages, and Numbers — have been completely redesigned for iPad. So you can create incredible presentations, word processing documents, and spreadsheets by directly touching the words and images on the large, Multi-Touch screen. And each of these apps has been designed specially for iPad, with completely new features. So while they’re simple and easy to use, they’re also the most powerful productivity apps ever built for a mobile device. They even import iWork ’09 and Microsoft Office documents and allow you to send in iWork ’09 and PDF formats. And because Keynote, Pages, and Numbers will be sold individually on the App Store, you can purchase them all at once, or add them to your iPad over time.

App Store

If you tap on the App Store icon, it’ll take you to a special section of the Store that has apps specifically designed for iPad. You can also browse through iPhone and iPod touch apps, including entertainment apps, productivity apps, social networking apps, games, and more. And you can buy and download them wirelessly, right from the iPad. No matter what you need, there’s bound to be an app for it.

Size and weight1

9.56 inches (242.8 mm)
7.47 inches (189.7 mm)
0.5 inch (13.4 mm)
1.5 pounds (.68 kg) Wi-Fi model;
1.6 pounds (.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

* Dock connector
* 3.5-mm stereo headphone jack
* Built-in speakers
* Microphone
* SIM card tray (Wi-Fi + 3G model only)

Specs are available here:

Jan 27 2010
KTLA Battle of the Bands

Unsigned bands/artists pay attention!

You have a few days to enter to win in the KTLA Battle of the Bands Contest.

More details at:

KTLA 5 Battle of the Bands • In your video, your band must perform an original song that you wrote — you cannot do cover versions.

• You must be a working stage band that performs regularly for audiences that pay admission to see you. No wedding bands.

• You must perform in one of the genres listed in the Official Rules below. Please read the Official Rules below for all details.

Enter Now



KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028

The contest begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on January 27, 2010 and ends at 5:00:00 p.m. PT on February 21, 2010. Any entries submitted after 10:00:00 a.m. PT on February 5, 2010 will be disqualified.


a. Beginning at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on January 27, 2010, go to and follow the instructions to complete the entry form and upload your video (including performance of an original song) via online submission. You must provide all information requested on the entry form, including the name of the band, the name and age of each band member, a contact for the band, including name, age (if not already provided) , address, telephone number and valid e-mail address, and the uploading of one digital video showcasing the performance of your band (maximum of one song) (the “Entry Materials”). Video must be in one of the following formats and NO GREATER than 200MB in size:

• avi
• dv
• mov
• qt
• mp4
• mpeg
• 3gp
• asf
• wmv
• mpg
• mp3

The song and video must be the original composition and performance of the band. There will be only one entry per band. You must have a valid e-mail account in order for your entry to be eligible. Videos that are altered or electronically enhanced in order to substantially misrepresent the contestant or the subject matter will not be considered and will be disqualified. Sponsors reserve the right to disqualify those entries that (i) contain offensive or inappropriate material, which are deemed by the Sponsors to be unsuitable or (ii) based on third party’s claim alleging copyright infringement or a misappropriation of likeness. Entries will be accepted until 10:00 a.m. PT on February 5, 2010. Any entries submitted after 10:00:00 a.m. PT on February 5, 2010 will be disqualified.

b. By entering, the band and all band members warrant and represent that the Entry Materials (i) include an original composition of the band and all rights associated with the Entry Materials are the sole property of the band (or its authorized representative); (ii) do not/will not violate or infringe any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyright, trademark/trade name, or contract rights, or any other proprietary rights of any person or entity; (iii) do not name, describe or depict any person or character, dead or fictional, except for the individual or band member entrants; (iv) are the sole and exclusive property of the band (or an individual member of the band who was given authority and rights by the band; and (v) do not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, do not contain offensive, vulgar, obscene ,racist, sexist sexually explicit, harmful or profane content, and in no other way violate any applicable laws, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Entry Materials that do not comply with these Rules shall be disqualified.

c. Incomplete or late entries will be disqualified and KTLA is not responsible for online entries that are lost, late, incomplete, garbled, deleted, or misdirected as a result of technical, internet, server, or other online difficulties. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an entrant, the holder of the e-mail account will be deemed the person who submitted the entry. Limit one entry per band or e-mail address. No member of one band entrant may be a member of any other band entrant. Subsequent entries from the same email address will be deleted. Multiple entries from the same person or band will be disqualified. All entry information becomes the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or its receipt acknowledged. The person listed as the contact for the band shall be the sole contact for purposes of receiving information and notifications in connection with this Contest. That individual will be responsible for all dissemination.

Only bands not currently under contract with any recording label are eligible. Entries from bands currently under contract with a recording label will be disqualified. This contest is void where prohibited by law. This contest is open only to legal residents of California, and each band member must be 18 years of age or older as of January 21, 2010. Employees of Sponsors and their parent corporations, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and such employees’ immediate family or household members are not eligible to enter or win the contest. The band must consist of at least two people that perform regularly for hire at places of public accommodation (e.g., “working stage bands”).

Entry Materials should feature music from one of the following genres:

• pop
• rock
• country
• R&B
• reggae
• folk
• rap
• alternative

Entries not featuring video/audio that fits within one of the above-referenced musical genres above will be disqualified, and such determination will be made in Sponsor’s sole discretion.


a. On February 5, 2010, all eligible entrants will be reviewed by Sponsor. Sponsor will select semi-finalists on the basis of vocals, music ability, stage presentation, and overall entertainment value. The Entry Materials of all semi-finalists will be displayed at at some time after 10:00 a.m. on February 5, 2010, and before 12:00:00 a.m. on February 8, 2010.

b. Beginning at 12:00:00 a.m. on February 8, 2010, the public will be allowed to go online at and cast votes for the Entry Materials of the semi-finalists. Voting on semi-finalists will end at 10:00 a.m. on February 11, 2010. The five semi-finalist Entry Materials that receive the highest number of votes during the voting period outlined above will be deemed “Finalists”.

c. Between February 15, 2010 and February 19, 2010, the Finalists will have the opportunity to perform on the “KTLA 5 Morning News” which airs from 4:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT. Finalists must be available to appear live on the “KTLA 5 Morning News” on at least one day between the aforementioned dates. Finalists who are unable to appear between the aforementioned dates will be disqualified. Alternate finalists will be chosen from the pool of semi-finalists at the sole discretion of the Sponsor based on the criteria set forth herein. An on-air performance is not guaranteed; Sponsor may preempt or cancel the performance at any time for any reason in its sole discretion, and in such event, no substitute performance opportunity will be provided.

d. Beginning at 5:00:01 a.m. PT on February 15, 2010, the public will be allowed to go online at and vote for one of the five Finalists . Voting for Finalists will end on February 21, 2010 at 5:00:00 p.m. PT. The Finalist with the highest number of votes will be deemed the “winner”. In the event of a tie, KTLA will choose a winner at random from among the finalists who received the highest number of votes.

e. The winner will earn the title “KTLA Battle of the Bands Winner”. Sponsor also reserves the right, but is not required, to provide additional products and/or services as part of the prize package at their discretion. Prizes are awarded as is, with no warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, by Sponsor.

The contact person for each entrant agrees to act as the winner’s representative and to be responsible for all federal, state, and local taxes associated with the prize, as well as all other costs or expenses associated with the prize, including, but not limited to travel and incidental expenses (including but not limited to travel to the “KTLA 5 Morning News”) Odds of becoming a semifinalist depend on the number of entries received and the decision of the Sponsor. Odds of semifinalist becoming a Finalist and Finalist becoming a winner are determined by vote.

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash, and prize substitution will not be allowed, except at the sole discretion of Sponsors. Sponsors reserve the right, but are not required, to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for the prize in the event the prize listed herein is canceled, postponed or unavailable for any reason.


a. By entering, entrants grant to Sponsor an unlimited, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to publish entry submissions (including photos, songs and videos) in any medium now known or hereafter invented, in perpetuity. Entrants and Winners otherwise will retain all rights to their videos, and the publication and/or broadcasting of their videos as part of this Contest will not limit their use and ability to further market the images. Sponsor reserves the right (but is not obligated) to post entry submissions online at or broadcast the photo on KTLA Channel 5.

b. If for any reason, this Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, tampering, fraud, technical failure, or any other cause which corrupts or threatens the administration, security or integrity of the contest, Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend the contest or any portion of the contest. ANY ATTEMPT TO DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE FAIR AND LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE CONTEST. Information submitted in Internet entries, including entrant’s name, address, e-mail address, etc., may be used by KTLA TV for marketing or promotional purposes.

c. Sponsor reserves the right to delay contest announcements, postpone or reschedule all or some of the contest events, and/or modify Contest deadlines at its sole discretion. Any such changes will be announced and posted on the Sponsor’s Contest website.

d, By participating in this contest, entrants (including all band members) (i) agree to have their bands, band member names, photographs, voices, biographical information, likenesses, and entry submissions (including photographs) used in any and all media for promotional purposes relating to this contest or future similar contests without further compensation or notice, except as prohibited by law; and (ii) represent that they agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and to release Sponsors, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents from any and all liability for any injuries, claims , losses, or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from their participation in this contest and their acceptance and use of any prizes won.


For a copy of the Official Rules or the name of the winners, send a self-addressed envelope to “Battle of the Bands 2010”, Attn: Creative Services, KTLA-TV, 5800 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90028, by April 1, 2010. A list of the band winner’s name will be available after the winner has been verified and the prize has been awarded.

Jan 27 2010
140 Conference New York 2010

The 140 Characters Conference: New York City (#140conf) will be taking place April 20-21, 2010 at the 92nd Street Y. This event is shaping up to being the largest worldwide gathering of people interested in the effects of the real-time Internet on both business and “we” the people.

On April 20/21 we will be taking a hard look at something I call “The State of NOW” and the continued effects the worldwide adoption of social communication platforms such as twitter is having on a number of industries including: Celebrity, “The Media”, Advertising, Politics, Education, Music, Television, Comedy, Real Estate, Public Policy and more.

During the past month I have been working with number of people who volunteered to help curate a session or two at the upcoming event. To date about 80% of the expected 140 speakers have been confirmed and the remainder are in the process of being confirmed. More speakers will be announced in the days and weeks ahead.

If you are thinking about attending #140conf NYC, now would be a great time to secure your seat. With the “early bird” ticket costing only US$ 100 for the two day event, register NOW to guarantee youself access to the event over at:

Some of the “Characters” speaking at #140conf NYC include:

– Alon Nir (@TheKotel)
– Andrea Syrtash, contributor and author (@AndreaSyrtash)
– Ann Curry, NBC News (@AnnCurry)
– Avner Ronen, CEO/founder, boxee (@avneron)
– Bijan Sabet, partner, Spark Capital (@bijan)
– Bruce Upbin, Managing Editor, Forbes  (@bupbin)
– Caissie St.Onge, (@Caissie)
– Chris Lehmann, Principal of the Science Leadership Academy, (@chrislehmann)
– Chris Weingarten, Music Critic, (@1000TimesYes)
– Daren Forsyth, Founder,, (@DarenBBC)
– Dave Winer, (@davewiner)
– Dennis Crowley, co-founder, Four Square (@dens)
– Donny Deustch (@Donny_Deutsch)
– Eric Sheninger, Principal of New Milford HS (NJ), (@NMHS_Principal)
– Gary Vanderchuck, Wine guy, host of Wine Library TV, (@garyvee)
– Hank Wasiak, Executive Producer and Co-Founder, The Concept Farm, (@hankwasiak)
– Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump)
– Jay Rosen, Journalism professor, NYU (@jayrosen_nyu)
– Jeff Jarvis, blogger, author, professor (@JeffJarvis)
– Jeff Pulver, founder #140conf, (@jeffpulver)
– Jeffrey Hayzlett, CMO, Kodak (@jeffreyHayzlett)
– Joan Walsh, Editor of Salon, (@joanwalsh)
– John Borthwick, CEO, Betaworks (@JohnBorthwick)
– Jonathan Maberry, author, writing teacher and lecturer. (@JonathanMaberry)
– Kyle Pace, Instructional/Consumer Technology Specialist, (@kylepace)
– Liz Strauss, Founder of SOBCon, brand strategist, (@lizstrauss)
– Matt Pinfield, Morning Show on 101.9 RXP, (@mattpinfield)
– Matthew Bishop, The Economist, (@mattbish)
– Maz Nadjm, Social networking at Sky Television, (@Mazi)
– MC Hammer (@MCHammer)
– Melinda Emerson, entrepreneur, (@smallbizlady)
– Pat Kiernan, News Anchor, NY1 (@patkiernan)
– Ryan Penagos, Writer / Editor at (@Agent_M)
– Stacey Monk, Founder of Epic Change & TweetsGiving, (@StaceyMonk)
– Stefanie Michaels (@adventuregirl)
– Steve Greenberg, founder/CEO, S-Curve Records (@steviegpro)
– Steven Anderson, Technology Educator, Blogger, Co-Creator of #edchat, (@web20classroom)
– Tal Givoly, Chief Scientist, Amdocs (@givoly)
– Tim Armstrong, CEO, AOL
– Tom Brevoort, VP Marvel, (@TomBrevoortsays)
– Tom Whitby, Professor of Education in Secondary English (@tomwhitby)
– US Airforce, @USAirForce

Note: Speakers are subject to change without notice. These “characters” are accurate as of: January 26, 2010.

For more information about upcoming worldwide #140conf events,  please visit:


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