Caught My Eye #3

Caught My EyeLots of great stuff this week!
1. Girls + Science = Awesome.
A young woman in 7th grade named Melody Green did a science project experiment on the effects of air pressure and temperature on altitude. Obviously, this means there should be a homemade “rocket” with Hello Kitty as the pilot, all filmed by four GoPro cameras. I love science, I love young women who achieve amazing things, and I think I am slowly falling in love with the GoPro camera and cameras like it. Watch this video and tell me you don’t want to do everything in your power to either empower more young women to do something wonderful (or at the very least, merely create no barrier to them).
2. I Found Two Trees for the Price of One.
After I saw this “Poetree” (Poet + Tree = Poetree) on funny list of the 30 Most ‘Portland’ Things That have Ever Happened in Portland as #23…

…I thought it was brilliant and want to make one, too. I wondered if anyone else has done this and if there are tips on making one – surely such a genius idea cannot only be nailed to one tree in Portland – and in Google image searching “poetree” I came across the

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Contest #2 Ends in One Week.

Just a friendly reminder that my second contest at The Life Mosaic ends next Thursday at 11:59pm. The prize: a free copy of Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath when it hits the shelves on March 26. Please check the Contest #2 post for your chance to … Read more

Contest #2 Win the New Heath Brothers Book.

Welcome to our second contest at The Life Mosaic. This month’s prize:
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath

I’ve decided to give up meat for Lent, going fully vegetarian for reasons theological, ethical, and health-related (in that order). The practice of giving up something for Lent is not one of the only things one can do in this time but it’s a good thing to try. For me, it’s part of a larger issue regarding how we deal with new ideas when they come to us and how we handle change in our lives. To this, Chip and Dan Heath have written two excellent books, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and Switch: How to Change When Change Is Hard. I’m a big fan of both books and now that their third, Decisive is slated to come out on March 26, I’ve reserved my copy and I’d like to send you one for free, too.
Let me and other readers know what you are doing for Lent in the comments below. Briefly name what you are

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Help: I Think I'm Going Vegetarian for Lent!

That, my friends, is a Jucy Lucy. A cheeseburger with bubbling hot cheese magma waiting to burst forth as bubbling hot cheese lava coating the surface of your tongue, lips, and cheek as you bite into the delicious 100% all-American ground beef. And did I mention the fried onions on top? Or dipping french fries … Read more