So, what does it mean to be alive?
Its a question that the movie Jack Reacher asks in a convoluted manner, considering his desire for solitude. I liked that movie and still think that Tom Cruise, despite his obsession with Scientology, should probably feature as one of Hollywoods finest, if not for the amount of money he makes.
Compared to his earlier flicks where, at the age of 50+, he has defied age, logic and time as it were to play roles that required one to defy gravity and so on and so forth.
(Watching that scene at the Burj Khalifa in Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol should probably give you an idea of what Im trying to get at.)
Yet very differently, a scene in Jack Reacher made me think a bit about solitude, freedom and the like, in which he says that he just wants to be left alone as that is probably the only way to be truly free.
According to an internal memo leaked by Advertising Age, McDonalds knows its unpopular with 19-30 year olds. And here I thought it was just us Real Foodies!
These young people are called millennials, and McDonalds is planning a large push to beef up their popularity with this age group. Thats because millennials represent the largest generation in America and more than 80 million people worldwide.
Given the bashing that McDonalds has taken in popular documentaries over the last decade, is this any wonder?
This could have something to do with millennials subscribing to healthier, more sustainable food chains.
1. You help the environment. Traditional ways of growing vegetables include putting pesticides and harmful chemicals that can harm not just the consumers, but also the environment especially the soil. When you encourage other people to eat organic vegetables, you also encourage more farmers to grow them, harming less of the environment. You contribute in your own little way of preserving the soil.
2. This is a follow-up to the first benefit. The number of organic food manufacturers is usually small compared to traditional food manufacturers. By switching to organic products, you help these businesses by strengthening their market and giving them confidence to continue manufacturing organic products.
They say art imitates life. On a recent episode of Grey’s Anatomy that is exactly what happened. Sarah Chalke, 36, known for her role in the sitcom Scrubs, guest starred as a mother fighting for the proper diagnosis of an ill child.
In the episode it turns out the child has Kawasaki disease, which causes inflammation in the blood cells and higher risk of heart disease if left untreated. But Chalke was perfect for the role after finding herself in a real-life medical drama with her own son Charlie, now 3, who fought the disease, while she fought for a diagnosis and treatment. S
Over half of people think money is the filthiest item they touch and their fears are founded, according to new research.
Out of 1,000 Europeans surveyed by MasterCard, 83% believe handling cash is dirty while 54% think escalator handrails and library books are cleaner than money.
On average, European banknotes and coins contain 26,000 bacteria. New currency only has 2,400 bacteria.
Ian Thompson, Professor of Engineering Science at Oxford University, said: Perceptions of dirty cash are not without reason.