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It’s Dec 31st. Cue The Forecasts For The Next Year!

In India on December 31, 2009 at 4:04 pm

It’s December 31st….time to predict what the next year holds. Till December 31st of 2010 when we look back and balk at the predictions that were wrong, and marvel at the genius of those that were right.

On that note, YHL collates for you a list of predictions being made…with a promise to check back this time next year to see how they turned out:

Six ideas that will shape the world (CSM)

The Futurist Magazine’s Top 10 forecasts for 2010 and beyond

The Economist forecasts for 2010

As for us? We’ll see this year out and ring in the new one with this Abraham Lincoln quote:

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”

Mother Teresa Stamp Unveiled In US Postal 2010 Stamp Program

In India on December 30, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Will kinder gentler faces on a piece of mail help calm a world in turmoil? Maybe, maybe not. But those who choose to buy, lick and post this 44cent stamp will be using an opportunity to mail a small message of peace along.

Hattip and highres image of the stamp at Washington Post

Social Media And The Rise Of The Unknown Fashionista

In India on December 30, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Found this Mashable article about 5 ways social media changed fashion in 2009. Applicable to almost any industry you can think of, but especially in fashion, social media empowered the unknown fashionista. From the unknown makeup artists who became youtube phenoms to teen fashion bloggers…individual expression was set free and fashion aficionados like us soaked it in.

Can’t wait to see what new heights social media will take fashion in 2010 and beyond! May it never go out of style.

The Lake Effect: Large Dams Contribute To Man-Made Climate Change

In Environment, Human Rights, India, Water Crisis on December 29, 2009 at 9:46 pm

New research is showing how the building of large dams is impacting climate change.

As the world’s third largest dam builder….is India listening?

With 4,300 large dams already constructed and many more in the pipeline, India is one of the world’s most prolific dam-builders. Large dams in India are estimated to have submerged about 37,500 square kilometres – an area almost the size of Switzerland – and displaced tens of millions of people. Because of these impacts, and the inequitable distribution of risks and riches that large dams bring, people in India have been fighting dams for decades. (International Rivers)

Cool Trashion Watch: Outsapop.com

In Entrepreneurs, Fashion on December 29, 2009 at 7:31 pm

Our three favorite things in one – recycled materials + DIY + fashion = eyepopping trashion via outsapop.com.

And of course other really cool DIY ideas on the blog.

Zipper necklace