United States (FEE) – The stigma surrounding marijuana is rapidly disappearing. Medical and recreational use is increasing dramatically. Today an entirely new sector is breaking “grass” ceilings as never before. Marijuana plants can be either male or female. Only female plants can yield the “bud” that both black and legal markets seek. It is poetic, then, that women are dominating the legalized cannabis industry. A Green Frontier You might not associate the divine feminine with something as “unsavory” as smoking weed. But as the old Reefer Madness era comes to an end, it has become apparent to most of Read MoreRead More
South Africa (LiveSA) – Being the owner of a lipstick brand happened by mistake for 27-year-old Connie Bhebhe. Trying to run her first business Cobe Fitness was a full-time job, as a result, her appearance was neglected. “I was in fitness wear and a ponytail all the time, it was sad. I decided I needed to transform.” This is when she decided to start wearing makeup to give her appearance a much-needed glow-up. Identifying a business opportunity Connie realised there was an opportunity in the market after a trip to Canada. “I ordered some lipsticks from Anastasia Beverly Hills which Read MoreRead More
India (GV) – During national day festivities and other occasions, you might see crowds of people waving hundreds or thousands of little flags in celebration. But when the fun is over, those flags are often discarded, littering the ground. But what if they didn’t become trash? What if they contained seeds that with a little care grew into a plant? That’s the creative idea of one Indian nature lover with a master’s degree in forensic biotechnology — infusing seeds into disposable gifts. Mansi Shah launched her venture Gift Green a year ago, quitting her day job with a vision to do something good for the environment. Read MoreRead More
United States (GREED) – Editor’s Note: One of our editorial staff recently became so infuriated over the state of our society (we force her to read 500 headlines a day; can you blame her?), that she turned into the Dragon Lady. In the first of what we hope will become a series of spicy editorials, she spews fire over the recent police shooting of Justine Damond. In case you missed it, a woman in Minnesota was shot and killed by a police officer responding to her 9-1-1 call. She was calling to report a possible sexual assault in the alley Read MoreRead More
Hawaii (GREED) – Editor’s Note: To contrast the despicable amount of large-scale corporate and political greed in the world, we at Greed Media present you with a collection of local artisans. These people are effectively f**king the system by making and selling their own quality goods; taking the power of production out of corporate control. These people are truly changing the economy and the world, one handcrafted product at a time. Join the revolution and be greedy for local goods! The following installment is part of a series we call Be Greedy: A Local Artisan Showcase. Tucked away in Read MoreRead More
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(GREED) – Ok, we all knew the Greeks had their own way of living, but so did their Gods. This stuff is out there, and kind of hot and creepy and gross and really weird.Read More
If the movin’ and shakin’s of the Luck Plane are any indication it appears 2017 will be a defining point in the death of large political collectives in favor of smaller and smaller sects, a never ending war of 10,000 fronts fought not for dominance but for vendetta.
Already a major omen has predicted absolute disaster for the year ahead, a failure in a re-occuring miracle that’s correctly warned of everything from earthquakes to World War 2. This alone was enough to set wizards and witches scurrying for cover; not to be outdone the material world has provided its own trends to study.Read More
Chile’s earthquakes were not the only shattering revelation the country and its people had in store for this Scottish traveller to the long and thin country.
Until the earthquake on Friday the 4th of November, my experience of Santiago, the Chilean capital, was fairly typical of the gringo experience; I downed terremoto cocktails in Bellavista, hiked amidst the stunning snow-flecked mountainous vistas of Cajon del Maipo and danced, if falteringly, through the intricate steps of La Cueca in the city’s dancehalls till the early hours. On Friday afternoon, as I was working on my computer, I looked up at a tremendous bang and the bizarre sensation of my chair shaking below me as my flatmates´ house plant, named terremoto, tumbled off the bookshelf. Rushing to the window and looking out over my balcony on the 17th floor, I saw everyone walking about, continuing with their daily business in the street below, as skyscrapers wavered and shook around them. The earthquake only measured 6.1 on the Richter scale, a level that caused devastation in Italy recently, but is only called a mere temblor by Chilenos – tremor in English. However, the experience of the earthquake was followed by a second shattering of perspective as I walked to La Moneda; my previous views of Latin America and the nature of democracy here realigned; my frames of reference suddenly shifted.Read More
When the news hit that the Army had stood down, that for a brief second it appeared the people might have a glimpse of what victory actually feels like in the face of impossible odds, I was about as far away from North Dakota as anyone could be. On some deserted Florida beach I had made camp, my communist bandanna flying violently in the wind as I guzzled tall-boy after tall-boy of cheap American beer. Bossa Nova from the 1960’s blared at full volume, a soothing weight to balance out the ever-familiar tension of a mind on high alert. I knew that the times ahead would be the most important and this pipeline business was now more dangerous than ever.
A quick overview of the facts: the Army Corps of Engineers, after facing the possibility of hundreds of military veterans acting as human shields, has decided not to the grant the easement necessary for Energy Transfer Partners to complete the Dakota Access pipeline, seemingly bringing an end to months of protests over the project. Cheers from the northern territories could be heard as faraway as Georgia and the internet was absolutely ablaze with congratulatory memes. The battle had been one, the pipeline would be moved, and one of the tribal leaders was even beginning to ask the nearly 5,000 people assembled to move along unless they belonged to the Sioux tribe.Read More