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SureFire Powerpak

Mobile video light review When it comes to a video light, I used to lug heavy camera gear around to capture the funny, meaningful or downright awesome moments that can spontaneously arise during the days of our lives. Since the cellphone revolution, my camera has become my choice mostly for it’s light weight, flexibility of use and features, and reasonably...

GoalZero & Sunjack reviews

Portable Powerpack Solar panel reviews As everyone who lives here knows, Hawaii is no stranger to power outrages. The last big storm that came through knocked power out on the North Shore for half a day, yet that of course would be child's play, if we got hit by something the magnitude of Iniki or Irma. As we all know,...

Earth Day 2017

How many of you remember the first time you saw our Earth? This view of ourselves embedded in a living planet, wrapped in oneness, exploded into our collective consciousness. Did you know soon after this view of our whole planet was available to us, the modern global environmental movement was birthed? “Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside,...

Riseup

What's your calling? What motivates you to get out into the urban world to stand and speak for positive vision of the future? In 2007, as he lay in the hospital, his body succumbing to the ravages of chemo and cancer, my younger brother called me out. I was there with about 30 of his family and friends. Tim had been...

The Science of Consciousness & Healing

I want to share a little-known secret for improving your quality of life, achieving deep healing and radiant health… even living longer… and better. It’s not a new super-food. It’s not a new yoga practice. And, it’s certainly not a new pill... It’s your own consciousness.    Consciousness is the “x-factor” behind deep healing, radiant health and living a long, productive...

Story of a Freelancer

Story of a Freelancer by Carleen MacKay :: Rob Kinslow In our April 5th post, we introduced you to the new world of work, to “Freelancers,” or people who work on behalf of organizations when and wherever needed. By 2020, according to a raft of experts, 40%+ of American workers will be “freelancers” in all sectors of the economy. Other experts predict...

…And This Woman Is an Idiot

COVID-19 & The Manipulated Information We're Getting By Frank Salvato LISTEN TO THE PODCAST “State Rep. Tavia Galonski (D-OH-35) tweeted Sunday after President Trump spoke about hydroxychloroquine at his daily press briefing... ‘I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow...Today’s...

Worst Return on Investment. Again.

Recently, the online site WalletHub published a 50-state study called “2020’s States with the Best & Worst Taxpayer ROI.”  ROI, of course, is the acronym for “Return on Investment.” The site derived its ranking by comparing two variables:  total taxes paid per capita, and overall government services. Total taxes paid per capita was a fairly straightforward calculation. ...

Nose-Picking Pointers to Help Prevent COVID-19

While everyone is busy washing their hands and coughing in their sleeves, there is an important personal hygiene issue which has been ignored as part of the lifestyle advice for COVID-19 prevention. This oversight has been inadvertent, but since this is a taboo topic, it is typically overlooked due to cultural discomfort, despite its ubiquity in practice. 

Back to School: Alaska (Part One)

Author’s Note: In August 1990, I began my Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate studies at the School of Public Health, University of Hawai'i, USA. The following summer, I headed off to Alaska for my student field research project with the Alaska Native Health Board, an advocacy organization for the health needs and concerns of all Alaska...

Hawaii Is In A Recession That Is Deeper Than The Great Depression. How Long Will It Take To Recover?

Dr. Carl Bonham, Executive Director and Professor of Economics, UHERO (University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization), discusses the economic forecast for Hawaii during a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Honolulu City Councilmember Kym Pine. WATCH to hear his analysis and his forecast for the future.

Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing you 50% of the cost of your takeout

Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5pm! This is your last chance to participate! Deadline is April 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Central Pacific Bank Foundation is reimbursing anyone in Hawaii for 50% of the cost of a takeout, delivery, drive-through, or curbside pick-up meal (up to $100) in order to support...

Product Reviews for the home-bound: Samsung’s mid-priced Galaxy S10e phone and Aukey’s speedy chargers

By Rob Kay In this (hopefully short) era of self imposed isolation, having a dependable cell phone is critical. If you're in the market for a mid-priced phone, there are plenty of options. It’s not necessary to drop big bucks to get something good. From my...

Lead. Grant relief. Don’t take more. Please.

We are in trying times now, folks.  Much of the state is closed.  The Capitol and many government offices, including the Department of Taxation, are locked down.  People are working remotely when they can, and we are too. In the middle of all of this, our Governor is telling people not to come to Hawaii.  That may be certainly...

Lines Longer to Go To Whole Foods, Starbucks – than to get Tested for COVID today

Many of us who are quarantined because of the COVID-19 virus, have sat and contemplated the testing procedures. Media reports of long lines certainly deter anyone who is not feeling well. We are already suffering long lines at COSTCO and Whole Foods, just waiting to see if we can get some groceries. I called...

Back to School: Hawai’i, USA

August 1990 “A big, red sun was setting over smoggy Bangkok as the plane took off -- setting as my heart is sinking - wrenching pain to again leave and say good-bye to good friends, and to once again leave a beautiful girl behind. Parting with Nit for an uncertain future - am I making another mistake?...