School Of Cool #108: How to be fab-u-lous like Oprah Winfrey

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Because being cool doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

Oprah WinfreySo, who is she?
If you haven’t heard of Oprah Winfrey before now you seriously must have been living under a rock. Regardless of whether you’ve seen her talk show, you’re sure to have caught one of her book recommendations or a snippet of her campaign for Obama in the US elections. This incredible woman is not just a talk show host either: Oprah has tried her hand and acting, producing, radio, not to mention all her amazing philanthropy work.

Impressive. What else do I need to know?
Oprah Winfrey is so influential she has even got one of her catchphrases into the dictionary! We wish it had been fab-u-lous but it’s actually one of her more memorable sayings. The 2012 Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines an “aha moment” as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension” and it’s all down to this straight talking lady.

She’s a cool lady, but why is she a Global Cool lady?
For quite a few year Oprah was the world’s only black billionaire – pretty impressive for someone who was born into poverty in the middle of nowhere in Mississippi!

Last year Oprah Winfrey talked of expanding her awesome empire even further by taking a foray into organics. And now these plans are coming to fruition.Winfrey plans to turn some 16 acres on her 1,000-acre property on Maui into farmland to sell orgasnic produce.

“I grew up with a grandmother who was always growing things—everything that we ate came from our own little one acre, and to be able to have a full circle moment like this, not in Mississippi but in Maui, is fantastic,” Winfrey said in a People.com video.

Right now she’s giving away the crops for free to restaurants and charitable efforts. With her fingers in so many pies we’re guessing Oprah has to be selective with her endorsements so we’re super glad to see her picking a green project.


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
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Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


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