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Wastes of Time

I was sad to read Oliver Sack’s piece in the New York Times about his terminal cancer diagnosis.  I’ve enjoyed his books, and it’s always moving to read someone write about the end of their life. There were a few sentences near the middle of the piece that gave me pause: I feel a sudden […]

Rams Would Be Wasting Big Opportunity By Not Trading Sam Bradford This Offseason

As the St. Louis Rams enter the 2015 season, the team faces a dilemma that's become all too common in recent years. Quarterback Sam Bradford is returning from a major injury—again. Entering the final year of a rookie deal that's been...Show More Summary

Pop-Up Restaurant Will Put Food Waste On The Menu

Chef Dan Barber's WasteED will be open for two weeks in late March, 2015, and feature menu items made from food waste and scraps The post Pop-Up Restaurant Will Put Food Waste On The Menu appeared first on Sustainablog.

Five Ideas to Teach Children Zero Waste Living

Trying to implement zero waste at home? Get the kids involved: they'll love helping out, and learn important environmental concept by practicing them The post Five Ideas to Teach Children Zero Waste Living appeared first on Sustainablog.

The Big C(hange)

How to end winter racing at Aqueduct: As the saying goes, it would be a shame to let such a good crisis go to waste. Bill Finley wrote a great column today, calling for the end of winter racing in New York. The editorial board of the Times has already provided their political cover on […]

State Attorney Generals Should Do "Close Reading" On The Student Success Act

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating dietary supplements being sold to consumers by the largest retail companies in the world. After years of billion dollar profits, people getting sick or wasting their money, New York's attorney is taking on some powerful corporations. Show More Summary

Product of the Day: Your Kids Can Pretend to Get Drunk with This Beer Baby Bottle

5 hours agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Now you an your infant can get wasted together! A company in Rhode Island called Fred is selling a baby bottle that’s designed to look like a beer bottle. The “Chill, Baby Li’l Lager Baby Bottle” holds 10 fluid ounces of whatever you...Show More Summary

QUESTION: Can Drones Flown at Airports Save Lives? The Answer may be YES!

Los Angeles, CA—I had a brainstorm while watching a news story of those dangerous and sometimes deadly bird strikes that plague airports. I wasted no time in calling my American Airlines pilot pal to ask him his thoughts on my idea. He loved the idea and is convinced it’s inexpensive, workable and lifesaving. Show More Summary

Food Waste Is Costing Countries Billions Every Year And Contributing To Climate Change

If countries made a point of reducing their food waste, the globe could save a total of $120 to $300 billion each year by 2030, according to a new report. The post Food Waste Is Costing Countries Billions Every Year And Contributing To Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Wankband - New Device Uses Masturbation to Power Your Phone

9 hours agoHumor : Topless Robot

Ladies and gentlemen, behold possibly the most brilliant use of renewable energy ever. Just think of how much friction we all waste every day, that could be put to use powering the devices that...

Contaminated Drinking Water (Extra Scene from 'Toxic Waste in the US: Coal Ash')

9 hours agoNews : Vice News

In this extra scene, a couple living near a coal ash pond in Dukeville, North Carolina, speak about how finding out that their drinking water is contaminated shone a new light on the illnesses in their family and in the neighborhood over the years.

Food Waste Totaling 1 Billion Tons Ends Up In Landfills

Food waste on a global scale adds up to nearly 1.3 billion tons ending up in landfills and costing close to $1 trillion. Aside from the fact that food waste is causing serious economic and environmental concerns, some people view the act of wasting food as unethical and immoral. Show More Summary

For God’s Sake, Shut Up About Credit Cards And Airline Miles

9 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I recently had the opportunity to sit down for lunch with two friends: an investment banker and a business consultant. In other words: I recently had the opportunity to waste an hour of my life discussing credit card rewards and airline miles. Read more...

Watch Mary Poppins Get The Ridiculous Death Metal Remix You Never Knew You Wanted

We live in an age where the internet provides delightful mash-ups of random pop culture phenomenon on an almost daily basis. Some of them are truly inspired. Others are simply a complete waste of time. And then there are those that bring...Show More Summary

Kucinich To Warn Congress About War With ISIS

Dennis Kucinich told me on radio Wednesday night that he is sending a letter to Congress urging them not to vote for the Authorization for Use of Military Force. He believes war with ISIS is a tremendous waste of our resources against an entity that is not a threat to the United States. Please “like” [...]

Edible Scoffee cups let you have your coffee and eat it too

Disposable coffee cups are a massive source of waste, the US alone throws out over 25 billion styrofoam coffee cups every year, so an edible coffee cup sounds like it could quite a good idea. Enter the 'Scoffee' a coffee cup made from cookies, white chocolate,

Rep. Shimkus: Stop Kowtowing to Sen. Reid on Yucca Mountain

Rep. John Shimkus In an editorial in today's edition of the Lacrosse Tribune, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), renewed his call for the federal government to fulfill its commitments under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and open a permanent geologic depository at Yucca Mountain:It’s not just coal that suffers under the Clean Power Plan though. Show More Summary

Epitome Of An Ain’t Isht Mother: Pennsylvania Mom Popped Driving Drunk To Freaky Group Sex Party With Son In Tow!

Pennsylvania Woman Arrested For Drunk Driving To A Foursome With Her Son This has to be one of the worst moms we’ve ever heard. Apparently she got wasted, drove to have sex with three people, with her kid in

The Terrifying "Smart" City of the Future

So-called "smart cities" are being heralded as the way of the future, but they have scary social and political consequences. Imagine a world without waste. A place where the train always comes on time, where streets are plowed before snow even stops falling, and watchful surveillance cameras have sent rates of petty crime plunging. Show More Summary

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