Black Friday shopper numbers embarrassingly surpass voter turnout for the midterm elections

December 7, 2014 by  
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Photo by Shutterstock It was a black day for American politics on November 2. Nearly twice as many people scrambled for Black Friday bargains than showed up to vote at the 2014 midterm elections . The pitiful 77 million-voter turnout was the lowest participation rate for midterm elections since 1940, leaving many to wonder if these dismal numbers mean that Americans actually value consumerism more than democracy. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: American democracy , Black Friday , consumerism , democracy , midterm elections , Shopping , voter , voter turnout

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What’s a Pop-Up Cornfield Doing in the Heart of Milan?

July 31, 2014 by  
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Butcher Shop Steals Joke by Vegan Comedian, Goes Viral

January 3, 2014 by  
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When Windsor Meats in Vancouver, Canada posted a funny joke the manager had seen online in their window, the last thing they expected was for the photo to circulate back to the original comedian. The blackboard in the shop’s window read: “Did you know? Vegans live 15 year longer because they aren’t invited anywhere fun or dangerous. Instead they stay at home crying and drinking, being careful not to cry into the drink because tears are a product of animal suffering.” A picture of the board quickly went viral , with meat-eaters everywhere using it as an opportunity to bash vegans and vegetarians for their “lack of humor.” The only problem? The original creator of the joke is a vegan himself. Read the rest of Butcher Shop Steals Joke by Vegan Comedian, Goes Viral Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: butcher shop , Myq Kaplan , vegan comedian , vegan humor , vegan joke , viral image , windsor meats        

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DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars

December 16, 2013 by  
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It’s likely that we all had a snow globe or seven when we were kids, and we took great glee in shaking them up to see the little flakes dance around every time we shook them. It’s easy to make your own glittery globes with a few simple materials, but if you’d like to go one step beyond glueing a miniature animal to the inside of a mason jar, you can make unique photo globes instead ! These can be put together in less than an hour, and are delightfully quirky gifts for anyone and everyone to receive. Read the rest of DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Christmas gift , Christmas present , diy gift , DIY gift idea , diy holiday gift , DIY present , DIY snow globe , DIY snow globe gift , glitter , glycerin , glycerine , holiday gift , Holiday present , jar gift , mason jar , olive oil , photo , photo snow globe , picture , picture in a jar , picture snow globe , snow globe , snow globe present , xmas gift , xmas present        

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Homeless Man Creates New Pollution-Fighting App While Living on the Street

December 16, 2013 by  
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Leo Grand has been homeless for two years now but that didn’t stop him from coding a new, eco-friendly app. The app, called Trees for Cars , helps users set up rideshares and is available for iPhone and Android. Grand learned how to code after being approached by developer Patrick McConlogue, who offered him the choice between $100 cash or a laptop and an opportunity to take coding lessons. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: car pollution , Car Sharing , carbon emissions , carpooling , education and coding , environmental apps for smart phones , environmental smart phone apps , green mobile apps , homeless coder , homeless environmentalist , homeless nyc man builds app , leo grand , Patrick Mcconlogue        

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The tipping point in action: twice as much methane released due to seabed permafrost melting

November 26, 2013 by  
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This photo shows methane on fire as it escapes through the ice above a Siberian Arctic shelf. How does this natural gas affect global warming predictions?

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Now this is what you call a narrow house

November 26, 2013 by  
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Here’s the skinny on a house designed by Fujiwarramuro Architects that’s barely wide enough to swing a cat.

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Wells Have Been Leaking Since 2004 Hurricane

June 7, 2013 by  
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Photo © On Wings of Care When Hurricane Ivan coursed through the Gulf of Mexico in 2004, it knocked out operations at a Taylor Energy Company platform and ruptured several well heads in the area. Since then the wells have been leaking oil into the sea 12 miles south of New Orleans, and according to Grist , efforts to cap the wells appear to have ceased in 2011. While Taylor has stated that the resultant slick is 200 feet wide and 6.5 miles long, NOAA’s estimates suggest that there is a one mile wide, 20.2 mile long oil slick —that’s roughly 80 times larger than Taylor is reporting. Read the rest of Gulf of Mexico Oil Wells Have Been Leaking Since 2004 Hurricane Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental destruction , fossil fuels , gulf of mexico , nrc , oil industry , oil slick , oil spill , on wings of care , skytruth , US Coast Guard , water pollution        

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Wesley Law’s “Baled” Photo Series Follows Donated Leftovers from Goodwill Stores

April 16, 2013 by  
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Baled is an amazing new series of photographs by Wesley Law that peers behind the scenes at a Goodwill Outlet Store in St. Louis. There, Law found a treasure trove of colorful objects that were left over at Goodwill stores around the country that had been formed into large bales of clothes and other goods. In the course of photographing the 5-foot by 7-foot bales, Law started investigating what each bale of trash was made up of, looking into what stories each one can tell us about ourselves. Read the rest of Wesley Law’s “Baled” Photo Series Follows Donated Leftovers from Goodwill Stores Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: baled , discarded items , green art , Recycled Materials , sustainable photography , waste materials , Wesley Law        

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CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Cicadas to Invade Tri-State Area This Spring

April 11, 2013 by  
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Photo from  Shutterstock The weather may be warming up, but East Coasters won’t want to put away their earmuffs just yet. According to entomologists, billions of cicadas that have been underground for 17 years will be emerging from their burrows and noisily swarming the eastern seaboard from North Carolina to Connecticut. The so-called “Cicadapocolypse” could even be as loud as the sound of a New York City train, but otherwise isn’t expected to be much more than a nuisance. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brood II , brood II cicadas , bug infestation , Cicada , cicada apocolypse , cicada invasion , cicada swarm , cicadapocolypse , cicadas , east coast cicadas        

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