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Scaling Wind, directed by Michelle Nunez, and produced by GreenTech Films, is an informative 30-minute documentary showcasing the benefits and challenges of reaching 20% wind energy by 2030 in the US. The film shows how the goal started, with a 2006...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Right now, industry accounts for around one-third of the world’s energy use -- more than any other end-use sector of the economy. Additionally, industrial energy demand is projected to increase by as much as 44 percent over the next twenty years, particularly...
From: Greentech Media | By: Jigar V. Shah | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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See guided adventure trips from National Geographic Adventures. From the cockpit of my expedition kayak, I watch in awe as the stadium-sized iceberg 500 feet away starts to roll over. The Arctic air is dead silent as the immaculately polished white ice...
From: National Geographic | By: James Dziezynski | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Oh gardeners and florists and other plant people of Mefi, can you help me figure out what this flower is?The gentleman I'm seeing brought me a bouquet. Hooray! Despite familiarity with lots of annual and perennial flowers from my summers at a greenhouse,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: WidgetAlley | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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It's a sad day when such a talented photographer ups sticks from the UK and moves over to sunnier shores... well it is for us anyway, you guys down under are in for a treat! Wedding photographer Linzie Russo is a half Aussie, half Scot babe who was born...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Alexei Ramirez scores walk-off run on throwing error, but strong efforts by Erik Johnson and the bullpen made it possible In a rare turn of events, the White Sox pitching staff gave the rest of the club a chance to wait for a break. Tonight, they caught...
From: South Side Sox | By: Jim Margalus | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Were you thinking parenting? Compost truck driver? Michele Bachmann’s twitchy left eyelid? Close. How about middle manager for a Midwestern Monsanto subsidiary specializing in the eradication of parasitic weevils but really dedicated to poisoning all...
From: San Francisco Chronicle | By: Mark Morford | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Translation: Who is spending the most money in the most effective way possible? We're just three-and-a-half months into the 2014 calendar year, and we've already seen 26 extensions throughout the majors. As expected, many of the deals cover multiple...
From: MLB Daily Dish | By: Jasper Scherer | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Flowers, running shoes and posters were sent to Boston after the marathon bombing happened. Tell Me More asks how public expressions of grief help people, even when they are far away from the tragedy.
From: NPR | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Put your poop to work; it's fuel for a biological furnace.
From: TreeHugger | By: Lloyd Alter | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Learning to communicate in a way that connects with others.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Anthony K. Tjan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The Boston Red Sox are going to be looking to overcome losing three of four...
From: NESN | By: Sam Galanis | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Much as hair GIFs cinemagraphs took the web by storm in 2010, so too is “motion photography” creating new opportunities for makers. According to press release from the folks at Saatchi Art, Saatchi Gallery and Google+ pimping their “Motion Photography...
From: Art Fag City | By: Paddy Johnson | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Dustin Pedroia isn't ready to make his return just yet, leaving the Red Sox another man down for at least one more game. Dustin Pedroia is aiming for a Wednesday return after receiving a cortisone shot for his left wrist, but he'll sit out at least one...
From: Over the Monster | By: Ben Buchanan | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Today’s News Tonight’s Game White Sox vs. Red Sox at U.S. Cellular Field (7:10 p.m., CT, WCIU) in the opener of a three-game series. Starters: RHP Erik Johnson (0-1. 9.58) for our Sox, ex-White Sox RHP Jake Peavy (0-0,...
From: Inside the White Sox | By: Scott Reifert | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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By Richard K. BarryI just finished reading Sasha Issenberg's Victory Lab, a very interesting treatment of how the ability to gather increasingly sophisticated information about voters has enabled campaigns to better target their voter ID and get-out-the-vote...
From: The Reaction | By: Richard K. Barry | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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If you’ve been using a digital camera for any length of time, you’ve probably heard about White Balance. You may still be wondering exactly what it is, and how to use it; or you may be using it right now and be wondering how it can possibly be something...
From: Digital Photography School | By: Alex Morrison | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Missed the California fest? You can still enjoy the best artists who played there
From: Time | By: Melissa Locker | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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This past weekend I saw coastal wildflowers blooming purple and yellow, misty morning vistas, colorful buoys and wave-whipped fishing boats. I saw a friendly covey of quail, flashy red-winged blackbirds, sleek, needle-nosed blue herons, and a single...
From: 101 Cookbooks | By: Heidi Swanson | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A team of students at Waseda University in Japan have constructed a prototype for a house that can be heated by composting straw. They dubbed the dwelling the “Recipe for Life” house. Using the heat generating composting process for the purpose of...
From: Jetson Green | By: Christine Walsh | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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JGFIERCE FIGHT FOR HOUSING IN SEATTLE Are all these people really artists? We shall see. They slept out for new low-income artist housing this weekend. The crowd that turned up for a shot at low-income artist housing this past weekend set a record—this...
From: The Stranger | By: Jen Graves | Monday, April 14, 2014
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SCADpad micro-housing experiment transforms Atlanta parking structure into a sustainable community for artful living The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) recently unveiled SCADpad, a unique micro-housing and adaptive reuse experiment that transformed...
From: Green Building Elements | By: Dawn Killough | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In the days after April 15, 2013, people began leaving objects at the police barricades around Copley Square, in Boston, to commemorate those who had been killed or injured in the marathon bombings. There were familiar offerings: American flags, stuffed...
From: New Yorker | By: Ian Crouch | Monday, April 14, 2014
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KFC IS SELLING A CORSAGE WITH FRIED CHICKEN IN IT. YES, I KNOW I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK ON! I just threw up a little at the news that KFC has released a drumstick corsage just in time for prom season. Yeah, you read right: It’s a corsage with a hunk of...
From: EcoSalon | By: Jill Ettinger | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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All sellers want their homes to attract attention, yield the highest price and spend as little time on the market as possible. While luck is a good thing to have on your side, there are steps you can take to increase the chances of selling your home...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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This philanthropic pair made sure that everyone from their esteemed colleagues to their artistic and genealogically-inclined friends had something awesome to do besides dancing at their reception. Add that to their spectacular venue and vintage Caddy...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Offbeat Editors | Monday, April 14, 2014
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See the Coachella 2014 style gallery » From a surprise Beyoncé performance to the announcement of Alexander Wang x H&M, the first instalment of Coachella 2014 was probably the most major on record. Got FOMO? Us too. And while the stage may have...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Randi Bergman | Monday, April 14, 2014
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Josh BisJen Graves at the 2010 Genius Awards. Jen Graves is an American original. I mean that on many different levels, including a very literal one: She's the only full-time art critic employed by any weekly newspaper in the United States. But I also...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Monday, April 14, 2014
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The Rev Paul Flowers is taking overseas trips to Amsterdam and South Africa....
From: Telegraph | By: Harriet Dennys | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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From: China.org.cn | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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What is Gout? Before learning the methods and Chinese techniques to treat gout problems, it is important to know what exactly is this problem called gout. It is a form of arthritis and finds manifestation in form of joint pains, especially at the big...
From: Alternative Medicine Zone | By: admin4 | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The scene: a vocal audition, sometime in the past. A young, blond soprano approaches the podium. Her aria: “Un bel di.” She sings. Before she gets to the second “Chi sara” she’s rudely interrupted.
From: Parterre Box | By: Poison Ivy | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Radiant Orchid, Pantone Color Institute’s color of the year, not only is the hot spring fashion color, but it has made its way into the Easter egg parade. Forget the pastels of yesteryear; what’s trending now are vivid colors. McCormick developed...
From: Miami Herald | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The loveable, always smiling, sunny Cameron Diaz has some ideas that don’t exactly conform to society’s standards, and she doesn’t apologize for that. Recently, the Charlie’s Angels actress has spoken out on the very intimate matter of lady grooming....
From: The Inquisitr | By: Lynette McDonald | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Wherever you go - from crammed cities to sprawling suburbia - you find people trying to create their own small towns. We do it without thinking, forming attachments to local restaurants, bars, dry cleaners, barber shops, tailors, grocery stores and even...
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A federal oversight board told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for spring planting of U.S. crops.
From: San Diego Union-Tribune | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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A federal oversight board has told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for the spring planting of U.S. crops.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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YouTube Courtney Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend -- provided your best friend is a funny poet with an Australian accent. Listen to "Avant Gardener," an autobiographical account of trying to turn a life around through gardening,...
From: Little Green Footballs | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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After seven harsh days of cross examination, Oscar Pistorius was allowed off the stand, but not until after reading the Valentine’s card Reeva Steenkamp had given him before he tragically killed her with four shots through a locked bathroom door. Oscar...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Sean Mahoney | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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After this winter's polar vortex, it's hard to believe spring is here to stay. But the buds and daffodils do not lie. We invite you to share your photos of springtime in Kansas and Missouri for a future photo essay feature in Star Magazine.
From: Kansas City Star | By: Feedback | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Simple pencil skirt with high waist and wide belt made in jersey. Whipped it up without a pattern.
From: Burda Style | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The poet does what poets do: reactivates words, makes odd associations, connects things that do not ordinarily belong together in order to create deeper meaning.
From: The Rumpus | By: Matthew Zapruder | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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That was fast! Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star Anna “Chickadee” Shannon just got engaged to her boyfriend, Michael Cardwell, on the show’s Season Three finale, but the couple are… READ ON...
From: Radar Online | By: Gina Bacchiocchi | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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If you are or have been a restaurant server, you most likely know that tips may make up 85-100% of a waiter's earnings. Your income depends not on simply showing up or clocking in, but on the quality of your service … right? Research from tipping expert...
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Aww Emma Stone is such a sweet granddaughter! Looks like granny got a hold of her simple blue dress, sewed some bling on it to make it extra fancy for her favorite little girl, and hung......
From: E Online | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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MADISON, Wis. -- University of Wisconsin Landscape Architecture students are competing to design the floral gardens that will be planted outside the Capitol this year.
From: St. Paul Pioneer Press | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The University of Texas now has a new set of men’s and women’s fragrances. Seriously. For only $39.50 you can own the “Passionate, Triumphant & Strong” brand of Masik collegiate fragrance. Both the cologne and perfume were created “to capture...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Sam Cooper | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Ethanol may be touted as a more eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels, but it's not without its own drawbacks. Most importantly, the corn or other plants required as feedstock often take up field space that could otherwise be put to use growing food...
From: Gizmag | By: Ben Coxworth | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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In addition to agreeing to sell its South American fertilizer business to Mosaic for $350M, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) says it is abandoning plans to sell its cocoa business and will instead focus on divesting its chocolate operations. ADM says it...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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