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With anxiety, chronic depression and ADHD (I'm being treated for all), I struggle sometimes to get out of bed and go to work, let alone exercising and making healthy food (I know, I know, 30 minutes daily exercise is the single biggest thing for health)....
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Ski season is just beginning in California, but real snow on the slopes is becoming a rarity.
From: Grist | By: Madeleine Thomas | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A reader saw a missed opportunity: “We tend to focus far too much on outward symbols (like Prius driving) in judging whether people are energy conscious.” How could you post that quote from Chris Mooney without referencing the Prius scene from South...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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From: Power Line | By: Steven Hayward | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The price of solar power has dropped so dramatically in recent years, that in some places, it's now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. For more, David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff, editor-in-chief of "Greentech...
From: NPR | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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by Kate Tellers My husband and I are expecting our first child next February. To mark this rite of passage, as well as the white hot second when we considered cloth diapers, we decided to order our very first washer and dryer. Since every conversation...
From: The Billfold | By: Kate Tellers | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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GE Healthcare says a study examining the environmental impact of its +PlusPak polymer bottle has superior environmental benefits compared to its glass counterparts. Healthcare clinicians traditionally use glass bottles for storage, handling, and disposal...
From: Environmental Leader | By: Jessica Lyons Hardcastle | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Vermont has some of the most progressive wage-and-hour laws in the country, but low-income workers are still struggling....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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[caption id="attachment_69780" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Barbara Kruger, Who is Beyond The Law[/caption] Malcolm X said it best #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/hjDxendkeQ — Will Ferrell (@WillyFerrell) November 25, 2014 A reminder of the number of civilians...
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From: Cafe Hayek | By: Don Boudreaux | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 16 other state attorneys general in opposing proposed Environmental Protection Agency guidelines aimed at curbing carbon emissions. In a letter submitted to EPA, the attorneys...
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We must kill Social Security in order to save retirement.
From: Reason | By: Veronique de Rugy | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Presidents Obama and Xi pledged this month, in their historic carbon emissions deal, to develop novel carbon storage technology enabling CO2 capture plants to generate their own industrial water supply
From: IEEE Spectrum | By: Peter Fairley | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Raise your hand if you've entered a drawing at a wedding show? Checked out the "offbeat discount" tag on Offbeat Bride? You might be looking for a deal. Here are our tips for getting the best deals with wedding vendors AND a special promotion from one...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Catherine Clark | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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By Gabrielle. I hereby declare Noa Weintraub Queen of the Stunning Staircase! She is ruler over two of the most startlingly stylish sets of steps I’ve seen, so I really think she deserves the crown. (There should really be a crown.) Her home is a fun...
From: Design Mom | By: Design Mom | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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It's way past time to build a 21st Century infrastructure. Dave Johnson at the Campaign for America's Future writes Here’s What ’60 Minutes’ Should Have Reported About Infrastructure: “60 Minutes” ran a report Sunday, “Falling apart: America’s...
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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See the full look in our Kate Middleton gallery » The baby bump hath arrived! Kinda. As the Duchess of Cambridge’s second pregnancy progresses (she’s at the four month mark, by our counts), her stomach is going from teeny to… less teeny and we...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Randi Bergman | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Any dieter's number-one obstacle: hunger! Load your plate with these super-satisfying foods and watch the pounds melt away...
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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It's CleanTech 2.0. And it seems to be working. The post The New Clean Tech Boom Is Real, And It Will Let You Control The Temperature In Your Cubicle appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Sacha Feinman | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Sometimes the holidays can bring out the worst in a relationship, which means there's a pretty good chance you may find yourself dumped this Thanksgiving season. Our friends at AskMen decided to get a man's perspective on the topic and some tips for...
From: TresSugar | By: AskMen | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Can climate change be solved with technologies like wind and solar energy? No, it can’t, according to a new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers....
From: Fox News | By: Maxim Lott | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he thinks climate change is real. Beyond that, he won't say much else. The post New York Governor Cuomo: ‘I Don’t Want To Get Into A Political Debate’ About Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress....
From: Climate Progress | By: Emily Atkin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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 You know that toxic-smelling, headache-inducing perfume cloud you sometimes unwittingly walk into? The one that leaves you momentarily (or longer) queasy and taken aback? That is synthetic fragrance and it is in everything from shampoos and skincare...
From: EcoSalon | By: Liz Thompson | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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The resolution declares that the city of Louisville is committed to eliminating violence against women and girls, promoting the health of safety of women and girls, and providing equal academic, economic, and business opportunities in the city. Related...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Monday, November 24, 2014
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I don’t often subscribe to the “so ugly it’s cute” philosophy of style, but there are some patterns and styles that are just… so weird that they become endearing. I found these Romeo & Juliet Couture leggings in the sale bin… Continue...
From: Broke and Beautiful | By: Lindsay Ginn | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia is offering off-season classes in subjects like cooking, photography, and golf....
From: New York Times | By: SHIVANI VORA | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I’m worried my employee will be demoralized by a coworker’s promotion I’m newly the manager of a very small group of three people. One of my first acts will be to promote someone in our group–let’s...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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With Congress away, the Daily Deduction will not publish for the rest of the week. We’ll be back as usual on Monday, December 1. Happy Thanksgiving!   In California, a tax increase breeds a budget battle and tuition hike. In 2012, Democratic Governor...
From: TaxVox | By: Renu Zaretsky | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Greener cement for construction may be already well within reach, based on a new study carried out by researchers from MIT in the United States and CNRS in France.  While modern-day cement has its roots extending back to the mid-1700s, the ratios of...
From: EcoGeek | By: Philip Proefrock | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Cannabis carbon emissions? That's what one county in Colorado says is the new carbon epidemic. Growing pot has become popular enough that experts predict carbon footprints the size of small cities from this burgeoning commercial enterprise. Boulder County,...
From: Triple Pundit | By: Jan Lee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Filtering out our 2014 Power List to rank the top 14 from the world of business and scienceThe post The most powerful people in Canadian business and science appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, Energy and Transportation, San Francisco: The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) – whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others – was caught red-handed...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Merrian Borgeson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Experts estimate the average American can consume thousands of calories at Thanksgiving dinner. Here's how to approach the holiday like a nutrition pro...
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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N.Hoolywood collaborated with Japan’s Hippopotamus for a Mil-Spec towel. Wait, but what’s a Mil-Spec towel? Made by fusing organic cotton with bamboo fiber, this particular towel is 1.7 times more water-absorbing than ordinary cotton… The post...
From: Selectism | By: Elaine YJ Lee | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The meeting, to be held in the Peruvian capital Lima from Dec 1 to 12, is intended to pave the way for a global deal on cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions to be agreed next year in Paris as a replacement for the Kyoto treaty.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Bamboo tea may be the new health-craze tea, and here’s why. Primarily native to Asia, the bamboo plant has been [...] The post The Health Benefits of Bamboo Tea appeared first on The Luxury Spot....
From: The Luxury Spot | By: rosetta | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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In today's On the News segment: According to a new report from The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, Walmart is one of the world's biggest consumers of coal; learning a second language is like bodybuilding for your brain; the Food and Drug Administration...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Looking for Something to Read at Alderwood Mall? Try Urban Outfitters by Paul Constant The most interesting thing about malls is what you can't find in them. There's never a good hardware store in a mall, for example, outside of Sears. For some insane...
From: The Stranger | By: Paul Constant | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Ho-Ho-Holy Shit: Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Is Fucking INSANE! by David Schmader Kirk Cameron's new film begins with a confession. Dressed in a festive sweater, sitting beside a roaring fire, the man who still looks like the all-American rascal...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Art critic Jerry Saltz worries that “the decency police” have taken over his field. He ponders why “there’s enormous controversy going on around anyone deemed not to have one’s sexual and racial political papers totally in order, using the...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began...
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Last Wednesday marked the annual DEMO Conference, a meetup in California to celebrate "New Tech Solving Big Problems." One of the "big problems" widely discussed at this year's event? Vaginas and their damnable insistence on smelling like parts of the...
From: Geekosystem | By: Carolyn Cox | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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My dear old friend, editor, and publisher Allan Kornblum died Sunday after a battle with leukemia. He founded the now estimable Coffee House Press in Minneapolis, but back when Allan, with his huge frizzy “Isro” of a haircut, shifted from being a...
From: Tablet Magazine | By: Allan Appel | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Having success in your profession takes hard work and dedication. Maybe there are a few tasks from Business Insider's list of things successful people do before breakfast you could incorporate into your morning ritual to make your day more productive....
From: SavvySugar | By: Business-Insider | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In the beginning of my career, surveillance meant staking out subjects's houses in a van; by the end, it meant simply searching on Google or Facebook....
From: The Atlantic | By: Pamela Stewart | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Here is my entry from the last Friday Creativity prompt. A woman sits on the train.image from SimpleScrapperA woman sits on the train alone.A woman sits on the train alone going north.A woman sits on the train alone going north to see her mother for...
From: A New Map of the World | By: Amanda | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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by Josh Michtom Hartford, where I live, is a very poor city. The median household income is just about half of the national average. We always figure near the top of the lists for child poverty, violent crime, high school dropout rates, and teen pregnancy....
From: The Billfold | By: Josh Michtom | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Whether it's inspiration for the real Thanksgiving deal, a gathering of friends or a gorgeous dinner, this party will suffice. It covers all the basis of a magical shindig and then some with design and hostess extraordinaire Megan Martin at the helm,...
From: Green Daily | By: Erin Lepperd | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Wieden + Kennedy recently created a pretty incredible out-of-home tourism installation for Travel Portland: the tallest freestanding cuckoo clock in the U.S. Chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong carved the clock, made from a single Oregon maple, in...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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