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Report: 95% Of “Green” Products Are Misleading

What if you were told that a whopping 95% of all products that claim to be "green" are misleading? Well, a new report by the Underwriters Laboratory of Canada sampled 5,296 products in stores across the U.S. and Canada and found just that.

The big issue here is that products are able to make claims without any proof, and not only that, some products are just plain vague and misleading about how "green" they actually are. In fact, the total number of "green" products has risen 73% over the past year, of course as the study shows, some of which are not so "green" at all. Luckily, within that number is a rise in products that actually are "green."

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Nissan Leaf Test Drive Goes 116 Miles On One Charge

Ever been to a dealership and seen your car boasting way more mileage than you actually get? I have. Unfortunately for us, the numbers they show on the cars aren't always very accurate, certainly not in normal driving conditions. However, a recent test of the Nissan Leaf proves Nissan's claim to be true, going between 62 and 138 miles on a single charge.

PluginCars.com recently took the car for a test drive and was able to pull off 116 miles on a single charge. Not bad if you ask me.

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Russia Enters Hybrid Market With Unnamed “City Car”

It looks like Russia just entered the hybrid game with their very own gas-electric vehicle. Behind the prototype of the unnamed vehicle is billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov who plans to show off the car this December.

The car has been dubbed the City Car but will be named in a naming contest where people can suggest names and vote for their favorite. It's expected to cost somewhere around $13,000 depending on the configuration of features. At 65 miles per gallon, that ain't so bad.

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Paper Made From Panda Poo

Pandas are darn cute and we all know it. Now, in addition to showing your love for pandas by buying a stuffed animal, you can get some of these eco-friendly paper products made from... recycled panda poo. Yeah, we're serious.

You eat more fiber, your poo becomes fibrous, and nobody eats more fiber than pandas. Well someone might, but not us. Since panda poo is loaded with fiber, their poo has been collected, rinsed, boiled, fiber has been added and dried and now you've got yourself some grade-A panda poo greeting cards, etc.

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Lays Chips To Get Quiet Bags Made From Potato Skins

Sun Chips recently received quite a few complaints after releasing its biodegradable chip bags. Not because it wasn't a great idea, but because they were incredibly noisy. Now Lays--known as Walkers in the UK--will be getting a similar treatment, with new bags made from the starch from potato peels.

The new bags are expected to ship out in the UK within the next 18 months, and should be able to reduce the carbon footprint of the chips by around seven percent. The bags are expected to be much quieter than their Sun Chips counterparts.

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How To Sell Domain Names: A Beginner’s Guide

In this article I will share a simple, six-step process for selling domains. This quick guide should be useful to experienced and aspiring domain investors as well as those looking to sell their first domain.

The six-steps below will break down some important tips and techniques for evaluating your domains, finding potential buyers, and gaining exposure to your sales.

1. Visualize Potential

This first step is the most crucial and should be done before you register or purchase a domain. What good is a domain name with no potential?

You should have quality keywords that are relevant to a product or service. Alternatively you can find a quality name that would be attractive when used for small business, startup or personal branding.

I often recommend the keyword route as these domains have added search engine optimization benefits. I believe keyword domains are easier to research, valuate, acquire and sell.

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A $250 Million Bet That Social Is Just Getting Started

Facebook, Amazon and Zynga are committed to helping social startups taking investments from newly created $250 million fund. TechCrunch has the story.

“Major industries are just beginning to reorganize themselves around social, and that a lot of disruption is going to happen over the next several years.

If you don’t have a social strategy, get one.”

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3 Exercises to do When Trapped in a Mine

By now, you’ve heard about the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for months and survived with the help of many others. Well, one of TechVert’s sponsors, Zephyr Technology was able to help the Chilean miners by monitoring their vital signs with their product and sending it wirelessly to a base above ground where doctors could manage the miners’ health. Pretty cool if you’re trapped in a mine for months.

So, how did doctors keep them healthy, oxygenated, and monitored?

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