Despite the trend of working from home rather than driving to the office, commuting on the roads is still a reality for millions of Americans. Rising gas prices have many people contemplating changing cars or even changing jobs. It’s starting to get ridiculous.
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Environmentally-friendly products have been big business for a couple of decades. They’re almost as old as the eco-movement itself as science discovers just how badly we’ve been treating our planet. Are products truly “green” or are they just bringing in more green to the bottom line of companies taking advantage of the trends?
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It’s a gadgetized world. Chances are, you use or interact with dozens of different gadgets every day. We don’t even notice anymore much of the time as the concept of living without them has become a distant memory.
There is a cost. Despite the fact that these household gadgets are more affordable and accessible than ever before, we are creating a tremendous strain on our power grid (and our wallets) that many may not notice. We add surge protectors to our wall sockets in an effort to plug in our ever-growing inventory of gadgets. We often run these gadgets non-stop. It all adds up.
To put it into perspective, we look to our green friends at 1bog to break down exactly what is happening, what the costs associated with gadgetizing are, and we look at different ways to prevent the over-consumption of energy.
Sushi-lovers of the world, be afraid. Be very afraid. Or not?
This graphic by our friends at Mint breaks down the dangers of biting into raw, tsunami-induced radioactive fish. You may not need a lot of wasabi after all.
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.