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Do You Know Where Your Old iPhone is Going?

The facts about electronic waste (e-waste) have left me quite flummoxed. Fifty million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2012—that’s 15 pounds per person on the planet. Even more crazy is …

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9 Novel Ways to Reuse a Novel (or Any Other Book)

If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book – removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. – then please stop reading now. This article is not for you. And I totally …

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Feds Say, Save a Life: Recycle That Gadget!

After two long years, it's time to upgrade your smartphone--hooray! There are new features, apps, and functions to explore, and once again you're amazed by all that technology can do these days. But w…

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4 Ways to Unplug Without Going Cold Turkey

Some days you can feel it: your brain is overwhelmed, hyperstimulated by social media, a million pinging devices (OK, four, but it feels like more) challenging your ability to stay focused on a task a…

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5 Ways to Make the Most out of Your Vacation

Summer is nearing its end, but hopefully you still have one more trip in the works, even if it is a short one. Make the most out of your final vacation of the summer by finding inspiration in an unfam…

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Our Wireless Addiction Is Creating a Big E-Waste Problem

Because hundreds of millions of new cell phones are sold every year just in the U.S., and only a small percentage of the old ones ever make it to a proper recycling facility, our modern mobile lifesty…

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What is e-Waste?

What happens when your television, laptop, fax machine or other common electronic products reach the end of their useful life? For many people, it simply means tossing these items in the trash and bu…

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Goodnight Moon: The Techno Version (video)

My mommy antennae recently went up when I saw the video below, Goodnight, iPad. I don’t have young children anymore, so I was a bit slow on the uptick of this latest coveted children’s book. The belov…

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Live from SxSW Eco: Can We Achieve Life At 2,000 Watts?

The first-ever SxSW Eco took place this week in Austin, Texas. It was a three-day event that brought together sustainable companies, scientists, politicians, media and citizens that are concerned abou…

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Where Do Electronics Go When They Die? (Infographic)

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, consumer electronics – including TVs and other video equipment, computers, assorted peripherals, audio equipment, and cell phones – make up les…

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I love my dog mocha very much

Of course dogs like us humans, it is not a surprise.

gracias por la info

It's sad too, I don't like alcoholic beverages, never have liked how they taste or smell.

Good tips Diane, thank you for sharing. These all help, the most important thing is to enjoy ; )