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13 Crazy Things “Trash Walker” Anna Sacks Has Found in New York City Garbage

Jun 5, 2022

New York City's trash is this woman's treasure, and she's using her platform to fight our culture of excess waste. Working at an investment bank in New York City in the early 2010s, Anna Sacks was living the life—just not the life she wanted. Sure, she was happy. But she wanted to do something that felt important and was fulfilling on a deeper level. Some people seeking meaning might read a self-help book, try a little recycling or upcycling, or perhaps volunteer a few hours a week. Sacks p ...read more

Put Me in, Coach!

Jun 4, 2022

A Trusted Friend in a Complicated World Subscribe Save 1 Year for Only $10! RD Large Print 1 Year for Only $18! Source: https://www.rd.com/put-me-in-coach/ ...read more

Can You Really Knock Someone Out Harmlessly Like in the Movies?

Jun 4, 2022

It is a classic action-movie scenario. At the climax of the story, our hero must infiltrate the villain’s lair, which is guarded by a small army of gun-wielding henchmen. But despite being gifted with the obligatory perfect aim and bottomless magazines, for one reason or another our hero can’t simply charge in guns blazing. Perhaps this is a stealth mission, and gunfire would attract too much attention. Or perhaps like MacGyver or Batman our hero has an aversion to guns or tries to avoid ...read more

25 Interesting Shower Thoughts – Part 306

Jun 4, 2022

Here are this week’s shower thoughts. 1-5 Shower Thoughts 1. The anti-vacation. Go somewhere really shitty and do something awful for a week so when you return, your life seems really good. 2. The definition of a submarine is not a ship that can go underwater, but a ship that can go back up. 3. If an astronaut dies on a distant planet with no life, then that planet witnessed death before the creation of life 4. Peach offers to bake a cake in Mario 64, but there is no kitchen (or doors t ...read more

5 Things You Should Know – Part 460

Jun 4, 2022

Here are 5 things you should know. 1. Harvard offers a free certificate for its Intro to Computer Science Programming. Harvard is one of the world’s top universities. But it’s very expensive and selective. So very few people get to enjoy the education they offer. However, they’ve made CS50, Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, available online for free. And upon completion, you even get a free certificate from Harvard. The professor is super engaging. The l ...read more

Does This Easy Spoon Hack Keep Champagne from Falling Flat?

Jun 4, 2022

Will a simple spoon keep your champagne from falling flat in the fridge? There's only one way to find out! Whether it’s a can of soda (or pop, depending where you’re from), some sparkling water, or a bottle of champagne, you’ll want to finish most carbonated drinks in one sitting. If left uncovered at room temp or even in the refrigerator, the beverage loses its fizz. To preserve open bottles of bubbly, TikTok creators have been talking about a “spoon in your champagne bottle” hack ...read more

What currently legal thing do you expect to be illegal in the next 20 years?

Jun 3, 2022

We asked our regular contributors through e-mail What currently legal thing do you expect to be illegal in the next 20 years? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way. 1. Telemarketing. God, please, ban telemarketing. – ColinNapi 2. Commercials for drugs. Illegal in many countries already. – TxGood 3. Multi-level Marketing, a lot more people are seeing these for what they are. – MissGalifry ...read more

A Murder Mystery- An Airliner Bombing and the Last to Hang

Jun 3, 2022

At 10:25 A.M. on September 9, 1949, Canadian Pacific Air Lines Flight 108 took off from L’Ancienne Lorette airport outside Quebec City and headed northeast along the St. Lawrence River. The Douglas DC-3, with 23 passengers and crew aboard, was on a scheduled run between Montreal and the pulp-and-paper hub of Baie-Comeau in the northeastern township of Sept-Iles, with a stopover in Quebec City. 20 minutes into the flight, the aircraft was rocked by a massive explosion and plummeted to the gr ...read more

25 Kickass Random Facts List #748

Jun 2, 2022

Here are 25 kickass random facts. For part 747, click here 1-5 Kickass Random Fact 1. Bats eat enough insects to save the US over $1 Billion a year in crop damage and pesticide. – Source 2. Pop Rocks, Tang, and Cool Whip were all invented by one person, Dr. William A. Mitchell. – Source 3. Scientists at the Parkes radio telescope in Australia spent 17 years trying to identify powerful but extremely short radio bursts that would appear at seemingly random intervals. In 2015, they fi ...read more

What Is Upcycling—and How It’s Good for the Earth

Jun 2, 2022

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links. Ratings and prices are accurate and items are in stock as of time of publication. Upcycling is more popular (and more important) now than ever. Sustainability experts break down what this means and how you can get involved. When it comes to sustainable living, we all have a long way to go, and if you are feeling a sense of climate anxiety w ...read more