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Cardboard is Improving Lives

One of my friend’s emailed me after seeing my post about Karton’s Cardboard Furniture and told me about an organization called Adaptive Design. They use cardboard to create items that improve the lives of people who have disabilities. The video below is a great overview of how the program was started and a few of [keep reading...]

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The Origins of Recycling and the Recycling Symbol

Recycling has only been a national program for the past 40 years, but nowadays it seems as commonplace as sliced bread. We’ve all seen the recycling symbol and know what it means, we recognize that the blue plastic bins are for recyclable materials only, and we are familiar with what materials can be grouped together [keep reading...]

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7 Simple Steps for a Small Business to Save Money in a Down Economy

Shoplet.com was founded with the small business owner in mind, so it’s no surprise we hear their concerns on a daily basis. Lately, we’ve heard quite a bit about the uncertain economy — a dangerous beast that must be confronted if he or she is to survive. Be proactive. Take a few simple measures to [keep reading...]

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Working in the kitchen – your new office

Office space is pricey these days right? Sometimes you have to get creative and double your living space as a work space. And not everyone has an extra room for a “home office.” How about your kitchen? Yes it might be overrun with kids grabbing snacks or dirty dishes piling up in the sink but [keep reading...]

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DIY Mousepad makes your mouse very happy

20 bucks says the mouse pad you’re using right now says Intel on it or Microsoft Windows. And it’s blue. Or if you’re like me you don’t even have a mouse pad, your mouse just collects dust as you move back and forth on your desk. Some people are mouse pad people and some aren’t. [keep reading...]