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The world population is now well past 7 billion people and is estimated to grow even more in the near future. And as you can probably tell, these 7 billion humans generate tons of trash. This is a big problem because there are tons of landfills and garbage patches in the ocean that are created when this trash is thrown out. However, there is some good news in all of this! Thanks to incredible innovative technologies, more people are coming up with ideas to get rid of this trash or at least to decrease garbage rates. We’re going to go...

When you’re trying to get your cleaning, work done, you’re probably wondering how any of this could be environmentally friendly. More and more, people are thinking about how their regular cleaning duties are affecting the environment. And this is super important for you to think about! Imagine how much of an impact you are having on the environment when you use tons of water to clean off your roof or car. Climate change is a real threat that’s going to get worse and worse if consumers don’t take the necessary steps to make their...

On the surface, America’s new president Donald Trump may seem like a champion of the US auto industry. During his visit to the nation’s auto-making capital, Detroit, he warmed more than a few hearts by saying he’d revisit the emission control rules set out by Barack Obama. Image: Flickr Obama’s Rules Five years ago, the Obama administration drafted standards to increase the fuel economy of both light-duty trucks and cars to 54.5 miles to the gallon by the year 2025. These standards were estimated to save billions of gallons of...

It’s official: bathrooms are getting smarter. The increasing popularity of connected devices in our homes is a result of the Internet of Things (IoT), a concept where not only our computers and communications devices are hooked up to the internet, but all sorts of gadgets and home appliances are now being developed to take advantage of WiFi connectivity. Even in the bathroom. The bathroom of the future is indeed here today. Technology has taken bathrooms to a new level, with customisable and programmable features becoming increasingly...

Let’s face it, everyone fears a boiler breakdown. It’s always a (nasty) surprise when it happens and there’s no such thing as a convenient time for a central heating boiler to fail. Most boilers seem to go wrong in wintertime when you need it most, because that is when demand for heating is high and any problems that may have been building up over the summer finally come to the fore. Then there’s the waiting around for an engineer to turn up, the expense of parts and labour for any repairs…. Enough said. If you want to look...

As a doctor begins to think about retiring, one of the things that he or she should include on their list to do before riding off into the sunset is to make sure they have enough medical malpractice insurance. It is important to have enough coverage for claims that may be filed after they have closed the doors to their practice. Because these types of claims are considered long tail, patients can bring malpractice claims against a doctor many years after treatment occurred. This is one of the reasons why physicians are still at risk,...

Okay, you’ve no doubt checked out this blog post because the headline caught your eye. Surely there’s no such thing as a “free” car, right? Well, believe it or not, it’s possible to legally get a vehicle without paying for it! Quite often, you’ll find ads on classifieds sites like Craigslist offering free cars to people if they’re willing to come and get them! The only trouble with most of those ads, of course, is that the cars will probably need some repair work to become roadworthy again. Image Source As you may have realized...

Not all babies are planned, some pregnancy can come as a surprise. Bearing that in mind, what do you do when you unexpectedly discover you’re pregnant? You follow these steps, that’s what: Take More Tests If your pregnancy test comes out positive, then you might start to freak out. However, don’t jump to any conclusions just yet or start telling everybody. Instead, go out and buy a few more tests, each of different brands. This will help you determine whether or not it was a false alarm. Pregnancy tests are never 100% accurate,...

When it comes to air conditioning units, size does matter. So, the old adage “bigger is better” should be right, right? After all, a three-ton AC unit works better than a two-ton. Wrong! Apparently, the size does matter phrase is not so straightforward and it needs some explaining. Knowing how to get the right-sized AC system is tricky and there are a lot of things to consider. Also, you’ll need to think about the size and specifications of other components as well, such as getting the right ducts, vents or ventilators. When...

Moving house can be a daunting experience before you’ve even found the place to which you’d like to move. If you have a great attachment to your current home, it can be hard to find anywhere new which lives up to your expectations. There’s a chance, of course, that you’re viewing everything through rose-tinted glasses, and perfect houses are slipping by because you’re perhaps a little hesitant to make a final decision on anywhere new. You may think that there’s no place out there like home, but perhaps you’ve just not found...