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Woman Has Used the Same Christmas Tree Every Year Since 1928 — Photo: AMagill / CC In this age of consumerism, particularly around the holiday season, sometimes its easy to forget that the things we've used the longest often have the most value to us -- but the virtues of reuse just seem come naturally to some people.
Dec 21, 2014

RT @TreeHugger: Woman Has Used the Same Christmas Tree Every Year Since 1928

Rent a Tiny Sleepbox At Moscow Airport. For Sleeping. — When I first wrote about the Sleepbox two years ago, I was dubious that it would ever see the light of day, noting "It is an interesting exercise in seeing how small a space one can comfortably live in, but one suspects that the opportunity for, um, misuse might keep this idea of the 15 minute hotel room from going mainstream."
Dec 20, 2014

@jmnevets This exists, but the rolling sheet didn’t work out and got dropped.

Lots of hugs may help us avoid the common cold — The tongue-in-cheek name of this publication might suggest that we are already pro-hugging, but new research suggests that hugs may have preventative health benefits.
Dec 19, 2014

Lots of hugs may help us avoid the common cold

This smart bike helmet will talk to cars, warn them you are coming (and vice versa) — In the UK they have an acronym that covers most accidents: SMIDSY, or "sorry mate, I didn't see you". It's pretty common, now Volvo is out to do something about it; It has teamed up with Ericsson and Swedish helmet maker POC to make a helmet that connects via Bluetooth to your smart phone, which then broadcasts your position to Volvos that have connectivity built in as a standard feature.
Dec 20, 2014

@AsEasyAsRiding Soon we’ll hear "SMYWWSH" (Sorry mate, you weren't wearing a smart helmet.)

Dec 20, 2014

instead of SMIDSY, we will have SMYWWSH or "Sorry mate, you weren't wearing a smart helmet.”

Photo: Rocky mountain forest looks like a breath of fresh air

Why taxing plastic grocery bags actually works

Excellent infographic shows why we must say no to plastic — With our plastic dependency growing and rate of recycling decreasing, it's crucial to make the tough but necessary switch to reusables. We live in a plastic-saturated world, and it seems that our dependency on plastics only increases along with growing consumerism and the desire for convenience.