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What Makes a Complete Street? A Brief Guide 11.12.2017 THE CITY FIX
This series, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries. Many cities have streets that make life difficult for pedestrians in ways that are not always ...
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Men's online suit maven Indochino doubles down on showrooms 5.12.2017 Philly.com News
Indochino is doubling its number of showrooms with 18 new stores next year. It will open a new store at Mall of America on Dec. 14, exemplifying how consumers, particularly millennials, are shopping for suits.
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Call For Workers to Rise Up 29.11.2017 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
James Cook University study has found nearly three quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health - and that bosses are crucial to helping solve the problem.
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Cyber Monday you’ve met your match. What China’s consumerism means for our planet. 27.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Xixi Chen Happy Cyber Monday everyone. For those of us who didn’t break the bank on Black Friday, we’re filling up our online shopping carts with Cyber Monday sales – seeing if we can break new records of consumerism. I know I am. Last year’s Cyber Monday was the biggest day in the history of U.S. e-commerce, totaling $3.45 billion in online purchases. That’s an enormous amount of money. But it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to the $25 billion spent on China’s Singles Day – a recording-breaking day for sales. What started as an anti-Valentine’s day holiday for single Chinese people, Singles Day makes our Black Friday and Cyber Monday look like any ordinary day of shopping. Singles Day has become the world’s largest online shopping holiday. When you look at China’s population, it’s no surprise they out-shopped us. The economy is made up of 500 million middle class consumers – an exploding population – all of which are embracing the convenience and material abundance of consumerism. Are we killing ...
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The beautiful Airstream myth and painful RV reality of life on the road 22.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

“You have taken over the job of creating desire, and have transformed people into constantly moving happiness machines. Machines which have become the key to economic progress.” So said the secretary of commerce and next president, Herbert Hoover, to a group of PR men in 1928, after America’s decade...

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Stanford researchers test public receptiveness to different wind energy turbines 22.11.2017 Environmental News Network
With global carbon emissions on the rise, wind power continues to be an attractive option for states and countries looking to limit fossil fuel use and increase renewable energy. Wind already accounts for over 5 percent of electricity generation in the United States. However, a number of issues plague the low-carbon energy source, such as complaints from nearby residents about noise and the killing of hundreds of thousands of birds and bats each year that collide with turbine blades.
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Charles Manson was a nightmare from the ‘summer of love’ 20.11.2017 Washington Post
Charles Manson was a nightmare from the ‘summer of love’
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Charles Manson, wild-eyed leader whose slayings horrified the nation, dies at 83 20.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Charles Manson, who masterminded a string of bizarre murders in Los Angeles in 1969 that both horrified and fascinated the nation and signified to many the symbolic end of the 1960s and the idealism and naiveté the decade represented, has died. He was 83.

Considered one of the most infamous criminals...

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Charles Manson, mastermind of 1969 murders, dies at 83 20.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Charles Manson was an unlikely figure to evolve into the personification of evil. A few inches over five feet, he was a petty criminal and small-time hustler. And his followers bore little resemblance to the stereotypical image of hardened killers. Most were in their early twenties, middle-class...

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Scenes from the green room: Playwrights on why they thrive in TV 17.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
More than 24 playwrights who also work in TV hang out with The Times in a series of photo shoots and talk about the art of writing, and how balancing a life between stage and screen is a near-impossible challenge that they will never give up on.
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Her mother said they descended from ‘a president and a slave.’ But what would DNA say? 15.11.2017 Washington Post
From the time Bettye Kearse was a child, her mother had told her that their family’s known history began on the rural Virginia plantation that was once home to President James Madison. Now the long-held narrative and modern science would converge.
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In Drive to Cut Emissions, Germany Confronts Its Car Culture 14.11.2017 Environmental News Network
Germans like to think of themselves as the most environmentally friendly people on earth. They see their sophisticated recycling programs, their love of forests, and, most recently, the country’s drive to replace both nuclear and coal-fired power production with renewable sources — the so-called Energiewende, or “energy turn” — as evidence of their strong environmental consciousness, especially compared to top polluters like the United States and China.
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Geography PhD creates virtual environment for coastal planning project 9.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
What if you could experience the beauty of Sidney Spit (at the northern tip of Sidney Island) without leaving your home? Robert Newell has applied cutting-edge technology to develop a virtual reality experience that takes visitors on a tour of the park, over land and underwater, using visualization tools.
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Arjun Kapoor and Varun Dhawan in Delhi for shoots, experience smog instead 8.11.2017 Entertainment – The Indian Express
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Conference on ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ 4.11.2017 Voice of Sikkim
04 Nov, Gangtok (IPR) : A conference ‘The Organic Movement: The Way Forward’ was held at Chintan Bhawan today amidst presence of distinguished visiting delegates from leading global Organic bodies. The conference was graced by Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling as the chief guest. Mr Markus Arbenz, Director, IFOAM, Germany, made a brief presentation on […]
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More women are buying green beauty products 1.11.2017 TreeHugger
An annual survey has found that increasing numbers of female shoppers are reading labels and refusing key ingredients.
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Where to have brunch on Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants list 31.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If you’re a fan of weekend brunch, here are 54 restaurants on Jonathan Gold’s new 101 Best Restaurants list that will serve you a weekend menu of avocado toast (of course), or galbi jjim (Korean short-rib stew), tacos or excellent pastries and pancakes, or dim sum.

Taco Maria

The pork terrine with...

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Curing 'affluenza' needs to become a cultural priority 31.10.2017 TreeHugger
We need to train ourselves not to love buying new stuff so much.
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Biomimicry vs. biophilia: A primer 27.10.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Nature's technology inspires human-made innovations in everything from Blue Planet cement to the office of Cookfox Architects.
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Emerging sustainability leaders envision breakthroughs 24.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Business sustainability can be a tight-knit circle, but these young professionals made connections at VERGE toward a more inclusive future.
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