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Harnessing Sea Power as an Alternate Energy Source

We live in a world where the term "global warming" is often thrown around, but it could be a real threat to our way of life. According to the National Resources Defence Council, freak weather occurrences that were a result of climate change caused $53 billion in damage during 2011 alone. Not to mention that, in the same year, 206 people died from conditions ... Read more

Africa’s Entrance into the Sustainability Arena

The energy requirements of the African continent once provided by huge hydro electric power stations have slowly reverted back to those methods used during pre-colonial days; the wood fire and paraffin lamps. Soon after colonialism exited the Dark Continent, tribalism trumpeted its return. It was welcomed as men and women rejoiced in their cultural heritage and began to banish all things ‘colonial’ from their countries. ... Read more

A Guide to San Francisco’s Best Fusion Restaurants

Although fusion cooking has become increasingly popular in San Francisco over the past several years, some confusion remains about what the term means. Fusion means that a chef combines two food items or sauces together, typically by applying heat. He or she may bring two separate flavors, cuisines, or cooking methods together to create an entirely new type of food. Chefs who employ fusion ... Read more

Beer Cans Solidified Americans’ Recycling Habit

In the United States, citizens do their share and recycle a lot -  literally tons. Americans recycled 135 million tons of their waste in 2012 and  0.7 million tons of that recycling was aluminum. This metal is one of the easiest and fastest materials to recycle as well as one of the earliest items recycled in our modern recycling era. Recycling is the system of ... Read more

Troubleshooting Dishwasher Leaks And Water Flow Problems

Homeowners expect dishwashers to work every time they press the button, but they can be a little temperamental and develop problems. Some of the most common are leaks or water flow problems, which you can diagnose on your own with the following guide. How to Troubleshoot a Leaky Dishwasher There are a number of issues that could lead to a leaky dishwasher. These are the easiest ... Read more

Let’s Identify Your Decorating Style

If someone asks you what the decorating style is in your home, would you be able to answer? The most important thing when decorating your home is to know your style. Different people choose different styles because it catches their eye or it just speaks specifically to them. According to many professionals, if you’re not sure of your style, you’ll likely end up listening to other ... Read more

Is Texas Ready For Solar Power? Yes!

Texas is in a major heat wave with thunderstorms and power shortages that are wearing down on its electricity costs. Wanna save money on your summer electric bill, Texas? Then now’s the time to switch to solar power. Just a little insight Teaser electricity rates for 3 month periods and even long-term energy plans are rising significantly. Indeed, according to the trade group, The Association of ... Read more

Screen Time for Kids: How to Achieve the Right Balance

With tablets and cell phones rarely out of arm's reach, technology is an integral part of our daily lives. For the most part, technology greatly benefits our day-to-day activities. From instantaneous communication to social sharing to gaming and education for children at various ages, it is pervasive. But, getting lost in the virtual world can be easy. Therefore, it's important to add daily physical activity ... Read more
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