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09

Apr

Swapdom: It’s bartering with a computer-assistBartering website’s algorithm organizes multi-person swaps, so you get the items you want without having to negotiate.

Swapdom: It’s bartering with a computer-assist
Bartering website’s algorithm organizes multi-person swaps, so you get the items you want without having to negotiate.

08

Apr

Do green cars lead to more driving? Not to worry.Wonks have long cautioned that ‘the rebound effect’ will mean that people will celebrate their high-mpg vehicles by spending more time behind the wheel. In reality, fuel economy is at a record high, and vehicle miles traveled keeps dropping.

Do green cars lead to more driving? Not to worry.
Wonks have long cautioned that ‘the rebound effect’ will mean that people will celebrate their high-mpg vehicles by spending more time behind the wheel. In reality, fuel economy is at a record high, and vehicle miles traveled keeps dropping.

If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

If you’re tired of traffic and high gas prices, it’s time to put the car in park, unbuckle your seatbelt and enjoy one of these vacation destinations where your wheels aren’t welcome. You won’t find a single automobile in any of the places on our list — just bicycles and the occasional golf cart or horse-drawn carriage.
10 places in the U.S. where bikes and boats rule

How green is your grocery list?Assess how environmentally consciousness you are when shopping for everyday items at the store.

How green is your grocery list?
Assess how environmentally consciousness you are when shopping for everyday items at the store.

07

Apr

SCADPads: Student-designed tiny houses that fit snugly into a parking spotSCADPad, an exploration of how micro-housing and adaptive reuse can benefit increasingly overcrowded cities, launches this week in an Atlanta parking garage.

SCADPads: Student-designed tiny houses that fit snugly into a parking spot
SCADPad, an exploration of how micro-housing and adaptive reuse can benefit increasingly overcrowded cities, launches this week in an Atlanta parking garage.

04

Apr

50 ways to reuse your garbageFrom fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

50 ways to reuse your garbage
From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

01

Apr

Switching fonts could save the U.S. government millions — and it could save you some cash, tooA middle-school student discovers that printing documents in a certain font can reduce ink consumption by an astonishing amount.

Switching fonts could save the U.S. government millions — and it could save you some cash, too
A middle-school student discovers that printing documents in a certain font can reduce ink consumption by an astonishing amount.

23

Mar

7 green things our grandparents did

20

Mar

What if gas-guzzling trucks went green?There are plenty of eco-options out there for smaller vehicles, but about the real gas hogs?

What if gas-guzzling trucks went green?
There are plenty of eco-options out there for smaller vehicles, but about the real gas hogs?

20 ways to reuse coffee grounds, tea leavesIt’s unlikely that coffee or tea is growing in your garden, so after you finish that cup, put the grounds to work with these clever ideas.

20 ways to reuse coffee grounds, tea leaves
It’s unlikely that coffee or tea is growing in your garden, so after you finish that cup, put the grounds to work with these clever ideas.