Al Francis Menchavez

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Recycling Chaos In U.S. As China Bans 'Foreign Waste'

Like many Portland residents, Satish and Arlene Palshikar are serious recyclers. Their house is coated with recycled bluish-white paint. They recycle their rainwater, compost their food waste and carefully separate the paper and plastic they toss out. But recently, after loading up their Prius and …

China

Switching to LED lighting to save energy has created a new problem for the environment

LED lighting has been hailed as the next logical step forward for our lightning needs, given that it typically consumes less energy and the bulbs …

LED Lighting

Five Impossible Facts That Would Have To Be True If The Earth Were Flat

From any one location on the surface of the Earth, it’s impossible to tell what our planet’s shape is. Having a single vantage point, even with a clear horizon, allows you to see a handful of miles (or kilometers) in any direction, but that can only allow you to place constraints. The Earth could …

Flat Earth Society

Retirement savings tips: 401(k) vs IRA

As the end of the year approaches and investors begin to take stock of their savings, one consideration they may want to take into account is how they should allocate money across 401(k) and IRA plans.<p>In a traditional, employer-sponsored 401(k) plan, employees can contribute tax-deferred money that …

Samsung’s Chromebook Pro could top the Pixelbook by adding this missing feature

Over the years, Chromebooks have built a reputation for being affordable, streamlined alternatives to regular Windows-powered laptops. Recently, however, we’ve seen the rise of premium Chromebooks that pack top-tier hardware on top of the fuss-free Chrome OS experience.<p>The sheer existence of a …