Stephen Harris

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Why the US recycling industry is feeling down in the dumps

Photograph: Ricky Carioti/Washington Post<p>Workers sort waste at Waste Management’s Elkridge material recycling facility. Demand for recycled paper and cardboard remains at a near-decade …

18 Organizing Ideas That Make the Most Out of Your Cabinets

Get ready to put those doors to work.<p>No matter how much storage space you have (or don't have) in your kitchen, these ideas will help your cabinets live up to their potential — and then some.

This was one of the moments Steve Jobs realized he could change the world

One of those old interviews was shared by venture capitalist Chris Dixon on his blog Friday, under the title, "It all blossomed out of this tiny little seed."<p>The video is part of a documentary filmed in 1985, the year Jobs was ousted from Apple to found a new computer company called NeXT.<p>In the …

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Why Oxford Dictionaries are right to purge nature from the dictionary

Photograph: Alamy<p>Few kids today would know what to make of this rare green hedgehog.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/2/1425298095871/52058414-ede3-484f-8a3f-6a756f51beef-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Few kids today would know what to make of this rare green …

Before and After: A Colorful Budget-Friendly Kitchen Update

This makeover might inspire you to take a colorful plunge in your own kitchen. This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p><i>This DIY project is courtesy of Hometalk and Dans le Lakehouse blogger, Tanya.</i><p>"When my husband and I finally found our dream home on Lake Superior, we had a very …

California train crash: officials 'very concerned' about pickup truck

Federal investigators have said they are trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to rail tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in southern California.<p>“It was not stuck, it was not bottomed out on the track or …

Breastfeeding In The Boardroom, Or, Somebody Feed That Baby!

When I became a mom for the first time I didn’t know anybody who was working and nursing. I had to bring a pump to work and pump milk a couple of times a day. I had twins in my first pregnancy, so I was full of milk. If I didn’t pump milk in the morning and the afternoon, I’d be very uncomfortable …

The World's Most Sophisticated Malware Ever Infects Hard Drive Firmware

High-tech "Equation group" is likely connected to NSA<p>There's a new malware king on the block. Security researchers at Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs have uncovered a sophisticated suite of software packages that stem from what it calls the "Equation" group, a single cluster of unidentified hackers …

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Lego — Silicon Valley entrepreneur's building block to technical innovation

Silicon Valley,California,3D printing,Technology,Blindness and visual impairment,Disability,US healthcare,US news,World news<p>Shubham Banerjee created a low-cost Braille printer with a toy. Now, the 13-year-old’s startup is attracting investors and shaking up an industry<p>When not disrupting an …

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This Bright and Cheery Home Is Made From A... Shipping Container?

This gorgeous home was constructed from five shipping containers. This article originally appeared on ELLEDecor.com<p><i>Matt Kocourek</i><p>Debbie Glassberg's Home Contained is stunningly designed, but it's notable not just for the careful placement of its couches or the elegant simplicity of its dining room …

This DIY Sputnik Chandelier Made from Microphones Is the Coolest Light Fixture Ever

Buying a new Sputnik chandelier can cost thousands, but this homemade version cost $156. And how rock 'n roll are the microphones?<p>We're big fans of hometalk, the social network for home and garden lovers, so we're excited to share one of our favorite posts today. Check out the amazing reveal and …

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

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Red meat triggers toxic immune reaction which causes cancer, scientists find

Scientists at the University of California discovered that the human body views red meat as a foreign invader and launches an immune response<p>Red meat has been linked to cancer for decades, with research suggesting that eating large amounts of pork, beef or lamb raises the risk of deadly tumours.<p>But …

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up $210 Million Investment

Instacart, a San Francisco-based company that provides grocery delivery services, has raised nearly $210 million in a new round of funding according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.<p>The round, which could increase to $220 million if all allotted shares are …

15 Iphone Apps To Be Even Lazier in 2015

The new year is knocking. Time to break out your goals for self-improvement and… eh, forget it. For most of us, these things won’t live to see the Superbowl half-time show. This year, why not be honest with ourselves and embrace our ever-increasing laziness? Call it maximizing our efficiency, if it …

15 Easy Ways To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

You may <i>think</i> you know the basics when it comes to getting your home ready to sell: remove any clutter or personal effects, fix what’s broken, and stage your rooms. But buyers are a fickle lot, and they can fall in — or out — of love with a home for any number of reasons, some so subtle that the …

Inside a Connecticut Lake House With Stunning Color

Susanna Salk's Connecticut home.<p>When design writer Susanna Salk bought a lake house in Connecticut, the idea was to spruce it up and flip it. Instead, she and her family discovered they never wanted to leave. Read the interview with Salk here.

17 Indoor Herb Garden Ideas That'll Perk Up Your Kitchen

Click and grow? Don't mind if we do!<p>A lack of outdoor space shouldn't stop a green thumb. Grow your basil and parsley right by the stove using one of these inventive solutions.

16 Cookies That Can Literally Be Thrown Together At the Very Last Minute

We've all been there before.<p>Your mind is about to be blown when you find out how easy these fancy semi-homemade treats are to make. Translation: Behold the most gorgeous cookie recipes that only require a tube of store-bought dough, or few ingredients with zero effort. This piece originally …

The World's 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations

Money is what fuels any organization, whether its purpose is building homes, selling goods – or conducting horrific violent acts. A terror organization, just like any legitimate business, needs capital to survive. Quick cash is used to finance general activities, pay salaries for activists, develop …

Santa deniers: why do they get so much airtime? | Dean Burnett

A comedian runs into trouble when she states on television, repeatedly, that Santa is not real. Why are deniers given so many high-profile platforms to spout their views when the scientific evidence for Santa is so overwhelming?

How Successful People Quash Stress

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious physical and emotional consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives? Researchers at Yale University have the answer. They found that intense stress actually reduces the …

Petrobras scandal: Brazilian oil executives among 35 charged

Prosecutors investigating a sprawling kickback scheme at Brazil’s state-run oil company Petrobras have filed charges against 35 people including executives from some of the nation’s biggest construction firms.<p>The formal charges cap a months-long investigation dubbed Operation Car Wash that is …

Google's latest tool makes building Android apps even easier

In early 2013, Google announced Android Studio, a WYSIWYG environment that'd help you create Android applications with a lot less hassle. Now, the company is finally ready to put Version 1.0 into the hands of would-be creators across the world. The package comes with plenty of helpful templates for …

How Cloud Computing Imperfections Work With Real Businesses

However perfectly we build the new world of cloud computing, we will never be totally up in the air (so to speak) in an on-demand only world. This is not due to any actual or inherent imperfections in the cloud computing firmament as such, it is more a case of how business realities drive …

Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Raising $100 Million-Plus at $2 Billion Valuation

Instacart is capitalizing on concerns among big grocery chains about Amazon.<p>Instacart, a grocery delivery startup that whisks orders from brick-and-mortar stores like Whole Foods to customer homes, is raising a $100 million-plus investment led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, according to an …