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The Week in Review: Chocolate, Bacon & Other Sinful Foods

For the purposes of this post, “sinful foods” are foods that taste wonderful but are also full of calories and/or have negative health implications. With that said, this week was a good and bad week for this kind of sustenance.<p><b>The Good:</b> <br>Wednesday was #NationalChocolateDay, in honor of the usually …

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living

Samsung Working On A Major Update for The Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note 5

Google has scheduled an event next week where the company is expected to launch the new Nexus devices, alongside the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. …

Android Phones

Before you learn to code, ask yourself why

<i>This post originally appeared on the Underdog.io blog.</i><p>I feel strongly about the current “learn to code” movement for a number of reasons:<p>I’ve worked as a recruiter for 5+ years (most recently at betaworks and before that at Aviary). I hire a lot of engineers, so I meet and interview a lot of …

Islam

The Economic Argument For Killing Cecil The Lion Doesn't Hold Up

Trophy hunts can mean big money for countries that allow them. But the cost to animal populations isn't worth it.<p>The Internet's been in an uproar this week after news spread of the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist. Yelp reviewers called the man a murderer, locals set up a memorial …

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