Rick Leal

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Why California's Plastic Bag Ban Might Backfire

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Lightweight, ubiquitous and much maligned, the plastic bag is under fire.<p>Its role in pollution has sparked a statewide ban in California, but this good-intentioned measure could have unforeseen consequences.<p>As part of the ban, grocers and pharmacies can no …

If you were raised to hate, would you choose tolerance? (Book trailer)

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

Impatient iPhone users switching to larger-screened Samsung Galaxy S5

Kantar data shows Apple sales share falling in three months to May, as iPhone owners abandon platform for 5.5in Samsung flagship<p>Apple users are losing patience waiting for a larger-screened iPhone. New data showing that 26% of British buyers of Samsung's Galaxy S5 in the three months to the end of …

Designing Engaging Presentations

In this 2-hour workshop at the International Medical University (2 July, 2014), you will learn how to design engaging presentations for e-learning and flipped classroom sessions based on good instructional design practices. In the process, you will explore PowerPoint, Gagne’s 9 Events of …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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