Mark Fosshage

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California has a recycling crisis. The only way to solve it is to stop making so much trash

Californians use — and then toss — a tremendous amount of paper and plastic packaging material every day: takeout coffee cups and lids, cereal boxes, wine bottles, plastic bags, clamshell food containers, and on and on.<p>It's hard for even the most militant environmentalist to avoid contributing to …

Sustainability

These Are Oprah's Surprisingly Powerful Lessons for College Graduates (No, It's Not What You Think)

Sometimes, says Oprah, something as simple as eating a good breakfast can make all the difference.<p>Eat a good breakfast - because "it really pays off."Make your bed.Pay your bills on time.Don't "cheap out on your shoes."Vote.<p>No, these aren't words from your mom, your aunt, or even your elementary …

Fake News

Infographic: Tips for creating dazzling marketing videos

In a content landscape teeming with visuals, how do you get yours to stand out?<p>Simply shooting and posting a video to one of your platforms isn’t …

Marketing

4 Top Small Business Dashboards That Will Help You Succeed

As an SME, you need all the help you can get. The resources available to you are never enough, and time is limited, so you need to be able to make …

Small Business

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

How To Sell Innovation Strategies To Your C-Suite

Embracing digital transformation can be a tough leap of faith for some C-suites. How do you gain buy-in when that's the case?<p>There's no doubt about it: The era of digital transformation -- which in a nutshell amounts to the infusion of digital technology into every aspect of the business process -- …

Customer Experience

Man plans to swim the Pacific Ocean to raise awareness for plastic pollution

You’ve heard a lot about the ocean plastic crisis, and may even know a fair amount about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. But for many of us, the …

Pollution

Science Says These are 4 of the Worst Kinds of Bosses You Can Have

Bad bosses have a negative impact on employee state of mind and they don't help your company perform better either.<p>Not all bosses are equal. In fact, in somewhat comical <i>Office Space</i> fashion, many company leaders miss the mark by a long shot. There are extremely few among us who have not lived …

Psychology

Feeding cows seaweed cuts 99% of greenhouse gas emissions from their burps, research finds

Feeding seaweed to cows could slash the amount of climate change-inducing methane emissions from their burps.<p>Preliminary research has indicated a …

Cows

Four fascinating facts about some of the world’s most incredible rivers

<b>National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures show you the world’s mightiest rivers, cradle to some of the most vibrant creatures and cultures on</b> …

Fish

This startup wants to disrupt vacation homeownership

Klein, a new company led by designer Soren Rose, aims to sell affordable cabins and guest houses by big-name designers.<p>Behold the first prototype of the Brooklyn-based Klein, a new company that wants to make the process of building small houses more affordable all over the world. <i>A45</i> is a …

Home Ownership

How Investing in a Transformer Can Make or Break Your Solar Project

After a short dip in activity in 2013, the construction of large-scale solar power plants is leading the boom for America's solar industry.<p>There are …

Solar Power

I'm teaching my 6- and 7-year-old boys about consent. Here's how it's gone so far.

The second week of first grade, my 6-year-old son came home and told me, very seriously, "Mama, I have a girlfriend, and I love her."<p>I didn't laugh …

Parenting

New York City Will Consider a Ban on Plastic Straws

City Council member Rafael Espinal introduced the bill, calling the city’s dependence on plastic “a trend we have to reverse immediately.”<p><i>This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>A New York City Council member announced on …

Pollution

Tetra Pak says plastic straws are vital

<b>Food packaging giant Tetra Pak has said plastic straws serve a "vital" function in cartons and should not be banned.</b><p>Plastic straws can be recycled together with used cartons if they are pushed back into the box, the company said.<p>Tetra Pak is developing a paper straw but it said it would still "be …

Pollution

How the New Tax Law Affects Your Real Estate Business

Tax reform should have a positive impact on the real estate sector. Make sure your business is prepared for these major changes.<p>4 min read<p>The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brings big tax changes to the real estate sector, the likes of which haven't been seen since the Tax Reform Act of …

Real Estate

What You Should Be Doing Instead of Marinating Your Meat

Whether you're cooking steak or chicken on the grill this summer, chances are you're going to be mixing up more than a few marinades. But marinades …

BBQ

McDonald's Shareholders Vote to Keep Distributing Plastic Straws

McDonald's shareholders rejected a proposal to take the first step in banning plastic straws at its 36,000 outlets worldwide.<p>The proposal, published …

McDonald's

The 3-Day Fix to Resetting Your Gut for Good

How do you know if your internal microbiome is healthy and happy?<p>“It’s a gut feeling,” says Dr. M. Andrea Azcárate-Peril, a director at the …

Wellness

Winnebago launches an all-electric RV

But there’s a catch<p>The push for increasing efficiency and green technology in the auto industry shows no signs of slowing, and now the RV industry is getting into the game. Winnebago Industries has announced the launch of an all-electric chassis that would emit zero emissions.<p>We’ve seen concept RVs …

RVs

A beginner's guide to plastic-free living

<b>Focus on these three areas of your life to see the biggest returns.</b><p>My friend and I were standing in a crowded local pub last weekend, waiting for a …

Coconut

This Prefab Cabin Offers an Affordable Answer to Island Construction

A cost-effective modular retreat embraces the landscape on a Lake Superior island in Wisconsin.<p>With its inviting sandy shores and pristine forests, Wisconsin’s Madeline Island on Lake Superior has long been renowned as a summer destination. Yet high costs of construction due to its remote location …

Lake Superior

Elon Musk Shares Incredible Tesla Powerwall Stats from Puerto Rico

The Powerwall is powering an energy revolution.<p>Tesla Powerwall is helping to harness a new generation of renewable energy. On Friday, CEO Elon Musk …

Puerto Rico

5 simple sex positions for partners who kinda don't know what they're doing

Simple doesn't mean boring though, oh no.<p>In life, you're gonna come (or more accurately, not come) across some people who aren't quite getting it in bed—either they don't have much experience, picked up some bad porn moves, or are just doing whatever the person before you was into. To inoculate …

Sitting

Charge your electric car in five minutes and other game-changing battery advances

As gasoline prices soar, electric vehicles shift into high gear.<p>Game-changing advances in batteries are happening so fast that, this week, oil giant …

Electric Vehicles

A Warming Planet Could Zap Nutrition From Rice That Feeds The World

Grains are the bedrock of civilization. They led humans from hunting and gathering to city-building. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the fruits of three grasses provide the world with 60 percent of its total food: corn, wheat and rice. Aside from energy-rich carbohydrates, …

Climate Change

An inside look at Zillow’s first home purchase: How the real estate media giant will buy and sell houses

The house at 6630 S. Nash Way in Chandler, Ariz., looks at first glance like any other upscale home in the Phoenix area. Built in the early 2000s as …

Real Estate

Rising Strong

• <b>Author:</b> Brené Brown<p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The perfect graduation gift! When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.</b><p><b>“In a world filled with rejection letters . . . Rising Strong can help your graduate make the most out of [their]</b> …

How to Price Your Product: A Simple Model

These five factors determine whether your offering commands a premium price or belongs in the bargain bin.<p>Few elements of marketing are more peril-fraught than pricing. If you charge too much, you don't sell as much, which blunts your growth. If you charge too little, you're leaving money on the …

Product Management

NextGen creates ten 'circular' demo sites in eight Member States

<i>Beer Brewery De Koningshoeven in Tilburg will realise a futuristic water treatment plant. Imaage: Koningshoeven</i><p><b>Water technology of the Next</b> …

Demonstration