Kathryn Whitehead

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NASA-Sponsored Study Warns Of Possible Collapse Of Civilization

Two scenarios of how it may all come crashing down<p>We've heard many times that if we don't change our ways, our civilization may be doomed. But such suggestions are often pushed aside. Nobody likes a whiner, as they say. And our society isn't big on long-term thinking. Well, a new NASA-funded study …

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FORTUNE — In the ongoing fight to raise the minimum wage in the U.S., advocates of a nationwide hike often refer to a few notable dates to highlight how long it’s been since the hourly rate has changed.<p>2009: When Congress last raised the federal minimum wage to $7.25<p>1991: The last time Congress …

Mystery Grandma Stuns Drum Shop Staff with Killer Skin-Slapping Skills

It was just another day at the Coalition Drum Shop in La Crosse, Wisconsin, when in came a mysterious grandma who proceeded to blow everyone away …

Grandparents

NBC Censors Video of Elizabeth Warren Taking CNBC to the Woodshed

[There was a video here]<p>Last last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) delivered a masterful defense of her proposed update to the bank-regulating …

Elizabeth Warren

SeaWorld Is So Pissed Over the <em>Blackfish</em> Documentary

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite recently told the <i>New York Times</i> that she approached her documentary <i>Blackfish</i> as a journalist with an open mind. The …

SeaWorld

2013 Invention Awards: Cardboard Bike

A $30 ride made of recycled packaging, bottles, and car parts.<p>One day in 2009, Israeli engineer Izhar Gafni sat in a quiet library designing a machine to extract seeds from pomegranates when his mind drifted to cycling, his favorite pastime. Gafni admired bikes made from sustainable bamboo, but …

DIY the $50 IKEA VITTSJÖ: 5 Colorful Hacks

For years IKEA's EXPEDIT has been a ubiquitous storage solution for homes everywhere. But recently the Swedish furnishing giant's VITTSJÖ has been …

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