Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to sell you its excavated rock in ‘LEGO-like’ kits

http://bigthink.com/news/elon-musks-boring-company-plans-to-sell-excavated-rock-in-lego-like-kits March 27, 2018 by STEPHEN JOHNSON The Boring Company, Elon Musk’s venture that aims to solve traffic congestion with underground tunnels that would transport cars on “electric skates” at high speeds, excavates tons of rock in the process of digging tunnels. What’s the company to do with all that rock? Musk wants to hollow it … Continue reading Elon Musk’s Boring Company wants to sell you its excavated rock in ‘LEGO-like’ kits


Here is what Americans put in the ground each year through traditional burials: 20 million feet of wood, 4.3 million gallons of embalming fluids, 1.6 million tons of reinforced concrete, 17,000 tons of copper and bronze, and 64,500 tons of steel, according to the Green Burial Council. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/smarter-living/green-funeral-burial-environment.html?recid=12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC&sl_l=1&sl_rec=thompson_sample_dedup_sticky&contentCollection=smarter-living&mData=articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F03%252F22%252Fsmarter-living%252Fgreen-funeral-burial-environment.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_l%253D1%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky%26articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F01%252F19%252Fwell%252Feat%252Fwhat-is-the-health-and-nutritional-value-of-mushrooms.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=smarterLiving-promo-region&region=smarterLiving-promo-region&WT.nav=smarterLiving-promo-region&hp CLICK PICTURE FOR GOOD ARTICLE IN THE … Continue reading GREEN BURIALS


 by LILY HAY NEWMAN   GETTY IMAGES ONE OF THE most shocking things about Thursday's announcement of the Equifax data breach is the sheer scale of the numbers involved. Particularly the Social Security numbers. Yes, there have been plenty of large data breaches before—5 million SSNs revealed in a Kansas Department of Commerce leak in July, 80 million … Continue reading THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS

The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Immediate annuities can be a useful tool to protect the spouse of a nursing home resident who applies for Medicaid. These types of annuities allow the nursing home resident to spend down assets and give the spouse a guaranteed income. But immediate annuities may not work in every state, so be sure to check with … Continue reading The Use of Immediate Annuities in Medicaid Planning for Married Couples

Poor at 20, Poor for Life

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/social-mobility-america/491240/http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/social-mobility-america/491240/ A new study indicates that from the 1980s to the 2000s, it became less likely that a worker could move up the income ladder. Jeff Topping / Reutersby ALANA SEMUELS It’s not an exaggeration: It really is getting harder to move up in America. Those who make very little money in their first jobs will … Continue reading Poor at 20, Poor for Life


https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jul/15/clean-energy-wont-save-us-economic-system-can#comment-79148927 Only a new economic system can save us.  ‘That 30% chunk of greenhouse gases that comes from non-fossil fuel sources isn’t static. It is adding more to the atmosphere each year.’ Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Global Warming Images/Alamy   By Jason Hickel Friday 15 July 2016 07.00 EDTLast modified on Friday 15 July 2016 07.01 EDT It’s time to pour our … Continue reading CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US

The problem with Trump as CEO of America: Government is not a business

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-problem-with-trump-as-ceo-of-america-government-is-not-a-business/2016/05/05/146cc1a0-12f5-11e6-8967-7ac733c56f12_story.html By Fareed Zakaria Opinion writer May 5 At the heart of Donald Trump’s appeal is his fame as a successful businessman. It’s why most of his supporters don’t worry about his political views or his crude rhetoric and behavior. He’s a great chief executive and will get things done. No one believes this more than Trump himself, … Continue reading The problem with Trump as CEO of America: Government is not a business


https://medium.com/@robinalperstein/on-becoming-anti-bernie-ee87943ae699#.6h3i5u53q by Robin Alperstein [THIS IS AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF LONGER 42 MINUTE READ AT THE ABOVE LINK] I started out liking Bernie Sanders, though I leaned slightly toward Hillary Clinton. Yet I’ve come to the point where I can barely stand his face, and I just want him to stop jabbing his finger as … Continue reading BERNIE SANDERS EXAMINED


Marijuana has huge influence on tourism  A new study shows cannabis is a growing motivator for visitors.  By Jason Blevins    The Denver Post     Marijuana businesses have long proclaimed that cannabis is drawing visitors to Colorado. Now they have proof.    A study commissioned by the Colorado Tourism Office and presented to the office’s board of directors on Wednesday … Continue reading POT IN COLORADO