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Archive for April, 2015


Smile! It’s Time to Save with a #MachineSelfie

Written by Jill Burdette

nana and piper selfieThe #selfies have taken us by storm. More than a million selfies are taken daily, to document good times, being with family, going to ballgames, and just what’s going on in your life. They’re global, being most popular in Australia, followed by the U.S. and Canada.

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Are You Tired of the Drought Yet?

Written by Chris Peacock

US-CALIFORNIA-WATER-DROUGHTWe are in a drought, so says the electronic billboard over I-80 on my way to the Sacramento airport. Unless you have been oblivious to all news outlets, you are acutely aware of the drought that has taken over the California discussion as of late.

And quite honestly, I am tired of the discussion.

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Why Clean Water Is So Hard

Written by Victor Hwang

Clean WaterConsider this. By the time you finish reading this column, people will publish worldwide over 1.75 million tweets of up to 140 characters. During the same time, eight people will have died due to lack of clean water. The former is a technological marvel. The latter is a stark reminder that, despite humanity’s stunning innovations, we still have not conquered some of our most basic challenges.

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