LA Plans to Grant Amnesty for 744 Billboards Lacking Permits Jul29

LA Plans to Grant Am...

Why is Los Angeles considering amnesty for billboards? The city’s department of building and safety just conducted a citywide billboard survey, and it was consequently discovered that 744 billboards were without permits. Los Angeles is hoping to grant them legal, non-conforming status....

Inadequate Insulatio...

Believe it or not, inefficient air conditioning isn’t actually the reason why so many homes remain stifling, despite their owners’ best efforts. More than likely, it’s actually because of inadequate insulation. In fact, about 70% of U.S. homes are under insulated by Energy...

Beard Reconstruction is the Newest Trend in Hair Transplants Jul23

Beard Reconstruction...

You’ve probably already heard of hair transplants options, but have you heard about facial hair transplants? According to one news source, more men are choosing to pursue alternative options instead of suffering from embarrassingly scant facial stubble. Innovative facial hair, made...

Younger Generation of Workers Suffer from Injuries Associated with Poor Ergonomics Jul18

Younger Generation o...

A younger generation of workers are suffering from work related injuries, and it isn’t your granddad’s brand of back pain. According to the Deccan Chronicle, people aged 20 to 30 are experiencing work related pains and injuries, which largely stem from poor office ergonomics. Some...

Nestle Continues Exporting Californian Water, Despite One of the Worst Droughts in the State’s History Jul16

Nestle Continues Exp...

Bottled water has been a bit of a controversial subject in recent years. Not only are vast amounts of fossil fuels consumed in bottled water’s production and transportation, but these bottles are also not being recycled, causing major environmental issues. It’s also less healthy...

Controlling Your AC ...

With summertime in full swing, you may be one of the many Americans who struggling to stay cool while keeping the air conditioning bill manageable. ABC News has recently reported that the average American household spend about $400 between June and August just on air conditioning a home, and...

Restoration Hardware Sends 17 Pound, 3,000 Page Mailer to Recipients’ Chagrin Jul07

Restoration Hardware...

Restoration Hardware recently kicked off its new, direct mailing marketing campaign much to the chagrin of mail carriers and environmentalists. The furniture chain has begun sending out shrink-wrapped packages of 13 different catalogs that weigh a reported 17 pounds. The situation has...

New Keyboard App, Ce...

We’ve all heard of ergonomics. We know about ergonomic desk chairs, ergonomic adjustable tables, and other tips and tricks around the office to keep us happier and healthier, but these days, even the technological devices that have already made our lives easier are now being redesigned...

New Research Shows U...

“U.S.-based computer security firm Norse has released a real-time animated map that illustrates ongoing cyberattacks around the world. Without a doubt, the U.S. is getting constantly hammered by hackers,” Business Insider reports. “In just 45 minutes, the U.S. was the victim...

New Research Shows That Stress Wreaks Havoc on White Blood Cell Count Jun25

New Research Shows T...

Does stress impact the body’s immune system? According to a new study published in Nature Medicine, there is a definite relationship between stressful lives, and weakened immune systems. The study was conducted by researchers from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General...

Facebook Takes Anoth...

The relationship between Snapchat and Facebook is tense, to say the least. The bitter rivalry first began when Mark Zuckerberg — the man behind the social network giant — wanted to meet Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, who responded, “I’m happy to meet you…if you come...

HP Introduces Printe...

On Wednesday, May 28, information technology company HP introduced its Instant Ink subscription service to consumers across the United Kingdom. The service will allow individuals to pay a subscription fee to recycle their empty ink cartridges in return for refilled cartridges. HP wirelessly...

Pennsylvania Officia...

Pennsylvania officials will release non-toxic smoke into its sewer lines to identify cracks, leaks, and other serious problems. “Smoke will come up from the ground where a crack is located in the sewer line — and the downspout and the perimeter of a home if a downspout or French...

The Dark Side of Soc...

It’s likely a surprise to no one at this point, but it’s an undeniable fact: social media, and the internet at large, can be addicting for many people. The American Psychological Association, which creates the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, was very close...

Is Texting While Dri...

Smartphones have completely saturated our culture. Not only do a whopping 90% of Americans own a cell phone, but a staggering 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phones even when they haven’t rung or vibrated and 44% of cell owners usually sleep with their phones next to...

One Control for Ever...

Remember the days when the most important selling point of a new Apple gadget was that it was smaller and lighter than a nearly identical product from a competing company? Well it seems like those days are far behind us. Rather than focusing on size, tech companies are now engaging in a...

A New Study Shows Texture Could Make a Difference in How Much People Eat Jun24

A New Study Shows Te...

Most people do not necessarily consider how the texture of food plays into how much they eat, but perhaps they should, according to a new study from the Journal of Consumer Research. In five different laboratory studies, participants were asked about their perceptions of caloric content in...

Gulf Coast Flooring Files Lawsuit Against Client Who Allegedly Refused to Pay Bills Jun19

Gulf Coast Flooring ...

A Texas flooring company recently sued one of its clients, alleging that the client refused to pay for services and materials. According to the Southeast Texas Record, Gulf Coast Flooring and Services filed the lawsuit May 22 against Shawn LePorte and Hemarani Sivarajan, citing both the Texas...

Starbucks Teams Up With Arizona State University to Promote Education Jun19

Starbucks Teams Up W...

Starbucks recently teamed up with Arizona State University to offer its 135,000 American employees who work at least 20 hours a week a chance to get an online college degree at a massive discount. Employees attending ASU online would pay a reduced tuition in their freshman and sophomore years...

New Miniaturized Greenhouses Give Urbanites an Easy Way to Grow Greens Jun17

New Miniaturized Gre...

A new piece of technology from Infarm, a German agricultural technology company out of Berlin, and Tomorrow Machine, based in Stockholm, Sweden, could change the way urbanites get their produce. The Microgarden kit, currently seeking funding on the crowd-funding platform Indiegogo, is...