Daily Archives July 22, 2015

Look Here, Find Your Remote!

Television remote control codes

TV remote controls go missing. It’s one of those facts of life, up there with death and taxes. The problem of finding tv remote controls is so common to American life (it makes sense, there are an estimated 335 million original remote controls in the US) that articles abound with recommendations on how to keep track of them. From duct tape tails, to chaining them to the table (which is ironic considering the first TV remote, the Lazy Bones, failed because it was connected to the TV by an inconvenient cord) to GPS tracking devices, people everywhere are holding their remo

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Charitable Donations and How Giving Helps You

Charitable donations

Some studies indicate that giving something, whether your time, a compliment, or a gift, can improve your mood with something called positive psychology. An easy way to give to others and help yourself is by making a charitable donation, not of money, (though they need that too) but lightly used clothing.

If more people gave away instead of throwing away, landfills would be less full, especially with textiles. It is estimated that in 2006 alone, 2.5 billion pounds of clothing were kept out of landfills by being donated to second-hand shops instead. Some accounts estimate that as much as 90% of the textile waste in landfills is perfectly acceptable for donation and could go towards helping families in need.

Why doesn’t everyone donate? It is likely a matter of con

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