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Why Renewable Energy Matters – A Primer

What exactly is renewable energy? A common definition is “Energy that comes from renewable resources which are naturally replenished on a human timescale.” This typically includes biomass, hydro, geothermal, solar, wind, ocean thermal, wave action, and tidal action. But in a global society that runs 24/7/365, renewable energy is still considered too intermittent, unreliable, and expensive. Well, here […]

DIY Dad

Five Father’s Day Gifts for Your DIY Dad

One of my favorite holidays is coming up: Father’s Day! Dads can be tricky to buy for, especially the “man who has it all.” But one particular kind of dad is particularly daunting for some: the DIY Dad! Trying to ascertain the wants and needs of the home handyman in a stealthy manner can be […]

Life Hacks

Life Hacks: What NOT to Buy in June

People enjoy life hacks for several reasons, but we especially like ones that help us save money. Sites like DealNews and Lifehacker provide great money-saving tips on a regular basis. In particular, they’ve created a yearly timeline with the best times to purchase certain items. While such a list is helpful, they’ve also collected specific items you shouldn’t […]