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Comic Con Retrospective: For Love or Money

The line between commerce and art often stretches thin, and that was never more apparent than at this year’s San Diego Comic Con International. A record number of attendees queued for hours to receive free goods and the latest promotions on movies and television. 562 more words


The Secrete Life of Waste: An In-N-Out Burger beverage cup

I spend a lot of time thinking about waste. Waste management for food waste, for e-waste, for inorganic synthetic material. From pre-consumer waste, the waste businesses generate in producing a product before the product is sold, to post-consumer waste, what we throw away in our homes, offices, or schools. 389 more words


(What's Left of) Our Economy: It's Still not "Built to Last"

The government’s quarterly reports on the gross domestic product (GDP) are useful not only for measuring how fast the U.S. economy is growing or shrinking. They’re also useful for helping to measure whether American economic policy is achieving its most important objective – fostering growth that can be sustained because it’s based on a solid foundation, as opposed to growth that’s bound to implode because it’s based on gimmickry. 618 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Spilling the beans: 5 health benefits of coffee


When it comes to coffee, there often seems to be an almost disapproving ‘it’s not good for you’ stigma, especially amongst the de-caff warriors and those who have been advised against it in the past. 812 more words

21. Communicating sustainability…in the beginning

OK Dear Reader, I am back to the blog! And yes, I know it has been a while, but this semester I hope to keep on top of things a bit better on a weekly basis, as a journal of stuff that is my passion: sustainability. 569 more words



‘Grab one of those,’ caleb says, pointing to a little plastic basket like the pharmacists put their meds in. The thing bristles with thumb drives, a scaled mountain of information built by an avalanche of bytes. 65 more words


U.S. Economy Picks Up Steam In 2nd Quarter

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released 2nd quarter data and it showed better than expected results.  While many expected a significant improvement from the dismal 1st quarter, a growth of 4 percent in real GDP was larger than expected.  210 more words

Macro 101