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India’s rural solar revolution hasn’t exactly delivered on its promise — yet

by Woody Smith
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Solar panels near Vadodara, India.Image: global Warming Images/REX/Shutterstock Solar power is bringing light to remote villages across India. Rural residents, long disconnected from the grid, are increasingly using solar panels and battery banks to charge mobile phones, illuminate light bulbs, and keep refrigerators humming. Advocates for rural electrification say solar “microgrids” can do much more. They’ll boost a village’s socioeconomic development by allowing kids to study at night, for instance, or by enabling residents to open local shops and use time-saving tools like electric water pumps and mills. However, that scenario is still only a dream in many places, researchers […]

Ann Dowd on The Handmaid’s Tale: it’s a form of activism

by Mark Anderson
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After a late-career renaissance with roles in The Handmaids Tale and The Leftovers, the actor explains why her work is defiant and how she got inspiration from an unlikely source: American football coach Bill Belichick As Aunt Lydia in The Handmaids Tale, the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwoods 1985 dystopian novel, Ann Dowd is both terrifying and tender, a disciplinarian tasked with policing the fertile handmaids who bear children for the oppressive theocrats of Gilead. As Patti Levin on The Leftovers, she barely uttered a word in season one, playing the steely, chain-smoking leader of a doomsday cult thats sworn […]

11 Pet Haircuts That Are So Bad, Youll Want To Call the SPCA

by Woody Smith
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A big reason for getting your pet to the groomer is to give it a new, unique look that makes it stand out from the other pups and kitties out there. via: All Day Of course, there’s such a thing as being TOO distinct, and these photos prove it. When you get weird with the haircuts, the risk of catastrophe increases. Fortunately, it’s just hair, so it will grow back, but until then…yikes. Punk Rock Doggy via: Boredom Therapy Maybe don’t take the mohawk down the back the entire way? You’re bound to turn your pup into a stegosaurus if […]

10 Ways You Need To Live Life To The Fullest Before You Turn 30

by Mark Anderson
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There are a lot of exciting events that happen throughoutyour 20s, from graduating college, togaining your independence. All of these stepping stones eventually lead you to another big milestone: your 30s. But whos counting? If you maxed out your 20s with all it had to offer, the next big jump wont be so intimidating. Theres a special attitude in your 20s that you need to bank on so you feel fulfilled with that portion of your youth. Dont let your 20s be another chapter; let it be the chapter thus far by checking a few, or all of these things […]

5 Types Of Friends You Have In Your 20s, And The Ones You’ll Keep Forever

by Woody Smith
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In addition to family, friendsshould bethe extremely important, beautiful masterpieces in your life. When you contact your 20s, youve gone through years of gaining and losing pals. Parties come in and out of your life for different reasons, but a hand-picked few will remain in your centre forever. If you take a moment to be considered all of your good friends, you probably met them in very different ways. Theyre each uniqueand have something special to furnish your friendship. Youd do anything for them, and they imply the world to you. In honor of all of the impressive friends out […]

Podcasts will ring in the age of equal-opportunity entertainment

by Woody Smith
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WhenFifty Shades of Greycaught fire in 2011, manypointed to e-readers like the Amazon Kindle.Self-conscious housewiveswere more apt to enjoyerotica because no one could judge the book by its cover, the theory went. This would bode well for podcasts. Twenty-four percent of Americans—67 million people—listened to a podcast in February. That’s up from 17 percent in 2015. Over the last two years, monthly podcast listening has grown by 40percent, with a growth curve that looks to be steadily pointed upward. And many of these new listeners are finding podcasts through a groundswell of weird, niche topics. There are now podcasts dedicated […]

Hoard of Chevrolet Corvairs annoys Indiana town

by Mark Anderson
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Ever since Ralph Nader wrote about it, the Chevrolet Corvair has been called unsafe at any speed. To some residents of a small Indiana town, that includes when its standing still. A group of neighbors in the rural community of Gaston have complained to the local zoning commission about a large hoard of dozens of Corvairs and other cars housed on a residential property, The Star Press reports. The group alleges that its become illegal junk yard thats polluting the area and harboring rats and wild animals, and that the home on the property is uninhabited. “It’s a guy’s hobby […]

Ann Dowd on The Handmaid’s Tale: it’s a form of activism

by Woody Smith
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After a late-career renaissance with capacities in The Handmaids Tale and The Leftovers, the actor explains why her work is insolent and how she got inspiration from an unlikely root: American football tutor Bill Belichick As Aunt Lydia in The Handmaids Tale, the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwoods 1985 dystopian romance, Ann Dowd is both terrifying and tender, a disciplinarian tasked with policing the fruitful handmaids who bear children for the tyrannical theocrats of Gilead. As Patti Levin on The Leftovers, she scarcely breathed a word in season one, dallying the steely, chain-smoking master of a doomsday faith thats sworn […]

10 Ways You Need To Live Life To The Fullest Before You Turn 30

by Woody Smith
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There are a lot of provoking affairs that happen throughoutyour 20 s, from graduating college, togaining your independence. All of these stepping stone eventually pass you to another large-hearted milestone: your 30 s. But whos matter? If you maxed out your 20 s with all it had to offer, the next large-hearted jumping wont be so intimidating. Theres a special outlook in your 20 s that you need to bank on so you feel fulfilled with that component of your youth. Dont let your 20 s be another chapter; let it be the period thus far by checking a few, […]

He Used Wood Boards And Some Mugs To Create Something Anyone Would Love To Have

by Woody Smith
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    Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been a huge fan of games that bring family or friends together for a night of fun. Whether you’re playing in front of a screen or over a board, there’s really nothing to me like going against your loved ones in a friendly competition for the coveted title of winner. That’s why if I had any woodworking skills at all, I’d definitely consider recreating what this guy made. When asked if he could help out at a non-profit event, Redditor hellkyng decided that it needed something unique that would entertain […]