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What Does Sustainable, Fair Trade Coffee Mean? — Discover

Shannon O’Donnell at A Little Adrift explores what “sustainably produced” really means: “I will spend more to ensure that the root communities behind our goods are treated with respect. Stemming from my physical journey to understand coffee came a new … Continue reading

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RSA – Simon Sinek – Intensity vs Consistency

Animation is the process of making small, repetitive, consistent actions, over and over, until you suddenly find you have created something you are proud of. Simon Sinek’s wonderful talk for The RSA is about applying that positive attitude to work … Continue reading

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What if we were free to work? | Olivier Schneller | TEDxBSEL

To Olivier, today’s common perception of work as a burden we must bear to finance our living is one of the biggest misconceptions of our time. Looking at the past and present of work life, he illustrates why he strongly … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Process of Sounding the Renovated Sumburgh Head Foghorn on Shetland Island

In May 2017, technician Brian Johnson sounded the beautifully renovated foghorn at the Sumburgh Head Lighthouse on Shetland Island, Scotland for the first time since 1987. Filmmaker JJ Jamieson documented the wonderful mechanical process that engages the gears to sound … Continue reading

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Becoming Your Own ISP, Just for Fun — Hackaday

When moving into a new house, it’s important to arrange for the connection of basic utilities. Electricity, water, and gas are simple enough, and then it’s generally fairly easy to set up a connection to an ISP for your internet … Continue reading

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Exhibition Lovely Language

Exhibition Lovely Language from Ontwerpwerk on Vimeo.

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Enter the maze: Ikea, Costco, other retailers know how to get you to buy more

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What Amazon’s ebook strategy means – Charlie’s Diary

What Amazon’s ebook strategy means By Charlie Stross It seems to me that a lot of folks in the previous discussion don’t really understand quite what makes Amazon so interesting—and threatening, for that matter—to the publishing industry. So I’m going … Continue reading

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Time Team: the only true ‘reality’ show

Originally posted on Francis Pryor – In the Long Run:
Let’s start with a simple question: what is reality? Being an archaeologist, I like old things; so I turned to my copy of that first dictionary of the English language,…

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