Individual changes aren’t enough Reducing contributions to the landfill is an enormously complex task. Even with the amount of brainpower and effort Phoenix has applied to the system, it’s hard to know whether they’ll hit their goal by the end of this year, or their longer-term dream of becoming zero-waste. And if it’s too much for a city to handle, it’s certainly too much for individual citizens to handle. When Spencer starts telling me about what I should do with my old clothes (yes, I should take them to Goodwill but only the nicely used ones, and Phoenix’s Textile Curbside Collection program means people must not only separate yard waste and recyclables into different containers but also old clothes), I feel my brain start to tug apart at the seams. It’s enough for me to get through the workday and make sure there are vegetables on the table at dinner. Even though I don’t want to be buried in my own garbage, it’s too hard to … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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My fascination with India started as a child, reading Emilio Salgari’s books. Then, as soon as I could, I bought an open ticket and landed in Delhi. It was like falling in love. The first few years, I did nothing but travel. Everywhere, with no real direction or purpose. Real journeys, the slow ones made with trains and buses, often with two dusty baskets under my feet, a sack of onions stuck under the seat and a couple of children in my arms. Wanderings that left you physically exhausted, but with a heart full of light. … [Read more...] about Meet Francesca Marino, the Italian journalist who called Pakistan’s bluff on Balakot
“I’ve been on the cover of Hollywood Magazine twice.” —Joe Exotic, incarcerated zookeeper “He’s a completely insane, gay, gun-toting, drug-addict fanatic.” —Dr. Bhagavan Antle, prominent animal trainer “I’d shoot you before I shot my cat.” —Joe Exotic “I’ve done a lot of shit in my life, but I never experienced anything like Joe Exotic.” —Rick Kirkham, journalist “I grew up a professional cowboy in a family of professional cowboys.” —Dr. Bhagavan Antle “I saw a tiger, and the tiger saw a man.” —Joe Exotic “You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off, just like that, and it’s amazing to have that range.” —Carole Baskin, founder of Big Cat Rescue “Does it feel good to stand on my stage with 500-pound tigers and everybody envy you? Absolutely.” —Joe Exotic “They want the lion’s … [Read more...] about 17 iconic lines from Netflix’s bonkers ‘Tiger King’ that’ll soon be on t-shirts
I felt a little ashamed (I should know this!), a little proud (wow, we must have so much else to talk about!) and very confused (who even is he?). How was it possible that I could write an encyclopedia about this person but couldn't tell you how he spends 50 to 70 hours a week, or how he's spent 50 to 70 hours a week every week over the last 20 years of his career? … [Read more...] about Couples having a working-from-home revelation: That’s what you do all day?
The free TV market Despite the sudden interest in free streaming, Greenfield says it’s unlikely that services such as Tubi will outgrow major subscription services like Netflix. Case in point: Netflix is currently worth about $150 billion, versus the $340 million that Viacom paid for Pluto TV. Still, he believes free streaming can be a meaningful business that supports multiple players, especially if they can get better at ad targeting and thereby make more money on fewer commercials. … [Read more...] about Free TV streaming services like Tubi help make cord cutting make sense