Working in teams of two, the Oops team pulls up to a house, rifles quickly through the recycling, and then fills out the report card: a red “Oops” note, which says which items in the bin can’t be recycled, along with a handwritten explanation of where the bin went wrong; or a green “Shine On,” telling the resident to keep being awesome. The house’s status is then logged in a database by the second team member, who is also marking which houses they’ve hit and which route they’ll take. The first time a house gets an Oops tag, the city will still empty the bin. After that, it’s up to the resident to either correct the error or risk having their recycling bin sit full of empty cheesy pizza boxes and plastic bags until they clean it out themselves. If a house gets two Oops tags in a row, the city will drag the bin back up to the house, in a slap on the wrist to the resident. If someone insists on placing recycling bins full of … [Read more...] about How America’s least sustainable city learned to love recycling
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On Google, you’re greeted with a bright red “SOS” banner, followed by updates from major news sources such as the New York Times and a list of information pages from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization. On YouTube, the results page has a link to the CDC’s website at the top and a “Top News” heading underneath with videos from reputable news sources. Links to the CDC website also appear directly underneath certain YouTube videos. … [Read more...] about Google and YouTube aren’t entrusting COVID-19 to an algorithm
I’d rather consider the allure of a fleece and silk knit — so much cheaper than normal! — and how they make me feel swaddled and safe (maybe they’re worth it?) than consider the stock market plunges and the fact I probably should be saving everything I can right now. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | Should we still go shopping (online)?
Even in the best of times, Americans average under seven hours of sleep a night. It’s a seemingly smaller deficiency than the recommended eight, but it weighs heavily. Missing as little as 16 minutes tonight could harm your cognitive functioning tomorrow, since shifting sleep rhythms can slow or speed up our body’s internal clocks, which basically has the same effect as not getting enough sleep. Fatigue, irritability and mental confusion are all deprivation symptoms. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | How to get more sleep tonight