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RIDing a memory?

“Consumers Valuing Documentation Over Experience In college, a friend and I compared vacations we’d taken over the years. She had a well-stamped passport and most of my trips were within driving distance.** When I asked about vacation pictures, she told … Continue reading

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How stuff gets to you.

“In summer 2008, at the height of the U.S. financial crisis, husband-and-wife photographers James Tribble and Tracey Mancenido packed up their NYC apartment and hit the road to document one of the more obscure necessities of American consumerism first-hand. Armed … Continue reading

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More than that? Time to RID maybe?

“The study, which analyzed Gallup surveys of 450,000 Americans in 2008 and 2009, suggested that there were two forms of happiness: day-to-day contentment (emotional well-being) and overall “life assessment,” which means broader satisfaction with one’s place in the world. While … Continue reading

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RID and RFID come together.

“Launched at this year’s Future Everything digital arts festival in Manchester, RememberMe is a collaborative project between TOTeM  (Tales of Things and Electronic Memory) and Oxfam which infused personal history into donated items by enabling people to attach stories to … Continue reading

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Yoink? Yoinks!

“Quick Pitch: Yoink makes it simple to give away your unwanted items and find free goods near you. Genius Idea: For years, savvy Internet denizens have used the Freecycle network group in their city to give away stuff they don’t … Continue reading

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Traveling? Take the effort to RID yourself a little, and benefit others in the process.

“Stuffyourrucksack.com is an online community that helps responsible travellers make a practical difference to the lives of those in developing countries that have so little, and deserve so much more.” Go here to participate.

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Communities of good.

“Step 1: Challenge At Bolder, a business poses a challenge to complete a certain action every week. Step 2: Action and Reward Share your action and collect your reward!” Collective action for the good of the planet. Check it out … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on waste.

“Sure, Americans eat a lot. But 3774 calories a day? I have family members who subsist almost solely off fried meat and various sorts of potatoes and I’m not convinced that even they hit that number on a regular basis. … Continue reading

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RIDding those calories might be easier than we think.

“Has the long-sought magic potion in society’s “battle with the bulge” finally arrived? An appetite-control agent that requires no prescription, has no common side effects, and costs almost nothing? Scientists today reported results of a new clinical trial confirming that … Continue reading

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A technology addiction RID project.

“Move over, David Blaine. This guy Mark Malkoff is attempting the unthinkable! He’s going to live in his New York City bathroom for five days. He claims this is to combat his internet addiction, so he won’t be bringing his … Continue reading

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