10 Horsepower Hacks To Keep Your Drive Eco-Friendly

Even putting one foot in front of the other requires energy. So, in a world where everyone has somewhere else to be — and wants to get there as fast as possible — how can mass, sustainable transportation ever happen? The good news? New technologies are in development — some of them already deployed — to make all our planes, trains, and automobiles environmentally friendly sometime in the future. In the meantime, there are also steps we can take right now to minimize our impact on the planet.


Eco-Friendly Hi-Tech Every Household Should Have

For many people, being eco-friendly means powering down and pulling the plug. After all, our modern tech world notoriously consumes massive amounts of water and resources to power and cool its digital infrastructure. (Never mind the toxic materials mined to produce our devices.) But hi-tech also has an upside — reducing energy consumption while nudging the planet toward a more sustainable future. How so? Consider adding any of these gadgets to your home.

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10 Comic Book Endings That Just Gave Up

Telling a story is like pulling a heist and as any supervillain will tell you: there are plenty of reasons why you might give up mid-plot. Maybe you can't find the wi-fi password for the quantum accelerator. Maybe there's a tell-tale sonic boom, accompanied by a big blue blur—or worse, a large bat lurking among the clouds. Or your best pal decided to "try a new direction."

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Comics can be that way, too. Consider these examples

Greenify Your Outdoor Space with These Landscaping Upgrades

Home improvement doesn’t stop inside the four walls of your house. So even if you’re someone who dreads yard work — and was born without a single green thumb — you can still make a few painless eco-friendly upgrades to your outdoor space. After all, in addition to helping nurture local plant and animal life, it will boost your property value. Here are nine upgrades to make your landscaping eco-friendly beyond the usual trimming, digging, raking, and mowing. Thanks to heightened curb appeal and l

Summer Swims: 10 Ways To Make An Eco-Friendly Splash

Whether you backstroke, dog paddle, or belly flop, there’s no escape from a scorching day like a long, cool swim.

And whatever your preferred body of water — lake, ocean, or backyard pool — the current sweltering summertime heat makes it the perfect time to dip, dive, or plunge for a bit of relief. Of course, it makes sense that if you’re enjoying the spoils of nature, you should want to help safeguard it. So, before you break out the swimsuits, sunscreen, and shades, here are some ways to make

Top 10 Heat Hacks To Stay Cool that Won’t Burn The Planet

Sweltering heat, wildfires, droughts — it’s hard to stay cool on an open grill. Yet, as climate change roasts the planet, many of the energy-intensive tools we use to combat the heat are only fueling global warming. Chief among them? Air conditioners, which are growing in popularity as temperatures climb. Yet AC gorges electricity — which is still primarily produced by fossil fuels — and emits greenhouse gasses called hydrofluorocarbons. So the hotter the Earth becomes, the more our response wil

How To Green Your Getaway: Tips For This Summer Vacation Season

Traveling can be exhausting – especially for the planet. Hotel housekeeping devours water and electricity, tour groups trample and pollute, and unless you’re camping in your backyard, even getting to your destination will cough and hack emissions into the ever-warming atmosphere. But after two years of pandemic-induced “staycations,” what’s a pent-up but ecologically conscious traveler to do? With summer vacation season upon us, here are five tips for managing your carbon footprint — wherever yo

Design Trends in a Post-Pandemic World

If you want to know how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted home design, take a seat. Since panic over possible toilet paper shortages erupted in March, sales of bidet attachments have skyrocketed — increasing more than 300 percent at San Francisco-based Brondell, the Los Angeles Times reported. And home experts foresee built-in bidets becoming an increasingly popular item even after the crisis has passed. What other design trends are likely to emerge in a post-pandemic world? Here are five th

Home Tips: DIY Grooming

Living in a lockdown can expose a lot – including your roots. So it’s no surprise that a month into the coronavirus pandemic, grooming gear is being snapped up with an urgency usually reserved for toilet paper and sanitizing wipes. According to Nielsen data, hair clipper sales have shot up 166 percent from this time last year while hair dye sales have increased 23 percent. With salons shuttered and Americans becoming do-it-yourself stylists faced with unkempt hair, chipped nails and scruffy stub

Out and About: Catalina Island

Escaping Los Angeles for a weekend or day trip is simple. Doing so without driving? Not so much. Which may make Catalina Island, located “26 miles across the sea,” the ideal getaway for the asphalt-fatigued. About an hour by ferry from Long Beach, San Pedro or Newport Beach, Catalina Island is nestled among California’s Channel Islands. For more than a century, this idyllic destination has been renowned among Angelinos for its wildlife, pristine beaches and isolated coves. What do the towns of A

Puppy-Proofing Your Home

It’s the gift that keeps on yipping and chewing. For a lot of people, January means having to create a safe, secure home for the adorable, huggable bundle of newborn fur they received during the holidays. However, puppy-proofing your place can be harder than it seems. Here’s the scoop, so to speak, on how to make your home a healthy, happy one for the latest member of your family.

Puppies love to chew – not just on treats, toys, and shoes, but also on cords, cables, and wires. Owners should ens
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