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Carrie Kirby is a writer and blogger who lives in Alameda, Ca. As a business reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, Carrie wrote about so

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Hydroponics: Not Just for Marijuana Anymore

One year ago, a Kansas home was raided by federal authorities looking for marijuana plants. They found, instead, a few tomato and pepper plants growing indoors with a hydroponics system. The family believes authorities targeted them because they purchased hydroponics supplies, which are also...

College: Worthwhile or a Waste?

We live in a time where we practically expect bedrock institutions to turn out to be constructed of popsicle sticks and lies. Emperors are constantly being revealed by their new clothes. The "new economy" was built up and crumbled in just a few years at the dawn of this century, and banking...

Gamification: It's Fun to Be a Rat

Any parent of a small child has probably resorted to this technique when trying to get those toys picked up: "Let's make it into a game!" Games can be very effective at motivating behavior. Indeed, some games, such as World of Warcraft, have achieved shocking levels of motivation,...

 
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