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Thanksgiving is a time of plenty, and of appreciation. It’s a holiday in which we’ll get together with friends and family to celebrate the bounty of the autumn harvest, to share food and drink, and spend time with people we love. Those of us whose celebrations will consist of ample food and a warm place in which to eat it are among the very privileged; there are millions who won’t be so fortunate, unless we reach out and offer a helping hand. This year, please consider helping others in need via one of the methods mentioned below.

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Survey Shows Many Americans Would Rather Adapt to Climate Change than Do Something About It

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Survey results published in the journal Nature Climate Change this week have proven dumbfounding, to say the least. The results suggested that for Americans “personal experience with weather or climate variability may help cultivate support for adaptive measures, but it may not increase support for mitigation policies.” In other words, while people generally recognized that change was happening, many would rather deal with the fallout later than make any lifestyle changes now that would involve curbing climate change-inducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Clever 'Floyd Legs' Turn Any Surface into an Industrial Table

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Moving with furniture can be a pain, especially with big pieces like tables, but what if you could take your table apart? That’s the concept behind the Floyd Leg, a super sturdy steel table leg that can be clamped down onto any surface. A whole set of Floyd Legs combined with any ole surface, say an old door, reclaimed wood, glass, or even a big street sign, becomes an industrial table.

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DIY Gift Idea: 7 Herbed Salts and Sugars for Cooking and Baking

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Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

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Skanska and Foster + Partners are Creating the World's First 3D Printing Robot

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Swedish concrete manufacturer Skansa and architecture firm Foster + Partners have teamed up to create the first 3D-printing concrete robot. The team is using the technology to print high-performance concrete, which could someday be used to construct buildings. The project stands to save time and money while giving architects the ability to create almost any structure imaginable.

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The 18th Maggie's Centre is a Tranquil Prefab 'Treehouse' for Cancer Patients

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Roaming Charlie Cart Brings Healthy Cooking Lessons to Classrooms

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Teaching children about nutrition and eating well may be a logistical nightmare for some schools, but with a new concept called The Charlie Cart it doesn’t have to be. Inspired by the chuck wagons of American pioneers, the roaming cart is a fully-stocked mobile kitchen packed with enough equipment, lessons and training materials to get kids cooking in the classroom.

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What is Causing Dozens of Dead Fish to Wash Up at Flushing Meadows Corona Park?

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Is something fishy going on at Flushing Meadows Corona Park? An alarming number of dead fish have washed up along the shores of the park’s Willow Lake, sparking an investigation by the NY Parks Department. Some think that the problem at the lake, which is currently being converted into a nature preserve, might be the result of herbicides being used to kill off invasive plant species in the area.

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Grow Fresh Herbs in Style with the Ecofarm Aquaponics Starter Kit

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Growing fresh herbs at home is a popular way to bring greenery indoors, but what if you could turn that spot of gardening into an educational activity for the family? Enter the Ecofarm, an aquaponics starter kit that combines a pet fish tank and grow bed into a single stylish and space-saving design. The Ecofarm works by pumping ammonia rich fish waste into the grow bed, where it is absorbed by the hydroponic plants. Designed by Dutch company Ecobird, the Ecofarm set is currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter.

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