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Consumerism’s Dirty Little Secret:
Posted: MinervaDoe @ Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:00 am
Consumerism’s Dirty Little Secret: Are We Buying All the Wrong Things?

https://medium.com/the-polymath-project/consumerisms-dirty-little-secret-are-we-buying-all-the-wrong-things-5c86222afc8

This is all adds up to what Miller calls the fundamental consumerist delusion, which is made up of two lies:

Lie 1: Products can make up for your insufficiencies. We believe we can use products to hide our physical and mental weaknesses. However, humans are good at detecting such deception in th...

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Antisocial media: why I decided to cut back on Facebook
Posted: MinervaDoe @ Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:34 am
Antisocial media: why I decided to cut back on Facebook and Instagram

Only when I tried to quit social networks did I realise how addictive and enveloping they are designed to be. Now I am convinced we are heading for a public health crisis

“The thought process that went into building [social networks such as Facebook] was all about: ‘How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?’” “And that means that we need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every ...

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HUMOR: What’s in? What’s out? Find out before 2018 kicks off
Posted: MinervaDoe @ Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:01 pm
http://beverly.wickedlocal.com/news/20171226/humor-whats-in-whats-out-find-out-before-2018-kicks-off

HUMOR: What’s in? What’s out? Find out before 2018 kicks off

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Microbes help turn Greek yogurt waste into fuel
Posted: MinervaDoe @ Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:40 pm
Microbes help turn Greek yogurt waste into fuel
https://phys.org/news/2017-12-microbes-greek-yogurt-fuel.html
More fuel for the Morning Trash Heap

Consumers across the world enjoy Greek yogurt for its taste, texture, and protein-packed punch. Reaching that perfect formula, however, generates large volumes of food waste in the form of liquid whey. Now researchers in the United States and Germany have found a way to use bacteria to turn the leftover sugars and acids from Greek yogurt into m...

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Discarded phones, computers and electronics waste problem
Posted: MinervaDoe @ Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:37 pm
Discarded phones, computers and electronics behind world’s fastest growing waste problem
Of course this belongs in the Morning Trash Heap.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/12/13/discarded-phones-computers-electronics-behind-worlds-fastest/

“Discarded equipment, such as phones, laptops, fridges, sensors, and TVs contain substances that pose considerable environmental and health risks, especially if treated inadequately.

“Most e-waste is not properly documented and not treated th...

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