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Some People Just Throw Plastic Bottles Away, Others Make This...

Some People Just Throw Plastic Bottles Away, Others Make This...
Practically everyone drinks soda and if you are someone who prefers 2 liter bottles, you may have mounds of plastic to throw away at the end of the month. Instead of throwing out those bottles, why not do something creative? People are increasingly creating different ways of reducing the damage we are causing to the planet bringing intelligent ideas about recycling and reusing daily objects. Vertical Garden Chandelier Broom Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy Spoon Lamp Jewelry Stand Cherry Blossom Paint Stamp Parking Canopy Bouquet Lamp Christmas Tree Cute Planters Intricate Bottle Vase Durable Purse Sci-Fi Rocket Jet Pack Hanging Chandelier Lake Boat Pencil/Marker Organizers Solar Light Bulb Ottoman Seat Curtain Bottle Cap Decoration Bird Feeder Napkin Ring

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These 16 Hacks Make Cleaning Your House Less Of A Chore. It would be nice if we could all have a spoon full of Mary Poppins' sugar to make cleaning a snap. In the real world, though, it's always just the worst when you realize things have gotten a tad too untidy. Unless you're one of the strange and rare folks who seem to actually enjoy scrubbing and polishing, it's a struggle just to talk yourself into starting the awful tasks.

What to Expect From Tesla Motors, Inc. CEO Elon Musk Tomorrow (TSLA) Electric-car maker Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) CEO Elon Musk will take the stage tomorrow in Detroit, speaking at the Automotive News World Congress at 4:45 p.m. EST. It's been two years since Musk has spoken in the auto state. Last January, Tesla's vice president of worldwide sales and service, Jerome Guillen, announced during a press conference at the Detroit auto show that Tesla had delivered 6,900 vehicles during the fourth quarter, a big jump over its guidance for "slightly under 6,000 Model S vehicles." Edible Plants to Grow Indoors From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people across the U.S. are embracing farm-fresh food. And for good reason: Locally grown produce tends to be better for the environment and for local communities than its store-bought counterparts. Growing food at home also ensures that growers know exactly where their food comes from and how it was grown (no need to worry about deceptive food labeling).

The artists who are giving a human face to the US's 'bug splat' drone strikes The giant image of a child drone victim placed in a field by the art project NotABugSplat. We hear a great deal about the ruthless ingenuity of military hardware, but this is something else altogether. It is a new device currently on deployment in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It has the power to startle an enemy for a moment and perhaps even render him incapable of using his weapon afterwards. In the medium-to-long term, the enemy may suffer from impaired judgment and, in some cases, be neutralised. The device is a picture of his victim.

41 Cheap And Easy Backyard DIYs You Must Do This Summer 1. Cover the springs of your trampoline with sliced up pool noodles as an extra safety precaution. 2. Save your pinecones for bedding, which will keep pups and cats out of your plants. 3. This brilliant kit lets you create a trellis in any shape that you want. 4 Things I Learned Driving a Tesla for 10,000 Miles (TSLA) In less than four months, I have put more than 10,000 miles on my fully electric Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) Model S -- enough to get a good feel for whether Tesla vehicles live up to all the hype. From taking a 2,200-mile road trip to driving on hilly snow-packed streets, I've pushed my 85 kWh Model S to the limits. Here are my four biggest takeaways, so far, about life with a Tesla. Model S charging. Source: Author. 1.

101 Gardening Secrets The Experts Never Tell You I like to use natural top soil to start my garden seedlings in. I usually don't use potting soil because it generally does not produce the results I want. I usually fill a large, deep baking pan I have with top soil and bake it for thirty minutes at 350 degrees. This sanitizes the soil and makes sure that no weeds or grass come up in your soil. I usually start on this project in the winter and I fill up a couple of large plastic barrels with lids with the sanitized soil. I fill my trays up with my potting soil and then I plant my seeds. Artist Spent One Year In The Woods Creating Surreal Sculptures From Organic Materials In an extraordinary act of devotion to his art, sculptural artist Spencer Byles spent a year creating beautiful sculptures out of natural and found materials throughout the unmanaged forests of La Colle Sur Loup (where he lived with his family), Villeneuve Loubet and Mougins. He worked together with elements of his natural surroundings to create artwork that blends seamlessly with the environment. Byles’ project is intentionally secretive – the only way you’ll see these work short of his photos is by going into the woods and finding them yourself.

DIY Linen Fabric Book Cover. If you want to protect the books you love, why not sew a linen book cover? Year after year, I would wrestle with school textbooks as I tried to wrap them in paper. Now that I’ve discovered this easy trick, I wonder why I wasted my time with paper. The linen lasts so much longer than paper covers and looks a thousand times better. This is great idea if you like to buy used books like me.

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