Trees are the lungs of the Earth

Trees are the lungs of the Earth

Trees are versatile and provide many essential benefits for life on Earth – including creating oxygen, providing shade, wind breaks, preventing soil erosion, and filter water through their root system and more. Trees are a renewable energy source and source or raw material for building, furniture, paper and more. Trees feed us with their fruit …

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Want To Help People in Ukraine? Donate Extra Diabetes Supplies

Want To Help People in Ukraine? Donate Extra Diabetes Supplies

People living with diabetes face unique challenges during times of crisis. Diabetics need their medicine and supplies every day. Its not an option. But you can’t hop down to the pharmacy in a war zone or if you are fleeing to safety with only what you can carry. The American Diabetes Association is a founding …

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Learn almost anything for free and keep your brain healthy

Learn almost anything for free and keep your brain healthy

Numerous studies show that learning new things at any age helps keep the brain active and building new pathways in a process called brain plasticity. As a child we are constantly learning but once we finish school, opportunities for learning must be sought out. Studies also show that learning something you are interested in provides …

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10 fire safety tips to help keep you and your kids alive and safe

10 fire safety tips to help keep you and your kids alive and safe

Mark R Lambert, West Virginia University Too many people are losing their lives in fires. Although the number of people killed in fires in the United States has been going down since the 1980s, the number is still high. In the year 2020, for example, 3,500 people were killed in fires in the U.S. The …

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Putting Millions of Books in Kids Hands

Putting Millions of Books in Kids Hands

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library https://imaginationlibrary.com provides free books to children from birth to age five to inspire a love of reading. It is funded by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland. Dolly was inspired by her father’s inability to read. Dolly started her …

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Add more voices to Speech Recognition

Add more voices to Speech Recognition

As one whose voice is frequently not understood by speech recognition technology, I applaud the Mozilla Common Voice project which aims to add more voices, more languages, and more pronunciations from around the globe. Its goal is to teach computers how real people speak. An article in PC Magazine quotes says Mark Surman, Executive Director …

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Help preserve history with your keyboard

Help preserve history with your keyboard

OHIO MEMORY is just one historical resource that is seeking volunteers to transcribe handwritten documents. You can help transcribe untold stories of Ohioans from the past. Transcribing is simple—just type what you see! The site provides instructions. No experience or special equipment is needed. The original document is scanned and displays on the left and …

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Recycle Technology with the Help of Goodwill and Dell

Recycle Technology with the Help of Goodwill and Dell

Dell Reconnect Dell has partnered with Goodwill to make it simple to recycle technology and keep it out of the landfill. Donate unwanted technology including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, hard drives, keyboards, mice, speakers, and cables to Dell Reconnect to help protect the environment, support Goodwill’s mission of putting people to work, and get a …

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Only 9% of Plastic is Recycled

Only 9% of Plastic is Recycled

With statistics showing only 9% of plastic is recycled, more needs to be done. Recycling is an ideal method of keeping plastics out of landfills and eleswhere in the environment, but many other options are equally beneficial methods of reducing the amount of plastics in landfill or in the ocean. The variety of plastic types …

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