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Building houses out of plastic waste

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This one innovation could help resolve two of the world’s biggest issues: homelessness and pollution. Oscar Andres Mendez and his team at Conceptos Plásticos have created a way to take discarded plastic and rubber and create stackable bricks with them. These bricks snap together to create quick and easy housing. Conceptos Plásticos won Unilever’s Young Entrepreneurs Award.

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People Are Awesome ( Fast Workers Edition ) 2016 …♥♥♥…

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Published on Feb 18, 2016

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Published on Oct 15, 2015

For this month’s People are Awesome video we thought we’d try something a bit different, check out our Fast Workers Edition, a compilation of workers with amazing speed or flair!

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“We the Tiny House People” trailer ~ Documentary

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An interesting short documentary on tiny homes and people who live in small spaces. People who are inventors of a new movement of tiny homes and apartments.

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Published on Apr 18, 2015

Full movie here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcVrV…

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I stumbled into the Small House Movement by accident of location- my parents live within miles of the tiny house poster boy Jay Shafer and his 89 square foot home-, but within a couple of years I had become a part of it as one of the few, and perhaps only, videographers documenting small shelters on a regular basis. When I first interviewed Shafer, he was one of just a handful of “Tiny House People” visible to the press. In the past 3 years I’ve helped turn a handful of inhabitants of small shelters into micro-celebrities (currently, 5 of my tiny home videos have over 1 million views; a couple have more than 3 million).

After filming hundreds of hours of tape, I am now telling my version on the tiny house story in the forth-coming documentary We the Tiny House People (Release date: April 23, 2012). I’m reluctant to claim there’s some sort of magic in small abodes- I’m sure some people are watching simply for the “house porn” (as Shafer describes it)-, but it’s obvious these stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home, and for many, make it a bit easier to “suck the marrow out of life”.

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Published on Apr 23, 2012

– Part 1 (Tiny houses): We the tiny house people
– Part 2 (Tiny houses on the move): Summer of (family) love
– Part 3 (Urbanism of tiny houses): A spaghetti western of lean urbanism

TV producer and Internet-video personality Kirsten Dirksen invites us on her journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.

— “This extraordinary recalibration of what it means to live the good life”- TreeHugger
— “For those who find themselves dumbfounded, perplexed and curious regarding how individuals can make everyday-use of very tiny spaces.” – The Blaze
— “The documentary focuses on the new craze sweeping American — people living in Tiny Houses.” – Weekly World News
— “The subject is fascinating.” – Directors Live

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Coolest Hotel Room Secrets – Tricks For A Smart Traveller …♥♥♥…

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Published on Dec 8, 2014

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Disclaimer: Some events shown in the video may be hazardous, albeit hilarious. You are advised not to attempt these at a real hotel!

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Here are some super hotel tricks that every traveller should know about. They sound crazy but are so simple you will wonder why you hadn’t thought of them before. Many travellers, especially those on a long business trip find themselves in hotels for long stretches of time. Eating meals at restaurants or ordering room service day after day becomes quite a bore. Sometimes you crave nothing more than a simple home-cooked meal. With these amazingly creative hotel tricks, you’ll be able to cook yourself a healthy meal using a tea-maker and iron, appliances that are readily available in most hotels.

The next time you are stuck in a hotel that doesn’t offer free breakfast, don’t worry. You can still fix yourself a good home-cooked hot breakfast in your hotel room.

There are also some great tips and tricks in this video for those travelling on a budget. Hotel laundry services are usually quite expensive. With the simple tips and hotel tricks shown here, you’ll never have to worry about dirty jeans or smelly clothes any more.

If you are a tourist, the last thing you need is your mobile with the fancy camera dying on you. This video shows you how you can charge your phone without a charger!

In most hotels, the power switches off the moment you leave the room. This is pretty annoying when you come back to a warm room after spending the whole day outdoors. This video shows you how you can keep the AC on so that you come back to a room cooled to perfection.

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Michael Pritchard: How to make filthy water drinkable ….WoW…

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Uploaded on Aug 4, 2014

http://www.ted.com Too much of the world lacks access to clean drinking water. Engineer Michael Pritchard did something about it — inventing the portable Lifesaver filter, which can make the most revolting water drinkable in seconds. An amazing demo from TEDGlobal 2009.

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7 Survival Life Hacks that could save your life.

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Here are some AMAZING quick and simple life hacks in this survival edition. Enjoy!
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1. Need some light in a pinch and a candle alone won’t cut it? Grab a soda can and cut open the sides, fold them out and place the candle in. This will reflect your light and give you some decent protection from the elements.

2. If you ever find yourself without a clean water source grab a piece of cloth and 2 containers. Put the dirty water in one container and run the cloth from it to the empty glass. After a short while you will have filtered, muck free water. Remember to boil..

3. Need to get a cooking fire going with minimal effort? Grab an empty egg carton and place charcoal into the slots. Seal it up, light a corner and enjoy.

4. If the mosquitoes are getting bad you can repel them easily using common household herbs. Since you already have that little cooking fire going, sprinkle some basil or drop some rosemary on the coals. The bugs can’t stand it and will stay far away.

5. How about a solar microwave? Grab a small food box and cut out a fold. Wrap the top in aluminum foil and line the inner box with it as well. Place your food inside and give it some time. You now have a solar charged grilled cheese sandwich.

6. Need to find the right direction home? Get a small sliver of metal such as a needle and rub it against your clothing several times. Place the needle on a leaf and float it in some water. The needle will point you North.

7. And finally, the emergency oil lamp. Grab some old cloth and bundle it up. Take a soda can and fill it about half way with olive oil. Place the cloth into the can and light. You have yourself a makeshift oil lamp that will last hours.

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Regrowing Vegetables With a Little Magic & Patience

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Upcycling vegetable stems and growing veggies from your kitchen leftovers never was so much fun…that is, if you have a little patience and want to access your inner “green thumb” magician. Here is a great post on how you can use your veggie scraps to feasibly grow your own veggies. Some more easily than others. I’d love to try some of these, being that I haven’t time for much gardening, but sure do have patience. 🙂

13 Vegetables That Magically Regrow Themselves

And here’s one just focused on lettuce, which seems to be one of the easiest to do so with:

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Clever Chemistry-Based Cures to Kitchen Conundrums

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You probably already know that cooking involves a ton of chemistry. Bread rises because of the reaction between the flour and leavener, and the delicious crust on your steak is formed by the Maillard reaction. Understanding the chemistry going on behind the scenes is one of the best ways to improve the quality of your food—it’s much easier to fix a problem when you know what’s causing it.

But you don’t need a degree in food science to use it to your advantage. This video from the Reactions series by the American Chemical Society explains a few hacks for your coffee, produce, cookies and cast iron, along with the science behind them. Most of these tips are things we’ve covered before, but it never hurts to hear it again.

#1. Add a Pinch of Salt to Your Coffee

If your morning coffee tastes a little bitter, add a pinch of salt before or after brewing to make it more palatable.

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Why It Works

When the salt dissolves, the sodium ions block bitter molecules from reaching your taste buds. A teeny tiny pinch is enough to balance out the bitterness and enhance the other flavors.

#2. Ripen Bananas Faster in a Brown Bag

To speed up the ripening of bananas, avocados and other fruit, put them in a brown paper bag.

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Why It Works

As fruit ripens, it produces ethylene, an invisible and odorless gas that breaks down cell walls and starches. The more ethylene in the air, the sweeter and softer it gets. Placing fruits in a bag with ripe tomatoes (or another fruit) increases the amount of ethylene and traps it in, helping the unripened fruit to ripen much faster.

#3. Keep Cookies Soft with a Slice of Bread

To keep your fresh-baked cookies from going stale, store them with a slice of bread in a plastic bag or airtight container.

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Why It Works

Cookies have much more sugar than bread, and sugar is hygroscopic, which means it soaks up moisture from the environment. The cookies will absorb the moisture from the bread, and you’ll end up with one hard, dry piece of bread and soft, delicious cookies.

#4. Remove Rust from Cast Iron with Coke

If you get lazy with your cast iron and it ends up rusting, you can easily remove the rust with a splash of Coca Cola.

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Why It Works

Coke contains phosphoric acid, which is used industrially as a rust remover. It converts iron oxide rust into ferric phosphate, which is much easier to clean out.

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Don’t have any Coke? You can also get rid of that rust with steel wool, white vinegar, or kosher salt and a potato.

6 Moving Hacks You Should Know ..Grt HouseHold TIPS….

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Published on Feb 22, 2014

The faster you move, the faster you can have pizza.
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