Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 6:26 PM EST Jan 12, 2019 A group of vintage American pickups dating to the 1950s finished its 10-day, 3,200-mile journey Saturday as it rolled into downtown Detroit. The fourth-annual trek, known as "The Drive Home," began in Houston and ended here for the kickoff to the North American International Auto Show Jan. 14-27, where automakers show off their newest cars, trucks and SUVs — many of which are becoming increasingly automated. "Let's honor the past, but celebrate the present by driving and showing people that even as the world changes, there are cars that need to be driven," said David Madeira, vice chairman of America's Automotive Trust. "Not commuting — you can have a driverless car to commute. But get out and see America, and get on the roads, which is what we've done." Each year, a group of drivers on "The Drive Home" takes a different route across the country to … [Read more...] about Vintage trucks complete cross-country trek to Detroit for auto show
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Hotels around the world are taking steps to improve their green credentials and go carbon-neutral in an effort to cause the least possible damage to the environment. After all, in an era of climate change, a hotel stay is not only about the usual creature comforts but also about environmental sustainability. This means that for the eco-conscious traveller, a low carbon footprint is just as important as free Wi-Fi or a well-stocked minibar. If you're looking to minimise your eco-footprint during your next hotel stay, here are 10 important questions to consider. 1. What kind of energy-saving measures are in place? One way hotels are turning towards green energy is by switching to the use of energy-efficient appliances and automatic room temperature control systems. Guest rooms wired to occupancy sensors also significantly reduce energy consumption by automatically entering an energy-saving mode when guests leave their rooms. E.c.ho. Milan (Ecological Contemporary Hotel) is an example of … [Read more...] about How green is your hotel? 10 things to consider.
How a stress-free week could reboot your health - and 5 tips on how to do it BelfastTelegraph.co.uk No matter how resilient we think we are, stress is something that can easily take its toll over time. From feeling under pressure at work to juggling too much at home, there are plenty of reasons why you might regularly struggle to switch off at the end of a long day. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/how-a-stressfree-week-could-reboot-your-health-and-5-tips-on-how-to-do-it-37520182.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37520920.ece/88e0d/AUTOCROP/h342/61297-1-_Read-Only_.jpg Email No matter how resilient we think we are, stress is something that can easily take its toll over time. From feeling under pressure at work to juggling too much at home, there are plenty of reasons why you might regularly struggle to switch off at the end of a long day. In the United Kingdom, a Health and Safety Executive study found that more than half a million people … [Read more...] about How a stress-free week could reboot your health
Bill Laitner Detroit Free Press Published 10:01 p.m. UTC Sep 4, 2018 Recycling got a lot easier — maybe too easy as it turns out — for about 100,000 households in Oakland County earlier this year with the arrival of what is know as single-stream recycling. Big carts on wheels distributed to residents meant they no longer had to separate paper, plastic cardboard and other materials. Everything just gets dumped into the roomy new carts, picked up and then sorted by workers at the recycling center. “We recycle far more now because it’s just so much easier,” said Berkley resident Brigitta Burguess, the mother of boys ages 1 and 3. “It doesn’t take much time anymore,” Burguess said. “It’s really a lifestyle choice now.” But as recycling has become a cinch for more and more Americans, it has created a new problem. More people are tossing in more stuff they hope will get recycled — things like old electrical … [Read more...] about You may be recycling the wrong way and it’s costing everybody
Updated 12:07 am PDT, Saturday, July 14, 2018 Photo: E.J. Harris, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Inmate Adam Anderson sits in his cell playing the guitar while waiting for an inmate count Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. Anderson is serving a 25-year sentence for assault, robbery and kidnapping and will not be released until 2021. (E.J. Harris/East Oregonian via AP) less Inmate Adam Anderson sits in his cell playing the guitar while waiting for an inmate count Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. Anderson is serving a ... more Photo: E.J. Harris, AP Life inside the razor wire 1 / 1 Back to Gallery PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Adam Anderson doesn't like to think about his first days at … [Read more...] about Life inside the razor wire