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Read an Excerpt of INCONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION

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Introduction   When we think about climate change, melting polar ice caps, hurricanes, or forest fires might be the first things that come to mind. If we think a little longer, we might get all the way to renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions, or coal. Much lower down on the list, if it comes up at all, is average, everyday, run-of-the-mill stuff, including literal stuff: a pair of jeans, a hamburger, Netflix, an air-conditioner.   But those four things, and many others, should be much higher on the list. In fact, almost everything we do, use, and eat in the...

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Cranes are probably one of the most versatile construction machinery you can get

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They can be used for myriads of applications such as building or moving heavy loads of material. Perhaps you’re a homeowner who’d like to do some renovations on your home and you need a sturdy machine to help you with the task. You can either buy your own machine for the job or to save on costs you could use crane truck hire services. Whatever the task is you’ll need to know more about these innovative mobile machines before you get started on your project. What is a Crane? A crane is a plant machine used to raise or lower...

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Why Did Doctors Keep Prescribing Cancer?

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We’ve known about the role of estrogen in breast cancer going back to the 1800s, when surgical removal of the ovaries seemed to help in some cases. Ovaries were said to send out “mysterious” influences to the rest of the body, which were identified as estrogen in 1923. The medical profession jumped on this discovery and started injecting menopausal women by the thousands, and it was said that “[t]he ‘shot’ gives a ‘respectable’ hook on which to hang the visit to the doctor…” Soon, there were pills and patches, and medical journals like the Journal of the American Medical Association...

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2019-10-23

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Known for its storybook archipelago of pink-granite islands, the low-key Connecticut town of Stony Creek is the perfect place to drop anchor and unwind. By Malerie Yolen-Cohen • Photography by Caryn B. Davis When Ayn Rand needed to gather material for The Fountainhead, when President Howard Taft sought a summer home, when circus star Tom Thumb wished to see his lady love, they all came to this slip of Connecticut defined by its outcroppings of exquisite pink-granite islands: Stony Creek. A section of greater Branford, Stony Creek, with a civic-minded population of 1,500, is a cherished destination among many Connecticut boaters, despite...

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The Legend of Baltimore Jack

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Baltimore Jack was dead. In a place where even the speediest travel slowly, the word spread up and down the length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in a matter of hours. It was May 4, 2016, and one of the most beloved, brilliant, and exasperating antiheroes in the history of long-distance walking was gone. He was 57, and it was the beginning of his 21st year on the trail. Over that time, he had become a sort of everywhere-at-once presence, bandages wrapped around his battered knees, relying on snack cakes, lasagna, Jim Beam, cigarettes, and the kindness...

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