If I were President of the United States -- the current President or a newly elected one -- I would immediately convene in the White House a meeting of respected and imaginative representatives of both labor and management from a wide segment of the marketplace.
My experience working in the appliance industry has taught me that when appliances and other products are recalled, homeowners need to take quick action and deal with it as soon as possible.
Representative Blackburn is free to attack a solution that will save Americans money and help curb climate change, but I still can't help wonder: Why would she want to?
At 28 years old, she was certainly a senior citizen in a world of planned obsolescence, but I guess I had taken her for granted. And now that she's gone, I am left high and dry with a pile of dirty clothes.
In many ways, our home is where gender stereotypes come to die. I'm a balding stay-at-home father with a Yorkie, so I've been making ego adjustments for many years now.
Allure's highlighting of Saldana's weight reduces this talented performer to a one-dimensional image, reinforcing the strange and fraught relationship women (and men) have with one of the most reviled twentieth-century innovations: the bathroom scale.
With so many people holiday shopping this time of year, you might think retailers hold all the cards in the winter, but that isn't entirely true.
Launching on Kickstarter last week, Soma is a new company out of San Francisco that aims to make Brita and other plastic water filters obsolete with t...
This frozen yogurt tastes exactly like something you get at Red Mango or Pinkberry: tart, sweet and healthy. Except creamier, richer and cheaper.
Planned obsolescence should become itself an obsolete economic standard. Washing machines should again be built to last decades -- or at least as long as the Hubble Telescope sends back images of our universe.
Within the next three to five years, I envision literally hundreds of devices in the home will be connected: multimedia, thermostats, light switches, security systems, irrigation systems, white goods and automobiles.
The impulse to live lightly, combined with our challenging economic times, is leading to the resurgence of a movement that's been part of the American psyche since our country was founded -- the impulse to fix one's things oneself.
Surprises can be fun, but not when they involve breakdowns, costly repairs, and big bills from plumbers or electricians. Here are some simple ways to avoid making costly mistakes with your appliances
How prepared is your state for the challenges to health and the environment being caused by climate change?
Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.
Consumers are justifiably skeptical about green claims, but once your results start to pile up, you'll have a solid basis from which to tell a great story and excite others toward your cause.