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Astoria Characters: The Laundry on the Line

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.31.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There was a pole and a pulley at the end of my driveway when I moved in. This cave-man apparatus was tethered to the back of the house by an ancient umbilical cord.

Prostitute Electrocuted While Drying Client's Clothes

Posted 02.27.2012 | Weird News

A sex worker in Zimbabwe electrocuted herself while drying her client's garments on a clothesline -- and now her family wants the client to pay up. ...

Trashkea Home Design: Trash + Ikea + Design = Eco-cheap Chic (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.19.2011 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Most designers begin a remodel by choosing what to trash. Petz Scholtus chose what to collect from the trash to be upcycled (i.e. recycled for a higher use), proving with her remodel that green design could be affordable and stylish.

Solar Power: 5 Ways To Use It For Less Than $500

Mother Nature Network | Chris Baskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Ah, the dilemma of solar power: so clean, so abundant -- and so expensive. W e've rounded up five ways you can start using solar energy today. Each ...