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Why Wait Until Something Breaks? Let's Try Predictive Maintenance

Christopher Conradi | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology
Christopher Conradi

Why wait until something is broken to fix it? That's what a growing number of companies are asking themselves these days.

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe

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Automaker Recalls Cars That Could Catch Fire

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany -- BMW AG is recalling 1.3 million 5- and 6-series cars from the 2003 to 2010 model years. The company says that in rare cases a b...

How I Spent My Black Friday: Selling, Not Buying, Patagonia Fleeces on eBay

Wendy Gordon | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

My plan this year for Black Friday was to sit out the retail game altogether. That was before I saw the ad in The New York Times. "Don't Buy This Jacket," exhorted the full-page message sponsored by the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative.

The Democrats' New Immigration Plan: Outdoing Arizona in Bigotry

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

The "Democrats" finally revealed their immigration plan today. What's not to like about this proposal -- if you're that bigoted woman poor Gordon Bro...

College-Educated Flock To Skilled Manual Labor

washingtonpost.com | Carol Morello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

They started out studying aerospace engineering, creative writing and urban planning. But somewhere on the path to accumulating academic credentials, ...

Brooklyn Collective Fixing The Planet One Object At A Time (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In these days of increasing disposable commodities, few people would bother with the effort of trying to repair a broken item, or perhaps not even ima...

"There Is a Crack in Everything; That's How the Light Gets in"

Melanie Drane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Drane

Mending is always accompanied by an element of risk. Something may function again, but differently, so that every successful re-use is accompanied by a sense of luck and relief.

Repair Manifesto Discourages Waste

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Platform21 is "a platform for people curious about the future." They organize exhibitions and lectures from an old chapel in Amsterdam. Their current ...

Flat tire? Chicagoans to the rescue!

Leslie Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Leslie Goldman

I got out, loaded up with shirts and dresses, and confronted what was possibly the deadest dead tire ever. My heart sank. But then the kindheartedness that defines the Midwest started peeking out from every corner and I was saved by my city.