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Indian Run Reservoir In Ice And Snow by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

Posted By MadeFromRI on Photography - “The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitants of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Indian Run Reservoir and its trails are in the heart of the "urban" part of the "suburban" village of Wakefield, Rhode Island. At one time in the not so distant past, it was part of a "rural route". An oasis of trails surrounding a reservoir fed by a myriad of rivers and streams. Snowed in and frozen in the winter.

It's cold, but I walk anyway. The air is bracing and clean. The sights are as sensational as a summer day.

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XRP is ‘greener’ than Bitcoin: CNN host after Tesla suspends BTC payments

Posted By Liquidcrypts on Finance - On Thursday, prominent entrepreneur, investor and Bitcoin influencer Anthony Pompliano (aka Pomp) went on CNN to discuss Elon Musk’s sudden move to quit selling Tesla cars for Bitcoin. READ ALSO: Elon Musk gave Ripple its best ad campaign for XRP: crypto lawyer “XRP is ‘cleaner’ than Bitcoin”: statement Pomp was unable to contradict Host Julia Chatterley assumed […]
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Why We Should Start Demanding Sabbatical Leave

Posted By PartnersinFire on Creative Lifestyle - If you could take six months to a year off your job and return with the same pay and benefits, would you? What if your company paid you to take this time off? Would you do it then? Sabbatical leave sounds like a great deal.  I think that if more companies offered sabbatical leave, they’d …
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How Palm Oil is Killing Wildlife

Posted By elmandsparrow on Environmental - The Palm Oil Industry

Palm Oil is an edible oil derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Palm Oil is an extremely popular alternative to other oils due to its low price, long shelf life, lack of trans fat, and versatility. 

Palm oil is used in many products including soap, shampoo, cosmetics, chocolate, detergent, bread, and cookies, just to name a few. Currently, Palm oil plantations cover over 40 million acres of the earth’s surface. Oil palm trees grow best in tropical climates with Indonesia and Malaysia producing 85% of the world’s palm oil. 

What’s the issue?

The demand for palm oil continues to grow placing pressure on palm oil producers to increase their production. In order to do this, vast areas of rainforest must be cleared for palm oil tree plantatio

Is Acorns a good investment?

Posted By Mdinich on Finance - Have you seen a real-life acorn? They’re cute, in a way. But if you’ve ever been hit by an acorn falling from a tree, you know they can sting! The Acorns investing program is much the same. Has anyone made money on the Acorns investing app? Is it your best investment option? We’ll explore these ... Read moreIs Acorns a good investment?