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Recycle electronics responsibly; ejunk pollutes other countries, says author

Old computers and electronics are being shipped to developing countries for inexpensive labor to dispose and recycle their parts, says Elizabeth Grossman, in an article on She says these parts contain toxic minerals that are causing environmental hazards and severe health concerns.

U.S. Fiscal Cliff bill includes more than just tax legislation

The U.S. federal government passed a fiscal cliff bill at the first of January although it was packed with special interest tax breaks.

New Year’s Resolutions: Just making them makes a difference

Creating New Year’s resolutions is an age-old tradition to set goals in hopes of initiating positive changes in ones’ life to take advantage of the promise of the New Year. BYU-Hawaii students said they make New Year’s resolutions to help them reach goals and improve themselves.

Despite doomsday reports, the Earth is still turning

Dec. 21, 2012 may seem like just another day to some, but to doomsday believers across the world, it was to be the beginning of Armageddon.

Remembering Damini: Gang rape sparks riots in India

A 23-year-old Indian woman traveling home late at night on Dec. 16 in New Delhi was brutally gang-raped, beaten on a bus and pronounced dead two weeks later due to severe injuries.

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