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Sacramento releases details on $1 billion drought-relief proposal

Sacramento releases details on $1 billion drought-relief proposal

Foliage and flowers the extremely low waters of Lake Success in the wake of recent storms but rain totals remain insufficient to break the worsening drought on February 11, 2015 near East Porterville, California. Many local residents, whose water wells have run dry, fill their tanks with free non-potable water for flushing toilets, bathing and […]

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers July 18, 2005 in New York City. ; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The joke goes if you want to know how long your new TV, phone or dishwasher will last, just check the warranty’s expiration. Not so in France, where a new law mandates manufacturers to […]

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers July 18, 2005 in New York City. ; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The joke goes if you want to know how long your new TV, phone or dishwasher will last, just check the warranty’s expiration. Not so in France, where a new law mandates manufacturers to […]

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers July 18, 2005 in New York City. ; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The joke goes if you want to know how long your new TV, phone or dishwasher will last, just check the warranty’s expiration. Not so in France, where a new law mandates manufacturers to […]

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

France battles so-called planned obsolescence of consumer appliances

Customers look at Maytag and Whirlpool washers and dryers July 18, 2005 in New York City. ; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The joke goes if you want to know how long your new TV, phone or dishwasher will last, just check the warranty’s expiration. Not so in France, where a new law mandates manufacturers to […]

49ers linebacker Chris Borland retires at 24 due to head trauma concerns

49ers linebacker Chris Borland retires at 24 due to head trauma concerns

Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a tackle against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. ; Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images Fearing future head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland told ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Monday […]

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is estimated one in 10,000. Spilling salt and walking under a ladder are said to bring bad luck, while finding a four-leaf clover and carrying a rabbit’s foot somehow ensure good fortune. During playoffs, we’ve all heard of the playoff beard and the lucky charm an […]

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is estimated one in 10,000. Spilling salt and walking under a ladder are said to bring bad luck, while finding a four-leaf clover and carrying a rabbit’s foot somehow ensure good fortune. During playoffs, we’ve all heard of the playoff beard and the lucky charm an […]

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is estimated one in 10,000. Spilling salt and walking under a ladder are said to bring bad luck, while finding a four-leaf clover and carrying a rabbit’s foot somehow ensure good fortune. During playoffs, we’ve all heard of the playoff beard and the lucky charm an […]

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

Four-leaf clover, rabbit’s foot, is there really science to superstition?

The likelihood of finding a four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is estimated one in 10,000. Spilling salt and walking under a ladder are said to bring bad luck, while finding a four-leaf clover and carrying a rabbit’s foot somehow ensure good fortune. During playoffs, we’ve all heard of the playoff beard and the lucky charm an […]