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Here's Something Very Simple That Actually Uses More Energy Than I Thought

My wife and I have a light-hearted back-and-forth about just how much we can do to help the Earth. I suspect industry and big business dwarf (like, wayyyy dwarf) anything that we can do as humans, so let’s focus on that. She says that if we each do something small, it adds up.Amazingly, we're both kinda right. It all matters. Bonus: We save on that monthly electric bill. Win/win, right?

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Bill Gates, billionaire and founder of Microsoft, is pointing the finger at social media companies like Facebook and Twitter for spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

In an interview with Fast Company, Gates said: "Can the social media companies be more helpful on these issues? What creativity do we have?" Sadly, the digital tools probably have been a net contributor to spreading what I consider to be crazy ideas."

According to Gates, crazy ideas aren't just limited to the internet. They are going beyond that. He doesn't see the logic behind not protecting yourself and others from coronavirus."Not wearing masks is hard to understand, because it is not that bothersome," he explained. "It is not expensive and yet some people feel it is a sign of freedom or something, despite risk of infecting people."


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