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I found this image because it reminded me of the centennial light bulb over in Livermore. The fields of burnt out bulbs surrounding the one lit bulb reminds me of just how many bulbs I calculated were wasted. I can't help but wonder how much money was made off of the backs of all the waste produced. Hopefully we realize that quality is more important than quantity soon, I'm not sure the planet can take much more waste being piled on it.

the Guardianfrom the Guardian

'This is not a good place to live': inside Ghana's dump for electronic waste

This is a picture of the technological dump sites in Ghana. The trash sites in the documentary we watched in week 5 were probably the most memorable and haunting moments for me, and I felt I should pay my homage here. As the news article attached states, people work in these fields despite the multitude of health problems associated with them because they need the money. I wonder what Ghana looked like before we turned it into a landfill.

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14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Surpasses the da Vinci's Mona Lisa for her arresting gaze: Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 1665)

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The Creepy Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’

Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’ - During the reign of Queen Victoria. From 1837 to 1901. (Via Blue Rider Press)

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Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

Carel Fabritius-1622-1654 The Goldfinch 1654. One of my favourite paintings - it is at the centre of the new Donna Tartt book - The Goldfinch.

Brain Pickingsfrom Brain Pickings

French Polymath Paul Valéry on “The Three-Body Problem”

Fritz Kahn: Der Mensch als Industriepalast (1926) Man as Industrial Palace enclosed as poster in the book “Fritz Kahn – Man Machine / Maschine Mensch”

Organic Authorityfrom Organic Authority

Largest Garbage Dump in the World Will Turn Trash into Renewable Resources

Mexico City, the world's seventh largest city, will close the world's largest garbage dump by the end of 2012, instead turning trash from the city and surrounding area's 20 million residents into renewable energy and reusable materials, according to Mayor Marcelo Ebrand.