Junkyard Planet Tells the Story of Scrap Recycling Around the World

I’ve been enjoying reading a book I heard about after someone left a comment on Facebook.  It’s Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade, and was written by Adam Minter, who has a particularly relevant background for his topic.  Minter grew up in a family of scrap dealers, and he learned the vernacular, the Read More …

Lunch Pals and Breakfast Buddies Fight Loneliness

I read an interesting and slightly depressing report today in the Boston Globe.  It said that the number one cause of early death among middle-aged men was not cancer, nor heart disease…but loneliness.  WOW.  This correlates with another survey where thousands of men were interviewed over a period of 75 years and they came up Read More …