Start recycling at home in 4 easy steps.

Home waste is the second contributor to landfills development. One of the best and easily achievable ways of junk removal is home recycling. How is that done? Here is a brief guide on how you can easily recycle your waste right at home.

Composting

Food remains, rotten fruits and other kitchen scraps make good compost manure. The traditional way to make such manure is by digging a hole on the ground and putting all the decomposable wastes inside. Cover it to retain the soil warmth. Few months down the line your waste will turn into manure than can be used to fertilise your garden and plant trees.

Separate recyclable waste

Most kitchen wastes are recyclable. Find a spot in the room and be putting such waste. Other non-biodegradable materials need to be put in a separate bin for the waste removal company to collect. To make the process efficient, you need to put several waste containers in the house and label them according to their use. Few people will walk to the other end the room just to dispose of a banana skin.

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whac-a-mole (season 3, episode 8)

CAMERON: Eighteen-year-old kid, suddenly an orphan and a single father of two.
HOUSE: Party of Five!  Powerful stuff.  The OC of its day.

Can I be your imaginary friend?

Can’t you see his heart is fine?  Stop torturing him!  What kind of doctor are you?

I hired you to take away the pain.  Is there some confusion?

CAMERON: Nice cane.
HOUSE: If I know what you mean?

You want to think that he’s sacrificing because if one person can do it, then maybe the world isn’t the cold, selfish place you know that it is.

Okay, fine!  I’ll father your child.  But first, you have to write me a Vicodin prescription.  Just so I can get through the foreplay.

Yes, their cowardice is inspiring.

Oh I hate writing thank you notes.  Would it be weird if I asked Cameron to write them?

I knew that cleavage was a smokescreen!  You’re a genius.

FOREMAN: Noble.
HOUSE: Moronic.  It’s a synonym.

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grand rounds 3.09

…is up at Doctor Anonymous.  Don't be obsessed with the Wii like me and almost forget all about it!

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no wii for mii :(

That's right.  After making me think that I'd gotten myself a Wii, the bastards that are Amazon never shipped it AND never informed me.  Then I called them and they had the audacity to tell me that they were out of stock.  No shit you're out of stock now.  But if you were on Sunday, then why did you process my order?  And why, now that you know you can't fill my order did you not email me telling me so?!  I know it's not customer service's fault, but do they really have to piss me off with their stupid scripted answers?  I don't usually get mad or yell at people, but I just couldn't not yell at the stupid manager's answers.  He couldn't even give me any idea of when their next shipment would come nor could he explain why I had not been informed of the real status of my order (it kept saying delivery estimate November 21st on my status page).  It would be one thing if I never was able to order the Wii in the first place, but it's a whole different matter when I was able to do so only to have it not delivered.  Basically, what Amazon is saying is, "Hey, want a Wii?  Then give us $250 and maybe you'll get it, maybe you won't.  Maybe you'll get it next week, maybe you'll get it next year."  And this after the fiasco that was their vague email about a "morning PST" release that caused me and God knows how many other people to stay up all night waiting.  And to wait this long to not get my Wii after being promised one?  Yeah, that's sure to make even the calmest person mad.  Especially at all those scalpers out there (*cough cough* sister-in-law) who made it impossible for me to simply walk into a store and buy one.  And yeah, screw you too, Amazon.  I'm so never buying anything from you again.

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wii are greedy

I’m sure you’ve seen in the news all those stories about the crazy lines and camping out for the PlayStation 3 and to a lesser extent, the Nintendo Wii.  Now I can understand if all these people just had to have their video game systems right at launch.  I was even one of them (sort of) since I camped out all night at my laptop to get my Wii on Sunday, but what I can’t stand is that in reality, the majority of the people who went to such lengths did so to make a quick buck at the expense of the people they assed out because they took up all the space in the lines.  I read somewhere (I forget and I’m too lazy to look it up again) that of all the people who camped out for the PS3 that only 30% of them were actually getting it for themselves or family or whatever.  That means that a whopping 70% of them were getting them just to turn around and sell them for ridiculous prices (upwards of $3,000)!  Which I think is not fair to the poor moms and dads and other people who, for some reason or other, could not (or would not—people were robbed, shot, trampled, and had cars broken into at some PS3 launches) go to such crazy lengths for a gaming system.  Of course, they don’t have to turn around and buy these systems from scalpers for $3,000, but maybe they just have no choice because they really, really want them.  But I know—that’s capitalism for you and I can’t do anything about it.

Well, except for that I can.  I can choose to only buy one Wii for me and not be greedy.  Which I did.  But then my greedy sister-in-law (who by the way, makes $100K a year) chose to buy not one, but two Wiis so that she could sell one and use the profit to pay for the Wii that she kept.  Okay, fine, she can be a greedy bastard.  Did I also mention that she plans to buy an SUV now that we bought a Prius?  Someone’s just plain trying to be a one-upper here.  But back to my point.  I’m okay with her being a greedy bastard.  What I’m not okay with is the fact that she wants my husband to help her sell it on the popular auction site because she doesn’t have an account.  Now why did you buy a Wii to scalp if you had no way of scalping it, idiot?  And why drag us into your greediness?  And why do you have to be greedy in the first place when you make that much money?  What about the poor kid who didn’t get a Wii at launch and now has to shell out more than he should to get one or not get one until way later just because you’re greedy?  Which reminds me, we happened to go to Costco on Sunday when the Wii was launched (for other reasons, of course) and I saw a kid’s heart break because he couldn’t get a Wii.  He went running into the Costco and everything, but didn’t get one because they were already all gone.  This after I saw people stroll out with dollar signs in their eyes carrying more than one Wii.  And because of these people, this kid couldn’t get a Wii.  One can argue that maybe if he wanted one that badly, then he should have camped out too.  But isn’t that just a tad crazy?  He’s only a kid after all.  And not to mention that people wouldn’t have to camp out in the first place if people weren’t so greedy and buying them up to sell to the people they assed out.  So yeah, I’m glad that the scalping market is so saturated now that these scalpers don’t stand to make that much money from their Wiis.  But at the same time, those Wiis are not in the hands of the people who really wanted them.  Which just isn’t fair.  So my sister-in-law has just put herself at the top of my shitlist (wait, wasn’t she already there?) by being a greedy bastard about this whole thing.  I bet that she’s going to end up returning her second Wii when she realizes she can’t make a profit anymore.  And I hope that when she does, that it gets picked up by somebody who isn’t a greedy bastard.

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whoo-hoo! i got a wii!

That's right.  I got a Wii.  And I didn't even have to get out of bed.  All it required was very little sleep since I pretty much staked Amazon out all night waiting.  And the beauty is, I managed to get it even though I screwed up big time.  It was early and I was damn sleepy from waking up every hour to check whether Amazon had put it up for sale yet.  This was the fourth time I'd woken up now, so I really didn't hold out much hope, but I was too OCD to just sleep.  So I'm lying there hitting refresh over and over again without even really looking at my laptop.  When suddenly the magic "Add to Cart" button appears.  OMG!!!  So I try to prop myself up so that I can more easily navigate the crazy trying to add to my cart part.  But I was sleepy.  And uncoordinated.  So when I did that, I accidentally pressed some keys and my keyboard…the magical combination that closes tabs on Firefox and my tab with the "Add to Cart" button closes!  I freak out and hurriedly opened up a new tab and got the page up again.  The "Add to Cart" button was still there, but whenever I clicked it, I was taken to a screeen that said that the item was unavailable.  I figured my little screw-up had cost me my Wii, but OCD that I am, I just kept going back and clicking.  And then out of nowhere, just when I was going to give up and get some much needed sleep, my order went through!!!  So I got a Wii.  All I have to do now is make it until Tuesday when it arrives.  Whoo-hoo!

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occam’s razor (season 1, episode 3)

Hello, sick people and their loved ones.  In the interest of saving time and avoiding a lot of boring chitchat later, I’m Dr. Gregory House.  You can call me Greg.  I’m one of three doctors staffing this clinic this morning.  This ray of sunshine is Dr. Lisa Cuddy.  Dr. Cuddy runs this whole hospital, so, unfortunately, she’s much too busy to deal with you.  I am a BORED. Certified diagnostician, with a double specialty of infectious disease and nephrology.  I’m also the only doctor currently employed at this clinic who is forced to be here against his will.  That is true, isn’t it?  But not to worry.  Because for most of you, this job could be done by a monkey with a bottle of Motrin.  Speaking of which, if you’re particularly annoying, you may see me reach for this.  This is Vicodin.  It’s mine.  You can’t have any.  And no, I do not have a pain management problem.  I have a pain problem.  But who knows?  Maybe I’m wrong.  Maybe I’m too stoned to tell.  So, who wants me?

CAMERON: Men should grow up.
HOUSE: Yeah, and dogs should stop licking themselves.

WILSON: That smugness of yours really is an attractive quality.
HOUSE: Thank you.  It was either that or get my hair highlighted.  Smugness is easier to maintain.

No.  There is not a thin line between love and hate.  There is, in fact, a Great Wall of China, with armed sentries posted every 20 feet between love and hate.

Occam’s Razor—the simplest explanation is almost always that somebody screwed up.

HOUSE: It was so perfect.  It was beautiful.
WILSON: Beauty often seduces us on the road to truth.
HOUSE: And triteness kicks us in the nuts.
WILSON: So true.

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» The 10 dirtiest jobs in science.  Hey, they forgot to include being your major professor’s bitch.  Okay, I guess that isn’t quite as literally dirty as those on the list, but it sure feels like it is. # 0

» Yum!  Now that’s something I can live with: eating curry to stave off cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.  Researchers in Singapore found that people (aged 60-93) who ate curry even only occasionally scored higher on the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSE) than those who never ate curry.  The curry spice, turmeric, contains curcumin, which has potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  And the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly in India is fourfold less than that in the United States. # 0

» There’s a great article today about how the MIT Dean of Admissions wants to reduce admissions anxiety in teenagers.  How about parents getting off of their kids’ backs?  That would help.  But I do admire her for trying to create a friendlier system that might just ease the pressure enough to not give parents such reason to push their kids so hard.  Too bad it probably won’t happen any time soon.  And go ahead and try to tell Asian parents to stop pushing their kids to the point of insanity.  I dare you.  0

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