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Trees killed by drought and beetles are given new life as stunning furniture

While many furniture makers see drought-killed, beetle-infested wood as impure, Oakland-based startup SapphirePine sees value and beauty. According to the US Forest Service, over 100 million of California’s pine trees … Read more

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I Created A Lego CV To Stand Out From Other Resumes

Applying for jobs is a boring process that involves mountains of paperwork. This is not only tedious for the applicant, who must fill out each and every sheet while ensuring that everything looks aesthetically appealing, but can also bore the employer, who must sort through each applicant and their paperwork. Because of the tedium, standing out and creating a fresh spin on resumes and CVs has become popular.

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Sustainable company is turning cigarette butts and smartphones into furniture

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Upcycling trash into treasure isn’t a new concept, with backpacks made from old cars, coffee cups made from coffee, and craft beer made from recycled human pee all in production right now.  

But there’s a new company looking to our most prevalent modern trash types, from cigarette butts to smartphones, to create some pretty slick homewares.

New upcycled design startup Pentatonic is the brainchild of CEOs and partners Jamie Hall and Johann Boedecker. Their main mission? “To lead the world into the circular economy.” 

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Download this: Why Facebook’s app looks so different

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Facebook’s app is looking a lot different and, surprise surprise, not everyone is a fan.

The company showed off the redesign back in August, when it introduced its latest News Feed updates. But the revamped mobile app is still gradually rolling out to everyone, so many people are just starting to see it. 

Predictably, as with most major Facebook updates, there’s been a strong reaction even though the update isn’t finished rolling out yet. 

The app is now really gray, and looks much flatter, with comments looking more like chat messages than a threaded conversation.  Read more…

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