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Sure Beats Boiling and Bandana Straining!

LifeStraw® Filtering Water Bottle Beats Boiling and Bandana Straining!

Before my son Edward and I headed up the trail west of Leadville, Colorado, we did our research. The pathway through Holy Cross Wilderness would take us across two streams that could be knee-deep, although it was fallish rather than springish, so the snows had already melted and run down the mountain. Even with the streams in their seasonally-depleted state,...


With This App, When Your City Goes to the Dogs, It’s a Good Thing

Mycity.dog is coming to yourcity.now. The site that started life two years ago as Omaha.dog, an online list of local dog-friendly businesses, places and events, has been upgraded for national use. 

“The new site has advanced filtering,” says co-founder and web developer Jeannie North. “You can search by categories and geolocation on your mobile device and it will show you the dog-friendly businesses around you.”

The...


Skate for Change: The Enthusiastic, Unorganized Charity of Nebraska Millennials

The perceived high work ethic and associated integrity of Nebraskans has been showing up in interesting ways for the state’s millennials (people reaching young adulthood around the year 2000). Although young Nebraskans participate in charities of all kinds, some are noticing a trend in “unofficial” charity taking place.

One example is the Skate for Change movement, which began in western Nebraska with one skater and has expanded...


Home is Where the Couch Is

 

Karen Beaman of Lincoln, Nebraska, found herself single and mother to two children at the age of 22. Without a father in the house, it seemed as if the feeling of home was slipping away. Karen’s mother, Ann, swooped in to help her pick up the pieces. “Mom is always saying, when things fall apart, pay attention to routine,” Beaman said. So, together they created a new routine involving the children, then aged three and five....


Doing an 'End Run' Around the Fuel Giants

“You’re either going to be written off as a crackpot or a genius,” laughed Kevin Kenney of Grassroots Energy, a compressed natural gas (CNG) think tank in Nebraska.

     He’s talking about the plight of inventors who come before their time. Kenney invented a highly-efficient CNG/diesel dual-fuel conversion process for existing diesel engines and a dispensing compressor that attaches to any natural gas meter. He says it has been a...