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Melissa Young
Works at Gannett Company
Attended University of Florida
Lives in Herndon, VA
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Oh my. 15 years ago I would have called you a liar.
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A good read. I always hated my small bin and was super happy to have a large one at my new place, but now I see the dilemma. I wouldn't mind sorting if I was given multiple bins to do it. 
Falling commodity prices have left U.S. cities with big bills to dispose of once-profitable products.
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Same thing happened with aluminum cans in the '80s and '90s when recycling them kicked in. Stores were required to take them back, which led to BIG problems. Storing thousands of soda cans, with a tiny bit of a sugary drink left in each one, attracted a LOT of bugs. To a place where food was being prepared for retail sale. The bugs didn't differentiate between the soda cans and fresh produce and things went South. Fast.

Then, warehouses full of aluminum cans began to appear all around the Country because, it was still cheaper to mine and produce new aluminum than it was to ship and process recycled cans. ‹headdesk› Nice idea, great political rhetoric, no plans for sensible execution.

There's a difference in recycling in a small, geopolitical location such as European countries where everything is closer together than in a large, spread out continent like North America.
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Even more reason for the US to get its act together regarding maternity/paternity leave.
They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger? Because one was loved by its parents and the other neglected – a fact that has dramatic implications
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Those quads! D:
 
I love the way this relates something we take for granted to an effort we can visibly see & experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4O5voOCqAQ

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"What Americans rarely acknowledge is that many of their social problems are rooted in the rejection of critical thinking or, conversely, the glorification of the emotional and irrational."
Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason
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This, so much. Sharing this on FB (and waiting for backlash) and here because it needs to be said.
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Fascinating.
Software engineers at Google have been analyzing the 'dreams' of their computers. And it turns out that androids do dream of electric sheep... and also pig-snails, camel-birds and dog-fish.
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Yes, Badass!
The European Space Agency says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.
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Did you see the @mars_stu post on Twitter? "What happens on 67P..." LOL
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Two months old as of yesterday. First time looking all silly and girly. But, still... adorbz. #‎ThugLife‬ ‪#‎Younglings‬

(Iselle in green and Elena in blue)
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Fifty years ago today, the first American to conduct a spacewalk, astronaut Ed White, floated into the vastness of space on the Gemini IV mission. In this Feb. 7, 1984, photograph, astronaut Bruce McCandless approaches his maximum distance from the space shuttle. McCandless became the first astronaut to maneuver about in space untethered, during this first "field" tryout of a nitrogen-propelled, hand-controlled backpack device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit.

Image gallery of 50 years of spacewalking: http://go.nasa.gov/1df8FJD

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I remember the first MMU walks. I soooo wanted to do it myself.
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Web Developer
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  • Gannett Company
    Developer, 2013 - present
  • Fayetteville Publishing Company
    Senior Online Developer, 2011 - 2013
  • Fayetteville Publishing Company
    Web Designer/Developer, Journalist, Tech Blogger, 2008 - 2011
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Herndon, VA
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Fayetteville, NC - Houston, Texas - Alvin, TX - Gainesville, FL - Miami, FL
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Web developer / designer. Tech evangelist / gamer. Martial artist / knitter.
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Web developer and designer. Tech evangelist and gamer. Martial artist and knitter. Former journalist and lover of cinnamon, cereal, fantasy, anime and Sci-Fi. Texan.
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  • University of Florida
    B.S., Journalism; B.A., English, 2004 - 2008
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