Upset about the plastic crisis? Stop trying so hard

We make good-faith efforts to help the planet by recycling, but what we really need to do is even simpler Did you ever decide to get off a jammed freeway and take the backroads even though deep down you knew that it wouldnt be any faster? Are you constantly switching to the faster lane on a busy freeway even though you notice that cars sticking to their lanes keep catching up with you? Both are examples of action bias, the phenomenon in which people prefer doing something over doing nothing, even if the likely outcome of the action is worse than the outcome of inaction. Research has shown that actively managed portfolios tend to do worse than passive investments. And …

Jason Momoa Shaves His Beard And Fans Are Devastated

STOP THE PRESS! Someone had a shave. In news that is sure to send shockwaves around the world, it appears that Jason Momoa has lost his beard. The dramatic footage of the event was uploaded onto YouTube, where people predictably lost it. Image credits: Jason Momoa Bidding farewell to the various bearded characters he has played, Momoa is shown trimming up with an electric razor while in a remote desert location. He also takes the time to show us some canned beverages which turn out to be water, because shaving in the desert is thirsty work. He delivers a salutary message about recycling and not using plastic bottles and voila, the beard is gone. Jason Momoa “I just want to …

Alaska judge blocks Trump on Arctic and Atlantic drilling

Green groups celebrate, justice department declines comment over reversal of April 2017 executive order against Obama protections Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on 2017 executive order reversing the drilling bans. At issue in the case was the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. Acting assistant US attorney general Jeffrey Wood said in a hearing before Gleason in November environmental groups were misinterpreting the intent of the law written in 1953. He said it is meant to be flexible and sensible and not intended to bind one president with decisions made by another when determining offshore stewardship as needs and realities change over time. In 2015, Obama halted exploration in coastal areas of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas …