CNN Likes Recycling

Recycling is great! CNN has written an article all about the goodness of recycling. Their reporting differs from how The Economist tackled recycling. I’d love to see CNN cover the reduce ‘R’, until then CNN has fun facts like:

Looking at it another way, according to the National Recycling Coalition, the amount of energy saved in one year by Americans recycling their soda cans, plastic containers, newspapers and packaging represented the energy equivalent of:

Enough gasoline to power 11 million passenger cars for a year
A year’s worth of electricity supply for 17.8 million Americans
11 percent of the energy produced by coal-fired power plants in a year
29 percent of nuclear electricity generation in a year

Wii Used for Rehab

Video games can be fun, and they can be educational, and they can also help with rebuilding muscles and control of said muscles. I must admit that I have a Wii and that after a long session of playing my arms can get pretty tired.

CNN has a video report on how the Wii is being used to rehabilitate patients. Unfortunately, CNN doesn’t let me embed the video so you’ll have to go to their site to watch it.

Movies That Make Life Feel Good

CNN has a neat list of the top 10 life-affirming movie moments. The list is not focused on just cheesy feel-good movies, it also lists movies that have appeal separate from the feel-goodery. From It’s a Wonderful Life to Blade Runner.

From heartwarming classics to instant blockbusters, these are the on-screen scenes that never fail to fill you with joie de vivre.

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