electronics

Biswarup Ganguly-https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19497290

Even those of us who consider ourselves tech-savvy can be left in the dust by today's children. 

The "digital natives" grew up with screens of all sizes in their lives nearly all the time.  And keeping up can be daunting for parents, even frightening at times. 

Devorah Heitner has a Ph.D in Media/Technology and Society from Northwestern University, and is raising a child herself. She advises other parents on how to roll with the changes of the times... and how to set firm limits. 

Heitner's book is Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World

E-waste Reuse And Recycling On The Rise

Apr 14, 2014
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The explosion of electronic devices means a constant churn in many households: replace the older TV/computer monitor/cell phone with a new one. 

Then what to do with the old one? 

That question frequently confounds, but there are places capable of reusing and/or recycling electronic devices. 

What To Do About E-Waste

Nov 14, 2013
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We love our electronic devices in America.

Sometimes it seems it's reaching the point of "you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers" when it comes to cell phones and other gadgets.  Until, that is, the NEXT thing comes along.