T-Shirts Nerd Girls Hate
After an explosion of outrage from parents, JC Penny removed this T-Shirt, emblazoned with "I’m too pretty to do my HOMEWORK so my brother has to do it for me," and sized for girls ages 7-16, from its website this week. Thankfully, the item was not stocked in stores for girls to pick out as a complement to their new backpack and pencil case. JC Penny pulled it quickly and issued an apology. The drama over the shirt in the blogosphere has also heightened angry sentiments towar
What's the Truth Behind the Global eWaste Trade?
It’'s a no-brainer that when we get a new cell phone or computer we want to do our environmental-best by recycling the old one. But an NPR radio piece from the gadget-and-gizmo-purchasing 2010 holiday season might raise the concern of any environmentally conscious techie who thought she had done her due diligence by putting her old motherboard in a blue bin. In this Fresh Air segment called After Dump, What Happens to Electronic Waste?, NPR spoke with Jim Puckett, executive d