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Americans are beginning to wake up to the idea that food waste is a serious problem. According to the USDA, 30 to 40% of the food produced in the U.S. is thrown away.

Food waste is a terrible drain on the average household bank account and is morally questionable at a time when one in eight Americans are food insecure.

Add to that, the environmental impact is staggering. Food waste now accounts for more than one quarter of America's freshwater consumption and approximately 300 million barrels of oil per year.

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California's New Vertical Driver Licenses Solve (Part of) a Problem

It just got easier for bartenders, bouncers and liquor store clerks in California to tell if someone is underage. Meet the vertical I.D. card.

I look (and I am) older than 21. Nonetheless, I still occasionally get stuck at the checkout counter while the clerk hunts around my driver's license for my birthdate.

The "birthdate hunt" might be a thing of the past with California's clever new drivers licenses and I.D. cards.

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