Alexis Cooper

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How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

Uber got this right — Pittsburgh is America’s city of the future

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The Steel City is more than the country’s next great innovation hub — it’s a model for the Rust Belt’s revival.<p>Angelo Young<p>August 19, 2016 3:20pm (UTC)<p>Had Brian Gross been born a decade or two earlier, he might have been one of the many Pittsburgh natives all but forced to leave …

Carnegie Mellon University

Smoking gun? Aetna threatened to quit Obamacare if the government blocked its Humana merger

Aetna's announcement this week that it was pulling out of most of the states where it was serving the Obamacare individual exchanges was a head-scratcher; after all, just three months earlier, Chief Executive Mark Bertolini was calling its participation in the market "a good investment," despite …

Ocean Waves Could Supply the World's Power and Drinking Water

A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially …

Saffron start up will help Afghanistan regrow

Saffron is one of the most expensive spices in the world, costing $2,500 to $30,000 a kilogram. A staple in Indian, Moroccan and Persian cuisine, it …

Afghanistan

Champagne Makers Warn of a Looming Shortage

Is a Champagne shortage on the horizon? Producers of the iconic French sparkling wine just experienced the most challenging growing season in some 60 years thanks to a host of issues, according to Decanter.<p>A late spring frost slashed production in a region home to one-quarter of the existing …

30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

Though many PR pros have fine-tuned their editing, networking and pitching prowess, experts say it’s time to show off your curiosity, adaptability …

The List of Marketing Tools You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Marketing tools streamline and speed up your everyday job and relieve the pain of time-consuming and draining tasks by automating them. They organize …

Google Search

How To Find Your Niche When Starting A Small Business

There are a lot of things to consider when you're in the process of starting a small business, but one of the most pressing questions concerns the …

How to eat in the heat

You know how your food cravings change with the season? There’s a legit scientific reasoning for that. “The body reflects what’s happening outside,” …

Why the Traditional Marketing Funnel is Sabotaging Your Conversion Rate

The sales funnel. It all seems so smooth and simple, doesn’t it? Lots of prospects come in through the top, only to move in various, predictable …

Marketing

Ocean farmers are using technology to start an economic revolution and save humanity

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my story. It’s a story of ecological redemption.<p>I was born and raised in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland, a …

Aquaculture