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27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …


How to taste wine like a professional in 10 easy steps

Put that pinky down and learn the basics to modern wine tasting<p><b>News flash:</b> A younger generation has moved into and transformed the oft-priggish world of wine. Goodbye Boomers, you have been officially (and statistically) replaced on the financial radar of wine, with vibrant, adventurous and eager …


Fox News Grills Pruitt Over Climate Denial in Must-See Interview

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace confronted new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt on Sunday about his controversial …

Climate Change

This CEO Found a Way to Weed Out Bad Job Applicants With a (Controversial) Personality Test |

By now you've probably seen it or heard about it: Kyle Reyes, CEO of Silent Partner Marketing, contributed an article for the New Boston Post last month that made national headlines.<p>The story starts with Reyes bluntly calling out snowflake Millennials and boldly declaring that his company is not …


Planet Earth 2 will be like no nature doc seen before, says David Attenborough

The trailer for Sir David Attenborough’s <i>Planet Earth II</i> was nothing short of jaw-dropping, featuring footage of sloths swimming, monkeys leaping …


World's Largest Solar Project Would Generate Electricity 24 Hours a Day, Power 1 Million U.S. Homes

The race to build the world's largest solar power plant is heating up. California-based energy company SolarReserve announced plans for a massive …

Renewable Energy

This adorable dog refused to leave the pet store and we can totally relate to his struggle

We don’t claim to be animal mind readers, but we’re pretty sure the thought running through the head of this dog that refused to leave a pet store …

26 Picture Tweets That Prove We Don't Deserve Dogs

They are too pure for us.

One Hour Of Exercise On This Bike Can Power Your Home For A Day

Imagine powering your home with just one hour of exercise-for free. Manoj Bhargava, CEO of 5-hour Energy maker Living Essentials, is working to make …

Self Control

Forward Labs shows how a SolarCity/Tesla roof could look better than a traditional roof while generating electricity

We don’t know much about the SolarCity solar panels that are coming out of the South Buffalo plant but Chairman and likely soon CEO of the combined Tesla/Solar City entity Elon Musk told investors last month:<p>“It’s a solar roof, as opposed to modules on a roof.”<p>Musk continued:<p>“I think this is really …


15+ People Who Look Exactly Like Cartoon Characters

If you've ever wondered where cartoonists get their inspiration from then check out this list of cartoon character lookalikes and wonder no more!<p>As …


Obama administration aims for 86 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2050

Could the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines of the United States one day look like the North Sea with thousands of wind turbines generating gigawatts …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Energy and solar installation with 6 Powerwall units cutting $13,000 per year in energy cost

If you are still waiting for your Tesla Powerwall order it’s because this guy in Australia is hogging them all. OK, maybe not all, but 6 units – making his installation one of the biggest home energy storage in the country.<p>Natural Solar, one of Tesla’s authorized resellers in Australia, just …


What Not to Do When Decorating with Gray

3 designers share the dos and don’ts of using the neutral tone<p>There’s been a sea change in the design world over the last few years when it comes to neutrals. Taupes, khakis, and other forms of beige have fallen to the wayside in favor of a new favorite tone: gray. With the calmness of a blue, …

This Cat Rolled Around In Bath Bomb Glitter And Honestly Looks Fantastic

Where'd you get that highlight, girl.

Here's How Much Power You'd Actually Get from Solar Panels on Your Roof

Or from a wind turbine in your backyard.<p>One of the problems with setting up renewable power sources—like solar panels or wind turbines—is that it can be difficult to predict just how much power they will generate once they're built.<p>Say you're considering installing some solar panels on the roof of …

Renewable Energy

Just 19 Cats Stuck In Things

Curiosity got the cat stuck again.

15 Dogs So Exhausted They Fell Asleep With Their Favorite Toy In Their Mouth

Smart puppies know it’s not enough to work hard. You have to play hard too. But sometimes our canine buddies play so hard, they tire themselves out. …