Alexander Kyei

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Spotlight: Storyteller/Reporter Ken Yeung

<b>My name is</b> Ken Yeung and I’m a Strategy and Research Content Lead at Orange Silicon Valley, a subsidiary of the global telecommunications firm. My role focuses on generating content to help promote our mission of working with the startup ecosystem, investors and our corporate partners and better …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Photographing the stars—the story of the Hubble telescope, told by its chief scientist

When it comes to iconic images of astronomical pillars of gas and dust, views of galaxies soon after they were formed, or glimpses of the accelerating universe driven by Dark Energy, the public can’t seem to get enough. The Hubble Space Telescope is undoubtedly one of the most popular science …

Teaching Strategies on Flipboard

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How Humans Experience The World

What makes us who we are? What drives our behavior? These questions are key when we want to change a repeated and ineffective behavior pattern in either ourselves or in someone we care about.<p>Since behavior is driven by beliefs and identity, how do we change–or upgrade–both?<p>As a neuroscience-based …

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All Things Digital on Flipboard

By Shawn Petersen | All the digital news you need<p>Designing Airbnb’s Website: An Interactive Mockup Exercise<p>You're reading Designing Airbnb’s Website: …

I Completed a 30-Day Minimalism Challenge In Order to "Live More Simply" And Have Less Stuff

It is just dawning on me that my life will never look "chic," "effortless," or "minimal." Though I like to think that Future Claire will have a wardrobe of expertly-tailored basics in muted tones — shirts and sweaters in shades like "pebble" and "bone" — I will always be the girl who impulsively …

Tutorial on How to Make Baby/Toddler Leggings from a Recycled T

This is a step by step tutorial on how to make baby/toddler leggings from recycled t shirts! I’ve also included …

Self-Filling Water Bottle for Your Bicycle

Solar-powered device converts moisture in the air into safe drinking water<p>Cycling is a good way to work up a thirst, but how do you ensure you always …

The Company That Turns Plastic Bottles Into Fabric—and Jobs

A startup in Pittsburgh shows what a social enterprise is capable of.<p>What if you could help create jobs for impoverished people and simultaneously address an environmental problem? An innovative young company in Pittsburgh is doing precisely that—dealing with Haiti's particularly acute problem of …

This 19-Year-Old Is Ready to Build an Ocean Cleanup Machine

The world’s oceans contain millions of tons of trash, much of it collected into vast gyres of plastic and debris. Even if humanity stopped putting …

Introducing the ‘Made in Uganda’ electric car

<b>In 2006 students from 25 universities and colleges across the world took part in a project to design a plug-in electric hybrid vehicle. At the end of</b> …

19 Clever Ways To Use Leftover Wrapping Paper

Reduce, reuse, recycle that ripped up mess of paper making your house look like a tornado hit it.

This Standing Cardboard Desk Is Portable, Recyclable, And Is Strong Enough To Hold An Adult

A team of designers in New Zealand has created a cardboard table called the “Refold” that they claim is “flexible, foldable, portable, affordable and …

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Hungarian Artist Creates Beautiful Jewelry From Recycled Plastic Mineral Water Bottles

Hungarian artist Kinga Balogh has created beautiful, lightweight jewelry made from recycled plastic bottles in various fun colors and shapes. Some of …

This Startup Wants To Reinvent How Businesses Deal With Trash

Most waste contractors are paid by how much they fill up a landfill. But one company is trying to make its money based on how much trash they keep away.<p>Every time a garbage truck dumps a load of trash at a landfill, the landfill gets paid a fee. And even though tipping fees were intended to …

This Furniture Is Made From Seaweed And Paper

Slimy brown beach dreck transforms into beautiful furniture in the hands of two Danish designers.<p>Seaweed is an underrated material, useful for far more than swaddling your sushi: it’s been used in everything from spa treatments to vaccines to ice cream to fertilizer. Now, a pair of Danish designers …

Tequila waste combined with recycled plastic to form wood substitute

When the sap from plants such as sugar cane is extracted for commercial use, what's left over is a fibrous material known as bagasse. This is …

From fork to farm: Startup recycles grocery store food waste into organic fertilizer

<b>In just 3 hours, California Safe Soil turns fresh food waste into a liquid fertilizer which promises to boost yields, cut costs, and reduce water</b> …

How the Chinese are turning human waste into ‘black gold’

Heinz-Peter Mang is obsessed with turning human waste into gold. As millions of Chinese move to cities, the German engineer is convinced the country …

Plastic Waste Turns into Currency in Developing Countries

<i>Plastic waste is building up all around the world. And now, in some countries, it’s being used as a currency of sorts.</i><p>It’s a pretty brilliant …

How One Woman Makes Almost $1 Million A Year On Etsy

Alicia Shaffer’s business, ThreeBirdNest, makes $80,000 a month selling handmade legwarmers, scarves, and headbands on Etsy. Here’s how.<p>Knitting socks, scarves, and headbands doesn’t have much in common with performing orthopedic surgery or governing a country. But this crafty hobby earns …

The psychology of big personalities will determine our global course in 2015

The world looks more unruly than in recent memory: oil prices are in free fall, and stock markets are gyrating; brutal rebel armies have created broad swaths of mayhem—in eastern Ukraine, northern Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria; the US is disinterested …

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How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Forget Resolutions, What’s Your “Beautiful Question” For 2015?

Big questions can lead to big breakthroughs, writes Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question. Here’s how to find yours.<p>With New Year’s comfortably behind us, we’ve all had enough talk of resolutions. But for those still looking for a way to spark change in their lives, I’d like to suggest …