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Cheaper 'smart windows' could be fitted to homes in the future to save on energy costs

A self powering smart window that controls the amount of light let through and reduces heat or cold has been developed by scientists.<p>The current …

Clean Energy

Self-powered system makes smart windows smarter

Researchers developed a new type of smart window: a self-powered version that promises to be inexpensive and easy to apply to existing windows, with …

5 places you can educate yourself online for free

According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is associated with flexibility, innovation, and joy.<p>Equally as compelling, continued learning has been shown to protect your …

8 Ways Cutthroat Work Cultures Suck The Life Out Of You

Far too many companies believe that a cutthroat pressure-cooker culture gets results. They think that the harder they crack that whip, the better people will perform.<p>Cutthroat business culture is so prevalent that it's a cliché in our society, being the inspiration for countless TV shows and …

Small Things You Do Can Make You Way More Productive, Here's How

<i>Blink.</i><p>It’s 9:50 AM. Work starts in 10 minutes; I am punctual, awake, and ready for the day. <i>Awesome</i>.<p><i>Blink.</i><p>1:00 PM.<p>Wait, what?!<p>I shut my eyes tightly …

How to Repair Your Gut After Taking Antibiotics

"My doctor wants me to take another antibiotic for this cold that won't quit, but I've read antibiotics damage the gut and even can make me fat," a …

Microbiology

The Perfect Back Workout to Increase Your Wingspan

Workout Summary<p>Main Goal<p>Build Muscle<p>Workout Type<p>Single Muscle Group<p>Training Level<p>Advanced<p>Program Duration8 weeks<p>Days Per Week<p>1<p>Time Per Workout45-60 …

The 60-Second Workout That’s Proven to Work (Really)

<i>The One-Minute Workout</i>, the latest book to tout the benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), has a title that sounds too good to be true …

Exercise

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Teaching

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

Meal Prep: 5 Healthy Recipes To End January On A High Note

It's always a good idea to think ahead.<p><i>Every week we bring you Meal Prep to help you lay out healthy weekly meals. Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking on the weekend, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good balance</i> …

23 Healthier Recipes That Feed Your Fast-Food Addiction

No matter how well you eat on a regular basis, it’s only human to get slammed with a serious urge for some good old-fashioned fast food once in a …

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that …

Recipes

It's Official: Nutritionists Say This Is the Best Diet for Your Overall Health

Navigating our constantly evolving health and wellness landscape is more than a little confusing. One day, juicing is healthy, and the next day, it's …

27 High-Protein Breakfasts for When You're Sick of Just Eggs

Healthy Eating

15 Protein-Packed Recipes to Get You Through the Day

<i>Need a protein-packed lunch to get you through the day? Our friends at PaleoHacks have the recipes for you!</i><p><b>Adding quality protein to your lunch is a great way to get a boost of energy to get you through your busy afternoon.</b><p>Whether you're looking for a protein-packed meal that will keep you full …

Healthy Eating

21 Potato Recipes That Will Ruin You For Anything Else

Potato my gosh.

Can breathing through your nose help you think and react clearly?

Researchers put nose and mouth breathing to the test.<p>Breathing is something you do all day long, without even thinking about it. And that's exactly …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Use this calorie formula to help you achieve your goal weight

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 1:00<p>January 4th, 2017<p>If you’re looking to shed a few pounds in 2017, TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer has a simple formula that will help you get a ballpark figure to see how many calories you should eat every day.<p>More video<p>TRENDING<p>LIFESTYLE

Autism treatment gets a boost after team identifies area of brain linked with ASD - IBTimes India

A team of researchers have used MRI scanning technology to locate the area of the brain linked to behavioral patterns in those with ASD<p>A team of …

The Fluffiest White Bread in the World

Whether you call it milk bread, pain de mie, or shokupan, this is the ultimate loaf<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the …

How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Channel your inner Elon Musk.<p>Solar panels are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for green energy. Even Tesla, headed by Silicon Valley guru Elon Musk, has started marketing solar panels for the home. Musk has even gone so far as to power an entire island to show how efficient his new …

Tone Your Entire Body With This 5-Move Workout — and It's Printable

Are you ready to dedicate 30 minutes a day to self-care over the next two weeks? Are you looking to gain lean muscle, get stronger, and tone your entire body? Then we have a two-week tone-up plan for you. So why not start today with this printable bodyweight workout?<p>For the first workout, we're …

7 great planners that will help you stay organized in 2017

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Etsy<p>We are just days away from a new year, and if you want to start off 2017 on the right foot, we recommend investing in a planner.<p>They're a …

This 40-Minute Workout Will Whip You in Shape for the New Year

Courtesy of Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into November! This month, Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method, a self-defense and fitness practice, sets our focus on women's safety, health, and empowerment.</b><p><b>Here, Zeisler proves that y</b><b>ou don't have</b> …

F-Stops vs T-Stops - What are they? and when do you use them?

F-Stops are a familiar term when it comes to photography. As more photographer start to delve into the world of video, though, they’ve started …

21 wild uses for your old Android smartphone

If you have a shiny new smartphone and are wondering what to do with your old one, you're not alone.<p>People upgrade their smartphone once every two years, on average. So what to do with the old device?<p>Bin it? Sell it? Give it to a friend?<p>There are tons of creative uses for an old Android smartphone …

Broccoli, cool-season bedding plants, weeds, camellias and ornamental grasses: this week's gardening tips | NOLA.com

Harvest broccoli when the largest buds in the head are the size of the head of a kitchen match. Do not focus on the size of the head itself, as that …

Gardening

Top 5 Fitness Tips for People Over 40

kudla/Shutterstock.com<p>Keep your body fast, fit and flexible to stay happy and healthy as you age.<p>Exercise just may be the magical key that unlocks …