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These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

How tech sleuths cracked the mysterious code that turns your printer into a spying tool

You wouldn’t have noticed it unless you knew where — and how — to look, but the top-secret National Security Agency document leaked to the Intercept and published Monday contained a clue that may have led authorities to its source.<p>Spread throughout the pages were barely visible yellow dots, each …

Surveillance

Magpie is a tiny GPS tracker for kids, dogs, or luggage that will work anywhere in the world

The GPS tracker is only about an inch in diameter and syncs with an Android or iOS app. It's waterproof, and it can be attached to everyday items — like keys, wallets, or laptops — or to a pet's collar or child's backpack.<p>There are a lot of GPS trackers on the market, many of which are about the …

There Is a Better Way to Teach Math (and Understand It)

In 1939, the fictional professor J. Abner Pediwell published a curious book called “The Saber-Tooth Curriculum.”<p>Through a series of satirical …

When Loved Ones Die At Home, Family Caregivers Pay The Price

This is not the work of a benevolent medical system.<p>Are you forgetful?<p>Research Study enrolling Patients with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s. Help now.<p>Increasingly, people are dying at home, which sounds like a good thing. For years, Americans have told researchers and anyone else who would listen that …

Chronic Disease

Inspiring Designs Highlighted By Sunken Tubs

Compared to regular tubs which protrude from the ground, sunken bathtubs are carved into the floor and this gives them this dramatic character which …

7 Budge-Proof Beauty Products Tested by Real Women with Sweaty Jobs

Makeup that slays *all* day.<p>Whether your day job entails spinning turntables at a fancy fashion week party or the pedals on a stationary bike, a real life girl boss needs her makeup to work as hard as she does. We tasked seven women with drastically different—but equally demanding—careers to put …

Makeup

9 Tricks That Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Wondering how to lower blood sugar without medication? We dug up the latest ways to tame tough-to-control blood sugar to improve your heart health …

Six community colleges that will fast-track you to a bachelor's degree

Walter Bibikow | Getty Images<p>Front Range Community College<p>Holcy | Getty Images<p>Manchester Community College<p>Danita Delimont | Getty Images<p>Broward …

This $8 Supermarket Wine Just Got Voted One of the Best in the World | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Let the snobs spout their florid nonsense.<p>Let the snooties swirl it around their mouths and spit it out into gilt-encrusted bowls.<p>The sheer human truth is that good wine is in mouth of the …

Sparkling Wine

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

How to Get Rid of a Headache the Natural Way

Headaches are truly the worst, especially when they're being extremely stubborn and just <i>won't</i> go away. From hormonal shifts during menstruation to …

Headaches

Scientists Have Reversed Age-Related Blindness by Deliberately Infecting Eyes With a Virus

Symptoms almost completely disappeared.<p>A small and preliminary clinical trial has found that injecting a common cold-like virus into the eyes of …

13 Easy Ways to Improve Your Grilling, According to BBQ Experts

<i>Welcome to Grillist, our annual celebration of all things smoke and fire. Join us all summer long as we get up in your grill with expert BBQ advice,</i> …

BBQ

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Neuroscience

29 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Smarter About Money | Inc.com

<i>Which is the best way to learn about stocks? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, Author, entrepreneur, podcaster, wall street investor, on Quora:</b><p>I wanted to learn about …

Stock Markets

3 Powerful Strategies to Reach Your Peak Mental Performance | Inc.com

When it comes to peak performance--whether it be entrepreneurship, athletics, or something more--there is a "method to the madness," so to speak. Greatness, and ultimately the legacy you leave behind, is a process that takes work, determination, but also courage. It's a mindset, and leaders in …

Motivation

22 Inexpensive Products That'll Make Any Makeup Lover’s Life Better

They're ALL you need.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

How To Learn Scales So That You Become A Creative Guitar Player With Musical Freedom [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Scales And Modes</b>: Make learning new scales more fun and more effective with these 6 steps!

The Sophisticated New Tile Trend We Can't Get Enough Of

I'm very into tile. I have favorite kinds of tile. I watch tile trends. I have joked about starting a blog called 'Tile Therapy', but it is not …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

Ground Covers that Replace Grass and Take Foot Traffic

Grass is a great ground cover. Yet, grass replacements are widely sought for a number of reasons—not least among them the fact that some low-growing …

Lawn Mowing

This Book Has Taught Millions of People How to Write Well | Inc.com

<i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There are hundreds of books that can help you become a better writer. But if you're like me, you're probably pressed for time and need to prioritize how you spend the few extra hours each week you might have outside of work and home responsibilities to hone …

Writing

5 Online Learning Sources to Boost Your Business Acumen

The internet's free exchange of ideas makes it easier than ever to learn about real-world issues that affect your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s never been a better time to be in business. As the world has grown increasingly interconnected, the internet …

Elon Musk has discovered a new passion in life — and it could be Tesla's best product yet

But what are supercar-fast electric vehicles and low-Earth orbits in the face of ... roofing.<p>Against all odds, Musk has become perhaps the biggest booster in the history of the roofing business, thanks to a new Tesla product, the Solar Roof, that officially went on sale Wednesday.<p>It's the first …

The founder of a college startup more exclusive than Harvard or Stanford says traditional applications don't measure anything but wealth

Based on application numbers for the Minerva Class of 2021, it seems that there may be tens of thousands of students that agree.<p>In just its fourth year accepting applications, the unconventional college received 20,427, admitting 385 students. That acceptance rate, at 1.9%, is far lower than at any …

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Video Tutorials

This $22 under-bed LED lighting system is our new favorite thing in the world

Remember when we first introduced you to LED backlighting for your TV? Remember how it blew your mind and completely changed your TV viewing …

6 Simple Tricks to Keep Your Brain Young

Society tells us that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks—that it’s harder for adults to learn new skills than it is for kids. And in many ways, …

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books