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17 useful Google products and services you didn't know existed

Most of us have heard of Google's well-known and much-loved tools — Gmail, Google Earth, Google Maps, and many more. Those products and services are used by millions of people around the world every day.<p>What many people don't know, however, is that Google actually has a bunch of other features and …

Apps

12 'Rogue One' Gripes From 'Star Wars' Fans (Spoiler Alert)

“I liked K2 but for f— sakes pick a different name — K2, R2,” one Reddit user writes<p><i>Warning: This post contains several major “Rogue One” …

How progressive cities can lead the climate change battle

Cities are the answer, say those strategizing for sustainable development<p>What happens when an emerging Trump cabinet with a pro-fossil fuel, anti-regulatory agenda meets environmental advocacy groups on a campaign to fight climate change? For many local politicians and activists, the answer lies in …

Keep it simple with this 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe

Why clutter pasta with sauces and too many add-ins? Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. A little fresh cracked pepper and grated cheese is all it takes to turn basic noodles into a tempting dish. Dinner is ready in minutes.<p><b>SPAGHETTI WITH CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER AND PECORINO</b><p>Total time: About 25 …

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

3 Top Solar Stocks to Buy Now

Solar stocks have been hammered over the past two years as oversupply ran into a weak point of demand and investors lost confidence in the yieldco market that emerged in 2014. Despite the drop in stocks, however, the industry's future is getting brighter. Solar energy is competing with fossil fuels …

10 Sustainable Features That Are Changing The Definition Of Smart House

"Smart home" and "green home" are now nearly synonymous.<p>With the recent sale of "Real Housewife" Shannon Beador's über-eco-friendly Orange County mansion, it's clearer than ever that selling a home is about more than just a prime location and pretty paint colors. Being <i>green</i> is a major selling …

Tesla's self-driving future, and more in the week that was

Tesla is making several big announcements this month, and Elon Musk just delivered the first: From now on, all new Tesla cars will be self-driving. The electric automaker also teamed up with Panasonic to build solar panels for its Powerwall home battery, which it's set to update next week. …

Allie's Espresso Kahlua® Liqueur Recipe

"Like Kahlua® liqueur but with an Italian kick from espresso."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups dark brown sugar<p>2 cups hot brewed espresso<p>2 cups dark rum (such as …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Update your iPhone to avoid this massive security flaw

Apple has fixed three major security flaws that existed in its operating systems.<p>iPhone and iPad users are being urged to upgrade their version of …

The One Drink You Should Have Every Day If You Want To Fight Inflammation

With the current buzz around green tea, white tea, and everything #teatox, it's no secret that teas are a healthy way to hydrate. But even less-hyped …

10 of the best places in the world to retire

Slide 1 of 12<p>This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>These are the top 10 spots to retire on the new 2016 Retire Overseas Annual …

Retirement

The One Thing You Should Be Adding To Your Coffee For All-Day Energy

Who doesn't love coffee? It's like a warm hug that makes <i>everything</i> better. It also has numerous proven health benefits, so you can indulge without …

Berberine: The Most Powerful Natural Supplement on Earth

By Kris Gunnars<p>A compound called berberine is one of the most powerful natural supplements on Earth.<p>It has very impressive health benefits, and …