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Obama is Helping Homeowners go Solar

The White House recently announced a package of Solar incentives specifically for lower income homeowners<p>There is no question that adoption of home …

The Drug of Choice for the Age of Kale

How ayahuasca, an ancient Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, became the latest trend in Brooklyn and Silicon Valley.<p>The day after Apollo 14 landed on the moon, Dennis and Terence McKenna began a trek through the Amazon with four friends who considered themselves, as Terence wrote in his book “True …

How To Learn And Master Any Skill Twice As Fast, According To Science

Whether you're trying to be pro at Photoshop, or step up your tennis game, or master a dueling banjo song, you're probably dutifully following the age-old advice that practice makes perfect.<p>However, contrary to popular belief, doing the same thing over and over again might not be the most efficient …

How to raise a genius: lessons from a 45-year study of super-smart children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the twenty-first century.<p>On a …

Giants of Japanese architecture design prototypes for houses of the future

Following the success of the inaugural House Vision in Tokyo in 2013, the exhibition has returned again this summer. This year, the event brought …

Prefab Housing Isn’t A Subculture Anymore, It’s A Necessity

In the fifth book of her “Prefabulous” series, author Sheri Koones hits upon “the ideal method” for building homes.<p>Housing trends come and go, but <i>Prefabulous Small Houses</i>, the latest book from prefab evangelist Sheri Koones, isn’t about a flavor of the month. She argues that this is the most …

Prefab Homes

Memory Doubled By Playing These Sounds During Sleep

<i>These sounds played during sleep can enhance both memory and sleep.</i>

Good Green Design Doesn't Have To Be Expensive: The M&M; House

All photos via 100Khouse<p>I have not paid nearly enough attention to the work of Postgreen, the Philadelphia developers of economical and very …

Inspiring 50 Happiness Quotes From Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra born on October 22, 1947, is an Indian author, alternative medicine advocate and a public speaker.<p>He is a prominent figure in the field …

Life Lessons From an Everest Sherpa

A mountain guide shares the simple practices that keep him healthy—and hopeful—at the top of the world.<p>Sherpas, bowed beneath packs weighing 40 pounds or more, often melt into the shadows of the mountains they scale, while foreign adventurers who pay to achieve their Everest dreams enjoy the high …

6 golden rules to learn anything in record time

The speed at which we learn anything can determine the quality of our lives.<p>Imagine if you could pick up that skill you’ve always wanted to learn, in a matter of months versus years. How would that affect your life?<p>Countless learning experts and researchers have shown us that it is possible to …

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in …

8 Leadership Practices That Will Make You Memorable

Almost every employee or team member can remember that one special boss in their career who was the role model of a leader, always commanded respect, and was able to get the most voluntarily from everyone all the time. Every entrepreneur and business executive I know wants to emulate that boss, but …

Leadership

8 Secrets Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs Know That You Don't

Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality.<p><i>"Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself."</i>―James Allen<p>Success is an effect, not a cause―the outward manifestation of an internal reality. To be successful, you must see the world different from …

Self-improvement

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

<i>My 50-day meditation streak, happily quantified by the Calm app.</i><p><b>Like so many of us, I'm an overthinker.</b> My mind whirrs mercilessly, day and night. Therefore, for years I've been saying, "I really should start meditating." I "knew" it would benefit me, but the thought of trying to get rid of my …

5 simple etiquette habits that help the rich get ahead, according to a man who spent 5 years studying millionaires

Manners matter.<p>"You have to know how to act and how to do certain things when you're around people," writes Thomas C. Corley in his upcoming book "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life." "Self-made millionaires have mastered certain rules of etiquette that help them in social settings."<p>Corley would …

How to Figure Out If Your Big Idea Is a Viable Business

Before you sink any money into a new enterprise, take your idea for a test drive.<p><i>This story is part one of a five-part series on the best way to</i> …

Small Business

MIT Grew A Solar Cell Light Enough To Slap On Just About Anything

They’re 400 times lighter than current solar cells, but still powerful enough to juice your iPhone without adding any weight.<p>Solar cells are a great way of collecting and storing energy to power gadgets. There’s just one problem: they’re heavy. A typical silicon-based solar module can only produce …

How Tesla's rechargeable battery that can power your home works

The Powerwall can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. The first version, unveiled in 2015, can fit either on the outside or inside the wall of your house. What improvements we will see in the updated version are unclear.<p>But for those interested in the technology, here's a …

How to Be Creative, According to Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso and Stephen King

Creativity isn’t some esoteric quality that only the Bob Marleys and Salvador Dalís of the world possess — it’s a learnable, trainable skill that can …

Creativity

28-days-to-lean Meal Plan

You'’re training hard every day with your program, going heavy on the weights and sweating up a storm with cardio. News flash: While that's critical …

Fitness

4 Great Ways to Stay Motivated All Year Long

This simple 4 step process can create sky-high levels of motivation.<p>Now that the New Year has well and truly begun, it is time to discover how to keep that fire burning within all year round by becoming as hungry as a lion chasing it's next meal.<p>The start of a new year sends our enthusiasm to an …

Motivation

Here’s the Schedule Very Successful People Follow Every Day

All too often, productivity tips are a dime a dozen. Some even <i>conflict</i> with each other. What we need is a system.<p><b>What schedule do the pros use? What</b> …

Folding offshore wind turbines could power 10,000 US homes

The US Department of Energy's plan to generate 20 percent of the nation's electrical power from wind by 2030 is <i>ambitious</i>, to say the least. To pull it off, the turbines will need to be located offshore, where winds are steadier and stronger. However, putting wind turbines in the ocean is also far …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

The wealthiest, most successful people bury themselves in books. They commit to self-education long after they've finished college or any formal education.<p>To help make 2016 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old …

7 of Wall Street's top athletes share their rigorous workout plans

In the span of four hours, bankers, traders, and analysts go head-to-head in a 400-meter run, football throw, pull-ups, 40-yard dash, dips, 500-meter row, vertical jump, 20-yard shuttle, bench press, and an 800-meter run.<p>The event raises money for pediatric-cancer research and treatment.<p>In addition …

This technology may be the future of solar energy

In the solar energy sphere, scientists and economists alike will note that coming up with cheaper, most efficient solar cells is key to the industry’s growth. And now, many experts are arguing that an emerging type of technology, known as the “perovskite” solar cell, is the face of the future.<p>Solar …

Clean Energy

The 60-minute leg and shoulder crushing workout

A true leg day always involves squats. And in this case, two different types of squats. Back squats for the traditional heavy lifting, and front …

Workouts

90 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Business Leadership

Let this be the year you become the leader you want to be--in your business, and in life.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the First 90 Days count by joining the conversation on social</i> …

Leadership

Tony Robbins explains how he sustains energy with no stimulants and little sleep

Robbins is not only the personal performance coach of business leaders like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, he's the head of a conglomerate of companies and the main attraction for long, incredibly lively seminars that he has relentlessly given around the world …