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10 books everyone should be reading right now

What's on your spring reading list?<p>Spring is in full swing, which means it's time to break out those sunglasses and crack open a good book. With so many options to choose from, we enlisted the help of two bonafide book experts to weed out the best of the best.<p>Jessica Knoll, the New York Times …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks 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>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

Online Education

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Books

13 Incredible New Books to Add to Your Bookshelf This Month

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Image: iStock<p>Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading …

10-Minute Vegan Snacks to Make When a Piece of Fruit Just Won't Cut It

String cheese and crackers. Yogurt and fruit. Hard-boiled eggs. Jerky. While these healthy snack suggestions are great, most of them don’t …

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

Arc Architects Turf Building In Iceland 2013 EBUK presentation

The Icelandic Skyli Cabin Life

"...Named Skýli, meaning shelter in Icelandic, this conceptual cabin has been designed and released into the public domain by Utopia …

This 10-Second Quiz Reveals What Your Favorite Flower Says About You

I'm a flower alchemist and founder of a plant apothecary, so, needless to say, I'm fascinated with all things floral. I believe that the petals we're …

Housing: Urban developments to be focused within existing footprints

Development framework says new homes pose danger of rampant urban sprawl<p>Fri, Feb 16, 2018, 16:21<p>The 550,000 new homes needed between now and 2040 …

These Futuristic Looking Homes Are Based in the Past

Utilizing primitive tactics to remedy a modern problem is undeniably smart, if you ask the designers behind this crop of SuperAdobe homes that …

United Nations

Climate-smart agriculture improves livelihoods of rural women in Mali

<b>Date:</b> Wednesday, February 28, 2018<p>When Fatou Dembele’s plants first started dying, she thought the plot of land was ruined, and her livelihood was at …

UN Women

Designing for the circular economy with Bruce Smith from Steelcase

Hear from Steelcase Director of Design Bruce Smith about how to push limits, explore edges, and prototype quickly, and the benefits of applying …

Circular Economy

7 companies advancing the circular economy by selling products as a service

The experiments involve everything from replacement tires to temporary apartments.

Sustainability

Mapping the 'Conflict Zones' Between Sprawl and Biodiversity

If cities keep growing as they do now, nearly 400 of them will sprawl into the habitats of endangered species by 2030.<p>By 2030, the world is expected to add another billion people or so, bringing the total population to roughly 8.5 billion. And with humans becoming increasingly urban, sprawl will …

5 things you probably didn’t know you can recycle

<b>We have heard lots about recycling so far this year, and I am sure there is more to come.</b><p>The government has launched a 25-year plan to reduce …

The More You Grow: Inside Fruitvale's Urban Farm Emporium

OaklandYolanda Burrell, founder of Pollinate Farm & Garden Supply. | Photo: PollinateMore and more Oaklanders want to grow their own food, but …

Farming

Why This Bold Architect Loves Building Skyscrapers Made of Wood

Vancouver-based architect Michael Green speaks with AD about the role of wood in architecture and why the U.S. is poised for a big movement in sustainable building<p>Concrete and steel have ruled skyscraper construction for the better part of a century. But in recent years wood has been reengineered …

This Young CEO Thinks Furniture Can Change the World

Jan Christian Vestre talks sustainability, democratic design, and using furniture to solve the refugee crisis<p>Like any good CEO, Jan Christian Vestre is somewhat obsessed with quality. What sets his vision apart, though, is that it stems less from a desire to make sales (in fact, he often insists …

Urbanism

City farmers are learning to grow food without soil or sunlight

Growing food in cities became popular in Europe and North America during and immediately after World War II. Urban farming provided citizens with …

How to make healthy buildings in an era of mass migration

Worldwide population growth and mass migrations are putting the infrastructure of many cities under strain. With city governments under pressure to …

Edmonton student inventors create filter which pulls clean drinking water out of thin air

A team of student entrepreneurs and inventors from the University of Alberta hope to conjure clean drinking water out of thin air.<p>It's just a …

School built for Syrian refugee children wins top architecture prize

The 100 schools for Refugee Children, a project launched by NGO Emergency Architecture and Human Rights (EAHR), has won a top architecture prize for …

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

11 Books That'll Change Your Life For the Better

Sometimes all we need to help place us on the right path in life is a well-written book with advice from an expert. Reading in general can help with …

Books

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

Easy Backpacking Trips for Beginners

You don't need to be an expert to enjoy these scenic trails.<p>Everyone who has read Cheryl Strayed's <i>Wild</i> has probably envisioned themselves heading out …

The 58 Best Books of 2017

2017 has been one hell of a year, full of ups and downs and everything in between. But if there's one thing that's for certain, it's that 2017 was a damn good year for books. New releases from all across the different genres have taken us places we never thought imaginable, explained what really …

25 Ways to Use Oats When You've Had Enough Oatmeal

Even though there are endless ways to jazz up your morning oatmeal, sometimes it’s hard to stomach the thought of boiling up and forcing down yet …

Breakfast