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7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

Forget Dry Cleaning, Learn to Hand Wash Your Clothes

There are lots of reasons to want to avoid dry cleaning. The process can leave harsh chemicals on your clothes. It's expensive. The dry cleaner is <i>never</i> open when you get home from work.<p>The good news is that many "dry clean only" garments can be washed by hand! You just need to know how, which is …

Ash Sakula Architects designs three mews houses for a rural eco development

Wooden shingles clad the end wall and pitched roofs of this terrace in the English county of Hampshire, designed as a prototype for affordable, …

Guess who's taking the LEED in Houston office tower design from downtown to the Galleria

Whether you know it or not, we live in one of the Top 5 U.S. cities for the highest percentage of green commercial space in its Central Business …

This stunning passive home in Seattle is 51% more energy-efficient than its neighbors

Seattle is quickly becoming the heart of eco-friendly, quick-assembly passive homes thanks to the prolific green-minded designer, Greenfab. The …

5-Mile-Long Bridge Transitions into a Tunnel That Connects Denmark with Sweden

The Øresund has made it easier than ever before to travel between countries that are separated by water. This unique passageway connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden, doing so in two ways: a cable-stayed bridge runs five miles to an artificial island, where it then …

European Travel

If You Can Dream It You Can Do It in These 5 Steps

Entrepreneurs and managers often speak different languages--if they speak at all--which makes getting them on the same page critically important.<p>At some point after a new company gets started up, every great entrepreneur reaches a point where he or she realizes that, for the business to grow to its …

What's in a name? The Department of Energy is considering new ones for green building

TreeHugger is a terrible name for a website. Over the years advertisers and others all thought that we were all going to be a gang of leftwing raging …

The GOP's 11: Who's In, Who's Out Of The Next Debate

The stage for the second GOP presidential debate, Wednesday on CNN, is set — and it has grown to 11 to include surging Carly Fiorina.<p>The former Hewlett-Packard CEO plus the original 10 top Republican candidates will face off in the prime-time main debate at 8 p.m. ET at the Reagan Presidential …

Donald Trump had an unusual interview on 'The View,' where he got called 'misinformed' and 'Dave'

The interview became strange at times, including when host Joy Behar called Trump "Dave."<p>"A lot of what you say, I think, is correct," Behar said, listing some of his policy positions more associated with Democrats. "Are you a Democrat really at heart, Dave? What's his name?"<p>"Donald," some of the …

Donald Trump

It's not only Donald Trump who's missing one of the biggest stories in the Middle East

"Are you familiar with General Soleimani?"<p>As Hewitt put it, Soleimani was "to terrorism sort of what Trump is to real estate."<p>And he's someone Trump — and other high-ranking officials who have been apparently unaware of him — should get to know.<p>"He is a uniformed Osama bin Laden," Michael Pregent, …

Homo naledi: New species of human ancestor discovered in South Africa

<b>Rising Star Cave, South Africa (CNN) —</b> When an amateur caver and university geologist arrived at Lee Berger's house one night in late 2013 with a fragment of a fossil jawbone in hand, they broke out the beers and called National Geographic.<p>Berger, a professor at the University of the Witwatersrand …

South Africa

Reclaimed Roadway - Houston LID Design Competition Slideshow

Low Impact Development Construction Costs Vs. Conventional Construction Costs

Low Impact Development impacts flooding in the Houston area

Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP)

About STEP<p>Working towards a more sustainable future by facilitating adoption of green<br>technologies through monitoring, research, and knowledge sharing.<p>…

Introduction to Low Impact Development (LID)

LID Stormwater Construction Practices

A New Vision For Sustainable Urban Housing Combines Technology With Open Spaces

The Canopea project–winners of Europe’s Solar Decathlon–takes the best from both high-tech and natural solutions to create a city of stackable “nanotowers.”<p>As long as sustainable housing meant hay bales and off-the-grid, it was never going to inspire the masses. Now that sustainable is stylish, …

Watershed Materials developed technology that turns clay into a sustainable building product

Watershed Materials, a California based building materials technology startup, has developed a solution to produce high strength masonry with a low …

Engineering

This German Glass Sphere Will Revolutionize Solar Power

A new sun-tracking solar generator created by German solar startup Rawlemon. The man behind the invention is Andre Broessel, who is an …

Xbox One will play Xbox 360 games, preview members can try it today

Fans of backward compatibility are getting their wish: Microsoft just announced that the Xbox One will be able to play Xbox 360 games, and if you're in the preview program you can start testing it today. Demonstrated onstage with <i>Mass Effect</i>, it's not exactly like the Xbox 360's implementation, …

Homemade Limoncello: A Step by Step Guide

I'm normally a parenting writer/blogger but since every parent needs a good drink, from time to time, I've taken up DIY limoncello. I get asked for my recipe all the time - so here it is.<p><b>What is limoncello?</b><p>Limoncello is an Italian lemon liquor, produced mainly in Southern Italy (but now made and …

Alcohol

Climate Hope City: how Minecraft can tell the story of climate change

Minecraft,Games,Technology,Environment,Science,Architecture,PC,Culture,Game culture,Fossil fuel divestment,Fossil fuels,Greenhouse gas emissions,Climate change<p>As part of our Keep it in the Ground campaign, the Guardian has commissioned a Minecraft map exhibiting a city filled with real-world …

Climate

Stay Mosquito Bite-Free All Summer With This Natural Hack

Whether your propensity to attract mosquitoes is in your genes or not, the pesky bugs are a real summertime <i>buzz</i>kill.<p>Bug spray and citronella are effective at keeping them away, but according to a video by the San Francisco Globe, there's an even easier, more natural way to get them to leave you …

San Francisco

One Year Later, How Has 'Destiny' Changed Since The Alpha?

Today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of Destiny Alpha, everyone’s first look at what Bungie had been plotting for years. Players were turned loose in Old Russia, given a few missions to play and a max level cap of eight. It was everyone’s first look at the game, myself included, and I …