Dan Gillis

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This Ottawa home is both practical and stylish

This modern family home, in the suburbs near Canada's capital city Ottawa, boast a rich blend of materials both inside and out. Built by architect</i> …

Here’s An Idea For Breaking The Santa News Without Breaking Your Kid’s Heart

Viral post gives parents the perfect way to tell kids the truth about Santa<p>It’s that time of year where some parents find themselves in the …

Parenting

The top 10 most popular kitchens of the year

Styling your kitchen is quite a tumultuous task, it requires an idea, a colour scheme, theme and perhaps even some accent features. In this homify …

Did aliens create and maintain the universe?

WASHINGTON – How did the universe get started?<p>With the Big Bang theory under assault, science and philosophy are fishing for new theories – seemingly …

7 Habits of Highly Productive People (That Anyone Can Implement in Less Than 30 Days)

We seem to have a productivity problem in America. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, productivity has consistently been down over the …

On Black Friday, reflect on the Ponzi scheme that is our global economy

And who better to oversee our unsustainable economy than Donald Trump?<p>Black Friday has become an orgiastic celebration of unbridled consumerism. It’s …

Climate

5 Morning Habits to Boost Your Productivity All Day Long

Start your day off with the right mindset.<p>The first half hour of your morning could set the tone for the rest of the day, so use it wisely. Even if you aren't a morning person, don't waste these early hours and risk being bogged down by unproductivity. Instead, seize the day with a positive …

Time Management

Is This Sustainable Village The Future Of Retirement?

Serenbe, a planned sustainable community, is a new village designed to help its residents gracefully age in place.<p>Fifteen years into an unplanned second career as a real-estate developer, Steve Nygren has timed his latest project perfectly. Nygren is the cofounder and developer of Serenbe, a …

Urban Design

Why Apple and Google are moving into solar energy

Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are investing in renewable energy in a serious way – a sign, perhaps, of rapid changes in the energy market.<p>Most people think of Apple as a company that makes phones, computers and smart watches – not an energy provider. But in August all of that changed when the …

Renewable Energy

Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change doc is streaming for free ahead of US election

Before The Flood is now on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc.<p>For a limited time, you can tour the world with Leonardo DiCaprio, free of charge. <i>Before The Flood</i>, an advocacy documentary that grimly examines climate change around the planet, debuted in September at the Toronto International Film …

Year 2040: Technology will have changed the world in an unimaginable way - Firstpost

Experts are predicting the coming of something called the technological singularity. In simple terms this refers to two things. First, that …

Singularity

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 …

Sustainability

Dub Box makes a smaller, lighter VW Microbus caravan

Just last month, we watched caravan icon Airstream go small with the new Basecamp trailer, saying it finally felt the market right for the model, …

Top 10 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2016

Photograph courtesy Getty Images<p>These titles will make you reflect, say yes and choose joy in the year ahead.<p>Our preview of 10 carefully selected …

Comment on 8 Ways AI Will Profoundly Change City Life by 2030 by Kirk Fraser

In 2028 all cities will fail because of the world wide earthquake described in Revelation 16:18-19, based on the timeline at http://www.JesusPAC.org …

Emerging Technology

Comment on Elon Musk Is Right: We Can Insure Against Extinction by Colonizing Space by Sine Arrow

” Nevertheless, thinking that the people of Earth would launch that much treasure into outer space is dreaming. ”And yet, precisely the equivalent of …

Emerging Technology

Off-grid tiny house comes with a drawbridge-style deck

The Greenmoxie Tiny House comprises a total floorspace of 340 sq ft (31.5 sq m), and is based on a triple-axle trailer. Its siding consists of cedar …

20 reasons why Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest living man

To mark World Mountain Day, we're paying homage to (probably) the coolest person on Earth right now. Here's why we love him:<p>1. He was the first man to climb every mountain over 8,000 metres<p>There are 14 peaks on Earth with summits in the “death zone”, above 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). Just over 30 …

Mountaineering

Eco-friendly tiny house offers reclaimed style and drawbridge deck

It’s a special one<p>Today in rad brand extensions, Canadian green living blog Greenmoxie has unveiled their 340-square-foot, off-grid tiny house on wheels that is now available for purchase. Originally intended as an one-off project for readers to book on Airbnb, the now commercialized model …

Google and Facebook are destined to wage a decade-long war for the future

Back in April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his grand ten-year roadmap, showing the company's trajectory from now through 2026.<p>Here's that slide again, in case you missed it:<p>It points the way to Facebook's ideal future: A world where everybody's connected to the internet, where we talk to …

Mark Zuckerberg

2 Billionaires Are Financing an Escape From the Real Matrix

Do you think we’re actually living in a gigantic computer simulation like the one in <i>The Matrix</i>? If you do, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in some …

The 1 Perfect Stock for Investing in the Future of Solar

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The solar industry has been one of the most volatile sectors of the stock market over the past decade. Even the best investors in the space have been burned a time or two. But make no mistake, solar offers a multi-trillion dollar opportunity to venturesome investors. Here …

Investing

The Golden Clock: How One Simple Time Hack Could Increase Your Happiness at Work

If you want to strengthen your culture and ramp up productivity, this could be be the thing that makes it all tick.<p>If you listen to politicians, especially those aspiring to live in the big, white home on Pennsylvania Avenue, you might think your happiness is directly tied to their victory in the …

7 hallmarks of outstanding employers | Articles | Main

Even though employee engagement has become a priority for CEOs, Gallup’s research of workplaces worldwide reveals that actively disengaged employees …

Our best shot at cooling the planet might be right under our feet

Studies suggest that regenerating soil by turning our backs on industrial farming holds the key to tackling climate change<p>It’s getting hot out there. Every one of the past 14 months has broken the global temperature record. Ice cover in the Arctic sea just hit a new low, at 525,000 square miles …

A Tesla Powerwall with my rooftop solar? I’ll take SIX

A Gold Coast home owner has installed six Tesla Powerwall batteries, to store 98% of the generation from his 24kW rooftop solar system. And the …

Clean Energy

London to Manchester in 18 minutes? All aboard the new speed-of-sound train

The British government has expressed an interest in Hyperloop, a new travel technology that could reach the speed of sound – and reduce the commute time from Manchester to London to just 18 minutes.<p>Hyperloop, which is currently being developed in the US, will use magnetic train-like pods to shuttle …

A new type of politics could help prevent climate disaster

A UK cross-party initiative addresses the appetite and mechanics for the cooperation needed to help us live within Earth’s limits<p>Four months and counting<p>China and the US’s announcement that they will join the Paris climate accord comes at a time when the UK’s own climate and energy policies appear …

Before the Flood: Leonardo DiCaprio's climate change documentary exclusive clip

Making its international premiere this week at the Toronto Film Festival, the documentary <i>Before the Flood</i> is global travelogue of a world in crisis, …

World War II Economy Is a Master Class in How to Fight Climate Change

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

War