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These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more.<p>Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But perhaps its …

Elon Musk aims to refit 5m homes with solar roofs

SolarCity is talking up the look and longevity of solar roofing but potential costs pose questions about whether it can succeed where others have failed<p>Elon Musk’s solar company has its sights set on replacing 5m rooftops in the US with traditional roofing materials integrated with solar cell …

Clean Energy

Simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Happiness

Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

In 1951, Buckminster Fuller patented the efficient, resilient geodesic dome, and companies today are still drawing inspiration from his work. …

Next wave of ecopreneurs hopes to find key to making aquaponics profitable

In Chicago, where hungry mouths outnumber plots of soil, urban agriculture has boomed in recent years and extends across more than 230 community gardens and 60 urban farms.<p>Still, not all eco-friendly businesses have been sustainable.<p>Amid the swelling tide for local food, aquaponics — a method of …

Which Is Worse for the Planet: Beef or Cars?

By Jordyn Cormier<p>Cars are often used as the golden standard of environmental destruction. We know that our driving is hurtful to the environment. …

Agriculture

The Definition of Happiness Changes as You Age, According to Science

The definition of happiness shifts radically but predictably with age, research shows.<p>Type a simple search into Google and you will bombarded by tips on how to be happy. You could spend weeks if not years reading all that advice on boosting well being.<p>Many of these articles are valuable, but most …

Happiness

10 Reasons You Don’t Have an Amazing Life (And How to Fix Them)

Wondering why your life seems blah? Most likely it's one of these reasons. Lucky for you it's never too late to fix them.<p>Who doesn't want their life to be amazing? No one really wants to live a life of blah mediocrity. But stuff just gets in the way. Life happens. Maybe you think you don't have …

Happiness

There isn't a market for water, and there probably won’t be one

<b>We disagree.</b> Most of water's value is not in the commodity itself but in the value that's added to it by a range of services and processes: extracting it, transporting it, disposing of it and making it drinkable. The value to volume economic ratio in water does not support a global marketplace, …

Natural Gas

Businesses must go green or they will go under, Lord Malloch-Brown warns

Businesses must embrace the environmental revolution or they will face going out of business, a former UK Minister and United Nations ambassador has …

Sustainability

Airbus showed off the world's first 3D-printed aircraft

Windowless, weighing in at just 21 kilos (46 pounds) and less than four metres (13 feet) long, the drone Thor -- short for "Test of High-tech Objectives in Reality" -- resembles a large, white model airplane.<p>Yet to the European aerospace giant Airbus, the small pilotless propeller aircraft is a …

3D Printing

A look at Apple’s insanely ambitious tree-planting plans for its new spaceship campus

While construction crews work furiously to finish Apple’s mammoth new headquarters in Cupertino this year, another critical piece of the campus’ design is taking shape 100 miles to the east.<p>In a cluster of East Bay nurseries, Apple has been growing more than 4,600 trees, which are nestled in large, …

Articles about brooklyn renaissance on Dwell.com - Dwell

Thanks to a group of young Brooklyn architects, an immigrant neighborhood untouched by gentrification gets low-income housing...<p>Twenty-nine years after Robert Moses’s death, the mixed legacy of New York’s über–urban planner remains inescapable.<p>In her book Parisian Views, critic Shelley Rice …

Frank Lloyd Wright

How Reducing Food Waste Could Ease Climate Change

Producing the food we throw away generates more greenhouse gases than most entire countries do.<p>More than a third of all of the food that's produced on our planet never reaches a table. It's either spoiled in transit or thrown out by consumers in wealthier countries, who typically buy too much and …