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How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Food & Dining

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

Gardening

Amazing plant pods can grow more lettuce in a 10×10 room than a farm can grow on 1/2 acre

Do you live in a tiny apartment and want to grow your own food? Aggressively Organic has an answer. The Indiana-based company offers Micro Growth …

Aquaponics

How Blockchain Is Threatening to Kill the Traditional Utility

If utilities think rooftop solar panels and batteries are bad for business, blockchain should scare the bejeezus out of them.<p>That’s because in …

Wind Power

Yes, These Chickens Are on the Blockchain

Did the chicken you just buy at the supermarket have a nice life, roam free, and eat healthy grains? If you’re the kind of person who cares, …

Whimsical park built of recycled materials pops up in Shanghai

Shanghai’s hip Anfu Road recently sprouted a whimsical urban intervention that shows how one man’s trash create a treasured public space. AIM …

Energy Storage Wars: 3 Products Going Head to Head With Tesla's Powerwall

Three of the biggest residential solar companies in the U.S. are adding energy storage to the mix.<p>When <b>Tesla</b>'s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Powerwall was introduced …

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

These Designs Take Bamboo Infrastructure to a New Level

Flexible, durable, and fast-growing—it's no wonder bamboo has been nick-named "the green steel of the 21st century."<p>Did we mention it can help protect the environment, too? By absorbing high amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, bamboo is a wonderful natural resource for both temporary and …

Architecture

The Top 10 Most Amazing Libraries in the World

Libraries have always had something special about them, something different and attractive, a charm of their own that continues to enchant us even …

Architecture

How To Grow Cucamelons – The Most Exciting Fruit You Can Grow This Year

While most Americans have never heard of cucamelons, this fruit is definitely one you’ll want to know a lot more about. Also referred to as “Mexican …

Researchers Propose New Version of Scalable Blockchain Alternative

PhD candidate Yonatan Sompolinsky and Dr. Aviv Zohar, both of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, released a paper this week on a new scalable …

A 32-year-old with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with these 4 utopian ideas

As the president of Y Combinator, the tech world's most prestigious startup accelerator, Altman makes a living discovering world-changing ideas and helping them grow into giants.<p>YC has given life to companies like Dropbox, Airbnb, Zenefits, and Reddit. But Altman also dabbles in a host of side …

10 inspiring TED talks to boost your money goals

<b>TED is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has</b> …

35 Amazing Real World Examples Of How Blockchain Is Changing Our World

It’s quickly becoming apparent that blockchain technology is about far more than just Bitcoin. Across finance, healthcare, media, government and other sectors, innovative uses are appearing every day.<p>Here is a list of 35 which I have come across. While some may fail to live up to their promises, …

Blockchain

Perkins+Will is Creating a Whole New World for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum

Perkins+Will is creating a whole new world 62 miles northwest of Shanghai for the Suzhou Science & Technology Museum. Inspired by shan sui, the …

Blockchain could solve the next global humanitarian crisis

When one talks about blockchain, the focus is usually on the technological side or on how to apply it to business. Less common, however, is to hear about it in the context of, for example, delivering aid, assisting refugees or helping to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>While …

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

Self-help

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

Cooking

China is building a police station powered by AI, not humans

China this week announced an AI-powered unmanned police station will open in one of its capitol cities, proving once again that no other country quite embraces artificial intelligence like it does.<p>The station appears to be designed with driver and vehicle related matters in mind, making it more …

Dining meets design: 8 of the world's most inviting restaurants

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to deciding where to book a dinner reservation, a restaurant's decor is often as important a consideration as the quality of the food itself. The design elements -- from the color scheme and lighting to the furniture and flatware -- set the atmosphere for the meal, and reflect …

Food & Dining

10 interiors that use lighting as a centrepiece

This week's Pinterest roundup shines a light on interiors that feature unusual lamps or pendants to set the mood, from a chandelier made from tea …

China's library of the future has an eye on design

The remarkable library, collaboratively designed with the Tianjin urban planning and design institute (TUPDI), is concentrated around a giant sphere …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

British Tile Company Creates an Amazing Curving Floor Optical Illusion for Their Showroom Entrance

Casa Ceramica Tile Company has created a wonderfully wild if not slightly dizzying <i>Alice and Wonderland</i> themed, tile floor curving optical illusion …

Houses with libraries so lovely you’ll feel positively bookish

Read ’em and weep.<p><b>London NW3– £7.95 million</b><p>Skeel Library, part of the Grade II-listed Hampstead Manor heritage conversion by Mount Anvil, was …

England

14 spectacular lamps unveiled at the London Design Festival

Lighting designers are constantly pushing the envelope with new materials, technologies and applications – and this year’s London Design Festival was …

Design

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

Deborah Berke Partners transforms historic insane asylum into boutique hotel

Guests can stay overnight in former patients' rooms at this late 19th-century building constructed as a mental hospital, which New York studio …