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Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

So much for not being able to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>Some older people can remember things just as well as peers who are nearly half their age. Scientists are calling them "super-agers" for their unique ability to stay sharp into old age<p>Several months ago, researchers discovered at least one …

Prefab ‘cocoon’ concept designed for extreme glampers

That’s right—extreme glampers<p>We love a lavish nature experience as much as the next person. But there’s glamping and then there’s importing your own luxury prefab structure into the middle of a harsh salt-flat landscape.<p>Designed by French architect and civil engineer Christophe Benichou, the …

Prefab Homes

Wedge-shaped tiny house offers a compact home for two

The RoadHaus is actually a smaller, updated version of Wheelhaus' Wedge house and the firm envisions it serving as a tiny house, backyard office, or …

Angular cedar-clad home in New Zealand is designed to go completely off-grid

New Zealand firm Herriot Melhuish Oneill has created a beautiful eco-friendly home deep in the rolling farmland just outside of Wellington. The Peka …

Architecture

Our calculator will guess how many healthy years of life you have left

As the old saying goes, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. While death is inevitable, the quality of life you experience until …

Retirement

Switzerland's NeighborHub wins first place in the Solar Decathalon 2017

This past week, eleven teams of students designed, built and presented futuristic houses at the Solar Decathalon 2017. The competition took place in …

Getaway is launching new tiny house rentals in Washington DC and Boston

Getaway tiny houses are expanding, and we couldn’t be more excited. Until now, you could only rent one of the off-grid houses outside parts of Boston …

Sculptor House

Overlooking Lake Trousers, the Sculptor House is a surrealist art piece in the middle of an evergreen forest. The design of the home was a …

Architecture

Student-built solar-powered tiny home represents new vision for the American dream

The future of tiny home design is looking very bright. A team of students from Sacramento State, working under the name Sol Vespiade, have designed a …

This solar-powered net-zero home is a modern take on the farmhouse

Missouri S&T’s entry into the biennial Solar Decathlon competition<p>The SILO house was conceived as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s biennial competition Solar Decathlon, which challenges collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered houses.<p>Designed for empty nesters by students of the …

Clean Energy

Y-shaped timber cabin on stilts overlooks Norway's picturesque mountains

Oslo-based architect Lund Hagem has unveiled a beautiful wooden cabin that juts out over the slopes of Norway’s Kvitfjell ski resort. The timber …

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

3% of scientific papers deny climate change — and evidence shows they are flawed

Check Your Work<p>In 2013, a study published in <i>Environmental Research Letters</i> asserted that 97 percent of scientific papers support the consensus that …

Data Shows Your Startup Probably Won't Last without These 3 Things | Inc.com

<i>By Tracy Skousen (@TracySkousen), Senior Vice President, Relationship Partner/President, International, at Partners In Leadership and By Mattson Newell (@MattsonNewell), Director at Partners In Leadership.</i><p>We've all heard the grim data about startups' success rates: 8 out of 10 will fail within the …

Leadership

Cover Backyard Studios

When tech meets architecture, you get Cover Backyard Studios. Using design optimization software, they'll custom build a secondary structure — …

People are using recycled laptop batteries to power their homes

Why spend thousands of dollars on a Tesla Powerwall when you could build your own – for a fraction of the cost? This is a question many alternative …

Off-grid rainforest cabin built from scratch has minimal site impact

There’s no replacement for hands-on experience – which is why architecture students at the University of British Columbia designed and built this …

Top five solar panel problems

<b>Nearly a quarter (23%) of solar panel owners have had a problem with their system, exclusive Which? research reveals.</b><p>Inverter problems are the most …

Back Country House

Designed by David Maurice of LTD Architectural, the award-winning "Back Country House” is a stunning retreat located in the settlement of Puhoi, just …

All Entrepreneurs Fail: How to Use Failure to Your Advantage

All entrepreneurs fail.Let that sink in.<i>All entrepreneurs fail.</i>If you’re an entrepreneur, at some point you will fail. It’s inevitable. Whether that …

Money Won't Make You Happy. Here's What Will, According to Science | Inc.com

<i>At age 25, would you pursue a well-paying corporate job that makes you unhappy or a hobby that makes you happy but has no guarantee to pay the bills? originally appeared on Quora -- the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer,</b> …

Happiness

Open Source House

By streamlining the materials and process, the Open Source House cuts costs and time without sacrificing design. The 1,200 square foot structure …

The maker of popular smart lock just got another $25 million from Comcast, Qualcomm, and others to keep growing

Thanks to that Airbnb partnership, the launch of a new doorbell camera, and a market-leading position in brick-and-mortar stores, times are good for August Home, the company behind the smart lock, said Jason Johnson, the company's CEO.<p>Now, August is getting a cash windfall to try to unlock even …

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors | Inc.com

Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to figure out whom to place into their management roles. Gallup research states that most companies fail to select …

Leadership

Hilton says smartphone door unlocking used 11 million times without being hacked

A growing number of hotels are now allowing people to use their iPhone (and in some cases, Apple Watch) to unlock their doors. The Hilton hotel group, which first started experimenting with the technology three years ago, says that the security of the system is now firmly proven …<p>It says that the …

Women and young people are hurt the most by internet surveillance — and it's getting worse

This is not just an American concern. States around the world are increasingly policing internet activities. Online surveillance is now common among governments and companies alike.<p>Recently, for instance, my colleagues at the Citizen Lab, located at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global …

5 Ways to Create a Healthy, Thriving Tech Company Culture

Despite the frantic news cycle, there are many tech companies with solid, valuable cultures that are rooted in integrity and kindness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: In the new podcast</i> Masters of Scale<i>, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid</i> …

Coal: New Film Shows How Bad It Is For Your Health

Is America in an unhealthy relationship with coal? Without someone’s help, it can be difficult to objectively assess a relationship that you are in and decide whether to continue. Consider, then, <i>From the Ashes</i>, a new documentary film premiering on the <i>National Geographic</i> channel this Sunday (June 25 …

World Coal Production Just Had Its Biggest Drop on Record

It’s the end of an era for coal.<p>Production of the fossil fuel dropped by a record amount in 2016, according to BP Plc’s annual review of global …