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Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are three reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaces it with provides even more valuable insight for …

Public Speaking

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after news broke that 50 million Facebook profiles were passed along to UK data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and used for political profiling. CEO Mark …

Social Media

Freakout-onomics: Trump and Republicans making every bad economic choice possible

From trade to immigration to debt to income inequality, you'll find Trump, Republicans or both on the wrong side of the facts and the future.<p>Someday President Trump will be gone, along with all of his chaos and sleaze, relatives, cronies and Republican enablers. But they will still be with us in …

Economics

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The US has reached the last stage before collapse

In <i>The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire</i>, Edward Gibbon luridly evokes the Rome of 408 A.D., when the armies of the Goths prepared to descend upon the city.<p>The marks of imperial decadence appeared not only in grotesque displays of public opulence and waste, but also in the collapse …

I-DEAS

How Organic Farming Could Save The World From Global Warming

The keys to fighting climate change are right under our feet.<p>Researchers at the <b>Rodale Institute</b> have learned that <b>organic soils</b> trap atmospheric …

I've Been Married to My Husband For 15 Years. Here's How We Continue to Have Sex Every Day

This longtime couple prioritizes their sex life—and the benefits go beyond the bedroom<p>Three months ago, I was driving to work and listening to an episode of <i>ONE Extraordinary Marriage</i> podcast. The hosts were talking about a 60-day sex challenge they’d done nine years earlier—where they committed to …

Relationships

A 21st-century form of indentured servitude has already penetrated deep into the American heartland

Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them<p>Indentured servitude is back in a big way in the United States, and conservative corporatists want to make sure that labor never, ever again has the power to tell big business how to treat …

A scientist explains the very real struggle of talking to climate-change deniers

The world needs people like Andy Jorgensen, a professor of chemistry and environmental science at the University of Toledo. One of Jorgensen’s jobs is to create educational material on global warming, its impact, and what we can do to fight against it.<p>In a conversation with Redditors, Jorgensen …

Introducing 'Year 2050,' Our Guide to Surviving the Next 33 Years of Climate Change

How much will our world change after three decades of rising temperatures?<p>We don't know what the world will look like 33 years from now. By then the Trump era, uncertain as it may seem from our vantage point, will become the stuff of history textbooks—or more likely, of history VR experiences. No …

Google Flights will now tell you when fares will increase, help you find cheaper tickets

Google’s airfare search destination Google Flights already offered a variety of features aimed at helping you find low-cost tickets, but today it’s rolling out one more: it will show you when prices are expected to increase for certain flights, so you can book before the tickets become more …

A Mighty Wind Tries to Lift Rig Builders Past Oil’s Downturn

Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. has for decades built hulking platforms to extract oil and natural gas from the seabed. With the collapse of offshore …

Hydroelectric Power

Climate Change This Week: Megadroughts, Virtual Clean Power Plants, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Saving BUB,</b> Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Amazonian ant-mimic treehopper, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. <i>Credit Andreas Kay at flickr</i><p><i>Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon</i><p><b>A Key Preserver of Carbon</b> …

World's Largest Solar Plant Goes Online

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu is now home to the world's largest solar power plant, according to local reports.<p>The world's largest single location …

Tamil Nadu

Battling Mother Nature: Why New York probably won’t abandon its waterfront in the face of climate change

The city can’t surrender its waterfront. But it will have to do something to make it storm-proof.<p><i>This post initially appeared on Grist</i> <br>Even under the best-case scenarios for climate change, much of New York City will be under water in 100 years. The city would be smart to retreat from its …

The UN Needs to Tell Everyone to Eat Less Meat

Climate change and antibiotic resistance are two hot topics, but we’re overlooking a simple solution.<p>You may have missed it amid all the reports of Brad and Angelina's divorce, but the United Nations opened its General Assembly session this week to discuss major global issues such as climate change …

How to make your compost - easy, cheap, and sustainable

Composting can make a big difference for the soil in your garden – or why not, even in your flower pots. If more people composted then we’d enjoy …

In A Changing Climate, We Need Nature To Save Us From Ourselves

If you lived in Honolulu and suddenly relocated to Minneapolis, it's fair to say you would need to make a few lifestyle adjustments. You would have to buy warmer clothes, learn how to drive in icy conditions, and perhaps even trade in your surfboard for cross-country skis. In short, you would have …

Why the U.S. Solar Market Is Set to Nearly Double in 2016

The U.S. solar energy market will nearly double new installations this year to 14.5 gigawatts, led by utility projects that developers scrambled to …

Environmental records are being shattered as climate change 'plays out before us'

The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has found.<p>The "state of the climate" report, …

Droughts, floods, forest fires and melting poles – climate change is impacting Earth like never before. From the Australia to Greenland, Ashley Cooper’s work spans 13 years and over 30 countries. This selection, taken from his new book, shows a changing landscape, scarred by pollution and natural …

Climate Change

Why Chicago Is Becoming The Country’s Urban Farming Capital

With a cornucopia of new ag startups, from rooftop greenhouses to high-tech vertical farms, the city’s growing agriculture movement is looking to deliver fresh produce even in the coldest Chicago winter.<p>When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy …

Artificial intelligence assistants are taking over

"I HELD THE DOOR OPEN FOR A CLOWN THE OTHER DAY," the woman said in a loud, slow monotone. It took us a moment to realize that her voice was emanating from the black speaker on the kitchen table. We stared slack-jawed as she—it—continued: "I THOUGHT IT WAS A NICE JESTER."<p>"What. The hell. Was that," …

Ray Kurzweil: Here's Why Solar Will Dominate Energy Within 12 Years

Ray Kurzweil has made a bold prediction about the future of solar energy, saying in remarks at a recent medical technology conference that it could …

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