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Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill. The fact that at …

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

Did you solve it? The Pi Day puzzle that will spin you in circles

Earlier today I set you the following puzzle:<p><i>Illustrated below is a quarter-circle, containing two semicircles of smaller circles. Prove that the red segment has the same area as the blue.</i><p><b>Solution</b><p>Place four identical quarter circles together to see the full circle. We can see that it comprises four …

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14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

20 Motivational Mindfulness Practices To Help You Focus On Your Life Goals

<b>1. Write your goals down and display them!</b><p>“I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I write and I understand.” – Chinese Proverb<p><b>2. Break big goals</b> …

Six tips that could make you smarter

<b>(CNN) —</b> For years scientists have been looking for ways to enhance our intelligence -- from eating fish oil tablets to playing the latest video games.<p>The jury is out on whether these techniques are truly effective in improving intelligence, but studies have shown that your IQ can change -- so why …

MIT researchers create citywide building energy model for Boston

City governments in the age of climate change often find themselves in a predicament: It’s hard to create a more energy-efficient city without …

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Stanford Dropout Went From Bootstrapping to Closing Fortune 500 Companies

<i>This article is part of the Young & Entrepreneurial series that features young startup founders and entrepreneurs. You can see past features here. To stay up to date with future posts, sign-up here.</i><p>It's not easy to build a business but a certain drive for success and desire to create something that …

Top 10 websites for free, non-cheesy stock photography

There are many times when we need a decent picture to complete a project or bit of content. But most stock photography sites are either too expensive …

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Flattening the "duck curve" to get more renewable energy on the grid

Wind and solar power are pretty great, especially the part about how they don't create pollution that kills people and threatens the stability of advanced civilization.<p>But they do have their challenges.<p>In my previous post, I discussed one of those challenges: the "duck curve," i.e., the effect wind …

50 things you should be doing without thinking if you want to be an entrepreneur

Instead, the best lessons come from experience, and only by adopting beneficial habits on a daily basis can you gradually attain the excellent leadership, decision-making, and adaptability necessary to assure your success as a startup founder.<p>Those lessons? To get you started, here are 50 of the …

We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

Where do you see yourself in five years? Tell me about a time when you showed leadership. What is your biggest weakness?<p>These are the standard questions that job candidates face during interviews. And by now, everyone also has standard answers. (“My biggest weakness? I work too hard.”)<p>As you scale …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Sustainable Development Goal 11: Make cities safe and sustainable

<i>This story first appeared on the blog of Corporate Citizenship, a global business consultancy specializing in sustainability and corporate</i> …

Smart Cities

Tony Robbins has taught this productivity trick to clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams

He's sold millions of books, videos, audio recordings, and tickets to his seminars. He's personally coached everyone from former President Bill Clinton to tennis icon Serena Williams to revered hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones.<p>Although every coaching session is personalized, we asked Robbins for …

The UN surprises everyone with a breakthrough deal to slow deforestation

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Grist</i><i>.</i><p>A surprise deal emerged from UN climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany, this week: diplomats managed to reach a key agreement to compensate developing nations that agree to preserve their forests. And environmental and civil society groups had generally nice things to …

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

<b>Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in "The Big Lebowski" (Gramercy Pictures)</b><p>It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p>Douwe Draaisma<p>May 3, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Forgetting: Myths, Perils and Compensations”<p><i>There’s no time to</i> …

A subculture of entrepreneurship hatches in Japan

For years, Japan has been searching for a way to get its economic mojo back, and increasingly it's looking to people like 17-year-old high school dropout Yoichiro Mikami as the answer.<p>In a conformist culture where the socially acceptable road to success has typically meant cram school, …

These 7 States Have No Income Tax--and That's Not Even the Best Part | Inc.com

When starting your own business or acting as a freelancer/contractor, where you live and do business matters. Many entrepreneurs get their start in one of the seven states that doesn't have an income tax. They are (in alphabetical order): Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, …

How Steve Jobs Trained His Own Brain | Inc.com

Steve Jobs is one of the two or three greatest icons of high tech, rivaled only by Bill Gates and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg. He's mostly known for his legendary ability to create innovative, groundbreaking products.<p>What's less known, though, is that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in what was once a rather …

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23 Adorable DIY Ways To Show Off Your Plants

Whether you have a sprawling backyard or a tiny windowsill, these garden projects will put a ~spring~ in your step.

5 Mind-Body-Behavior Practices That Can Change Your Life

Evidence from both clinical observations and empirical research increasingly confirms that how you engage your entire being in the world …

With $45 Million In Funding, Augmented Reality Platform Blippar Is Rethinking Search

Blippar, an augmented reality ad platform that uses real-world tags to deliver extra AR content in offline situations, has raised $45 million in new funding from undisclosed investors. This comes on the heels of a big 2014 for UK-based Blippar, wherein the company made its first acquisition by …

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How PayPal uses deep learning and detective work to fight fraud

Image copyright Shutterstock / Lisa S..Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she’s been at PayPal. In fact, a …

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

This Weird Productivity Hack Actually Made Me More Efficient

This is going to sound crazy, but I actually managed to increase my productivity significantly by changing a single obscure setting on my Mac.<p>There’s a setting buried inside System Preferences under Date & Time on OS X that makes your computer audibly read out the time every hour (or more …

10 Coolest Green Startups to See at Smart City Startups

<b>Smart City Startups</b> is heading back to <b>Miami</b> for its second year of urban tech innovation.<p>Organized by Miami-based investment fund <b>Urban.Us</b>, the …

Turkey Aiming For 5 Gigawatts Of Solar By 2023

<b>Published on</b> February 19th, 2015 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>10<p>February 19th, 2015 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>The country of Turkey is now aiming to get at least 30% of its …

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