Ervin Nordmann

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Unfiltered Fervor: The Rush to Get Off the Water Grid

SAN FRANCISCO — At Rainbow Grocery, a cooperative in this city’s Mission District, one brand of water is so popular that it’s often out of stock. But one recent evening, there was a glittering rack of it: glass orbs containing 2.5 gallons of what is billed as “raw water” — unfiltered, untreated, …

Snorkeling

How 3 Entrepreneurs Turned Their Lowest Moment Into Their Biggest Opportunity

Getting fired sucks, but it can also be the best thing that ever happens to you, according to these entrepreneurs.<p>How does it feel to get fired? In everyday language: awful. Or is you want to be more technical about it, "most people report feeling a whirlwind of emotions, but the most typical are …

Entrepreneurship

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tells coal miners he will repeal power-plan rule Tuesday: ‘The war against coal is over’

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.”<p>Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority …

How To Make The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies, According To 5 Expert Bakers

YUM.<p>There’s no cookie more universally loved than the chocolate chip cookie, so we all owe it to ourselves to bake the best darn chocolate chip cookies we can possibly make ― for us, for our friends and family, and for the dignity of the chocolate chip cookie itself.<p>We’re here with help. We reached …

Equifax Says CIO, Chief Security Officer to Leave After Breach

Equifax Inc. said two of its senior executives are leaving as the credit-reporting company faces mounting public anger for losing data on 143 million …

Take a Tour of the Poison Garden, Where Plants Can Kill

No touching, smelling, or standing too close.<p>The most metal garden in the world is The Poison Garden of Alnwick, where every plant can kill you. Located at Alnwick Castle, in the English county of Northumberland, this garden contains poisonous plants from around the world.<p>YouTuber Tom Scott took a …

DIY: Create a Fabric Book Cover - GeekMom

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>Here’s a last-minute gift idea: make a book. In fact, you could even make it a blank notebook, so you don’t have to write …

Woodworking

Some Of The Most Gorgeous Cars From The Art Deco Era

(Image Link)<p>Automobiles went from being strictly luxury items for the wealthy to a mode of transportation even the middle class could afford in the …

Art Deco

‘The Calligraphy Revival’: Fine Handwriting, With a Flourish

In the rarefied environs of the Upper East Side, the bibliophilic Grolier Club qualifies as an alternative exhibition space. A small nonprofit, it is as devoted to the margins of culture as its downtown counterparts. But instead of focusing on overlooked artists, its mission is the neglected medium …

Best Free Logo Design Tools That Will Effectively Save You Time And Money

Screenshot via SquareSpace Logo Design<p><b>It’s long been established</b> that creating a good logo design is imperative to a brand’s success and should …

Graphic Design

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fabrics from the '50s Are Now Available

Good news, FLW fans: Schumacher has re-released the starchitect's fabric designs in honor of Wright's upcoming 150th birthday.<p>Frank Lloyd Wright's …

This modern log home in Finland is heated by the earth

This may look like a traditional log home, but unlike other homes, it can withstand harsh winters and freezing temperatures down to -30°C (-22°F) …

Design

IKEA's Award Winning Flat Pack Shelter To Be Redesigned

Better Shelter, the award-winning refugee shelter design concept created as a partnership between the not-for-profit IKEA Foundation and the United …

Big reveal: $899,000 for a cute Carroll Gardens 2BR with a balcony

Did you guess correctly?<p>Yesterday we challenged you to guess the asking price for a two-bedroom condo in Carroll Gardens, spanning 877 square feet. Alas, no one accurately guessed the $899,000 price, however, there were a few close guesses. NYCsince1983 was just $24,000 off the mark with a guess of …

Outdoor Spaces

Learn web development and build working sites with a top instructor — for under $15

There’s no better way to learn a skill than by rolling up your sleeves and actually practicing it. So if you want to learn how to develop for the web, the best training would be actually developing apps for the web, which is exactly what you’ll do with the Complete Web Developer Course, on sale now …

This Vintage Trailer Hotel Is the Coolest (and Most Colorful!) Way to Stay in Texas

If you need a mood boost, head to El Cosmico in Marfa, TX. The 21-acre nomadic hotel and campground will undoubtedly be a unique vacation. You can stay in vintage trailers that are painted in candy colors and scattered throughout the desert terrain. The trailers come fully equipped with a dry goods …

Reuse America Vintage Warehouse: Your Place for Unique Finds

Say what you will about odd finds for the home but I tend to gravitate to them. In my living room hangs a 5-foot marquee letter Y — an impulse …

Watch This Cat Lose Its Mind After Faced With An Optical Illusion

Apparently what cannot be understood must be destroyed.<p>What could be more entertaining than a cat and a laser pointer? Apparently, a cat and some cleverly applied ink on paper.<p>A curious cat was filmed absolutely losing its mind after catching sight of an optical illusion, prompting it to declare …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Vim

The Latest Solution For Cleaning Up Oil Spills? It's A Sponge

But you won’t find this in your average kitchen.<p>Oil spills are catastrophic for marine environments, especially if they’re not cleaned up quickly. That can be difficult when a spill occurs in the middle of the ocean and crews can’t reach the area until hours after the oil has started to spread and …

Cleaning

Get rid of flies, mosquitoes, and roaches with these 5 plants

We all know flies are super irritating. They buzz around, land in your food, in your drink, etc. They're just pestilent pests.<p>Plus, they can carry …

Mosquitoes

Freaks of the plant world

Plants are prone to a particular deformation that produces a flattened, fan-shaped growth pattern called fasciation. It can be alarming if …

Shopping for plants? Here's how to buy more for less

How can you fill your garden with spring-and summer-flowering plants without spending a fortune? It's possible to get them for very affordable prices …

Unusual House Plants with Pictures

Unusual house plants remind us of the diversity of nature.<p>Just think...these remarkable plants originate from the far reaches of the globe and can …

Plants

Odd Yet Beautiful Houseplants You May Not Have Heard Of

Indoor plants add some life and color to your interior spaces, and contrary to popular belief they don't just sit around doing nothing all day …

Plants

Avoid These 5 Common Cannabis Growing Mistakes

Cannabis plants are known to be resilient. The plant grows successfully all over the globe in an array of climates, leading many to believe that the …

Aquaponics

10 ways to make the most of a garden wall

If you have a garden wall that soaks up the sun for part or all of the day, treasure it and rejoice. Walls abound with gardening opportunity as they offer a vertical microclimate that you can turn into invaluable growing space. The next sunny day, become a wall-watcher. Notice which of yours are …

5 plants and flowers that will help you sleep better

Add these pretty florals and greenery to your bedroom to ensure you get the best night's rest possible.<p>Sleep, or lack of, is one of the biggest …

Plants

26 Plants You Should Always Grow Side-By-Side

Organic gardeners know that a diverse mix of plants makes for a healthy and beautiful garden. Many believe that certain plant combinations have extraordinary (even mysterious) powers to help each other grow. Scientific study of the process, called companion planting, has confirmed that some …

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …