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Italy pushes ahead with 'next generation' biofuels from waste

<b>Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned.</b><p>Made from waste, the new fuels are said to reduce the amount of land taken out of food production.<p>The world's first commercial scale plant making fuel from straw opened in …

Corn-Jalapeño Fritters

4 Servings<p>Never met a corn fritter recipe we didn’t like, and we love this one.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 large eggs, beaten to blend<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>2 cups fresh corn kernels<p>1 scallion, thinly sliced<p>½ jalapeño, seeded, …

Fifteen things successful entrepreneurs do every day

The most effective entrepreneurs view themselves as assets. They continually invest in themselves and in their future through continuing education and self-improvement.<p>If you want to become a better entrepreneur and successfully grow your business, dedicate time and energy to improve your daily …

Architect Visit: Olle Lundberg’s Scavenged and Salvaged Cabin

Back in 1996, San Francisco architect Olle Lundberg responded to a classified ad about a property in Cazadero, CA (population: 354). Little did he …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

5 Inspiring Prison Farm Programs

Prisons across the country are introducing farm programs to help teach inmates about nutrition, growing food and related life-skills.<p>In the second …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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27 Creative Salad Dressing Recipes That Go Beyond Balsamic

From creamy ranch to bracing vinaigrettes, here are the salad dressing recipes we love best.<p><b>Say goodbye to that basic balsamic vinaigrette</b>—your salad dressing is about to get serious. Here are our favorite ways to dress our salads, from an updated goddess to a lighter, brighter Caesar.

{Awesome} Paisley Stenciled Table

Let’s talk stenciling.<p>Now, I’ve done my fair share of stenciling, but it’s always been with a homemade stencil and it takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to do. …

From Wine Bottle to Drinking Glass

One way to recycle a wine bottle is to turn it into a drinking glass, like the above picture from Instructables. According to this how-to, you score …

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Green Cleaning with Corn Starch, Baking Powder & Cream of Tarter - Ask Anna

Did you know that corn starch, baking powder and cream of tarter can be used for green cleaning? If we’re being honest we could probably admit that …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Possible Link Between DDT Pesticide Exposure And Alzheimer's Disease

A new study out in <i>JAMA Neurology</i> suggests that higher levels of the pesticide DDT might be linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The keyword here is <i>might,</i> however, since the study was quite small and the connection not clear-cut. Still, there’s certainly a possibility that the …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

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23 Delicious Ways To Cook A Pork Shoulder

It's cheap, it's tender, and it's so much easier to cook than you think. Basically, it's just a matter of setting your oven really low and having the strength to walk away.

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …