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50 Years of James Bond Style in Pictures

Classic Cars

Zappos' multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas

He's truly led by example, and that's one of the reasons why he lives in a 240-square-foot trailer with a couple of alpacas despite having a net worth of "at least $780 million," according to Wealth-X.<p>When Amazon bought Zappos for $1.2 billion in 2009, Hsieh made Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explicitly …

Team Building

Solar technology: the US and China look to Australian innovators for solutions

New ideas, such as solar panels that float on water supply reservoirs, could see Australia become a major renewable energy exporter<p>In the last fiscal year, Australia earned $172bn from international sales of its natural resources. But earnings are decreasing. The office of the chief economist …

Renewable Energy

Opec faces a mortal threat from electric cars

The oil cartel is living in a time-warp, seemingly unaware that global energy politics have changed forever<p>OPEC remains defiant. Global reliance on oil and gas will continue unchanged for another quarter century. Fossil fuels will make up 78pc of the world’s energy in 2040, barely less than …

Christmas Eve

Germany Just Successfully Fired Up A Nuclear Fusion Reactor

Controlled nuclear fusion – a clean, near-perpetual source of energy – would revolutionize the world. In recent years, significant steps on the path …

Operation KKK Is Beginning To Unmask Hate Group Members

Operation KKK, an Anonymous -led effort to shut down the Ku Klux Klan, has begun in earnest. The main Twitter account is reporting that many KKK-related sites are down after concerted hacking efforts and that more are to come as they prepare for an action called HoodsOff on November 5.<p>The Ku Klux …

Ku Klux Klan

This Edible Water Blob Could Change Hydration Forever

It can be tough to get your recommended daily intake of water, but one innovation is making it easier than ever to keep a bottle, or blob, of H2O on …

Typography

Tesla Moves Into Storage Batteries for Homes, Businesses

The $3,500 Powerwall can be used for backup power or to store solar energy.<p>Tesla Motors on Thursday unveiled Tesla Energy — storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will expand its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy …

Tesla

Photos: Inside China’s unknown mega-city

Tim Franco, a Paris-born photographer now based in Shanghai, has spent the past five-plus years documenting the intense change that urbanization has brought to the Chinese mega-city of Chongqing.<p>Until 1997, Chongqing was a neglected city in the poor Sichuan province. It is two hours by plane to any …

China

The Technology That Will Build Our Future May Be Found In Mushrooms

The key to the human race’s future may be right beneath our feet. It sounds bizarre, but fungi better known as mushrooms can help solve many of …

Tesla's Elon Musk simplifies how dumb our oil dependency is

The future<p>Tesla's founder and resident genius Elon Musk explained the idiocy of fossil fuels that even a climate change denier can't rebut:<p>"If we …

Tesla

Inside Elon Musk’s $1.4 billion score

<b>By Peter Elkind</b><p>Photos by Winni Wintermeyer for Fortune<p>November 14, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT<p><b>The crazy, real-life story of how the CEO of electric-car maker</b> …

Tesla

Star Wars toys photos look more realistic than the real Star Wars

I love the work of Finnish artist Vesa Lehtimäki aka Avanaut, a brilliant illustrator and photographer who likes to take pictures of his kids' toys …

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The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

Art

Back To The (Sustainable) Future: The Year 2050 In Words And Pictures

A new book presents a full-color future for us that’s rosy without being far-fetched, with water efficiency and robot friends.<p>It’s 2050. Somehow we haven’t joined the dinosaurs in extinction, succumbed to the Secret Society of Super Villains, or been raptured up to the clouds. And the robots are …

Sustainability

Ultimate Strength

Australians Love Solar Power

<b>Published on</b> July 22nd, 2013 | <i>by Giles Parkinson</i><p>3<p>July 22nd, 2013 by <b>Giles Parkinson</b><p>A survey conducted by the CSIRO has found that overwhelming support …

Flipboard Magazines Can Now Be Enjoyed on the Web

Inside Flipboard / July 23, 2013<p>Since the launch of Flipboard 2.0, more than 2 million magazines have been made about every topic imaginable, from …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Telling vs. Teaching: Great Leaders Know the Difference | Inc.com

Think about a leader and chances are your first image is of someone giving orders -- maybe it’s the quarterback in a huddle outlining the next play for his teammates, maybe it’s an army officer coolly barking commands in the heat of combat. But chances are, when many of us think of leadership, we …

Leadership

Such a legend!

Such a legend!

This Girl Snuck Into a Russian Military Rocket Factory

Her name is Lana Sator and she snuck into one of NPO Energomash factories outside of Moscow. Her photos are amazing, like sets straight out of Star …

TABLE-Japan Q1 solar cell sales jump 343 pct yr/yr