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New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

Entrepreneurship

Love the Outdoors? The U.S. National Parks Are Hiring

Get paid to spend your days in the great outdoors.<p>Have you ever wished you could spend your workdays surrounded by awe-inspiring nature?<p>You can now …

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

4 Ways to Figure Out If Who You're Hiring Is a 'Good Person' | Inc.com

What's the No. 1 thing you should look for in a new hire?<p>Two of the most successful living entrepreneurs have the exact same answer to this question: Look for someone who is a good person.<p>Really, that's it?<p>Yes, both Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, and Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and …

Employment

A look at Tesla Powerwall 2 owner experience: installation, app, and backup capacity

Tesla has been slowly ramping up production of the Powerwall 2, the latest generation of its home battery pack. A lot of reservation holders are still waiting for the device, but Tesla started installations in a select few markets.<p>One of those lucky homeowners has been sharing his experience in a …

Top five solar panel problems

<b>Nearly a quarter (23%) of solar panel owners have had a problem with their system, exclusive Which? research reveals.</b><p>Inverter problems are the most …

IKEA now offers home solar panel systems complete with a storage battery like Tesla's Powerwall

IKEA at the original location in Älmhult, Sweden.Business Insider Nordic<p>With over 700,000 solar panels installed worldwide to power its stores, IKEA is on its way to become energy neutral by 2020. But the company’s sustainability ambitions don’t end with itself.<p>IKEA has partnered with British solar …

4 Things Elon Musk Always Does When He Runs a Meeting (and You Should, Too) | Inc.com

<i>"How does Elon Musk run his famously efficient meetings?" originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Isabelle Daigle, marketing at Hello Focus, on Quora:</b><p>Dazzlingly effective CEOs are equipped …

Tesla

As pivotal offseason begins, the Redskins’ foundation is shaking

INDIANAPOLIS — At the NFL Scouting Combine, where every pro football team hopes to identify future stars who will help transform them into champions, the most significant story line for the Washington Redskins is the absence of General Manager Scot McCloughan.<p>While other NFL teams’ personnel …

How brewing beer changed a lifeform for good

Brewers domesticated wild yeasts hundreds of years ago – and changed this microscopic life form forever.<p>Brewers tend to hawk their wares on the purity of their ingredients and the provenance of their hops. But the yeast that helps turn their efforts into beer seldom gets a mention. After decades …

Beer

Ben Roethlisberger hinted he may be done with the NFL

Following the Steelers' loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship, Roethlisberger hinted he may consider retirement over the offseason.<p>"I'm gonna take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options, to consider health and family and things like that and just kind of take some …

Why The Most Productive People Do These Six Things Every Day

The secrets behind four-minute meetings and scrapping your to-do list.<p>Of all our available resources, everyone has the same number of hours in a day. Some, however, happen to get more done. Are they faster or smarter? Do they have more help? Perhaps. But they’ve also learned tricks that can help …

How to Determine If Solar Panels Make Sense for You

Channel your inner Elon Musk.<p>Solar panels are quickly becoming one of the most popular options for green energy. Even Tesla, headed by Silicon Valley guru Elon Musk, has started marketing solar panels for the home. Musk has even gone so far as to power an entire island to show how efficient his new …

10 hot bands for your new Apple Watch

So you got a shiny new Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 1 or Apple Watch Series 2 for the holidays. Congrats! Apple’s wrist-worn wearable is be far …

Smartwatches

Tesla's rechargeable battery can power your home — here's how it works

Tesla unveiled the new and improved version of its at-home battery, Powerwall 2, in October.<p>The at-home battery can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. It fits into Tesla's larger energy ambitions since it acquired SolarCity in November, allowing it to offer solar roof and …

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

Tesla giving up residential solar leasing to be in the Florida ‘sunshine’ market – and it might be the company’s future

State of Florida law states only an approved and regulated electric utility is allowed to sell electricity to the public. The 1988 court case, PW Ventures, Inc. v. Nichols, clarified this position. With Tesla’s SolarCity announcing that they’ll service customers of Duke Energy and the Orlando …

family creates solar electric volkswagen camper van

dec 02, 2016<p><b>brett belen has been a builder of solar electric vehicles for years,</b> making cars that could be simply refuelled by parking them in the …

Beginner Step-by-Step

How to Become a Photographer: The CreativeLive Step-by-Step Guide<p>January 16, 2018<p>Owning a camera doesn’t make you a photographer any more than having …

Tesla's Powerwall 2 can pay for itself in six years, then its electricity is free

Michael Vorstermans ran the numbers on Tesla's Powerwall home battery when it hit the market last year, and it didn't add up.<p>The 6kWh battery could …

Ex-NFL GM: Dak Prescott, not Jared Goff, should've been No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft

Apparently, Dak Prescott was taken 134 picks later than he should've been<p>If you need something to argue about with your family over the Thanksgiving …

Here's How to Turn Any Old Garage Into the Car Space of Your Dreams

Expert detailer Larry Kosilla takes us through the two-month long process of turning his two-car garage into a haven for his obsession.<p>All of us hope to create our own dream garage. Such a place is a sanctuary for gearheads to store and work on their cars, and make memories with friends and family. …

Ammunition

Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Other Successful Entrepreneurs' Favorite Interview Questions

The unusual questions these bosses ask to find out what they need to know about prospective employees.<p>Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these clich …

How To Jumpstart A Lucrative Career In Data Science

Data science has been dubbed the sexiest career of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review. The discipline involves using a variety of tools and analytical methods to compile and interpret data, usually to help companies gain insights and make predictions.<p>According to Glassdoor, the …

Data Science

Primed To Perform: The Science Behind Building A Legendary Workplace Culture

Lindsay McGregor is the cofounder and CEO at Vega Factor, a company that helps organizations build high-performing, adaptive cultures. She is also the co-author of a <i>New York Times</i> Best Seller, <i>Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation</i>. …

A 37-year-old who created his dream job traveling the world gives his best advice on making it happen

He was looking for a way to pay off his student loans.<p>Over ten years later, 37-year-old Gibson has long been loan-free and is still on the move, working as an adventure travel writer and photographer. In 2009, he started the first iteration of his current website, Xpat Matt.<p>Today, he earns …

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 …