Jacob Ferrin

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10+ Of The Best Parenting Hacks Ever

This is one for all you parents out there. Need a little help with the kids? Who doesn't. Well you're in luck thanks to this list of simple yet …

These solar panels that can pull clean drinking water out of the air just got a big boost

Around the world, approximately 2.1 billion people do not have immediate access to clean drinking water.<p>A sustainable water startup called Zero Mass aims to make clean water easily accessible to more people around the world. In 2015, it launched its first product, Source — a solar panel array that …

Clean Energy

The death of the internet

If we lose this, we lose everything.<p>When I was very young, before I was on the internet — even before the internet was really a thing you could “go …

The US has a vast, untapped supply of renewable energy that’s neither wind, solar, or hydropower

The value of water as a liquid is obvious. We can drink it, use it to clean ourselves and our things, swim in it to cool off and to play, and build dams across it to harvest its energy. Water as clouds are also essential: they are key for the way they deliver precipitation to cropland and forests. …

Renewable Energy

The most beautiful video of Iceland you’ll ever see

Iceland is one of those fascinating places you have a hard time believing they actually exist. Even when you’re there, you keep feeling in the middle …

Popular Hack Used by Whisky Snobs Actually Works, Says Science

There are plenty of people who enjoy the warm sadness cowboy drink known as whiskey. While some might have a John Wayne instinct to drink it neat, …

Whiskey

Uranus Opens And Closes Every Day To Let Out Planet’s Solar Wind, Study Finds

Scientists utilized data obtained more than 30 years ago in order to find out more about the way Uranus’ magnetic field works. Using information from …

Incredible Slo-Mo Footage Reveals Hummingbirds Are Truly Nature's Fighter Jets

Most birds get all the lift they need to fly with the downward stroke of their wings—meaning there’s no upward force being produced as they raise …

How to Live with Death

Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on how Darwin and Freud reframed our mortality as an organizing principle of human life.<p>Our lifelong struggle to learn how to live is inseparable from two facts only: that of our mortality and that of our dread of it, dread with an edge of denial. Half a millennium ago — …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

Support the news<p><i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has</i> …

The psychological importance of wasting time

There will always be an endless list of chores to complete and work to do, and a culture of relentless productivity tells us to get to it right away and feel terribly guilty about any time wasted. But the truth is, a life spent dutifully responding to emails is a dull one indeed. And “wasted” time …

Time Management

In rural Georgia, tomorrow’s smart, sustainable, solar highway is being built today

The Ray, a 16-mile test run for the roadway of the future, is off to a great start<p>Memorial roadways offer respectful tributes to famous citizens and civic leaders. But on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in southwestern Georgia, renamed the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, the asphalt isn’t just …

The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together

Back in December, you hopefully thoroughly immersed yourself in <i>The Map of Physics</i>, an animated video--a visual aid for the modern age--that mapped …

Mathematics

16 Mistakes Every First-time Flier Makes

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>Congratulations, you’ve booked your first flight! Pat yourself on the back, because there are …

Country Lifestyle

20 holiday destinations the experts say not to miss | CNN Travel

CNN

7 Spots for an Amazing Australian Adventure

<b>Authored by Sam Jones</b><p>Gorgeous landscapes, exotic wildlife and awesome food are the things that drew me back to Australia. My first visit was during a …

Australia

Veggie-Packed Clean-Eating Meal Plan

Healthy dinners are headed your way with this week's delicious clean-eating meal plan. The recipes in this plan feature wholesome ingredients like …

Healthy Eating

Here's why you should bake your cookies like muffins

Baking cookies in a muffin pan sounds strange, but it makes for yummy results.<p>Is baking cookies in a muffin pan strange? Yep. Does it yield delicious results? You bet. This little-known baking trick has been circulating Pinterest recently. Baking your cookies in a muffin pan prevents them from …

The perfect travel backpack: What does it mean to you?

<i>This post contains affiliate links.</i> A travel backpack can be a lot of things: compact wardrobe, food storage, pillow on-the-go and even your best …

Shopping

12 Great Places to Go in 2017—and How to Do Them on a Budget

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Money

How the World's Best Bar Makes the Perfect Irish Coffee

When you’re relaxing at home, there’s nothing quite like an Irish coffee to get your day started. Here’s how the recently-awarded best bar in the …

Doctor Who Helps Save Wretched Holiday Song with "12 Doctors of Christmas"

Is there seriously any other holiday song that’s more infuriating enduring than “12 Days of Christmas?” It’s long, repetitive, and features the worst …

This Is The Year You Finally Get Organized: Our Best Posts to Make It Happen

While an organized home doesn't guarantee an organized life, getting your home in order certainly supports that coveted, if fleeting, condition of …

Marie Kondo

Light Painting the Outline of a Person with Long Exposure Photography

Unlike most photographers, Jason Page creates his images in complete darkness. After experimenting with long exposures of the moon reflecting over …

Light Painting

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

Sunday Strategist: A Week of Healthy Dinners — December 19-23

If you like having a healthy meal plan but want something customized to your dietary or caloric needs, check out <b>The Cooking Light Diet</b>. It’s a …

3 science-backed tips that will help you finally remember everyone's name

I once went to church with a friend of mine. He introduced me to his pastor. Then we went back again, about ten years later. We walked in the door, the pastor took one look at me, and said, "Hi, Stever! I hope all is well with you." Mind. Blown. When someone remembers your name ten years later, …

The Brain

Top 10 Productivity Tips and Tricks for iPhone 7

Our iPhones and iPads are powerful productivity tools. These 10 iPhone 7 productivity tips will help you learn how to use the iPhone Calendar, iOS Mail, Notes, and Reminders apps to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad.<p><i>Related:</i><p><b>1. How to Use iOS Mail's VIP Feature</b><p>Use iOS Mail’s VIP feature to …

iOS

The best camera and photo gear of the year

Hand-selected by the editors of Popular Photography<p>Throughout the year <i>Popular Photography</i> examines, evaluates, and tests a ton of equipment, then makes careful note of the products that can help make your photography better and more fun. It all culminates at the end of the year, with the POP Awards …