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This self-watering planter puts the soil, roots, and water on full display

The Cube lets you peer inside<p>We’re all for ingenious self-watering, or otherwise self-caring, planters, whether they tip over to indicate they need a refill, or come with a built-in LED light, but sometimes you want something <i>basic</i>—which is why we love these simple, clear planters from London-based …

China’s Great Wall of Debt

For over three decades, China has experienced a staggering public investment boom. In 2014, China spent US$4.6 trillion on fixed assets, accounting for 24.8 percent of total worldwide investments and more than double the entire GDP of India. But China’s investment boom has coincided with a rapid …

Trump supporters tricked into buying beers at Mexico City booze-up

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Supporters of U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump unwittingly helped pick up the tab for a booze-up in Mexico City on Thursday, after they were duped into buying cleverly concealed anti-Trump t-shirts designed by a local brewery.<p>A reveler wearing a t-shirt with an image …

Donald Trump

A Dividend Growth Portfolio To Grow Old With

I recently changed jobs, and it has afforded me two opportunities. First, by rolling my 401K over I have gained access to a decent amount of capital …

Palo Alto mayor pushes for ban on large tech companies taking over downtown

Patrick Burt want to use local zoning laws to restrict major technology companies from occupying space in the city, which is home to Palantir and Amazon<p>The mayor of Palo Alto is pushing for a ban on large technology companies downtown, making him the latest local politician to go after the powerful …

Silicon Valley

Even on the Eve of the G20, China Just Can’t Stop Being a Bully

One might have thought Beijing would cool it before the confab of the world’s richest nations that begins Sunday. But no. And there are …

The next-generation Xbox could be even more different than we thought

But fulfilling that promise may be more complicated than we thought, judging from a new job posting originally spotted by perennial Microsoft tipster WalkingCat on Twitter. And it gives us a big hint into just how different this Project Scorpio will be.<p>That posting, for a senior software engineer …

Xbox

Scientific American slams Donald Trump’s anti-science rhetoric in a rare op-ed

It’s not just disillusioned Republican lawmakers who are coming out against Donald Trump.<p>Scientific American, the popular science magazine, has published an op-ed denouncing the GOP presidential nominee’s stances on a variety of science-related issues.<p>When the major Republican candidate for …

Donald Trump

No wonder Microsoft's Xbox One S console is so beautiful, look who designed it

We really dug the Xbox One S, calling it "svelte and good-looking." The latest update to Microsoft’s flagship gaming console is a very pretty box, and now we know why: Andrew Kim was part of the design team.<p>In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, Kim is a "visual and product" designer who came to …

Inventor of The Internet’s Most Terrifying Search Engine Shows Us How To Use It

Thanks to Shodan, it’s incredibly easy to find hackable things on the internet.<p>The internet isn't just made of Facebook, Motherboard, 4chan and all your other favorite websites. There are thousands of devices, such as webcams, smart light bulbs, printers, and even smart homes, connected to it and …

The 10 best stock analysts you should have listened to so far this year

And for the very active investor seeking to lock in returns, TipRanks identified the analysts that have been worth listening to so far in 2016.<p>They took every analyst rating that was issued between January and May 2016, and deduced how much return an investor would have earned if they followed the …

Canaccord Genuity

Here's How a Small Ring Might Halve The New Cases of HIV

This could be amazing!<p>A simple white ring could be a new, powerful weapon in the fight against the planet’s HIV epidemic.<p>Called a dapivirine ring, …

Hydroponics: can you really grow without soil at home?

Until recently, hydroponics – or the practice of growing plants in water instead of soil – were largely known to two industries: that of large-scale produce farming, and large-scale marijuana farming.<p>It’s a way of gardening that relies on science and measurements rather than instinct and trial and …

Aquaponics

Movable concrete micro-home can be installed in just 7 hours

Koda is built from concrete and ships in prefabricated sections, so when it arrives on-site, it only takes roughly seven hours to assemble and put …

Japan might be the 'canary in the coal mine' for the next stock market implosion

Clark runs Horseman Capital Management, a US$2.6 billion investment firm. He thinks global equities are in a price bubble. And he says Japan holds the key to knowing when that bubble will burst.<p>Since 2001, Horseman Global, a US$965 million hedge fund Clark co-manages, has averaged annual returns of …

Stock Markets

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

9 plants that bug bugs — including mosquitoes

BOISE, Idaho — Summer is almost here, and you'll want to spend more time in your backyards and gardens.<p>Unfortunately, so will the bugs. And because of viruses such as Zika and West Nile, mosquitoes are a big concern.<p>You can plant herbs and flowers that repel those bugs, including mosquitoes, and …

Mosquitoes

Small Garden Ideas and Designs: How To Make The Most of Your Space - interior design

If you have a small garden you can either design it so that it feels larger and more spacious than it is. Or you can take advantage of the small …

7 steps to get rich, from a personal-finance classic the millionaire founder of Nasty Gal calls 'one of the best'

Before Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso reached millionaire status — she's worth an estimated $250 million— she was broke, dumpster-diving, and a frequent shoplifter.<p>She credits part of her financial revival to George S. Clason's "The Richest Man in Babylon," she explains in her book, …

Personal Finance

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Interior Design

Inspiring BEFORE and AFTER photos of a New York loft apartment redesign

Scott Specht and Louise Harpman designed the renovation of this 425 square foot loft apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.<p>Before we show you the …

ASK A FINANCIAL PLANNER: 'What's the difference between an ETF and index fund?'

<i>What's the difference between an ETF and index fund, and which is better?</i><p>Great question. Before I delve into the specifics, let me give a little context as to why both can be good additions to an investment portfolio.<p>Two of the things that can help your investments weather a tough economy are time …

Investing

This simple formula can tell if you’re getting ripped off by an airline

Travelers no longer have to guess whether they got a decent deal on airfare or not.<p>There’s now a straightforward formula that can reveal whether …

Air Travel

A Tiny Apartment's Jaw-Dropping Micro Interior Design

Here, the secret behind fitting a large kitchen, home theater, gym facilities, and cat-friendly areas into a 300-square-foot flat.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the 7 …

8 Herbs and Veggies You Can Regrow From Kitchen Scraps

<i>by Shelbi Stoneback, associate director of customer experience at Rodale</i><p>Did you know that you only need a jar and some water to get start growing more food from your very own kitchen scraps that you might otherwise toss?<p>When I told a coworker about this story, her response was, "Wait--that's like …

Apple burns Android and Windows for slow upgrades

Android updates are slow, Windows upgrades are 'really sad'<p>It's been an unusual Apple event, starting off with talk of privacy, environmentalism, and health, but once Apple got into its usual product launch groove, it couldn't resist burning its nearest and dearest competitors. In announcing the …

27 Creative Living Decors To Adorn Your Home

Are you looking for some unique decor ideas for your sweet home? How about a living decor? Lets do indoor gardening and home decoration at the same …

Feng Shui

20 Easy and Effective DIY Tricks for Gardening

As soon as spring came you probably realized that your garden requires some attention. We want to share a few tricks to help you grow your own …