Jake Fowler

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This high-tech farm can grow perfect veggies literally anywhere in the world

The kale of the future will be grown in warehouses. And these warehouses might be anywhere in the world: Antarctica, the Atacama Desert, you name …

Aquaponics

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Teaching

How to grow (and eat) kalettes, a British superfood

Five years ago I met Alec Roberts from Tozer Seeds. He sold me some great seeds and gave me advice on growing leafy greens on a larger scale. Later that year he told me about the flowersprout and how I should grow them. They were the product of 15 years of hard work at Tozer, using traditional …

5 Things I’ve Learned by Writing Every Day

I started writing daily to prove to myself that I could. Along the way, I learned a few things that surprised me.<p>5 things I’ve learned by writing …

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Artificial Intelligence

Gardening 101: Pole Beans

Pole Beans, <i>Phaseolus vulgaris:</i> “The Beanstalk”<p>Pole beans are simply a vining cultivar of edible beans. Both bush and pole beans have several options …

Elon Musk’s Real Master Plan for SpaceX, Revealed

Could the billionaire’s private space start-up actually become an Internet company?<p>For the first time since one of <b>Elon Musk’s</b> rockets exploded on a launch pad in September, taking with it one a multi-million-dollar Facebook satellite, SpaceX’s fleet is ready to fly again, and the stakes are high. …

The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Did you know that only 51% of LinkedIn users have complete profiles, yet profile completeness is the first priority in how the LinkedIn search …

Your Mind Is Your Religion: Lama Yeshe on practice

When I talk about mind, I’m not just talking about my mind, my trip. I’m talking about the mind of each and every universal living being. The way we …

HomeKit

Launched at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in 2014, HomeKit is a platform for streamlining home automation, namely allowing users to turn …

Home Automation

Decadent Mac and Cheese

Step 3<p>Spread ⅓ of the pasta in the bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Top with ⅓ of the cheese mixture. Repeat with the remaining pasta and …

Recipes

59 Simple 3-Ingredient Recipes

Small Bites<p><b>Grilled Spiced Chicken Wings</b><br>Give chicken wings an unexpected twist with seafood seasoning and a creamy ranch dipping sauce.<p><b>Get the recipe:</b> …

Recipes

Polarize the 24/7 Hustle Mentality and Focus on Becoming Productive Instead

So, if you're a big fan of Gary V or Grant Cardone you know that they're always talking about the hustle. That you should work your butt of 24/7 nonstop every single day.<p>Here's the problem with that...many people hustle but they hustle on the wrong things. An example of that is when someone is …

Entrepreneurship

The Octopus watch might make a responsible person out of your kid

I'm no parent, but I was sort of a lazy jerk as a child. While I eventually got my act together, I have to wonder if having something like the Octopus watch as a wee lad might have helped. Unlike other smartwatches for youngsters, which usually focus on keeping them connected or entertained, the …

Fourth Annual Ohio Hop Conference Focuses On Hop Economics And Production | Brew Studs

Hop growing in Ohio is on the rise.<p>Ohio hops growers experienced one of the highest yielding and best quality hop crops in five years, with strong …

Driving Innovation for a Sustainable Marine & Offshore Industry

In a world with a rapidly growing population and where cities are becoming ever more crowded, we need to explore new spaces where we can work and …

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …

How blockchain is impacting clean energy

No one enjoys paying their electricity bill. It keeps going up and up, with a bunch of new nonsense fees thrown on top every few years. What’s worse is that many parts of the world still rely on dirty fossil fuels to produce this energy. By now we have all heard about the potential of solar and …

This genius cooking system will help you plan ahead to eat well all week long

In the new year, many of us resolve to cook more often—a habit that’s healthier, cheaper, and often more enjoyable than eating out or ordering Seamless. Yet it can be hard to find the time to devote to meal preparation, much less creative menu-planning.<p>It’s little wonder, then, that meal kits like …

Cooking

Gardening 101: Strawberry

Strawberry, <i>Fragaria × ananassa:</i> “Garden Venus”<p>In our mind, fresh strawberries qualify as a different species from the store-bought, long-traveling …

Gardening

Opcom proves you can grow more than weed with at-home hydroponics

Opcom is convinced it can make a farmer out of anyone. After seeing GrowBox at a CES event, and learning about GrowWall, it certainly piqued my interest in at-home (and indoor) gardening systems.<p>Hydroponic gardening systems have been around forever. Chances are, your parents probably smoked some …

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook Advertising

What works today may not work tomorrow.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook ads are one of the trendiest online advertising tools because of their wide reach and relatively low cost. However, right when people believe they have figured it out, Facebook is …

Social Media

David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

10 Lessons From Daily Life About Making Habits Stick

Better habits start with understanding why we want to change and what we stand to gain.<p>10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article originally published on Dec. 31, 2016</i><p>Have you made a New Year's resolution? I'm afraid the odds of sticking to your promises …

Juicing

The Most Common Illusion We Have About Life According to Alan Watts

<b>Since you're here...</b><p>... we have a small favor to ask. More people are reading Ideapod than ever before, but advertising revenues across the media …

Learn How to Cook Absolutely Everything You Eat from Scratch

Learn How to Cook Everything from Scratch<p>From condiments to homemade mixes, you can make it all at home<p>Updated December 15, 2017<p>Real food tastes …

10 Startups Leveraging Blockchain Technology in India

The concept of blockchain technology was formulated in 2008. However it is safe to say that it remained as an area of interest only for virtual …