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Wind power supplied 97% of electricity needs of Scottish households in 2015

Donald Trump might not like Scottish wind farms, but they sure are producing a lot of electricity these days. In fact, Cleantechnica reports that …

How To Avoid Restaurant Food Poisoning: Lessons From Recent Norovirus Outbreaks

Chipotle is learning the hard way rule number one of the restaurant business: make sure people feel that your food is safe to eat. Whatever claims that you may make about your food being organic, locally sourced or from animals that were naturally raised, treated well, unstressed, did yoga, etc. …

How to Buy a Sports Bra

Whether you’re cruising or climbing, your bra should be the last thing on your mind<p><b>Get Specific</b><br>Are the majority of your rides spent on roads or trails? Determining the terrain you ride most often allows you to zone in on the features your bra should have, explains Paula Dyba, vice president of …

New dietary guidelines emphasize big picture

New dietary guidelines for 2015–2020 have arrived, just in time to assist people whose New Year’s resolutions involved better eating.<p>On January 7, …

Nutrition

The Paleo diet is more than a fad: “The lifestyle captures a certain discontent with modernity”

<b>(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)</b><p>Founder S. Boyd Eaton on his controversial invention, its ethical conundrums and its practical application in 2016<p>Michael Schulson<p>January 10, 2016 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>Thirty years ago, S. Boyd Eaton laid out the foundation for …

Paleo Diet

I'm Saving $3,180 a Year by Giving Up My Car and Taking Uber Instead

Here's how the math works out.<p>This past year, I traded in my vehicle for a bicycle and the Uber app. So far, this decision has saved me some serious …

How To Speak So That People Want To Listen

I recently spoke to Julian Treasure. He’s a five-time TED speaker on the power of sound. Guess which of his five talks has the highest viewership?<p>The 4 Ways Sound Affects Us<br>• Shh! Sound Health In 8 Steps<br>• 5 Ways To Listen better<br>• Why Architects Need To Use Their Ears<br>• How To Speak So That People Want To …

Public Speaking

Thousands of Earthquakes Recorded in Puget Sound in Just Two Weeks

News<p>Thousands of Earthquakes Recorded in Puget Sound in Just Two Weeks<p>By Sean Breslin<p>January 07 2016 12:00 AM EDT<p>weather.com<p>On the night of Dec. 29, …

Study: A Tesla Powerwall pays for itself after nearly 40 years (Update)

The Tesla Powerwall promises to power your home in a more efficient, green way than traditional energy options, all for a manageable cost. The Institute for Energy Research looked into the numbers and found that it would take 38 years for the Powerwall to pay for itself if your home isn't already …

Obesity will soon be 'the new normal' figures show

New forecasts show that obesity will soon be more common than being a normal weight, while the number of cases of cancers fuelled by excess weight is set to rise by 45 per cent<p>Obesity is set to become “the new normal” within two decades according to new forecasts warning of soaring cases of cancer …

Clear Your Mind and Get Some Exercise With Walking Meditation

A lot of people refuse to try meditation because they don’t want to sit in silence for extended periods of time. Walking meditation let’s you enjoy …

Sitting Quietly Helps You Remember Information, Study Finds

Good news for insomniacs: taking a relaxing break can strengthen your memory much like sleeping does. One of the reasons sleep is so integral to …

Facebook makes us more narrow-minded, study finds

Research finds that users seek out information that reinforces their beliefs, which is then shared and given increasing weight whether accurate or otherwise<p>Facebook reinforces the beliefs of users because they tend to seek out news and views that tally with their own opinions, according to a new …

Apps for getting creative on the iPad Pro

The iPad Pro is built to replace your laptop, with its impressive 12.9-inch Retina display, lightning-fast CPU, multitouch abilities, and hi-fi speakers. But you don't have to use all that screen space for Microsoft Office. Here are six apps recently optimized for the iPad Pro that'll give you a …

16 Ways To Hit The Refresh Button In The New Year

It's time to calm, clear and cheer!<p>After a jolly season of turkey dinners, holiday parties, Champagne cocktails and more social obligations than you can even remember, it's natural to want to pause and hit the refresh button in the new year.<p>That doesn't mean making a new year's resolution to lose …

Productivity

Cortisol levels in children's hair may reveal future mental health risk

Hair samples may help determine the risk of a child developing mental and other chronic illnesses later in their life, research led by the University of Melbourne has found.<p>Researchers assessed the level of cortisol in the hair of 70 nine-year-old children from primary schools across Victoria. …

Mental Health

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Watch your sugar, but enjoy the eggs and coffee

For all you health-conscious eaters who have your eggs and coffee with a side order of guilt, get ready to celebrate the latest government advice: It's OK to eat foods rich in cholesterol, drink as many as five cups of joe daily and enjoy a range of long-disparaged fats.<p>That pronouncement is part …

Beverages

Fujifilm X70 – IMAGES + SPECS LEAKED! :: UPDATE: Fuji X70 Vs. Ricoh GR Vs. X100T Size Comparison!

<b>SIZE COMPARISON: Ricoh GR Vs. X100T Vs. X70</b>The prophecy is real!Already 2 years ago our sources told us that Fuji is considering to make a camera …

Cameras

The Surprising Power of Being OK With Your Body

If you’re alive, female, and over the age of 11, you’ve no doubt gathered by now that “loving your body” is something you should try to do. But the …

Atheism is an old boys' club. More women should admit to being Godless

The trouble with the atheist movement, of which I consider myself a part, is that sometimes it just looks far too much like religion.<p>To put it bluntly: it’s pale, stale and male.<p>Richard Dawkins, the late Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett, are often referred to as atheism’s 'four …

The USDA just released a massive new report on what's actually healthy

The guidelines impact what goes into school lunches and government programs that promote healthy diets.<p>The recommendations made some major changes in the way they address protein of all kinds and added sugar.<p>Interestingly, the recommendations place emphasis on teen boys and adult men to eat <i>less</i> …

Nutrition

How to Make a Healthy and Meat-Free Stew from One of California’s Best Restaurants

When Gjelina first opened in 2008, most of its patrons were Venice surfers. That’s since changed. Today the restaurant is packed to capacity every …

Recipes

Ukrainian Man Has Been Walking Barefoot for the Last 10 Years, Regardless of Weather

Despite the region’s sub-zero winters, a Ukrainian man from Kiev has been walking around barefoot since February 2006.<p>Andrzej Novosiolov apparently …

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

"I have been working with chefs for years and found out how to make the best Caesar dressing. I thought I would share!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup mayonnaise<p>1/4 …

BeastGrip transforms your iPhone into a pro camera rig

The iPhone camera is great at photos and videos, but if you want to take your shots to the next level, you need some extra gear. BeastGrip is the easy-to-use solution that enables photogs to attach all sorts of components like stabilizers, mics, lights, and DSLR lenses to the iPhone to make a …

Depth Of Field

All of the Reasons Scientists Are Certain We Are Now Living in the Anthropecene

24 scientists from top universities around the world say they have hard evidence that humans have irrevocably altered Earth’s geology.<p>"Human activity is leaving a pervasive and persistent signature on Earth." So begins one of the more depressing scientific papers I've ever read.<p>What follows in "The …

The chip company Amazon bought for $350 million has a new product that could terrify Intel

The ARM-based chip can run WiFi routers, power connected devices, and handle networking and storage functions for data centers, it said in a press release .<p>Although this is Amazon's first major move in the chipmaking business, it could potentially take it deeper into the chip market, posing a …

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