Jessica Martin

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Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

New Jersey

10 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Turn 30 | Inc.com

Your 20s are supposed to be a blast, but when researchers ask those approaching 30 how they're faring, an incredible 86 percent report being in the grips of some form of quarter-life crisis. Meanwhile, other studies show the pressures on young adults have been steadily ratcheting up.<p>In short, with …

Books

How Writers Can Respond To And Help With The Grenfell Tower Fire Tragedy

The writer Stephen King wrote: "The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them …

Grenfell Tower

Break Into the Lucrative World of Ethical Hacking with Over 45 Hours of Immersive Content

<b>Ethical Hacker Bootcamp for 2017</b><p>Break Into a Career As An Ethical Hacker<p>Ethical hackers are in huge demand in the wake of highly publicized hacks and …

Wanna Protect Your Online Privacy? Open a Tab and Make Some Noise

I JUST GOOGLED “alarm dust,” “alibi sweatshirt,” and “sleuth intelligence.” Then I shopped for industrial dehydrators, scanned a Pinterest page for …

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

Teen dies from too much caffeine, coroner says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner.<p>Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts …

High Blood Pressure

Self-publishing Your Book is Not Hard: A Toolkit For First-Timers | Inc.com

It's time to write your book. <i>And</i> publish it. To start off on the right foot, read through these helpful tips that will make the process easier.<p>Background: I wrote, edited, formatted, and published a literary novel of 384 pages in 1.5 years. I'm not a world famous author, but I did it (proof) so you …

Writing

2-year-olds don’t care how others feel — so stop forcing them to apologize

<i>Q: What do you think about making kids say they’re sorry? In theory, it’s nice to teach that apologies are proper when you’ve hurt someone. But we have a 2-year-old, and I’m 100 percent sure he is not sorry at all for hitting the dog, for example, or his brother. I’m just not sure what reaction is</i> …

Parenting

How Content Writing Ruined my Creativity and What I did to Get it Back

15 years ago, I could write essays, creative short stories, poems as easily as reading a book. I had so much to express and emotions were so strong …

Creative Writing

10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted …

Emotional Intelligence

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How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

eCommerce

The Death of Digital Photography as We Know It

As camera makers struggle to innovate, consumers are finding little need to upgrade. The market is slowing to the point of inertia—manufacturers need …

9 Entertaining Books That Will Make You LOL

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>Startup</b> by Doree Shafrir<p>“To call it expertly observed is an understatement.” Veteran journalist Shafrir, currently of BuzzFeed News, sharply skewers tech culture in a feminist satire that’s as addictive as it is biting. Read full book …

Books

Apple pushes the reset button on the Mac Pro

“If we’ve had a pause in upgrades and updates, we’re sorry for that — what happened with the Mac Pro — and we’re going to come out with something great to replace it.”<p>Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller is talking to a small group of reporters in a white stucco building …

MacBook Pro

T. Rowe Price Insights - Are You on Track for a Successful Retirement?

The simple act of setting aside money for retirement on a regular basis is a key step toward achieving your retirement goals. But how do you know if …

Retirement

Bye, Twitter. All the cool kids are migrating to Mastodon.

In the battle between a massive prehistoric beast and a fluttering bird, we all know what's destined to come out on top.<p>But in the case of Mastodon, …

PSA: Using a VPN can protect your browsing history as Congress allows ISPs to sell it

Well, it’s official. Both the Senate and the House voted to overturn privacy rules created by the FCC, and your ISP will now be free to sell your Internet browsing history and location data to advertisers.<p>Internet service providers will have a few expenses to set off against this revenue stream – …

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 billion. That makes it a "unicorn" in Silicon Valley terms.<p>Robinhood declined to comment on the new funding round. Fortune previously reported that the startup was looking …

Venture Capital

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Dark Matter

Collective Effervescence Explains Why You Love Being Part Of A Crowd

Think back to the euphoric moments you've experienced in your life. Did many of them involve a crowd? Maybe you recall dancing into the wee morning …

Harry Potter

U.S. Trust

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21 Thought-Provoking, Soul-Searching Quotes By Alan Watts, One Of The Greatest Philosophers Ever

Greatness is not always as celebrated as it should be.<p>You might not have heard the name, Alan Watts, but he was one of the most profound figures of …

Iranian baby girl in need of heart surgery gets waiver to enter US after travel ban

The case of four-month-old Fatemah sparked an outcry after Donald Trump’s travel ban prevented her family from coming to the US for an emergency surgery<p>A four-month-old Iranian girl in need of an emergency heart surgery has received an emergency waiver for Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban on …

Immigration

A Trip Inside Film History at Disney's Animation Research Library

As Pinocchio arrives on Blu-ray, IGN travels inside Walt's Vault.<p>“I’m standing inside the movies!”, I thought to myself. “I’m standing <i>inside</i> the …

Animation

How to talk to your kids about family addiction

By the time my daughter Christina was 4, she had attended the funerals of my elder sister and my mother, both of whom died of alcoholism-related illness at the respective ages of 42 and 67.<p>I don’t remember the first time Christina asked how her “Nonnie” and aunt died, but I do remember my answer: …

Parenting

8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year

How much do you read?<p>For most of my adult life I read maybe five books a year — if I was lucky. I’d read a couple on vacation and I’d always have a few slow burners hanging around the bedside table for months.<p>And then last year I surprised myself by reading 50 books. This year I’m on pace for 100. …

Books