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The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

Plants

This Weekend's PC Game Deals: It's raining cheap gems, and bundles of Humble love await you

<b>This Weekend’s PC Game Deals</b> <i>is a roundup of games – old, new, or soon to be released – that are available at a great price and can be activated on</i> …

Secret government report warns of 'potentially catastrophic' water crisis

Reuters/Nacho Doce<p>More people in more nations are rising out of poverty and into wealth, thanks to a flourishing global economy.<p>With that increasing …

Agriculture

4 Compelling 'Game of Thrones' Fan Theories You Should Know

Spoilers? You better believe it.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> comes back to HBO this Sunday with its superfans in uncharted territory, as season 6 will forge ahead of the narrative currently laid out in the book series <i>A Song of Ice and Fire.</i> No more can your nerdy roommates lord over you the fact that they know …

Why Lots of Love (or Motivation) Isn't Enough

I get a kick out of spotting invisible threads that connect disparate theories and lines of research. Sometimes I'll even notice a pattern (after the fact) in my own essays about different topics -- which can be gratifying until I realize that the common denominator is embarrassingly simple.<p>One …

Go green or no home in San Francisco — solar panels become mandatory

Build green or don’t build at all. That’s the message behind a new San Francisco law effective in January 2017. By that date, all new buildings must …

The simplest ways Americans can dramatically reduce their carbon footprint

Tweaking our diets and eating habits will limit greenhouse gas emissions and conserve global natural resources<p><i>This article was originally published on ClimateWire.</i><p>If Americans made changes to their diets and stopped wasting food, they could reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help conserve global …

How to master the art of decision making

The last part of the decision-making diet is monitoring.<p>Since every person has a personal lifestyle, unique and constantly changing, what works for you might not work for me. That’s why it’s important to monitor your behavior.<p>A research study conducted at Duke University shows that nearly half of …

NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

1/7<p>Perch Harlem Passive Apartments<p>NYC is about to get its first passive apartment building. Located in Hamilton Heights, the 34-unit Perch Harlem …

Apartment Building

11 Landscaping Ideas That Will Transform Your Yard

Check out these tips from the pros to add color, texture, functionality, and points of interest to your yard.<p>Smart landscaping can add interest to your lawn and boost your curb appeal. Use these professional ideas and tips to create a timeless landscape that is easy to maintain.