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10 Success lessons from Evan Spiegel – “Snapchat Founder and Billionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share13<p>Tweet<p>Share2<p>+11<p>Shares 16<p>If Silicon Valley had a bad boy icon, it would be Evan Spiegel. The CEO and co-founder of Snapchat shot to the …

Insect Gardens Are About to Become the Biggest Trend in Landscaping

Bring in the right bugs, and you'll never use harsh pesticides again.<p>Cultivating backyard butterflies is one thing, but what about willfully inviting wasps into the mix? Bring 'em on, says horticulture expert Clay Wesson. Why? Parasitic wasps prey on insects that often damage crops. Plus, the …

Gardening

How to burn fat

All gym rats have the same primary goals: Build muscle and burn fat. But melting away that pudgy layer to reveal the six pack you’ve worked so hard …

Nutrition

The 10 best workouts for weight loss

When you’re looking to drop pounds, the basic formula is pretty simple: eat less and move more. But there are obviously ways you can optimize this …

How to re-wire your body to burn, not store, fat

Like so many other Americans, Mike Berland had been struggling with a big problem: weight gain and a seeming inability to lose it. An avid golfer, skier, runner and triathlete, Berland could no longer enjoy the activities he loved without feeling terrible or gaining weight. Eating restrictions …

Nutrition

Eating asparagus and a 14-minute workout: Jennifer Lawrence's trainer on how she prepares for the Oscars

As one of Hollywood’s most bankable actresses - and the type that can even make falling over in a Dior dress look elegant - all eyes are on Jennifer Lawrence for red carpet season.<p>So how does she deal with the pressure and make sure she looks her best physically before the big events? Her …

This HAS to Be the Easiest DIY Water Feature We’ve Ever Seen

We’ve found your Spring project! And just guess how much it costs to make… Only $30!<p>Kathy Woodard at The Garden Glove felt like she needed some …

15 Ways To Work Out Harder And Actually See Results

For everyone who's ready to take their fitness to the next level.

Automated indoor vertical farm will produce 30,000 heads of lettuce per day

<b>This farmerless farm will also be soilless and sunless, instead relying on robotics, LEDs, and hydroponics to grow more than 10 million heads of</b> …

Fitness: How to Get a Super Defined Chest.

A tight, developed chest projects an appearance of strength and confidence. Obtaining a well-defined chest requires following consistent weight …

The 13 Best Snacks To Eat When You're Trying To Lose Weight

When you're eating healthfully in an attempt to shed some pounds, your snacks need not be as bland as cardboard. In fact, as proven by Redbook's video above, there are some truly tasty bites that will satisfy your afternoon "hangries." And it's a good idea to set yourself up with snacks that you …

Nutrition

5 ways to use weed to get yourself fit and healthy this year

What, you don’t think you can get fit by getting baked? What are you, some kind of loser?<p>Cheri Sicard, author of ‘Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana …

Growing Power grows fish, veggies, and community with aquaponic farm

Gardeners and farmers who live in colder climates are well aware of the limitations posed by a short growing season. But these challenges often yield …

Why on earth is dronemaker Parrot unveiling a plant pot at CES?

Parrot, the French electronics company famed for building drones that look like stealth bombers unveiled a, er… plant pot at CES today.<p>The Parrot POT is a smart vessel that takes all the gardening out of growing things in your home. Inside the pot is a series of sensors that measure PH, …

The Scoop on Grow Lights

This is the time of year when we start to think about what plants we want to start from seed for our spring gardens. The seed catalogues pour in, we …

The top 10 gadget stories of the year

As with every year, 2015 was full of interesting innovations and smart technologies that help us live a more sustainable life. This year, readers …

The scariest statistic about Millennials and retirement

Millennials as a whole are worried about their finances. In fact, according to a <b>Bank of America</b>/USA TODAY report released earlier this year, 41% of Millennials are "chronically stressed" about money. And it's hard to blame them. Many graduated into a recession, most are saddled with gargantuan …

Investing

Smithsonian

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

The Texas professor who lived in a dumpster started a company that's building 208-square-foot, movable apartments

There's a lot to like about Kasita, a micro-modern-modular apartment building coming up in the heart of Texas. The units are 208 square feet in size: teeny-tiny, but these days, less is more. Especially in Austin, where the population as a whole is booming but where families with children are …

Housing

Einstein’s Secret of Productivity

A producer at [well known television show] said to me, “Whatever you do – don’t ever ever say ‘I don’t know’. If you say that, we’ll never ask you …

Andy Warhol

The “Farm From A Box” Delivers Modern Agriculture To Places That Need It

The Farm from a Box contains everything needed to run a small, off-the-grid farm: solar panels for power, water filtration equipment, pumps for irrigation, and decent tools. There’s even an on-board computer for land mapping and soil monitoring.<p>Developed in California, the box is an all-in-one kit …

Students Have Brought An Extinct Vegetable Back To The Kitchen Table

In 2008, an archaeological team uncovered a clay jar buried on a Menominee reservation near Green Bay, Wisconsin. Inside, they found that it …

Aquaponics

Top 10 Foods for Bulking | The Zone

Oh it is the season to be jolly! …. Christmas? No, not yet… even better, BULKING SEASON! After dieting and getting lean all summer it’s now time to …

16 Ways You're Drinking Water Wrong

If you went several days without drinking water, you’d be in a world of trouble. But the idea that eight glasses a day is optimal—well, that’s soggy …

Most dietary supplements are useless, but here are the ones you should take

Or not.<p>Recent research finds that not only do these supplements most likely <i>not</i> help you slim down, bulk up, or get more energized — they're also harmful.<p>A large October study from the federal government linked supplements — sold under brand names like Hydroxycut and Xenadrine — with 20,000 ER …

Wellness

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Scientists have created transparent solar panels that could replace windows

Solar cells integrated into new construction, particularly skyscrapers, are an enticing energy option. However, this effort can be hampered by the …

Green innovation: This company is growing the future of automated agriculture

If your goal is to create a stable food supply on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter, one path to steady, environmentally friendly and …