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Our Plastics Glut Is An Environmental Nightmare -- And An $80 Billion Opportunity

It’s no secret that plastic waste poses a huge threat to our environment, from overflowing landfills to the ever-growing ocean gyres. Designed to last, plastic can take thousands of years to break down. In the meantime, it’s damaging fragile ecosystems and affecting the food chain from the ocean …

The American suburbs as we know them are dying

Look no further than the suburbs to see how American ideals of success are transforming.<p>People in US suburbs are changing the way they shop, where they eat, and what they want in their homes.<p>Malls are shutting down as e-commerce continues to take over, and the casual-dining chains that fed shoppers …

8 Habits Of Actively Vulnerable People

The trait is far from a bad thing.<p>Emotional vulnerability is an exercise in openness.<p>This act, which is distinct from vulnerability as a result of circumstances out of one's control, can be truly empowering. It means showing the world who you are and trying something even if the outcome is …

Women are less happy than men in marriage, but society pretends it isn't true

To Post Secret, a project that collects personal secrets written artistically onto postcards, someone recently sent in the following bombshell: "Ever since we started getting married and buying houses," she writes, "my girlfriends and I don't laugh much anymore."<p>Her personal secret is, in fact, a …

2 Muslim women kicked off American Airlines flight in Miami

Two Muslim-American women were kicked off an American Airlines flight this week, basically for flying while Muslim.<p>The women were identified as …

Trump's climate claims: experts analyze Republican's energy policy remarks

For his first major energy policy remarks, Donald Trump would quote, almost verbatim at times, from an op-ed published in the Grand Forks Herald earlier that morning. But Trump was not the author.<p>The byline belonged to local congressman Kevin Cramer, the longtime champion of his state’s oil and gas …

Climate

Trump Shows How Much He Really Cares About Veterans

Donald Trump is rich as hell. I know this because he says so, often. His wealth has shaped his campaign's entire narrative. He can create jobs …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump says climate change is a 'hoax' but tries to protect his Irish real-estate from its impact

Donald Trump has dismissed climate change as a "hoax", whilst at the same time attempting to build a sea wall to protect his golf course in Ireland from “global warming and its effects".<p>Mr Trump, now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has long publicly asserted that "nuclear weapons" …

Donald Trump

We are bad judges of friendship, new study shows: Researchers find inability to determine who our real friends are limits our powers of persuasion

Researchers find inability to determine who our real friends are limits our powers of persuasion<p>Only half of your friends would consider you their …

Research

This elevator could shape the cities of the future

Elevators are in a rut.<p>They go up and they go down. They take people from one floor of a building to the exact same spot on another floor.<p>A new technology has the potential to break elevators free from their vertical prisons, allowing them to move side to side, at an angle, even go outside into a …

Will electric cars save the climate? That’s the wrong question.

<i>The problem isn’t our carbon footprint, it’s our civilization’s footprint.</i><p>After the unveiling of the Model 3, there has been a rash of articles …

'Possible' N Korea has developed nuclear technology

Respected defence analysts at Jane's say they think it is possible North Korea has successfully designed a nuclear device to fit in an inter-continental nuclear missile.<p>The country wants to manufacture a re-entry vehicle that can successfully re-enter the atmosphere and deliver its payload almost …

Supersonic jet will travel from New York to London in 3 hours at half the price of the Concorde

What if you could travel from New York to London in just over three hours? Colorado startup company Boom is designing a supersonic jet to make that …

Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

Looking for friends on a dating app is awkward. But it worked.

I’m all about female friendship and the power of sisterhood. So when the dating app Bumble announced Bumble BFF, its new feature to find platonic friends, my swiping finger was ready.<p>I moved to D.C. from Austin six months ago, and I haven’t yet found my group of female friends. It’s hard to make …

Subterranean Skyscraper Inverts Manhattan

Conceptual design would drop Central Park 100 feet and surround it with underground offices and apartments. Continue reading →

Going somewhere? Try one of the 10 places named as most ethical travel destinations

Ethical traveling means protecting the environment and respecting local people and cultures. Bon voyage<p>The late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, an inveterate wanderer, described life as “a journey through a wilderness.” With a skyrocketing human population currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 …

Former NFL pro Jason Taylor is ready to leave his fun-filled mansion in Florida

Former<p>Miami Dolphinsplayer Jason Taylor has listed his tricked-out mansion in the Weston, Fla., area for sale at $4.15 million.<p>The custom two-story waterfront house, built in 2005, is amped up with fun amenities. There's a walk-in humidor with a cigar/poker room, a curved glass wine cellar and a …

Celebrity Homes

Another Pentagon gender barrier falls as Air Force general makes history

Gen. Lori Robinson will take the helm of US Northern Command. She would will be the first woman to hold the prestigious post of combatant …

Military

Michelle Obama tells SXSW crowd she won't run for president

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Michelle Obama showed off her vocal chops at the South by Southwest Music Festival but drew a round of disappointed sighs when …

How mobile will reshape the future of shopping

Mobile devices play an increasingly important role in the retail shopping experience.<p>We already use our smartphones and tablets at practically every step along the way in the shopping process, from researching product details and comparing prices across retailers to checking the in-store …

An all-female flight crew landed a plane in Saudi Arabia—where women can’t drive

In Saudia Arabia, women are not allowed to drive. But they can fly a Boeing 787 into the country.<p>In celebration of the country’s National Day on February 23rd, Royal Brunei Airlines flew its first-ever flight flown by an all-female pilot crew. Sharifa Czarena, Sariana Nordin, and Dk Nadiah Pg …

GMOs haven’t delivered on their promises — or risks

Arriving home after work a few summers ago, agricultural economist Matin Qaim found several disturbing messages on his home phone. A study by Qaim …

7 Sexy Fall Fashion Trends

This fall try on one of these seven on-trend styles.<p>Wondering what's hot this season? We've got you covered. Take your wardrobe to the next level by incorporating one of these standout styles into the mix.

Clothing

Auto executives and US senators clash over calls for universal standards in robotic vehicles at Senate commerce committee hearing<p>The robot car revolution hit a speed bump on Tuesday as senators and tech experts sounded stern warnings about the potentially fatal risks of self-driving cars. “There is …

Autonomous Cars

This New Nonsurgical Face-lift Can Change Your Face in Less Than an Hour

Z. Paul Lorenc, an aesthetic plastic surgeon in New York City, has given 12 patients a "face-lift" that didn't involve any surgery whatsoever. Lorenc is one of a few doctors in the United States who are offering the new Silhouette Instalift, a nonsurgical procedure that inserts threads of …

These Charming Optical Illusions Pop Off the Page | Monday Insta Illustrator

Don't look down.<p>Tricking the eye with illustration isn't difficult—it's a simple matter of looking up the techniques on YouTube. But doing it well, with imagination, charm, and panache, is another matter entirely. See the works of Ramon Bruin for inspiration on nailing the genre. Whether he's …

Ten reasons for a new American Dream

For three generations, the American Dream was largely defined by continual suburban expansion. The dream was based on exclusivity, “keeping up with …

Urban Design

Functional human hearts regenerated from skin cells

The day that heart transplant patients no longer need to wait for a donor match just got a little closer. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital have successfully grown functional heart tissue from stem cells created from skin cells. Their paper has been published in the journal …

General Hospital

Prefabricated Eco-Homes : affordable house

Deltec is a building brand based out of California that offers prefabricated homes made from sustainable materials to consumers seeking an affordable …