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Gardening 101: Arugula

Arugula, <i>Eruca sativa:</i> “The Rocket”<p>Arugula is a bright, crunchy green that began its march across civilizations when the Romans realized it piqued …

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A Meteor Shower and 8 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in October

Get ready to see the Green Giant, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings shooting stars, pretty planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the eerie pyramid-shaped zodiacal light.<p>So dust off those binoculars and mark your …

Astronomy

Portable, Sustainable Living Inside The Ecocapsule

Would you ever consider living completely off the grid? The idea of living totally free of taxes and bills may sound tempting, but it's tough …

Sustainability

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

This home for people with Alzheimer's is going viral for its resort-like design

One assisted living center in Ohio is getting loads of attention for its very interesting layout and interior design. In a picture of the facility that's been circulating on the internet, one can see a green turf carpet that’s designed to look like grass, front porches on each room that residents …

Mobile Home Gains Permanence Through Carefully Planned Design

Mobile homes don’t really offer that sense of comfort and coziness that permanent houses do. However, every once in a while we come a confident and …

Interior Design

Never Paint Your Home These 4 Dreadful Colors

Sorry, but no one's going to buy a house painted dark brown.<p>A fresh coat of paint is a fairly inexpensive way to refresh the look of your home; the …

Want to Double Your Employee Loyalty? Science Says Provide These 3 Things

Engaged employees can increase your revenues and profits over 200 percent. Here are the three things businesses can do to drive devotion.<p>Humans make relationships harder than they need to be. At our very core, we crave only three things (after food, shelter, and good Wi-Fi service):<p>To feel safe. "I …

Easy ways to get a green wall in your home

We’ve all heard of gardens, and we know what walls are – but are you familiar with the ‘living green wall’? It’s the latest and greatest method of …

Gardens: how to keep basil alive

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

The marijuana industry has a big energy problem

Legalization of marijuana in the United States has spread rapidly over the last few years. Half of the states have already legalized marijuana in some form. Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia have legalized it for recreational use. And the Democratic Party platform …

Cannabis

Medical marijuana research comes out of the shadows

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>But, first: how science is increasingly considering the possibilities of medical marijuana as conventional medicine for some …

Cannabis

Why cooperation, sharing and co-creating are key to solving climate crisis

Changing Planet<p><i>By Morten Kabell, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs of Copenhagen</i><p>Cooperation. Including our citizens. Getting the companies on board. These are all ways that we – that I – have talked about partnerships and cooperation in the past. Yet there has always been a tiny bit of …

Copenhagen

Why A Former Hershey Exec Sold His Porsche To Build A Cashew Business In Mozambique

Do you have to be a little nuts to give up all the trappings of corporate success, move your family to Mozambique to start a cashew company and pledge to give away 90% of your profits to help orphans and farmers?<p>More than a few people suggested as much to Don Larson, a former Hershey Company exec …

Forestry
Asia

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

How to Build Your Brand Around Your Company's Story

Every brand's origin is unique and its identity should speak to that.<p>brand/<p><i>noun</i><p><i>A type of product manufactured by a particular company under a particular name.</i><p>We all know the technical definition of what a brand is but the better question is how is it created, defined, and maintained? At Laurel & …

This Week In Small Business Tech: Now You Can Be Like Amazon!

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Artificial intelligence is becoming big business.</b><p>Per this Forbes report: “Facebook has introduced “Deep Text” a text understanding engine that can understand with near human …

Small Business
Entrepreneurship

This New Website Promises to End Payment Disputes Over Design Services

Have you ever had a conflict with a client over being paid for a file? Have you also been out of free space on your dedicated FTP? The dispute …

We're about to see a mind-blowing demographic shift unprecedented in human history

The world is about to see a mind-blowing demographic situation that will be a first in human history: There are about to be more elderly people than young children.<p>For some time now, demographers and economists have observed that the proportion of elderly adults around the world is rising, while …

Demographics