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A Section of Route 66 Will Become America's First Public Solar Road

A section of America’s most famous highway is going green, <i>The Christian Science Monitor</i> reports. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) …

Roads

Bees with Backpacks: Keeping the Hive Alive

<b>By attaching tiny tracking devices to the backs of honey bees, one Australian scientist hopes the insects will reveal why the global bee population</b> …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

9 Traits You Must Have to Execute Your Mission

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every entrepreneur operates from a different mindset in terms of how they approach business and success. However, to be successful every entrepreneur has to be able to execute strategies which get them to the levels of achievement they …

Joe Hill: 'How I escaped the shadow of my father, Stephen King'

It is never easy, being the child of a famous person. It’s harder still for those children that choose to enter the family business – there’s the constant comparisons; the accusations of nepotism; the <i>name</i>. So when Joe Hill, whose father is the American literary giant Stephen King, decided to pursue …

7 Reasons Why Learning a Second Language Makes You A Better Person

When you can speak a second language you have better memory, better job prospects, and people even think you are more attractive!

Learning

Photo of Depressed Polar Bear Shows Us Exactly How We've Harmed the Planet and its Animals - One Green Planet

As humans, we have the incredible ability to influence and mould our environment to our liking. For centuries we’ve constructed homes and buildings …

Staying Organized And On Task (Even If It's Not Your Forte)

<b>by Liz Gutman</b><p>I will be the first to admit that I'm not the most organized person in the world. In fact, I'm not even the most organized person in my company. Shockingly -- appallingly -- I might not even be the most organized one who lives in my apartment. (My dog has a weird habit of organizing …

Productivity

Schizophrenia Is 'An Illness Of The Brain': Sufferers And Their Carers Break Down Misconceptions

'Give me some dignity.'<p>Around one in every 100 people will experience schizophrenia in their lifetime, yet it continues to be one of the most …

How to Make a Major Life Decision, in 9 Steps

I spent weeks preparing the application, went through two rounds of interviews, and finally, after months of anticipation, received an offer to join …

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

How to Write a Novel, Explained by a Booker Prize-Winning Novelist

No one taught DBC Pierre how to write, but that didn't stop him from winning the Man Booker Prize for his debut novel. In his new book—and here—he explains how you could do the same.<p>Before he became a novelist, DBC Pierre had already led a picaresque life. Born in Australia in 1961 to a Nobel Prize …

Missouri is installing solar power grabbing pavement on Route 66

Part of its ‘Road to Tomorrow Initiative,’ Missouri’s Department of Transportation is teaming with Solar Roadways, an Idaho-based startup (seriously, what’s going on in Idaho?) to cover an undetermined length of Historic Route 66 with road-ready solar panels.<p>“We expect them to be in place, I’m …

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory

Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind.<p>When muscles work, they release a protein that appears to generate new cells and connections in a part of the brain that is critical to memory, a team reports Thursday in the …

The Brain

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

Mental Disorders

Microbes can play games with the mind

The 22 men took the same pill for four weeks. When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper. The brain …

11 TED Talks to watch when you're feeling totally burned out

If this sounds like you, odds are you're burned out.<p>Burnout isn't just the greatest challenge to the global health system or a drain on the American workplace — it's wreaking havoc on your well-being.<p>But with the help of TED's expansive online library of presentations, you can quickly learn what …

TED Talks

Want to be a Better Writer? 7 Tips to Help You Improve Your Writing Skills

So, you want to be a writer? Ever since reading your first story, you’ve been dreaming of being able to put your emotions and the world of your …

6 Writing Prompt Tips To Help Get You Started by Paige Donahue

Writing prompts are words, ideas, phrases, topics, or images. Their main purpose is to give you, the writer, something to focus on to get your brain …

Creative Writing

Five Definitive Rules For Vetting Your First Business Partner

Looking for a partner starts with being honest with yourself about where you see your venture heading.<p>Plenty of companies are born when one person with one set of skills has one idea. But entrepreneurship doesn’t often stay a solo affair forever. At some point, you may want to bring in a partner to …

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Creativity

Ecocapsule is a home completely off the energy grid | Toronto Star

The unit’s spherical shape maximizes collection of rainwater and morning dew. Membrane water filters purify the water. Zacek says, “It doesn’t rain …

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Black Holes