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27 Startups To Make Your Home Smarter

The future is here as we all know about IOT (internet of things) is growing for the sake of making our future entertaining, safe, secure and …

Home Remodeling & Renovation Ideas

The SDR is poised to become the de facto global reserve currency

Less than a year after Obama's declaration of a new currency war, the IMF released a paper that is a blueprint for implementation of a new global reserve currency called the Special Drawing Right (SDR), or world money.<p>On December 1, 2015, the IMF announced that the Chinese yuan would be included in …

11 fall clothing and style hacks every guy should know

Conquering the season in style means knowing what to wear, how to wear it, and, of course, how to keep those oft-worn sweaters clean and pill-free.<p>Here are some tips, tricks, and rules of thumb to go by to tackle the changing temperatures.

Clothing

There's A Test That Tells You If You're A 'Super-Recognizer' Of Faces, And You Can Take It Right Now

I've seen a lot of faces that I can't forget.<p>No, I'm not talking about being in love, as The Beatles lyrics might imply. Instead, I may be a …

The Brain

If people knew the actual inflation rate, it would implode the entire system

In our household, we measure inflation with the Burrito Index: How much has the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco truck gone up?<p>Since we keep detailed records of expenses (a necessity if you're a self-employed free-lance writer), I can track the real-world inflation of the Burrito …

Forgiving Your Imperfect Parents... Even If You're 64

Are you trapped in emotional quicksand because of the resentment you hold over the way your parents raised you?<p>You're not alone. So many people struggle to move past the anger, pain and the unfairness of how they were raised. In fact, they work hard to keep these feelings alive by continually …

Positive Thinking

5 tiny off-grid pods that could replace your house

As energy and housing costs rise around the country, more and more people are opting for tiny houses and seeking ways to make their homes energy efficient, or even self-sufficient.<p>Small, off-grid pods allow residents to do both — they take up very little space, can often be easily moved or …

Off-grid

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in plastic is alarming, say scientists – for it confirms that human activities are now having a pernicious impact on our …

Pollution

These LEGO-like recycled plastic bricks create sturdy homes for just $5,200

Colombian company Conceptos Plásticos saw two pressing issues in the world and decided to tackle both with recycled building materials. One issue is …

Design

Space junk is becoming a real threat

It's a serious issue. There's a common misconception that things in space are just kindof floating out there, moving slowly—and given videos of spacewalks and what we see in movies, that's understandable.<p>But it's wrong. There are thousands of satellites orbiting the Earth, moving at incredibly high …

In the future you will own nothing and have access to everything

In 1988 Kevin Kelly (my friend and business partner at Cool Tools) edited Signal, a book about “Communications Tools for the Information Age.” With …

Alaskan mom builds lovely tiny house -- and is offering the plans for free (Video)

Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on …

Food & Dining

Marijuana Contains 'Alien DNA' From Outside Of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms

It's big news, set to shock, amaze, and entertain the world.<p>But unfortunately, it's got nothing to do with extraterrestrial stoners melding with …

Social Media

The US economy's biggest puzzle explained in 2 paragraphs

While the market has been broadly strong over the last couple of years, two dynamics have continued to challenge economists, policymakers, and market watchers: hiring folks has become more difficult, but wage growth remains somewhat sluggish.<p>On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book …

Science Says Burning Sage Can Clean The Air And Improve Your Health

Whether the season is summer, spring, fall or winter, it is a good idea to clean the air in your home regularly to get rid of germs and all the other …

Wellness

Japan PM's adviser says opposed to adopting 'helicopter money' | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan should not resort to “helicopter money,” which would see the central bank directly underwriting public debt because that could stoke runaway inflation, a key adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday.<p>Koichi Hamada, professor emeritus of economics at Yale …

Japan

How Afraid Should You Be Of The 'Perfect Storm' Big Data Breach?

It seems like barely a day goes by without reports of yet another large scale loss or theft of personal data. In fact statistics are quite clear on the matter – data breaches are becoming bigger and more frequent.<p>Perhaps this is inevitable. The total volume of personal data we generate and store is …

Online

There may finally be some relief for the 'new housing crisis'

The interest rate on standard 30-year mortgages has sunk and is approaching an all-time low, according to Nishu Sood and Rob Hansen at Deutsche Bank, which could open up the market to first-time homebuyers who have been unable to tap into the housing recovery.<p>According to a note from the research …

9 things people can figure out about your personality just by looking at you

Looks can be deceiving.<p>Except sometimes, they're not.<p>A growing body of research suggests that people are pretty good at guessing what you're like — …

Bacterial Wind Turbines Could Power The Nanobots Of The Future

Computer model suggests a way to generate tiny amounts of power for tiny machines<p>Wind farms are getting bigger and bigger, producing more and more power as they grow. But sometimes, bigger isn't always better.<p>In a paper published in <i>Science Advances</i> researchers describe a mathematical simulation of …

Wind Farm

U.S. VPN provider leaves Russia after server seizure and adoption of anti-privacy legislation

Private Internet Access (PIA), a U.S.-based VPN provider that lets users visit web pages anonymously and bypass site blockings, has announced that has discontinued its Russian gateways and will no longer be doing business in the region.<p>PIA seems to be the first international player to stop …

Freaky New Evidence Suggests Your Immune System Could Be Controlling Your Behaviour

"Part of our personality may actually be dictated by the immune system."<p>We all like to think of ourselves as totally unique, independent individuals, …

Your CEO's an Extrovert? Why Science Says That Could Be a Problem | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Are the best CEOs all of a type?<p>Should they be forceful, determined, slightly narcissistic types like Donald Trump?<p>Should they be dour, conscientious sorts, familiar with every detail of the …

Psychology