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DIY hydroelectric water wheel uses recycled plastic bottles to generate free electricity

If MacGyver and Survivor Man got together and handed out an award, they might give it to the inventor of this incredible DIY water wheel generator. …

12 habits of genuine people

There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58 percent of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more …

22 Executives Share the Daily Habits That Keep Them on Top

You might be surprised at the simple things they do to succeed.<p>The most successful people I know share some common traits. They tend to get up early, stay in front of health issues, and know how to handle money. They get quality sleep, play hard and stay sharp through continuous learning. They also …

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Zen spa decor is quintessentially calm and peaceful. It is often a favorite decorating scheme for homeowners seeking a relaxing appearance for their bedroom spaces. By incorporating a nature-inspired color palette, luxurious bedding elements and calming accessories, this design is fairly easy to …

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

Woodworking

Only fundamental social change can defeat the anxiety epidemic

We live with an epidemic of anxiety. In 1980, 4% of Americans suffered a mental disorder associated with anxiety. Today half do. The trends in Britain are similar. A third of Britons will experience anxiety disorder at some stage in their life, with an explosion of reported anxiety among teenagers …

Mental Health

6 Tools That Save You From Embarrassing Writing Mistakes

One study showed that writing errors scare off 59 percent of customers. Can you afford to keep making spelling and grammar mistakes?<p>Think your writing mistakes don't matter? Think again. A study by Global Lingo found that as many as 59 percent of online customers are scared away from sites with …

5 Things All Successful Entrepreneurs Do (and 3 They Never Do)

How many of these traits do you have? And how many should you shed?<p>We all look for an edge in our business building and examining the past behaviors of other successful entrepreneurs is a great way to set your own do's & don'ts. Sure you can read about Mark Cuban or Richard Branson. But, you need …

How To Craft Your Perfect Selling Story

When speaking with a client, simply referring to your previous work, however successful, is not enough. You should be able to work those events into a compelling narrative that engages your audience, both rationally, and emotionally. Perfecting your sales story allows you to connect with your …

Selling

If consumers knew how farmed chickens were raised, they might never eat their meat again

The year 2012 marked a leap forward for animal welfare in the European Union. Farmers were no longer allowed to keep egg-laying hens in barren battery cages smaller than an A4 sheet of paper. Instead, the minimum requirement now is that hens are kept in a cage the size of an A4 sheet of paper, with …

Agriculture

Can this humble GIF really help ease anxiety?

Anyone who's ever had to deal with any level of anxiety issues knows how difficult it can be to calm yourself and ease yourself out of an anxiety …

5 Lifetime Habits of the World's Wealthiest People | Inc.com

Why do certain people become extraordinarily wealthy while others do not?<p>Great wealth, of the non-inherited kind, is not an accident. The extraordinarily successful people who make it have habits that set them apart from everyone else.<p>These habits can be incorporated into your daily life and if …

Self-improvement

More on Mindfulness and Difficult People

Mindfulness is purposely paying attention to a particular experience without judgment. It is a science that has a wide range of benefits for many people in all walks of life. It has been proven to help people with physical, mental, and emotional stress. People of any age can certainly benefit from …

The #1 Predictor of Divorce — and How to Fix It

After four decades of research, the world's foremost marriage therapist noticed a clear pattern among couples that didn't stay together.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying …

13 Foods You Should Always Have Stocked In Your Freezer

Always be prepared.<p>The freezer is an amazing appliance, and it's not just made for housing store-bought freezer meals and pizzas either. When used to it's full potential, the freezer can mean the difference between eating homemade, healthy, affordable meals from ordering take out, <i>again</i>. It's …

The Introvert’s Brain: Why They Might “Think Too Much”

<b>“Only those who care about you can hear when you are quiet.” ~Unknown</b><p>I find it difficult to be understood. I seem to frequently create complexity out …

This is what a Donald Trump presidency would actually look like

If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Donald J. Trump doesn’t just have fans, he has voters—and there are a lot of them. In the wake of his commanding victory in the New Hampshire primary, it’s time to take Trump a little more seriously than when he was just the antihero of a reality TV show (the …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most psychedelic city.<p>For the past 15 years, a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine program co-founded by Richards has dosed hundreds of people with a …

Johns Hopkins University

Tamir Rice and Oregon's White Ranchers

One hundred and fifty armed, white ranchers took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge this weekend. Vox reported these men used online videos to call on "'patriots' from all over the country to come to the refuge with their guns to join their fight." Time dubbed them "armed protesters." Other …

It's Not Easy Teaching Special Ed

It's getting harder and harder to find quality special education teachers, which is why 49 out of 50 states report shortages.<p>Why? It's a tough sell.<p>Even if you're up for the low pay and noisy classrooms, special education adds another challenge: crushing paperwork.<p>This is something I understand …

Teaching

2015: Top Six Breakthroughs That Are Changing Your World

2015 was a year that shook us out of complacency.<p>Black Lives Matter forced the nation to confront the threat of police violence faced every day by African Americans. The refugee crisis coupled with the movement of ISIS into Europe and the United States brought distant wars close to home.<p><i>It was a</i> …

7 simple meditation methods to help improve your daily life

It seems that the whole world is now meditating, which is wonderful news, as meditation does so much for us on all levels: body, mind and spirit.<p>On a …

The 'affluenza' teen is trying to delay his deportation to the US by saying Mexico violated his human rights

Ethan Couch, 18, won a delay in his deportation based on a constitutional appeal in Mexico that could lead to a trial process that could last weeks or even months.<p>Any flaw in the process of his detention by Mexican immigration authorities can be considered a violation of due process and of his …

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This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi …

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

Don't forget to register your new drone with the government

Don't forget to tell Uncle Sam.<p>As of last week, anyone with a drone weighing between 0.5 and 55 pounds must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>If you bought a drone before December 21, 2015 when the drone registration law went into effect, you have until February 19, 2016 to do it.<p>…

7 Mindfulness Habits That Lead To 365 Days of Happiness

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

Happiness

5 Horrible Things Congress Just Snuck Into Law

Congress has officially approved the latest omnibus budget deal, which now heads to President Obama's desk. The bill is essentially guaranteed to be signed into law, because anything less means the government would shut down. Again.<p>In what's become something of a sick annual tradition, members of …