Liz Root

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A terrifying prediction from 1912 is so creepily accurate that people think it's fake. It's not.

A newspaper article in 1912 warned about climate change.<p>The debate over coal continues to rage across America. As recently as the 2016 presidential …

Singapore, the City in a Garden, sets an example for a green planet

Singapore has transformed itself from a hub of pollution to an environmental dream-city in the past 50 years. From afar, the country’s landscape …

Sustainability

Elevated treehouse villa is topped with a hat-like roof

Treehouses come in a range of sizes and shapes -- and sometimes, they aren't built in a tree at all. Rather, they might be elevated off the ground, …

Architecture

16 Simple Bedroom Ideas to Make Your Space Look Expensive

Even when you've spent many hours decorating your master bedroom, it can start feeling a little stale after a few months or years. That's when the …

Home Decorating

7 Tactics to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Shine (That You Wouldn't Use on a Resume)

Seven smart strategies that will work on LinkedIn, but not on a resume.<p>Hate to break it to you, but if you're treating LinkedIn like an old-fashioned/digital resume, you're doing it all wrong. Although it's tempting to create a profile by copying and pasting your resume quickly, you're missing …

Employment

6 Principles for Exceptional Leadership Straight From the Army

I got my hands on the Army's "leadership bible" and dug in so you can dig in on the front lines of powerful leadership.<p>There are plenty of corporate CEO's that have cut their leadership teeth in the Army. And the army is known to produce more skilled leaders than perhaps any corporation.<p>So I …

Leadership

Walmart tried to make sustainability affordable. Here's what happened

What a difference the birth of a granddaughter can make.<p>For Lee Scott, who ran Walmart from 2000 to 2009, the arrival of his granddaughter not only …

Sustainability

The unpleasant reason men navigate better than women

<b>Men are better at navigating than women, according to a massive study, but there's not much for men to be proud about.</b><p>Scientists at University College London say the difference has more to do with discrimination and unequal opportunities than any innate ability.<p>The findings come from research into …

Dementia

What is the future of English in the US?

Similar to the UK and Australia, US citizens can rely on the luxury of being native English speakers – but in today's changing world, could monolingual Americans be left behind?<p>Ten years ago, I moved to Japan to teach English as a second language in a rural high school. The experience taught me …

Language Learning

60 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Master [Infographic]

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you're presented …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Excessive Exercise Linked to Poor Mental Health in Counterintuitive Study

"If you do a high volume of exercise, you are stressing your body out."<p>If a little bit of something is good, then a lot of it must be <i>great</i>, right? …

Mental Health

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.<p>The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in …

Pesticides

Man Spends 40 Years Planting a Tree on Barren Island Every Day, Now It’s a Giant Forest

In 1979, Jadav Payeng—a then-16-year-old resident of Assam, India—made a startling discovery: several dead snakes scattered along the sandy banks of the Brahmaputra River's Majuli Island. Having been displaced by flooding, the creatures were then killed due to the island's lack of shade.<p>This …

Ecology

The Japanese philosophy of Kaizen can reinvent your daily routine

In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. They discovered a humanizing philosophy driving the manufacturer’s innovation, one that intrinsically motivated …

Self-improvement

Want to Keep Your Career on Track? Avoid These 7 Common Leadership Blind Spots

It's time to shed light on the leader's most common blind spots. We have enough to worry about with what we can see, let alone what we can't.<p>There are plenty of traps for leaders in today's workplace, whether it's unspoken rules that lead to a toxic culture, or behaviors that make Millennials want …

Leadership

Make Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

10 essentials for your social media marketing campaigns

It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business today without a social media strategy.<p>Unfortunately, social media marketing requires a lot more …

Marketing

Steve Jobs Followed 7 Unbreakable Laws of Success That Apply to Any Business

Entrepreneurs should follow the Apple roadmap to set themselves apart.<p>When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, the ABC News program <i>20/20</i> asked me to share some of the insights I gleaned from writing three books on Jobs and Apple. The seven rules I offered are still relevant today and helped to propel …

Apple Store

When You're Distracted At Work - Be Ashamed Of Yourself

Dump all the stupid productivity apps and learn to control your mind for maximum focus.<p>“If you cannot focus, you’re really, really fucking stupid”, Serge Faguet says in his crazily popular post on intelligence bio-hacking.<p>Advice that speaks to me in profane terms I viscerally understand. Every time …

Productivity Apps

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

4 Leadership Lessons That Leaders Say They Wish They Had Learned Sooner

As a leadership coach, I often see the same leadership challenges arise across industries. There’s the challenge of time (there’s never enough of it), decision making, navigating organizational politics (which is really a trust issue), creating a shared purpose, communicating across silos and, of …

Leadership

A Virginia teen suffered third-degree burns after touching an invasive weed that can cause severe burns, blisters, scars, and blindness — here's what you should know about giant hogweed

Virginia teen Alex Childress has been discharged from the hospital after being treated for third-degree burns caused by exposure to the sap of the giant hogweed plant, according to local CBS affiliate WTVR. The 17-year-old was working a landscaping job near Spotsylvania, Virgina, when sap from the …

Giant Hogweed

Brigitte Nielsen baby at 54 sparks debate about older mothers

<b>The news that Brigitte Nielsen has given birth at the age of 54 has focused attention on the rising numbers of older mothers.</b><p>The actress, who gave birth to daughter Frida in June, felt compelled to defend her decision to critics.<p>"Some women think, 'Oh my God, I'm too old,' But how many men have …

Pregnancy

This Is the Secret to Getting What You Want (Most People Do the Opposite)

Getting what you want isn't rooted in complexity. Instead, it's rooted in a fundamental understanding of these 2 keys.<p>There are high performers who seemingly grace through life achieving a varied assortment of feats. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are people who seemingly can't achieve …

Management

Zimbabwe women's anti-poaching group protecting elephants

Wildlife

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.

Most people I know have a to-do list so long that it’s not clear that there’s an end to it. Some tasks, even quite important ones, linger unfinished for a long time, and it’s easy to start feeling guilty or ashamed about what you have not yet completed.<p>People experience guilt and its close cousin …

Self-help

A Scientist Clarifies the Link Between Eating Beef Jerky and Mania

Fans of cured meat, take note.<p>Eating lots of hot dogs and beef jerky is perhaps not the wisest choice for physical health, but until recently, doing …

Mental Health

15 Questions To Ask Employees If You Want Them To Be More Engaged

Measuring engagement at work is quite difficult. It’s not like managers can read employees minds, so the best way to find out how to engage employees is to ask. But what is the most effective question to ask to get a useful answer?<p>We asked members of the Forbes Coaches Council what question should …

Employee Engagement

Glass phones are about to get really, really cool

Are you ready for translucent phones? What about wood, or snakeskin? That's the promise of Gorilla Glass 6, Corning's newest generation of Gorilla …

Mobile Technology

More Americans Are Dying of Cirrhosis and Liver Cancer

65 percent<p>Deaths from cirrhosis and liver cancer are rising dramatically in the United States.<p>From 1999 to 2016, annual cirrhosis deaths increased by 65 percent, to 34,174, according to a study published in the journal BMJ. The largest increases were related to alcoholic cirrhosis among people ages …

Native Americans