Máirín Hennessy

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No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

These solar glass blocks would make great skylights for your solar roof

If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve …

Get summer-ready with our (realistic) six-week body plan

Summer diets. Often they come with promises to ‘shed a stone’ or get your ‘best-ever bikini body’, all in as little as a week or two. Most of us, however, want to forgo the fads and simply lose a little weight to have more energy and feel confident in our clothes. ‘Six weeks is a good amount of …

Diets

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

Phil Nadel Contributor<p>Phil Nadel is the co-founder and managing director of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company<p>It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance …

Product Management

Starbucks' Howard Schultz: Childhood in the projects inspired his ambition

In 1963, a young boy from the Brooklyn housing projects took a trip with his aunt to see The Radio City Rockettes. It would change his life forever.<p>After the show, they stopped to eat at The Automat, a fast food restaurant lined with banks of gleaming coin-operated vending machines. The boy was …

Howard Schultz

Totem’s poles to power electric car charging in smart cities

A new bundled energy system was unveiled by Totem Power that aims to give smart cities a suite of location-based energy services through cyborg palm trees.<p>Greentech Media reported on the recent emergence of the Bedford, N.Y.-based startup from stealth mode.<p>Key to Totem’s vision is its 18-foot …

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

To be professional, to be practical, to be sexy? Why do we get dressed anyway?

During the summer, Uniqlo launched its first global advertising campaign. It was a bit like an airline ad: a handsome man in a brown coat running, with an earnest expression, through an anonymous cityscape. Perhaps he’d not been to the gents after his last Americano.<p>And, while he was scurrying, the …

How much does it really cost to start your own business?

Thinking of launching a start-up from your kitchen table? Let's break down the costs<p>The number of people starting their own business has hit record …

A Shopping Guide to the Fall 2016 Collections

New York Style

3 things Europe doesn’t get about startups

Europeans look at the US, particularly Silicon Valley, and wonder why the same recipe for churning out successful global companies can’t be repeated in Europe.<p>Given that my company has a venture capital arm, I have first-hand experience with the reasons why. And many conversations I’ve had with …

European Union

Mum's horror after finding NOOSE in suicidal son's bedroom as he faced rape allegation

A traumatised mother has told how she found a noose in her schoolboy son’s bedroom as he prepared to commit suicide over a rape allegation.<p>She said …

Netflix will drastically change in the next few years — here's how

Netflix has gone full throttle into producing its own original shows and movies, which the company has characterized as the most important part of its future.<p>Netflix will put out a staggering 600 hours of original content in 2016, and it's showing no signs of slowing production in 2017 and …

Energy-generating ‘smart bricks’ turn ordinary buildings into efficient living machines

A cool project with an unfortunate acronym, LIAR or Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar …

New Solar Capture Technique Converts CO2 Into Burnable Fuel

University of Chicago Engineers have built a new type of solar cell that would efficiently convert atmospheric carbon dioxide to fuel—and it achieves …

From solar boom to bill shock: Australians face loss of rooftop payments

About 275,000 people across the country will have their solar energy payments reduced by up to 80% over the next six months<p>Jonathan Shaw got solar panels installed on the roof of his home in Sydney in 2011 and ever since has been riding something of a gravy train.<p>He has been getting 60c for every …

Solar Power

What is ‘calligraphy porn’ and why is it so great?

All you need to know about the stationary trend that is taking 2016 by storm…<p><i>Image credit: Instagram @lhcalligraphy</i><p>There’s a mesmerising trend that’s …

Dave Elkington: The man who worked as cleaner while launching start-up is now worth $1bn

Most successful entrepreneurs have a story to tell which, more often than not, will involve them explaining how they have worked their way up the …

High hopes for tiny house made from hemp

Joking aside, it's important to note that hemp construction isn't new or even unusual outside the US, and makes sense as a sustainable building …

Solar panels that also use rain for power could change the world forever - Pocket-lint

Solar power is fast becoming a more energy efficient green power conversion source, but mainly in sunny places. A breakthrough with graphene could …

Clean Energy

The House That Bleeds: Mexico’s Disappeared - Photographs and text by Yael Martinez | LensCulture

“People without memory are condemned to repeat their mistakes.”<p>Guerrero is one of the Mexican states that has been most affected by organized crime. It is the second poorest state in the country and by far the most violent. The condition of social and economic marginalization of Guerrero are …

Latin America

Lake Flato Architects splits reservation cost for Tesla Model 3 with employees

Mar 23, '16 12:39 PM EST<p><i>San Antonio-based Architecture firm Lake Flato announced that it took upon itself to offer to its employees the opportunity</i> …

Tesla Model 3

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

Tesla focuses on smaller, daily-use batteries for homes

When it comes to batteries, homeowners apparently don’t need as much energy storage as<p>Tesla Motorsthought they did.<p>Tesla Motorssays it will concentrate only on developing its 7-kilowatt-hour Daily Powerwall battery, which is intended for everyday use but also has backup power capabilities.<p>Last …

Tesla

Standing desks may have zero health benefits

Your co-worker standing at the desk next to you may not be getting all the health benefits they think they are.<p>Sitting for long periods has been …

A Great To-Do List For Entrepreneurs Who Need To Play Hooky For A Day

Sometimes entrepreneurs feel like their lives are all work and no play. As per my last blog, entrepreneurs and their families need to try and achieve some level of balance to unload some of the stress affiliated with the entrepreneurial lifestyle. I was cleaning some old computer files today and …

Entrepreneurship

Watch This Artist Create Beautiful Calligraphy Using Different Pens And Techniques

Designer, calligrapher and stationery enthusiast King Blotto III creates short videos of beautiful calligraphy that are an absolute delight to watch. …

Calligraphy

Execs from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and other top Wall Street firms share their best career advice

You're up against thousands of other people during the application process, competing for a small number of roles.<p>And if you land a Wall Street internship or a full-time role, you'll have to learn how to navigate complex products, markets and organizations in double-quick time.<p>Business Insider …

Santa Monica firm says it has found a way to salt away electricity, literally

In the energy world, the ability to store electricity at an affordable price is the treasure sought by utility engineers and financial wizards.<p>SolarReserve believes it has found a solution.<p>The Santa Monica company recently completed what it touts as a first-of-its-kind solar power plant that stores …

Renewable Energy