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Everything You Need to Know About Composting

Composting is good for lots of reasons. Many gardeners believe that utilizing compost is an integral part of creating a healthier garden ecosystem.

Gardening

How To Grow Truffles In Your Own Back Garden

Extravagant, rare and revered by food lovers around the world, truffles are a pungent fungus that grows at the roots of beech, hazel, and other …

Scientists hope new enzyme will 'eat' plastic pollution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have accidentally developed a plastic-eating enzyme that may be used to combat one of the world's worst pollution problems.<p>Researchers from Britain's University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made the discovery while …

Pollution

This $2 million SUV is bulletproof and cut like a diamond — look inside

The custom-designed Karlmann King SUV is priced at a whopping $2 million.<p>The car includes luxury features such as Hi-Fi sound, private safes, widescreen TVs, phones, and a refrigerator. It also includes features like a coffee maker and a PlayStation 4 gaming system. For an additional cost, it can …

13 Words You Should Never Use When Replying to a Customer

It takes a lot for a customer to be willing to interact with a company. People brush by thousands of brands—from restaurants to online tools—on a …

Customer Service

‘Shoes for shoes’ is the proof that shoe design has finally gone too far

First, there were thigh-high Uggs.<p>Then there were Balenciaga Crocs at £600 a pop (I say ‘were’ because they’ve all sold out now).<p>And now, in a final …

How To Grow Cucamelons – The Most Exciting Fruit You Can Grow This Year

While most Americans have never heard of cucamelons, this fruit is definitely one you’ll want to know a lot more about. Also referred to as “Mexican …

Wireless earbuds that sound this much better than AirPods should cost way more than $24

Apple’s AirPods offer surprisingly great sound quality for earbuds that are so compact, but you wouldn’t know it most of the time. Why? Because the …

Stellar Sneaks

Props to Space X for launching the Falcon 9 during rush hour! It’s got everyone here in Los Angeles re-interested in science! It’s also the perfect …

Shoes

This Year in Gear: 55 Notable Men’s Style Releases in 2017

With a deluge of new products hitting store shelves and browser windows every day, it’s easy to lose track of everything that happens in a year. So, …

Men's Fashion

A single device can speed up your home internet and lower your cable bill by $120 a year

We tell you nearly every time there’s a sale on a good cable modem. Why? Because we want every single one of our readers to know that they don’t have …

IBM's new, cutting edge tech could make computers 200 times faster

by Dom Galeon November 2, 2017 Robots & Machines 27981<p>An All-in-One Approach to Computing<p>Regular desktop computers, as well as laptops and …

10 Free Wireframe Kits To Speed Up Your Design Workflow

The wireframing process is crucial to every new UI project. Before you get into the colors and typography you have to consider the user experience …

Plants That Grow in Full Shade

Searching for plants that grow in full shade is an endeavor fraught with challenges. The difficulties begin with the very language we use to discuss …

Landscaping

Starter kits help you grow a garden for butterflies

The National Wildlife Federation has launched a “Butterfly Heroes” campaign to help protect America’s monarch butterfly and pollinator populations. …

Beyond The Browser: From Web Apps To Desktop Apps

I started out as a web developer, and that's now one part of what I do as a full-stack developer, but never had I imagined I'd create things for the …

Simple steps for home composting success

I am considering starting a compost pile this year and looking for some advice; some of the articles I've read suggest steps more complicated than I am willing to implement. My time is limited, so I want to do something simple that works reasonably well.<p><i>— Courtney Jacobsen, Wheeling</i><p>Composting at …

Gardening

Can Science Make a Wearable High Heel?

Heels are still bad for your feet, but they could be getting better.<p>It's 2017 and high heels still feel like torture devices. But there are plenty of scientists working with new technologies to fix this dilemma. Thesis Couture CEO Dolly Singh, one of the entrepreneurs leading the charge, hates the …

11 tomato varieties you'll want to try in your spring garden

It's time to talk tomatoes.<p>We asked avid home gardeners Jo Anne and Alejandro Trigo — owners of Mid-City-based Two Dog Organic Nursery — to share their favorite picks for tomato plants to plant now for summer harvest. (Many of the organic, non-GMO seedlings are available now at their …

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

A 27-year-old raised $10 million from venture capitalists for an unusual hedge fund

The 27-year-old in question is Olaf Carlson-Wee, and he's launching a strategy that invests in cryptocurrencies.<p>To be clear, the $10 million managed by Carlson-Wee's Polychain Capital is peanuts in the hedge fund world. But Polychain's strategy is rare, with few other funds trading in …

These Universities Are Training The World’s Top Coders

HackerRank tapped over 120 top universities around the world and had each of their best coders go head-to-head.<p>With early college admissions under way for many universities around the country, we got to thinking: Which colleges have the best coders in the world?<p>While there are academic rankings, …

College & University

British shoe phenom Sophia Webster walks the walk

British shoe designer Sophia Webster has barely had time to catch her breath, let alone grab breakfast, when she bursts into her spacious new offices in a hip part of East London on a chilly fall morning following a late-running doctor's appointment.<p>As she strides across the room in jeans, a mint …

Red Carpet

8 Cheap Kitchen Remodel Ideas for $500 (or Less)

A cheap kitchen remodel can make all the difference in the look of your home and the flow of your life. But what if your kitchen is calling from …

Home Improvement

The generation that grew up with Nike Dri-FIT is making dress shirts you could run a marathon in

In an era where jeans are stretchy and yoga pants are office attire, one might spare some pity for the men still confined to dress shirts.<p>With buttons down the front and a stiff, folded collar to accommodate a necktie, there’s a ceremonial primness to this garment. What’s important is how it looks, …

Clothing

5 Top Designers On How To Create The Ultimate PowerPoint Presentation

Slide presentations usually suck–but a good designer can turn that around. Here are four tips for selling your ideas.<p>PowerPoints are awful. Long and uninteresting, they are the corporate drone of visual media–synonymous with endless meetings, academic conferences, and corporate retreats.<p>For graphic …

Public Speaking

You Can Make This Cozy Giant Blanket In Just 4 Hours

Winter is coming. Luckily, with extreme knitting you can create a giant-sized blanket to keep you warm and cozy throughout those long and cold …

Let children learn how to play before formal lessons | Letters

The results of the latest phonics tests for year 2 children (Four out of five year one pupils pass phonics test, 30 September) demonstrates the folly of teaching young children to read and write before either their fine motor skills are ready, or a wide exposure to language in the form of stories, …