Mark Pollard

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20 natural cleaning hacks to replace harmful chemicals

<b>Many cleaning products are bad for your health and the planet – use these easy DIY methods instead, many of which rely on kitchen cupboard</b> …

Hacking

Microsoft recently announced new technology that could revolutionize the way we collaborate and work together.

News > Blog<p>VIDEO: Microsoft Could Bring the Next Generation of Collaboration<p>May 16, 2018 <b><br>Kelsey Davis</b>, Sr. Manager, Digital Media Marketing, Consumer …

Emerging Technology

5 things to consider before installing smart light switches

Smart lighting is a great place to start in building your smart home. But you should know these four things before installing smart switches.<p>When turning your old, dumb house into a smart home, one of the best places to start is with lighting. For starters, you can test the waters with a single …

Home Automation

10 Easy Pieces: Permeable Pavers

Pavers have their own language: they can be porous, permeable, or pervious. All three types are designed with sustainability in mind, to filter …

Landscaping

DIY 400 WATT WIND TURBINE

These plans detail how I built a wind turbine in my garage without any special tools for just over $200. Many of the do-it-yourself designs are …

Woodworking

Why You Should Keep A Worm Bin

Composting with worms is not a new idea, but I think it is a practice that many people overlook or find too uninviting due to the nature of a slimy, …

Gardening

Take your Perfectly Hot or Cold Drink Anywhere with Cauldryn Fyre’s Battery Mug

The Cauldron Fyre modernizes the outdoor experience with its Mobile Temperature Control Boiling Battery Mug. It is a battery-powered mug that lets …

Coffee

Eco-friendly composting toilets already bring relief to big cities – just ask London's canal boaters

Every day in central London, some 5,000 people manage without access to basic amenities such as piped water, sewerage or electricity. They are …

Sustainability

Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The …

Nonprofits

No-Cook Lunch Idea: Chickpea, Avocado, and Egg Wrap

In a medium bowl, combine kale, oil, vinegar, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper. Massage vinaigrette into kale until leaves start to soften, …

Healthy Eating

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

Gardening

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Gardening

How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden

No green thumb required.<p>Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.<p><b>What you'll …

Gardening

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Pedagogy

Understanding blockchain’s potential

Blockchain has signified the dawn of a new era in the way we store and exchange value. In fact, many consider it to be one of the biggest technology breakthroughs since the advent of the Internet in the early 90s. Blockchain provides a way to transact in a secure, immutable, transparent, and …

Blockchain

Cancer Cells Can Go Mysteriously Dormant For Years, And Scientists Are Beginning to Understand Why

We were wrong about cancer's uncontrollable growth.<p>Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this …

Cancer

These pocket-sized projectors pack a major big screen punch

Projectors are traditionally big noisy machines found in school classrooms or at the back of cinema auditoriums. Today, however, miniature …

Gear & Gadgets

Technology Will Save Us DIY Kits

Whether you're just getting interested in electronics or want to pass on your knowledge to others, these Technology Will Save Us DIY Kits (£10-£85; …

DIY

Cancer Dormancy: Why Do Cancer Cells Go to Sleep?

Cancer has always been thought of as something that grows rapidly and uncontrollably, but this view may be wrong. New evidence suggests that cancer …

Cancer

Beer breath: Drinking alcohol may give you more than bad breath

A study could help explain alcohol's role in cancer and heart disease.<p>Drinking alcohol can give you more than strong breath — it may mess up the balance of good versus bad bacteria in your mouth, researchers reported Monday.<p>That, in turn, can raise the risk not only of gum disease and cavities, but …

Alcohol

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Gardening

These Indoor Gardens for Growing Fresh Veggies and Herbs Year-Round Are on Sale

If you live in an urban apartment, you probably don't have the luxury of a yard. So maybe you've made little gardens on your windowsills or fire …

Anyone can compost their food waste (and everyone should)

And it doesn’t have to smell.<p>When we think of composting, we tend to think of enormous dumpsters full of everything you didn’t eat for dinner that day, mixing together into an earthy, smelly, nasty concoction that seems to have a life of its own. But at its most basic level, composting is simply …

Gardening

Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

Meet Bosch EasyCut 12: A Miniature Chainsaw you can Use Indoors

Chainsaws are pretty handy when you need to cut into thick wood without much effort. It’s a great tool for cutting wood outdoors, but generally not …

Woodworking

Cool Electrician Tools and Equipment

A Wire Stripper and So Much More<p>This smart little tool does a lot—it works as a wire stripper, sheathing cutter, wire bender, measuring gauge and a …

DIY camper van cost just $18K to build

How one couple is living the #VanLife dream<p>It’s a story that’s engrained in #VanLife lore: Dreaming of something different, an outdoorsy couple quits two successful engineering jobs and sells their house—with nearly everything in it. They build their own DIY camper van and embark on a non-stop …

Best Places to Visit on the East Coast of Spain

Culture, Beaches and History on the Mediterranean<p>Many visitors to the Spanish east coast on the Mediterranean go no further than Barcelona. A few …

Barcelona

Plain White Vinegar Is the Dishwashing Hero You Need

Fat makes food taste good, but greasy food has a way of lingering in the air—and on the dishes—long after a meal has ended. If you’re sick of finding …

Vinegar