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How to Give Your Home Positive Energy with Flowers & Plants

Has the season's unpredictable weather have you feeling gloomy or unmotivated lately? Does your home feel stale, uninspiring? If you've been in a rut of any kind, we're here to share one way to bring some positive energy into your home, stat―and it might be as simple as taking a trip to your local …

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Prices For Solar Panels Keep Falling, So Why Isn’t It Cheaper To Get Solar?

Now that we’ve made the tech affordable, we have to turn our attention to the less sexy parts of the business.<p>It’s never been cheaper to go solar. The installed price for home solar systems is less than half of what it was eight years ago. More than 1 million U.S. homes have now taken the plunge, …

In Vermont, solar, batteries key energy revolution

Rhonda "Honey" Phillips keeps her own cows and garden at her small, hillside homestead, and now is pushing self-sufficiency in a more high-tech direction. This year, she installed new solar panels just downhill from her modest house and hung a Tesla Powerwall backup battery on her basement wall, to …

One Oil Giant is Betting Big on Wind Energy

Oil and gas giants are starting to take a lot more interest in renewable energy than they have for decades, and it could mean a huge shift in direction for the industry. The latest sign of change was <b>Statoil</b> (NYSE: STO), the $59 billion oil giant, selling its Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) assets in Alberta's …

12 Of The Best Hiking Routes You Have To Experience In California

California is a pretty incredible state to explore. Of course, you’ve got the glossy lights of tinsel town, the incredible things to see and do in …

This Battery Charges In Seconds, And Lasts All Week

It’s a super capacitor made with nano-materials, but all you need to know is–if it’s commercialized–your days of worrying about your battery might be over.<p>You can divide the world into two kinds of people. Those who manage to keep their phones charged, and those whose batteries always seem to be in …

Through climate change denial, we're ceding global leadership to China

Remember when China was the climate-action outcast, the obstacle standing in the way of progress in the global fight against a warming planet? What a difference a few years — and an election — can make.<p>Over the past few weeks, world leaders, delegates to the climate change conference in Marrakech …

Houston, we have power: Space-based solar power could be the final frontier in renewable energy

Solar power harnessed from outer space could be the key to humanity’s survival<p>Critics of the 2002 James Bond film “Die Another Day” decried its over-reliance on über-tech, even by 007 standards. Think sonic agitator rings for shattering bullet-proof glass, and an invisible Aston Martin that might …

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

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14 Books by Billionaires That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Christmas List | Inc.com

Reading is an essential part of any learning process. Books give you an intimate glimpse into the minds of others. They reveal subtleties you may not yet be aware of. So, especially when you're navigating a road as ambiguous as entrepreneurship, it's a good idea to take a page out of the stories of …

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

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21 Inspiring Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

Everyone wants to be successful and in order to accomplished your desired aim, we need to follow the steps of successful people.<p>But the secret of …

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Growing Success: After Three Generations of Farming, Family Digs into Hydroponics

In his mid-50s, Donald J. Virts Jr. decided to part company with the traditional farming he had known and practiced for years.<p>The lifelong Hillsboro …

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Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Will hydroponics water down the meaning of organic?

With autumn leaf color fading and nary a dusting of snow yet on the slopes, the ski town of Stowe, Vt., was quiet. But at the nearby Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, farm tractors were rolling in for a protest rally, with a huge banner that read “Keep the Soil in Organic.”<p>At issue was the U.S. …

Should Hydroponically Grown Produce Be Considered Organic?

The founders of Freight Farms want you to know that grow lights are good for more than just shady basement pot operations. The Massachusetts company reclaims shipping containers as hydroponic grow dens designed to supply inner city restaurants with fresh, quality produce.<p>“Our goal was to create a …

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A head of hydroponic lettuce grows from seed to harvest in 35 days, making it a good first crop for new hydroponic gardeners. Planting a selection of lettuce varieties allows the gardener to harvest a selection daily for a salad. For commercial production, hydroponic lettuce is usually harvested …

I've been investing in real estate for 25 years, and I think buying a house is for suckers

People think the only way to save money is to buy a house. Suzy Orman thinks you have no way to earn any real money for yourself, so she advises you to buy a house as the only way to get your money. You will get your home paid off when you are old. Who wants to wait until they are old to have money?<p>…

This Startup Is Making It Incredibly Easy to Start a Business

Silicon Valley payments upstart Stripe said Wednesday it is debuting a new program, called Atlas, to help more entrepreneurs be able to set up U.S. …

The Interior Of This Little 280 Sq.Ft Tiny House Is Gorgeous. It Will Blow Your Mind

This 280 sq. ft. home is designed to maximize a small place in a beautiful and modern manner. Inspired from Japanese design, the tiny home is not …

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Kootenay Tiny Home

Greenleaf Tiny Home builds some pretty fancy tiny homes. Here's an excellent example.

17 Gifts Outdoorsy People Will Absolutely Love

Show your lumbersexual some love.

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10 Supercars You Can Buy for Under $50k

You don’t have to spend a mint to get some of the fastest and most beautiful cars ever produced. If you’re willing to put the effort into finding the …

The Best Hikes for Fall Foliage

If you think summer is the only season for hiking, it's time you experience the pleasant temperatures, sparse crowds and incredible beauty that comes with fall.<p>We love hot summer hikes as much as the next outdoor enthusiast, but there's a special place in our hearts for fall hiking. Thanks to more …

12 Rules on Personal Finance

1. Don’t get a salary. A salary will never make you money.<p>2. Don’t invest any of your money. Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth …

Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally …

5 Quintessential Summer Recipes to Make Before the Season Is Over

Labor Day might mark the ceremonial end of summer, but there are still 9 days until the season is officially over. Take advantage of the warm weather and end-of-season produce, and make these recipes before the weather turns cool.<p><b>1. Golden Gazpacho</b><p>I have made this delicious gazpacho over and over …

51 free online resources for starting a business

Being an entrepreneur means sticking your neck — and wallet — on the line for a product you believe in.<p>It won't be cheap.<p>There will be plenty of costs, some you've never expected.<p>Thankfully, there are free tools to start a business available online.<p>We've compiled this list of free tools to start a …