Meghan Dix

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15 Dinners That Make Even Better Next-Day Lunches

Packing your own lunch is a tried-and-true way to stick to a healthy and budget-friendly meal plan. But bringing something you're not excited about to the office may just have you heading to the nearest takeout joint. Forgo this disappointment by making one of these healthy dinner recipes that will …

Healthy Eating

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

Why the man who brought us the glycemic index wants us to go vegan

In 1981, a plain-speaking, unassuming scientist at the University of Toronto published with his colleagues a meticulous list that ranked foods according to the effect they had on blood sugar. The goal was to better understand the role of carbohydrates in managing diabetes. But the effect was more …

The Many Roads to Green

By sustainably transforming an old industrial compound in San Antonio, Lake/Flato architects gave new meaning to "less is more."<p>VIEW MORE PHOTOS><p>Renovation is one of those curious words in the English language—"relationship" and "difficulty" also spring to mind—that can mean entirely different …

Prefabricated house in Melbourne's City Square can produce more energy than it uses

Modular buildings specialist ArchiBlox has unveiled its prototype for a compact carbon-positive house, featuring "edible garden walls", a sunroom and …

Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Saving for Retirement

If we ever hope to stop working and enjoy our golden years, we have to save and invest for our retirement. Here are ten things to know so we can grow …

The Proven Way to Retire Rich

Want to make money from stocks? There's one easy way to do so.<p>Looking for more money for your retirement?<p>Who isn't? This study reveals that there is …

Retirement

SolarCity Wants To Install 1GW In 2015 And Money Is No Issue

During 2014, SolarCity posted greater revenues and losses, installed 79% more solar energy systems than the year before and added about 96,660 customers to reach a customer base of 190,000, the company said Wednesday.<p>Instead of a typical earnings story, I thought I’ll highlights some of the company …

5 Mindfulness Techniques That Will Improve Your Relationships and Make You a Better Leader

You know that mindfulness can improve your health. Turns out it can also make you a better manager.<p>Greater mindfulness can make you a much more effective leader. It will give you better insight on both employees and customers, and help you make better decisions. That advice comes from Charles …

12 Technologies Which Could Save The World

It's easy to get downhearted about climate change. But amazing things are happening that could slow it down.

Worm Composting 101: Worms Eat Your Trash

Do you want to do your part for the environment and reduce the amount of waste your family produces, but you don’t have the space to produce …

This is your brain on mindfulness training

Studies have shown that mindfulness training can boost a range of mental and physical health problems, but how it works hasn’t been clear.<p>Now, …

Free ebook on interaction design to download today

This free book is available to download today<p>Want to know what interaction design (aka IxD) is? Or how to get better at it?<p>Listed as a top 10 design …

eBooks

Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

National Parks

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Design

Personal Spaces: 10 Cool Updated Ranch Houses

Ranch-style homes enjoyed immense popularity from the 1950s to the 1970s. Today many of those same homes are still around — faux-wood paneling, …

Dining Rooms

Tiny home renovation pushes every TreeHugger button

There are a lot of things that we preach about green building at TreeHugger. It might be the idea of living in smaller spaces, downtown where the …

High-end sustainable W.I.N.D. House can be controlled by smartphone

Initial work on the W.I.N.D. House began back in 2008, and the project was completed in 2014. The home features a usable floorspace of 406 sq m (4370 …

Green Building Market to Experience 13% Growth Rate through 2020

The global green building market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 13% during 2015-2020, according to a report from Research and Markets. …

Green Buildings

New Mexico Home Power Solely by Solar Energy

Design firm Needbased has recently completed a home in New Mexico, which has achieved both the Passive House Certification as well as meet the …

New Mexico

Carpe Diem: Low Oil and Gas Prices Could Be a Clean-Energy Opportunity

The recent dramatic plunge in oil and natural gas prices, to their lowest level since the global recession in 2009, has some observers worried about the effect on clean tech. Conventional wisdom has it that renewables have a tougher time competing when fossil fuels are cheap, making grid parity (in …