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Biofuel breakthroughs bring 'negative emissions' a step closer

The use of biofuels helps reduce human greenhouse gas emissions. That’s one reason why some petroleum companies offer petrol containing up to 10% …

This Is the Biggest News in Electricity Since the Light Bulb -- Seriously

If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy …

Natural Gas

15 Rooms with a Luxury Interior Design in Black & White

There’s no other <b>color scheme</b> that can create an elegant and trendy <b>room decoration</b> than <b>Black & White</b>. The combination of these two non-colors is a …

13 cool modern ideas for your walls

For a quick and easy room revamp, looking at changing up your walls is a great idea. However, if you think there's only paint and wallpaper to choose …

Figure Out the Leadership Style That Fits Who You Are

We all want to be part of a great success story. To run, start, or play a senior role in a company that wins big or changes the course of its industry. To launch a brand that dazzles customers and dominates its markets. To be the kind of executive or entrepreneur who creates jobs, generates wealth, …

15 Interior Design Charts To Help You Feel Like A Professional Decorator

Because not everyone knows the difference between Windsor and Ladder Back.<p>You don't need to be an interior designer to know all the handy little secrets the pros know —just pin and reference these charts to sharpen your decorating skills. Guests won't have a clue that you didn't pay big bucks for …

Too Tired to Cook? Three 15-Minute Dinners That Are Better Than Takeout

It’s tempting at the end of a long day to reach for your phone rather than a frying pan, but in the time it takes to place an order and wait for it to be delivered, you could be eating a healthy meal cooked from scratch. No shortcuts, no half homemade, just 10 to 15 minutes in the kitchen. You …

What's Your Color Personality?

Color is sexy, fun, and the most important part of decorating. But it's also the most psychological and elusive part. From numerology to iPhone applications and expert advice, check out all of the different ways of finding your true colors and color personality.<p>CHROMOTHERAPY<p>These acrylic …

How to Quit Your Day Job and Become a Nature Photographer

Your favorite nature photographers likely aren’t on assignment for <i>National Geographic</i>. But they are likely on this other thing we call Instagram. Whether you’re snapping pics on an iPhone or a Canon DSLR, if you learn about light and composition, you’ll not only improve your general photo skills, …

Nature Photography

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School

You’re taught about history, science, and math when you’re growing up. Most of us, however, aren’t taught how to identify or deal with our own …

Emotional Intelligence

Fasting for three days renews entire immune system, protects cancer patients, ‘remarkable’ new study finds

Fasting for three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as …

Immune System

12 Timeless Paint Colors That Will Never Go Out of Style

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

5 TED Talks That Will Inspire You to Be a Better Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a big fan of helpful and motivational content, especially business-minded podcasts and videos of keynote speakers from conferences around the world. TED Talks, a collection of thousands of presentations from some of the most brilliant …

Motivation

8 Promises Every Woman Should Make to Herself

The secret to self-confidence isn't much of a secret at all, according to happiness expert and bestselling author Dominique Bertolucci. All you need …

7 Rug Mistakes to Never Make

They anchor a room — so you need to choose wisely.<p>1. Choosing a rug that's too small.<p>Skimp on size, and your room will look smaller. "You need your rug to set boundaries, and ground your furniture," says interior designer Danielle Oakey. "In a living room, your rug defines the conversation area, …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Let's talk about sex – podcast

Produced by Simon Barnard and presented by Hannah Devlin and Ian Sample

6 Things You Must Have in a Multipurpose Living Room

Need your small space living room to pull double duty? These 6 items will help you out.<p><b>1. A coffee table with lots of storage space</b><p>As sleek as a simple coffee table might look, if you want your living room to pull double-duty, you've gotta get some storage. Where else will you keep emergency …

7 Life-Changing Organizing Lessons We Learned from Marie Kondo

We found joy in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — and you can too.<p><i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> is everywhere lately, or so it seems — Japanese author Marie Kondo's unique, joy-based organizational method has spread across the States like wildfire, drawing millions of new followers to …

10 Gorgeous European Places You've Never Heard Of

You may think you know Europe's wonders from back to front. But newsflash: you don't. As with any well-trodden destination, the continent boasts a number of tucked-away treasures that would make even the most experienced traveler swoon.<p>The continent brims with uncrowded venues, like the islands of …

European Travel

The Earth's Freshwater Reserves Are Disappearing

As this mosaic of images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite conveys so well, the majority of Earth's surface is covered by either liquid or frozen water.<p>The atmosphere is awash with water as well. One satellite-based data set estimates that about …

Water

How Green Are Those Solar Panels, Really?

As the industry grows, so does concern over the environmental impact.<p><b>As the world seeks cleaner power, solar energy capacity has increased sixfold in the past five years. Yet manufacturing all those solar panels, a Tuesday report shows, can have environmental downsides.</b><p>Fabricating the panels …

Designing a Small and Glamorous Guest Bathroom

Amy Meier explains how she decorated a compact guest bathroom in Coronado, California, with rich materials and textures.<p><b>Christine Pittel: What is that gorgeous striated stone on the walls?</b><p><b>Amy Meier:</b> It's not stone. It's wallpaper. This house is on Coronado Island, opposite San Diego, and the beach …

Modern Living Room Wall Units With Storage Inspiration

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>4 |<p>5 |<p>6 |<p>7 |<p>8 |<p>9 |<p>Contrasting cupboard door colors can create a more interesting finish in a piece of living room furniture.<p>10 |<p>11 |<p>12 …

Colorful Interior Design Ideas

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>Urban kitchens have a tendency to be small. By keeping the color in the kitchen nook more neutral, the space feels more comfortable. The …

Ellen DeGeneres’s House

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>A vision of architectural modernism, the huge nine bedroom home is located on 2.3 acres in Holmby Hills, rubbing shoulders with Hugh Hefner’s …

Make It: Modern DIY Brass Chandelier

Oh, hey there drop-dead gorgeous chandelier! What's that, you say? You're totally DIYable?! Tell me more!<p>Five (5) simple steps are all it takes to …