Nita Waechter

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There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

4 Healthy Dinner Sides So Easy Anyone Can Make Them

1<p>Roasted Asparagus With Flaxseed Walnut Crumble<p>A crumble topping made from flaxseed and walnuts (yay, Omega-3s!) tops roasted asparagus in this …

Food

A mountaintop greenhouse grows in coal country

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — On Election Day 2016, Jonathan Webb found himself on a lavish cruise liner with America’s elite gliding along the Atlantic outside …

Obama Administration

World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Scientists are preparing to launch the world's first machine to clean up the planet's largest mass of ocean plastic.<p>The system, originally dreamed up …

6 Smart Habits That Will Lead to a Fulfilling Life

Whom do you surround yourself with? This may be your first lesson toward a life of success.<p>Do you ever lay in bed at night in a state of insomnia and look back over your choices in life and wonder, "I wish I did that differently?"<p>Perhaps it's feeling like you should've made that transition into a …

Self-improvement

3D-Printed House Finished in a Day, Costs Less Than $10,000

Print your home like a movie ticket.<p>In the near future, suburbs might be built using a combination of high tech wood and volcanic ash. But a recent …

Nonprofits

Why Corporate America Loves Renewable Energy

Companies keep signing wind and solar contracts around the world because it just makes good business sense.<p>You might think the election of President …

Renewable Energy

1 Question That Can Completely Change Your Career

If you want to reach your goals, start by helping others reach theirs.<p>What's the secret to success? How did our favorite leaders make it to the top?<p>Some entrepreneurs will tell you the secret is you've got to hustle to make it. Others say if you never give up, you'll get there eventually, and still …

9 Mistakes Everyone Makes Cooking Chicken

These missteps have easy fixes, so you can tweak your chicken routine for the better tonight.<p>The Perfect Bird<p>The path to delicious chicken is …

This London bench absorbs as much pollution as 275 trees

London has got a new ally in the fight against its air pollution crisis: hedge 2.0.<p>The CityTree is a strange mix of bench and hedge, but is very …

Chinese researchers discovered an agricultural miracle that could feed the planet without destroying it

The study was mammoth. It cost $54 million, and involved some 1,000 researchers and 65,000 local bureaucrats. But academics around the globe are calling the results an agricultural miracle.<p>The project already saved Chinese farmers more than $12.2 billion over 10 years, and in the process may have …

Farming

These are the plants that will actually clean up your air

No matter how clean your home is, chances are, the air’s still got a <i>little</i> somethin’ somethin’ in it that isn’t exactly *great* for your body …

Hawaiian house by LifeEdited harvests more energy and water than it consumes

Design consultancy LifeEdited has built a family home on Hawaiian island Maui, as a model for sustainable, off-grid living.<p>The LifeEdited: Maui …

Plastic-fishing group in Amsterdam turns trash into contemporary furniture

If we remove plastic from the world’s waterways, what happens to it next? Amsterdam-based Plastic Whale – the “first professional plastic-fishing …

The shape of your city could determine how hot it gets at night

New York City is a crystal, but Boston is a liquid.<p>Is your city crystal or liquid? No, this isn’t a Facebook quiz. It’s a serious scientific question about urban design, and whether a city’s layout can affect how hot it gets at night compared to its rural surroundings — a phenomenon known as the …

Urbanism

Radiation Is Put to Good Use for Once in Chernobyl

A hundred yards from the rusting ruins at the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, a gossamer array of almost 4,000 photovoltaic panels sits …

Chernobyl

Are Wooden Skyscrapers the Real Deal?

Wooden skyscrapers are fast becoming a trend in sustainable construction, with dozens planned across the country. Two buildings in Portland, …

Microplastic pollution in oceans is far worse than feared, say scientists

The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new research indicates.<p>The work reveals the highest microplastic pollution yet discovered anywhere in the world in a river near Manchester in the UK. It also shows that the major floods in the area in …

Pollution

Out with Dow Solar Shingles and in with Elon Musk’s Solar Roofs

After just five short years of selling their Powerhouse shingles, Dow Chemical has decided they are done with the solar shingle business and have …

Clean Energy

Meerkats revealed as most murderous mammal known to science

The meerkat – the beloved hero of an advert for car insurance – has been unmasked as the most "murderous" mammal known to science.<p>Researchers …

Penguin: Long Term Data Show Natural Selection At Work

<b>28 Years Of Penguin Data Show Natural Selection At Work by James Urton-Washington</b><p>Biologists of all stripes attest to evolution, but have debated its …

The World’s Most Trafficked Mammal Just Got Desperately Needed Help

Johannesburg, South Africa<p>Proposals to ban international trade in pangolins received support from a body charged with helping to conserve wildlife.<p>Things have suddenly looked up for pangolins, cat-size scaly creatures found across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The body that regulates international …

Cubicco's sustainable flatpack homes are built to withstand a hurricane

Cubicco's line comprises a series of homes of varying size and shape, including an attractive little micro-shelter that can be used as a studio, …

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

<i>Traditional spaghetti and meatballs is turned into the most amazing baked cheesy casserole ever! A family favorite for sure!</i>A friend told me the …

Cooking

24 Potato Recipes That Should Be Illegal

Get back to your roots.

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Buttermilk Pound Cake II Recipe

"Tangy, moist, and flavorful pound cake. Can be eaten plain or use as a base for numerous dessert ideas."<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/4 …

17 Valentine’s Mug Cakes That Prove One Is NOT the Loneliest Number

Valentine’s Day might be marketed as THE couples’ holiday of the year, but maybe you’re an independent woman who’s truly happy being single (especially when there’s only one spoon to spare). You’re kinda loving rockin’ it on your own, and there’s nothing better than not having to share your dessert …