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10 habits of unlikeable people

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few — the good …

Self-improvement

World's largest solar energy project will be 100 times bigger than any other on the planet

200 gigawatts of solar power. $200 billion. 100,000 jobs. Those are the numbers attached to the SoftBank Solar Project, which is set to become the …

Renewable Energy

Shell oil just unveiled a plan to move the world away from fossil fuels

Royal Dutch Shell just laid out a proposal to move us away from its own product. The company’s Sky Scenario is a plan to help the world meet the …

Adidas has sold 1 million pairs of sneakers made from ocean trash — and reveals a new normal in footwear

Adidas' sustainable footwear initiative is growing legs.<p>The company revealed in March that it has made and sold more than one million pairs of its shoes made from ocean plastic. These shoes use a yarn developed by Parley that turns the ocean plastic into a polymer that can be used to construct …

Shoes

Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds – and it could be cheaper than today’s lithium batteries. Korea …

A Couple Convert An Old School Bus Into A Light and Efficient Family Home

The Mayes family transformed a Thomas High Top into a well-organized and airy humble abode, using thoughtful storage and a minimalist color palette.<p>When Gabriel and Debbie Mayes decided to embrace the tiny house movement, they knew the transition would be anything but easy. For starters, they—along …

Small Spaces

Green walls are great, but they need to work efficiently

You may have heard about green walls or even seen a few. Also called living walls, live walls, eco-walls and vertical gardens, these structures are …

The Most Breathtaking Views in the U.S.

America’s most breathtaking views aren’t reachable by elevators or highway off-ramps. They’re hidden at the end of rocky trails, at the bottom of …

Temporary Pavilion in Malaysia Aims to Raise Awareness of Bamboo as a Construction Material

The use of bamboo in construction is not yet widespread. This is the reason why Eleena Jamil proposes the use of this sustainable material in …

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

Clean Energy

Beautiful modern dwelling designed for sustainable living in Minneapolis

This LEED-certified, modern family residence was designed by SALA Architects, located in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. …

4 Places to Find Fried Chicken in St. Louis

Fried chicken—that crispy, juicy, golden-brown dish of deliciousness—finds its way onto plates all over town. Here are four establishments that …

Michel Roux Jr: The most underrated restaurant in the world is down a back alley in Las Vegas

<b>Michel Roux Jr, the Michelin-starred chef, author and former MasterChef judge, on the most underrated restaurant in the world and the only place he can truly unwind.</b><p>My life is a whirlwind...<p>...of planes, trains and automobiles. I love travelling but now that I’m getting older the actual journey is …

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

On the Edge of Turquoise Waters: Romantic + Intimate Elopement in Banff National Park

On the edge of turquoise water, a colossal mountain as the backdrop, surrounded by family and friends, and the deepest emotions coming through… this …

North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

By Jason Samenow<p>, Weather editor<p>The sun won’t rise at the North Pole until March 20, and it’s normally close to the coldest time of year, but an extraordinary and possibly historic thaw swelled over the tip of the planet this weekend. Analyses show that the temperature warmed to the melting point …

Global Warming

CNN poll: Democratic advantages grow ahead of 2018 midterms

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democrats once again hold a wide advantage in a generic congressional matchup, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, backed by a base of supporters who are more enthusiastic than Republican partisans and more motivated by core issues.<p>The poll finds 54% of registered …

Voting

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

12 Trips To Take Before You Turn 25

There's no age limit on travel. But there are certain destinations that simply attract — and cater to — a younger crowd. Whether it’s the glitter of …

The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world

The natural world is a stunning place.<p>Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.<p>They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and …

Landscape Photography

Instructions For A Spectacular Sustainable Garden

This could possibly be the most amazing indoor gardening structure we’ve ever seen, and people all over the world are being encouraged to build …

This simple sleep trick will help you fall asleep in under a minute

It's quicker than counting sheep!<p>Even though we spend all day running around, sometimes the biggest task of the day is actually falling asleep at the …

This idyllic 15-acre farmhouse is the world’s second ‘Living Building’ residence

A picturesque farmhouse on 15 acres in Ann Arbor, Michigan was just officially crowned the world’s second “Living Building” residence by the …

Ann Arbor

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Nobel Prize

Renewable Energy Surges to 18% of U.S. Power Mix

Eighteen percent of all electricity in the United States was produced by renewable sources in 2017, including solar, wind, and hydroelectric dams. …

Sheep-Human Hybrids Made in Lab—Get the Facts

The breakthrough moves researchers a small step closer to growing human organs for medical transplant.<p>Building on a controversial breakthrough made in 2017, scientists announced on Saturday that they have created the second successful human-animal hybrids: sheep embryos that are are 0.01-percent …

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Clean Technology

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …