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Mideast Diplomats: Trump is Better Than Obama

MARRAKECH, Morroco—Disappointed by the Obama administration that promised warmer relations with the Arab world, Mideast diplomats say they are …

Obama Administration

The Pokémon Go influence on new tech

Pokémon Go has changed the trajectory of the world on a scale just slightly smaller than Google Search and Facebook, but still to a magnitude that will be felt through all industries in the coming years. To many, it looks like a very simple game that incorporates a few unique and compelling …

Solar cell sucks up CO2 and spits burnable fuel out the other side

Recreating a plant's ability to use sunlight to turn carbon dioxide into fuel, something known as artificial photosynthesis, is one of the holy …

Pokémon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways

“What are they doing?”<p>That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls near a YMCA, the biggest (and, so far, only) Pokestop in the city where I live. Without exception, the teens were all staring at their …

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3 Things You Need to Do to Be More Productive at Work (Backed by Science)

3 things you can do to avoid "completion bias" and tackle the most important tasks first.<p><i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays …

My father warned Exxon about climate change in the 1970s. They didn't listen | Claudia Black-Kalinsky

Perhaps 2015 wouldn’t have broken all temperature records had they acted then – but it’s not too late to do something now<p>Related: Let's give up the climate change charade: Exxon won't change its stripes | Bill McKibben<p>At Wednesday’s ExxonMobil shareholders meeting, CEO Rex Tillerson will have to …

Climate

The Importance of Grit and Perseverance in Your Health, Work, and Life

Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others …

Self-improvement

The High Cost of Cheap Food

Compared to most Americans, I spend a lot of money on food, almost $100 per month just for fresh produce. But even my grocery bill pales in …

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

Inventions

Getting Started with Wireframes

Following up on my tutorial 5 steps for a successful website design that walks you through 5 essential steps of a website ‎design process to boost …

Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

Bill Campbell, widely known in Silicon Valley as "The Coach," died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer.<p>Before entering the tech industry, Campbell served as head football coach at Columbia University and maintained a pep-talk approach when dealing with executives. Campbell's illustrious …

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

3 SEO Techniques Even SEOs Forget

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Keyword research, link building, on-page optimization - these are all SEO strategies that get a lot of attention. For anyone who knows the first thing about SEO, these front-line strategies are hard to forget.<p>But there are other …

SEO

Negotiation 101: How To Sell Design Ideas To Skeptical Clients

5 persuasive tactics for faster buy-in<p>You know that nervous feeling you get when you recommend something to clients?<p>It’s because you know they’re going to wonder why, and you’re going to have to spit out some sort of explanation. And you’re going to stutter through it with meaningless phrases: …

The toxics in our electronics are a huge problem. But there may be a fix.

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>On a Wednesday in late February 2010, Hewlett-Packard hosted an unusual training session at its offices in Fort Collins, Colorado. The technology company had decided to eliminate polyvinyl chloride, or PVC — a type of plastic that releases harmful chemicals during …

Sustainability

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

How To Do Nothing In Web Design

Best Practices for Minimalism<p>This essay is excerpted from the ebook <i>Interaction Design Best Practices: Mastering the Tangibles</i> by Jerry Cao, Kamil Zieba, and Matt Ellis of UXPin, a UX design platform.<p>It’s a rookie mistake to confuse minimalism with merely “getting rid of things.” Minimalism was an …

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The American recycling business is a mess: Can Big Waste fix it?

In 1987, a tugboat named <i>Mobro 4000</i> set out from New York Harbor with more than 6 million pounds of decaying waste collected from across New York …

21 Easy Things To Do On Sunday That Will Make Mondays Suck Less

Because Mondays really don't have to be so awful.

Cleaning

This Dutch Windwheel Holds 72 Apartments And Could Power an Entire Town

This looks awesome.<p>Two years ago, researchers from Deft University of Technology in the Netherlands came up with a design for a windwheel that could …

Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

Smart Handlebars Give Any Bicycle A Bluetooth Brain Transplant

What Tesla is to automobiles, Helios wants to be for bicycles.<p>Converting calories into gasoline guzzled, the bicycle is such a beautiful engine of efficiency and grace that, if it were a car, it would get over 900 miles to the gallon. No wonder H.G. Wells once said, “Every time I see an adult on a …