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Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

Woman cuts vodka out of diet, loses 170 pounds

Meet Misty Mitchell, a 36-year-old mom from Texas. At her heaviest, she weighed almost 300 pounds -- she couldn't even put her socks on without help.<p>Her daily meals consisted of hamburgers, fried food, ice cream and lots of alcohol. She was consuming nearly 1,000 calories just from vodka daily -- …

Weight Loss

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The Brain

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An Energizing 12-Minute Workout to Wake You Up

When it comes to exercise, caffeine has its benefits, but it also has some drawbacks (like possibly feeling more jittery than energized). So if a cup …

The hourly wage needed to rent a 2-bedroom apartment is rising

The pinched access to mortgage credit after the Great Recession is one reason why.<p>Another is that many Americans—especially the poor and people of color—haven't felt the effects of the economic recovery, and may not be able to rustle up the funds for a down payment.<p>A third reason is that …

Housing

The Eliza app makes mental health tracking as easy as talking to yourself

Makers of an app called Eliza want to make it as easy for people to track their psychological well-being as it is to track their physical fitness.<p>The Eliza app asks users to record a voice memo, say, venting about an issue they’re dealing with at work or simply reflecting on their day. The app …

Inventor of the cell phone says this is the next big thing

Marty Cooper, who built the first handheld cell phone, says his invention has a glaring flaw: You have to keep charging its battery.<p>"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Cooper told CNNMoney in an interview. "And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."<p>Ensuring that your …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If …

John McAfee: Apple won’t like FBI’s iPhone ‘universal master key’

Cybersecurity legend John McAfee has denied suggestions that he’s helping the FBI to crack the iPhone at the center of the San Bernardino shooting case, but hinted that he knows which party is involved. And, according to McAfee, it’s not good news for Apple.<p>“Apple and Tim Cook are not going to be …

Tim Cook

Why You Should Stop Worrying About Carbs, and Just Eat More Of Them

Carbohydrates may not be as evil as everyone thinks—as long as you eat the right kind<p>Many diets from the past two decades cast carbohydrates as hell spawn sent to fatten you up and destroy you with diabetes. These diets demonized all carbs, from whole grains to fruit, and urged you to exorcise them …

12 Habits Of The Most Productive People

You know those super-productive people who manage to get more done than the rest of us? These are their secrets.<p>Some people just get stuff done. By the time most are pouring their second cup of joe, these super-achievers have been to Crossfit, hit inbox zero, and nailed the rough draft of that …

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

Sleep deprivation can be torture -- and that's why it's been used as an interrogation technique.<p>We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been …

Sleep

Get a New Body in 28 Days By Doing This 4-Minute Exercise!

6<p>Follow these morning instructions and you will get the body of a supermodel!<p>Take on the challenge along with thousands of people around the world …

Humongous sea spiders from Antarctica are baffling scientists

If you're reading this, you probably aren't a spider, and may even have a strong aversion toward eight-legged, web-weaving creepy crawlies — especially giant ones.<p>However, we regret to inform you that spiders of epic proportions are more than just the stuff of fiction, and do indeed walk among …

Biology

Couples who have sex just once a week are happiest

For decades self-help books and therapists have advised couples that the key to a successful relationship is sex…and plenty of it.<p>But a new study suggests that behind closed doors, the happiest partners are actually making love just once a week.<p>According to the University of Toronto-Mississauga …

7 Expenses You Won't Believe Are Deductible

Millions of taxpayers write off billions of dollars of deductions on their tax returns every year. Business expenses, itemized deductions and student …