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'Game changing' graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter‘s Center for Graphene Science developed a new …

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Narrative memos have replaced PowerPoint presentations at Amazon. Here are 3 reasons why.<p>In his 2018 annual letter, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos repeated his rule that PowerPoint is banned in executive meetings. What Bezos replaced it with provides even more valuable insight for entrepreneurs …

Public Speaking

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.<p>AUGUSTA, …

Antiinflammatory

Is the kitchen island finally going away?

<b>UPDATE:</b> There have been a lot of negative responses to this post in comments. I was going to respond by explaining myself in greater detail but I …

The Slow Cooker Recipes Our Readers Saved Most in 2017

For years I've been wishing for the ability to save recipes on Kitchn (perhaps you have too), and this year it finally happened. Like many readers, …

Cooking

Why ghee is the elixir of life

I, like most Indians, grew up eating ghee and relished every drop of it. In the late 80s there was this vogue of banishing ghee from your diet …

Indestructible houseplants

It’s all too easy to kill off your beloved plants, but certain species are as tough as old boots<p>In gardening there are many myths, but perhaps the most prevalent one is that of “green fingers”. There’s this popular idea that some people are magically endowed with an innate, superpower ability to …

Plants

This Is The Best Natural Painkiller Plant That You Can Find In Your Backyard!

Regardless of its causes, physical pain can be excruciating sometimes. Most of us rely on painkillers for a quick relief from acute or chronic pain. …

Transparent solar panels are "the wave of the future"

See-through Solar Panels<p>Solar panels and solar power-generating windows are a couple of things people have come up with to take advantage of the Sun, …

There's actually no such thing as a natural disaster

Hazards are natural; disasters are manmade.<p>There are many ways to describe the wave of disasters—the hurricanes, wildfires, and droughts—that have swept across North America this summer.<p>You could call them unprecedented. After all, Irma and Harvey were the first two category four hurricanes to make …

Puerto Rico

Spice Kit: How to Grow Ginger, Turmeric, and Cardamom at Home

You are familiar with the gnarly ginger root, a supermarket staple. But have you ever tasted new, pale, and tender fresh ginger, its aromatic skin so …

5 Authors on How, Why and Where They Write

<b>The most pervasive advice writers give and receive is “just write.” It’s insulting in its simplicity but it’s enduring because it’s true.</b> Translating …

New Atlas

Space isn’t easy to come by for folks in the densely populated cities of Taiwan. A new tiny apartment in the capital of Taipei is making the most of …

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Vladimir Putin warns world faces 'global catastrophe' over North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the escalating crisis over North Korea's weapons program risks developing into a "global catastrophe" with mass casualties.<p>But Putin, speaking in China on Tuesday, cautioned against "military hysteria" and said that the only way to resolve the …

Midwest greenhouse heated with geothermal energy produces citrus year-round for $1 per day

Those who live in the Midwest United States understand how difficult it can be to eat local during winter. But for Russ Finch and his community, the …

Trump says 'all options on table' after North Korea fires missile over Japan

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump has warned Pyongyang that "all options are on the table" after North Korea fired a missile over Japan early Tuesday.<p>Tuesday's launch was particularly provocative as it was North Korea's first ballistic missile to fly over Japan. Kim Jong Un's regime regularly …

North Korea

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

Facts about our sun and moon that you’re embarrassed to admit you don’t know

By Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter<p>Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you know by now that the sun and the moon will be the stars of the Great American Eclipse of 2017. It happens Aug. 21, when the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, and, depending on where you are in the United States and a …

Astronomy

You Already Know You Need to Tell Your Business Story. Here's the 5-Step Process to Doing It Right

A compelling story is essential to attracting the right partners and investors in business, so successful entrepreneurs must master the art of storytelling.<p>If you are proposing a merger or acquisition, or simply seeking an investor for your business, the process is the same. You have to put …

Professional romance novelists can write 3,000 words a day. Here’s how they do it

Writing is not a sexy business. It’s not a rare butterfly that floats down and gently kisses you on the nose with a brilliant idea that conjures a hurricane of cash. It’s frustrating, and it’s lonely, and for most people, it doesn’t pay.<p>But one genre consistently makes it work. Romance writers who …

Creative Writing

25 Raised Garden Beds That Will Inspire You to Actually Grow Veggies This Year

Ready to Write Your Book? Here's a Five Point Checklist

It's time to start writing. Writing often begins with wondering. Pen in hand, you find yourself asking…<i>Will people ever read what I write?</i><i><br>Do I have</i> …

Blockchain and Renewable Energy Are Utterly Disrupting Society as We Know It

The Grid of the Future<p>Renewable energy and blockchain are two technologies that are worth betting on. The former is considered to be the most …

The Epic Guide to Student Ownership

“Is this real, Mr. J?” The question came from the back of the room. Todd rarely spoke up in class, but today he seemed visibly upset. “Yes, it is …

Pedagogy

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Beyond Organic: How Regenerative Farming Can Save Us From Global Catastrophe

A growing corps of organic, climate, environmental, social justice and peace activists are promoting a new world-changing paradigm that can …

What to plant in your garden in June

So it’s June, and the searing heat of the Southern California summer is pacing in the wings, waiting to take center stage.<p>Is it too late to put food-producing plants in the ground?<p>Conventional wisdom tells Southern California gardeners to avoid planting edibles in June because they’ll suffer and …

Gardening