Sally Olea

13 Flips | 5 Magazines | 1 Like | @SallyOlea | Keep up with Sally Olea on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sally Olea”

5 Ways We Could Get More Solar Power

A solar-powered world is coming, but we could make it come faster.<p>There’s a solar boom happening in America. In the last six years, installations of solar panels have jumped 1,700%. Prices for solar energy have fallen 50% to 70%. There’s now a well-established ecosystem of installers and service …

Solar Power

10 Cities That Are Shaping The Future Of Urban Living

Cities are frequently at the front line of innovation when it comes to addressing the changing problems of urban life. Plans to combat climate change, bring about cleaner air and create safer, healthier spaces for citizens are all being executed by mayors and councils in the world's major …

Urban Planning

People with Depression and Bipolar Disorder Feel Sadness Differently

Depression and bipolar disorder can both cause people to go through periods of extreme sadness and despair, and even mental health experts may find …

Prayer, food, sex and water parks in Iran's holy city of Mashhad

The Iranian shrine city of Mashhad has much to offer visiting Iraqis wanting to escape violence at home - but locals have mixed views about their guests.<p>The ticket agent at the gate in Mehrabad airport, Tehran, is irate. He’s shouting at a group of middle-aged Iraqi men, who are having trouble …

Middle East

The Pros And Cons Of Globalization

A story in the Washington Post said “20 years ago globalization was pitched as a strategy that would raise all boats in poor and rich countries alike. In the U.S. and Europe consumers would have their pick of inexpensive items made by people thousands of miles away whose pay was much lower than …

Globalization

What Is a Loving-Kindness Meditation?

This morning I was doing a "Loving-Kindness Meditation"where you picture in your mind a person you love. Visualizing every detail about them -- how they look and act, the sound of their voice, their unique qualities; using all my senses to capture the deep, rich, loving facts about a specific …

Is the universe just a giant hologram?

Motherboard reported on Wednesday that there’s “growing evidence” that the universe is a hologram. The Internet reacted thusly:<p>But relax, OK? This <i>is</i> …

UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the …

Climate

The Best of the 2015 Met Gala

Met Gala

Five Cities Growing Sustainable Transportation

<i>Guest post by EarthShare member Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP). ITDP works around the world to design and implement high</i> …

Eco-Towns: Three Models of Green Urban Planning

<i>Sutton, UK</i><p>Even as the British real estate market crashes with as much of a thud as the American one did, and even though local residents and some …