Sarah A. Salem

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Fact-checking President Trump’s address to Congress

By Glenn Kessler<p>, The Fact Checker<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>, Reporter<p>An address to Congress is such an important speech that presidents generally are careful not to stretch the truth. The “16 words” in George W. Bush’s 2003 State of the Union address that falsely claimed Iraq’s Saddam Hussein sought …

Immigration

Cold War Waste Could Reappear Due to Global Warming

Melting ice on the Greenland ice sheet could eventually expose an abandoned U.S. military base that contains hazardous waste, scientists warn.<p>Camp …

Specific brain training exercise can reduce dementia risk

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so …

Cognitive Impairment

Brains of Overweight People Look 10 Years Older Than Those of Lean People

Being fat might shrink your brain.<p>Researchers have found evidence that the brains of middle-aged, overweight people have the same amount of white …

If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn't Let Us Do It

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."--Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union<p>No, America, you don't have to vote.<p>In fact, vote or don't vote, the police state will continue to trample us underfoot.<p>Devil or deliverer, the candidate who …

The world's clouds are shifting, but not in a good way

Using satellite data to track cloud patterns since 1983, a new study published in Nature found that, because of climate change, cloud coverage has shifted toward the poles.<p>This has caused the subtropical dry zones — between 20 and 30 degrees latitude in both hemispheres — to expand. In addition, …

Climate Change

Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuk, and Seth Godin on the role of creativity in business

One of my most strongly-held beliefs about creativity, that’s gone on to drastically shape both how I use creativity in my own life and how I explain it to others, comes from Maya Angelou. As she put it, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”<p>This concept of creativity …

19 Senators Expose 'Web of Denial' Blocking Action on Climate Change

By Brendan DeMelle<p>Nineteen U.S. Senators who understand the need to clear the PR pollution that continues to block overdue climate policy spoke out …

Environmental economics: constructing the bigger picture

How do you place a value on an ecosystem? The answer is, with great difficulty. Decisions are being made daily that impact on the environment and the …

Environmentalism

India’s New Guidelines On Plastic Waste

Thermoset plastic is the non-recyclable and non-reusable plastic; that is very detrimental to the environment. Now, this plastic is being used in a …

Pollution

Circular economy: An investment that pays off

Eating to cool the planet - are you ready for a climatarian diet?

Eat less red meat.<p>This is top of the list because cattle and sheep both generate so much greenhouse gas, explains Professor David Griggs of Monash …

How to save life on Earth, according to E.O. Wilson

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>Next: Scientist and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward O. Wilson first gained fame for his study of ants. Through the …

Outdoors

Pallet Raised Garden Beds

This entire article is going to consist of different pallet wood raised garden beds that would be used outdoor in our gardens and patios. These …

Landscaping

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

Consciousness

Climate Change Will Noticeably Reduce Oxygen In The Oceans By 2030

It's getting harder and harder to breathe<p>There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but what about oxygen for those fish?<p>A study published in <i>Global Biogeochemical Cycles</i> found that we will be able to detect a loss of oxygen due to climate change in oceans all over the world by 2030.<p>Low oxygen levels …

Global Warming

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it's 'very likely' the universe is a simulation - ExtremeTech

Neil deGrasse Tyson says it’s ‘very likely’ the universe is a simulation<p>By on April 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Physics

7 Tools to Uncover Customer Needs & Map the Customer Journey to Create Better Experiences

Marketers have become increasingly focused on the importance of understanding the customer journey and using data to lead their marketing strategies. …

Customer Experience

This Berlin supermarket just installed a farm inside its store

LONDON — If you're looking for locally grown farm produce, your local farmers market or farm shop are usually your best bet. But one German …

Weird Things You Can Measure With Google Analytics

So you probably have a website, be it a blog, a content or commerce website or any other kind of site. So you installed Google Analytics manually or …

Analytics

The Content Pyramid And Why Video Must Be At The Top

One of the first tasks for any good marketer is determining what type of media you’ll utilize for your content strategy. Right?<p>Sometimes it’s tough to believe that, even with content marketing’s dominance over the past half-decade-plus, some marketers are still wrestling with questions like: Should …

These 10 countries are ramping up clean energy more than any others

China is driving this switch, since more than a third of global renewables investments occurred there in 2015. Countries like Japan and Germany are ramping up their clean energy usage, too, but not at quite the same breakneck speed.<p>Developing countries spent $156 billion on renewable projects using …

Renewable Energy

Science can help explain why too little sleep makes us so emotional

If you’ve ever tossed and turned at 3am, you can probably attest to the fact that sleepless nights lead to bad mornings. Every minor mishap seems to set you off. You might snap at your spouse for forgetting to buy coffee filters, respond brusquely to a well-meaning co-worker, or blink back hot …

Sleep

The 2 Words You Need to Say More Often

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Psychographics Are Just as Important for Marketers as Demographics

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>Marketers are used to thinking and speaking in <i>demographics</i>, since slicing a market up by age, gender, ethnicity and other broad variables can help to understand the differences and commonalities among customers. Think “our target audience is 14- to 34-year-olds” or “we are …

What Not To Bar Chart — A Visual Primer

Common Mistakes and General Rules for Making the Most of the Horizontal Bar Chart<p>Bar charts are one of the most commonly used types of graphs in …

This Incredibly Deep Space View Could Solve One of the Mysteries of Our Universe

This is one of the very deepest looks into space we’ll ever see, and when you look at it in comparison to other deep space shots, it reveals …

Why Is Styrofoam Still a Thing?

Expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material.<p>It might not have the sexiest name, but expanded polystyrene is truly a wonder material. Widely—and incorrectly—known by by the trademarked name Styrofoam™, this lightweight substance is crafted from petroleum-based polystyrene beads, which are …

Oregon just used its Democratic majorities to pass a wildly ambitious clean energy bill

Last week, Oregon became the first US state to legislate its way free of coal for good.<p>After well over a year of heated political controversy, including some high drama in the final days of the legislative session, the Oregon legislature passed, and Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed, the Clean Electricity …

Carbon Emissions