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Major Boston development: 9 projects transforming the city - Curbed Boston

Boston is famously in the midst of a building boom—and not a moment too soon given the cost of housing in the city.<p>Here are nine major projects under construction that are not only transforming Boston’s built environment, but providing a real-time gauge of its real estate. How these go, so will …

Skyscrapers

HOK designs aquaponics facility to alleviate Kansas City’s food desert

Nonprofit Nile Valley Aquaponics is raising fish in a Kansas City food desert—and they’re creating jobs, providing healthy food and promoting …

9 Coffee Cocktails That Are Beyond Perfect for Brunch

Quick poll: How do you take your coffee? If you said, <i>with just a little milk and sugar</i>, you’re not alone. In fact, we used to be like you. Then we …

'Freeing the elderly to choose their own death': David Goodall, 104, has no doubts day before assisted suicide

BASEL, Switzerland — A 104-year-old Australian scientist who flew to Switzerland this week to die in an assisted-suicide facility says he has no doubts about going through with his plan on Thursday and hopes his case will draw attention to the issue of aging and dying.<p>"My abilities and eyesight are …

Assisted Suicide

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

Success

This Amazingly Simple Technique Lets You Learn Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

2018’s Most Relaxing and Affordable Vacation

In its annual report, Pinterest detailed the ideas users looked at most last year, giving insight into what they’re planning to do this year.<p>Travel …

What makes kids picky eaters — and what may help them get over it

Tips you can use to help raise kids who aren’t afraid of food.<p>Some kids are happy to snack on carrots, raw peppers and hummus, while other kids would be happy to follow a carb-based “white” diet of pasta, rice and bread.<p>Why are some kids so fussy about food? It turns out there a dizzying number of …

Kids

Tech firms let Russia probe software widely used by U.S. government

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Major global technology providers SAP (SAPG.DE), Symantec (SYMC.O) and McAfee have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software deeply embedded across the U.S. government, a Reuters investigation has found.<p>The practice potentially jeopardizes the …

Tax Geek Tuesday: Making Sense Of The New '20% Qualified Business Income Deduction'

On December 22nd, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, finalizing a once-in-a-generation overhaul of the existing Code and leaving the once-burdensome tax law so simple, we’ll all be preparing our returns on postcards come the spring of 2019.<p>HAHAHAHAHAHA<p>/wipes tear from …

Retirement

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools Available Today

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

Infographics

Here's how to become a social media marketing guru for less than $35

Internet history was made on May 22, 2005, when YouTube co-founder Steve Chen posted a video of his cat called "Pajamas and Nick Drake." That …

14 Best Pink Paint Colors, According To Interior Designers

Get on board, this millennial favorite is here to stay.<p>Color trends change often in the world of interior design and (like it or not) millennial pink is undoubtedly having a moment. While the traditionally feminine hue is considered abrasive by some, other designers find it warm, inviting and …

Home Decorating

The Best Lighting Sources Photos

It's no secret that good lighting is a key part of great design. But, surprisingly, most people have trouble striking the perfect balance. The easy solution? Multiple light sources. Having a variety of lights of different brightnesses allows you to find the optimal ambiance at any time of day. So, …

How Much Should a Quality Logo Really Cost?

Designing a strong logo can reap endless rewards from increased awareness to sales and, even, long-term loyalty.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most companies know that they simply can’t afford to botch their logo: it will serve as the first impression and …

Graphic Design

37 Ways To Game The Airlines: How To Get Free Flights, Travel Perks And More

This week, I made international news when I put my travel smarts to work and scored $11,000 in American Express gift cards for being bumped off several Delta Air Lines flights with my family. You can read the article about how I did it here. People were amazed, and the story got picked up by …

British Airways

How Reducing Gender Inequality Could Boost U.S. GDP by $2.1 Trillion

It is remarkable that gender inequality in the United States, the largest economy in the world, remains so high. While many argue that gender equality is the “right” thing to do, it is now clear that equality is also economically the “smart” thing to do. New research by the McKinsey Global …

Income Inequality

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 3

Risotto, stews and steamed shellfish from chefs including Nigel Slater and Margot Henderson. Recipes selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>A very French style dish, rich with butter and cream but sharp with tangy apple and mustard. Try to find good quality pork loin chops with plenty of fat, which keeps …

Italian Food

15 essential recipes you should know by heart

If you can cook these 15 dishes by heart, chances are you'll have fewer cookie dinners and all-coffee breakfasts. That's because these are the …

What a Study of 33 Countries Found About Aging Populations and Innovation

The populations of almost all Western countries are getting older, as the Baby Boomers, born in the 1950s and 1960s, live longer and have fewer children than previous generations. Population aging of this dimension is possibly unique in world history. No surprise, then, that it poses serious …

Demographics

5 Commercial Real Estate Trends To Watch In 2017

This year held some surprises that could have an impact on commercial real estate, and the economy as a whole, in 2017. Here’s a look at five commercial real estate trends to watch in the coming year.<p><b>Non-bank lending</b><p>CMBS lending has slowed down this year, even as 10-year CMBS loans from the …

Futuristic power plant complex generates clean power through wind, solar and geothermal energy

A newly designed futuristic power plant complex, EXOSPHERE, pioneers a unique paradigm for sustainable buildings in the Dominican Republic. Four wind …

The Writing That Shaped Economic Thinking in 2016

It was a year when many of the dominant ideas in the field started fraying.<p>The past year was dominated by the bitter presidential election. But during the precious, brief moments when I was able to unplug from the madness and read about economics, I found a lot of great material. Here’s a list of …

Buying Your Way into Entrepreneurship

Sam Island<p>Many aspiring leaders take conventional routes to the top in business: They get on a C-suite track at a large company, climb the ladder to partnership at a consulting or investment firm, or launch their own start-up. But there is another career path that has become increasingly popular in …

Small Business