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Beyond Recycling: How 'Upcycling' Is Paving The Way For Sustainable Entrepreneurship

The textile industry isn't known for being environmentally friendly. Over 11 million tons of textile materials are wasted each year, and with just 1 pound of textile waste emitting over 7 pounds of CO2, that's no small footprint left behind.<p>Still, many clothing and textile companies boast that …

Sustainability

It's Hard To Believe These Beautiful Buildings Are Made Out Of Garbage

Turns out, recycled materials make for some amazing architecture.<p>It's not easy being green, but it <i>is</i> getting easier to live sustainably. Scientists are getting creative about finding new ways to make green living work – like the team of Australian researchers that recently figured out a way to turn …

Design

Sustainable Home Rooted in its Lac Grenier Setting

Paul Bernier Architecte completed <b>House on Lac Grenier</b>, a sustainable, innovative residence on a lakefront site in Estérel, Canada. The construction …

Architecture

Compact Solar Canopies Designed to Squeeze Onto the Smallest of Roofs

With the fabulous money saving and plant saving benefits that solar energy has to offer these days, many people are making the switch from …

We Built A Phone-Charging Lamp With Our Bare Hands And You Can Too

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Could we set aside half the Earth for nature?

Renowned biologist E O Wilson wants to set aside half of the planet as protected areas for nature. But is this possible? And, if so, how would it work?<p>As of today, the only place in the universe where we are certain life exists is on our little home, the third planet from the sun. But also as of …

Biodiversity

Orlando shooter’s wife facing intense scrutiny from the FBI

The 30-year-old wife of the gunman who opened fire inside an Orlando nightclub is facing intense scrutiny as the FBI tries to determine whether she had advance knowledge of the massacre, according to federal authorities.<p>In interviews with Noor Z. Salman, the FBI has learned that she accompanied her …

Terrorism

Iced Latte at Home

A classic drink made cool<p>The latte is one of the most iconic espresso drinks, favored for its frothy foam topping. In this refreshing iced version, …

Coffee

3 Ways to Cook Crispy, Salty Potatoes Without a Recipe

Watch and learn: These 3 potato dishes are so easy they practically make themselves.<p>As much as we love the beauty of simply prepared potatoes, there's a reason we will literally always take French fries over a baked potato, and that reason is because fat is beautiful. Just like these three dishes …

Die Antwoord's 'I Fink U Freeky' Director Roger Ballen Releases Terrifying Two-Minute Horror Film

He filmed the thriller in the old mental asylum that now houses Sydney's College of the Arts.<p>Roger Ballen did not arrive in Sydney with the intention of making a film. The Johannesburg-based photographer, who you might also know as the director of Die Antwoord’s 2012 music video ‘I Fink U Freeky’, …

Art

Simple, Humane Mousetrap Made from Soda Bottle

We love this capture and release mousetrap, made from little more than a 2 liter soda bottle, wire, two chunks of wood, and some hardware. The video shows you the trap in action and then runs through the simple steps of putting it all together. The basic of the build are outlined below.<p>Besides the …

9 Insane Recipes For Anyone Who Loves Brunch

Skip the crazy brunch lines and eat in your pajamas.

How to Make Korean Fried Chicken Wings at Home

Since the late 1990s and early 2000s, Korean Fried Chicken, which is said to have been invented by one of two Korean restaurant chains (Pelicana Chicken and Mexican Chicken), has expanded from its Seoul origins to achieve international recognition. And it's no wonder why: Doused in a salty-sweet …

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

Why an Australian Breakfast Is the Healthiest Way to Start the Day

Every weekend, without fail, you’ll find a large crowd spilling off the sidewalks on an otherwise quiet stretch of Mott Street in New York’s Nolita neighborhood, loitering for hours on end. Such is the power of Two Hands, the 2-year-old Australian café. Its creamy flat whites and berry-topped acai …