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The 3 Best Aromatherapy Oil Sets

Aromatherapy oils have become very popular in the area of self-care, thanks to their affordability, convenience, and calming effects. While there are …

Essential Oils

This invention butters bread 5 times faster than a knife and can cover 1,827 slices per hour

The Offundo is the bread buttering device you never knew you needed.<p>It has a single slot at the bottom, when dragged across the bread it lightly coats the slice. Due to the design, it administers a uniform 3 grams of butter per slice and can butter 87 loaves of bread in an hour.<p>Butter needs to be …

Recipes

An Alphabet spinoff company can cut a home’s energy bills by digging a deep hole in the backyard

On the Earth’s surface, temperatures can swing from blistering hot to freezing cold. But dig a few hundred feet below ground, and the temperature is stable at between 10°C and 16°C (50°F and 60°F). The technology to tap that energy to heat or cool homes has been around for 70 years, but it’s only …

New York State

The Real Reason Why Egg Yolks Are Different Colors

An egg yolk's color can range from pale yellow to deep orange. We break down eggs-actly why that happens, and what color means for flavor and …

Breakfast

11 Pro Secrets for Growing the World’s Sweetest, Tastiest Tomatoes

What says summer better than a big, ripe and very juicy tomato? Gardeners have been growing there delicious fruits and enjoying their goodness for a …

Gardening

Prized fish spawned naturally

Commercial aquaculture in India is set to receive a fillip with the marine finfish hatchery project of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture at …

Aquaculture

How to Bake Your Sourdough Bread Video

In this six-part series called “Follow the Sourdough,” Chef John shows you how to make sourdough bread, from beginning to end. Last time, you saw how …

Baking

Closing the loop on sustainable aquaculture

On a farm just outside of Sacramento, hundreds of prehistoric-looking fish swim around in 50-foot diameter tanks. These are white sturgeon, the …

Aquaponics

A Brief Guide to Roux

You can rue the day, you can rue every single life decision you've ever made, but please, don't rue your roux. Making this simple starch-and-fat mixture shouldn't lead to frustration and regret, especially if you understand the key details that go into preparing a good one and using it right. So, …

Time I

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Farmed Fish: Here's An Inside Look At The Industry

I take a breath full of crisp, chilly air, dig my feet into the greenest grass I've ever seen, and bend down to open the tarp and unearth the wild …

Aquaculture

Our 5 Favorite Solid Face Cleansing Sticks

Before you embark on a trip, can you be found decanting bottles of face wash and shampoo into smaller bottles over the sink like some tragic …

Skin Care

AHA: How Much Fish You Should Eat To Reduce Heart Disease, Stroke Risk

The just-released American Heart Association (AHA) Science Advisory doesn’t justify my eating sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day during a recent visit to Japan. However, it does re-affirm that eating one to two servings of fish a week may help reduce the risk of heart disease and …

Holistic Medicine

66 Things You Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …

Get outside! Sea Salt, Sandcastle, other Minneapolis-St. Paul seasonal favorites are open

A park concession stand that serves calamari, piña colada soft serve, a burger with a side of spaghetti—here are the restaurants we were waiting for …

People, power costs keep indoor farming down to Earth

<b>By RYAN NAKASHIMA |The Associated Press</b><p>SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — There’s a budding industry that’s trying to solve the problem of the limp lettuce and …

How Tech Is Helping India Keep Dying Cuisines Alive

Every year, usually in hot and dry April, women from Mumbai’s East Indian community clean, sun-dry and roast a range of raw spices before pounding …

These Shipping Containers Have Farms Inside

Los Angeles startup Local Roots retrofits 40-foot-long shipping containers, turning them into “TerraFarms” that yield as many leafy greens as five …

Aquaponics

Samsung launches LED that 'boosts plant growth'

Samsung Electronics has launched the LH351B Red, an LED that emits red at 660nm wavelength and boosts photosynthesis of plants.<p>Samsung has launched …

Samsung

Nutrition journal suggests new guidelines for egg consumption

We know eggs make a healthy, affordable and tasty meal — but now research has revealed just how many of them it is safe to eat in a week.<p>And in good news for lovers of a frittata or scramble, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found there were no adverse effects from having as many as 12 …

The Complete Guide To Stir-Fry Cooking [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Once you know the basics of stir-frying, an endless variety of quick and healthy dishes will await you. These infographics from Cook …

Millennials Who Want To Start Solar Companies Should Go For It (And Follow This Advice)

Over the past decade, solar investment has experienced an average annual growth rate of 68%. In 2006, just 30,000 homes had solar arrays; a decade later, over one million homes host solar installations. Walid Halty and his team at Dvinci Energy are running one of the fastest-growing and most …

Business Strategy

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

Gardening

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

I built a startup that makes up to $24,000 a month without a business plan — and I'm convinced you don't need one, either

Over four years ago I left my highly successful (read: stressful) job in investment banking to start my own coaching business where I help future online business owners find the right business idea, get paying clients quickly, and build a business foundation that scales.<p>Eighteen months into the …

An Unexpected Tool to Make the Best Fries At Home

It's no secret we're big fans of Nigella Lawson. From her recipes—a crowdpleasing dense loaf cake, a revolutionary one-step, no-churn coffee ice cream, and an unfussy dinner hero, the pea-packed chicken traybake—to her effortless menu-planning philosophy, we look to Nigella to give us solutions …

16 Fish and Shellfish to Eat If You Want to Avoid Mercury

Fish and shellfish are good for a healthy balanced diet because they're high in protein and minerals and they're generally low in calories and …

FDA

A Meal Subscription Box That's Seasonal And Earth Friendly

Do you dread going to the grocery store after a long work day? Are you sick of that take-out Thai food from across the street? It can be hard taking the time out of our busy, fast-paced lives to make it to the grocery store every week to cook a healthy, home-cooked meal. There’s really nothing like …

Food

Climate change could alter ocean food chains, leading to far fewer fish in the sea

<b>In this 2016 photo provided by NOAA, a bluefin trevally swims on a reef off Hawaii's island of Kahoolawe. U.S. officials say the first-ever assessment of Hawaii's reef fish shows that 11 of 27 species are experiencing some level of overfishing. Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric</b> …

The Best Indian Restaurants in America

When people think of Indian restaurants, they tend to conjure up the same image of white tablecloth restaurants with a random Bollywood movie blaring …

Aquaculture is the latest hotness for Silicon Valley venture capitalists in 2018

Silicon Valley investors don’t usually pay a whole lot of attention to fish. But the world’s protein shortage is convincing venture capitalists that there’s money to be made in aquaculture, the ancient art of rearing aquatic animals and plants for food.<p>Demand for new ways to feed the world’s 10 …