Amanda Busser

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Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla

Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

Even with new law, 31 million remain uninsured, and Californian cities have become the epicentre of innovative programs<p>On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like …

These Pictures Are Not For You

As photojournalists, we live the good life, getting the rare chance to make pictures for a living. While that is all fine and good, being a human …

Elevated Vacation Home Offers Incredible Views of the Ocean

Stationed above the coast on Great Ocean Road in Australia, <i>The Pole House</i> is a modern home with incredible views of the ocean. It was designed by F2 Architecture and is considered one of Australia's iconic buildings, commonly referred to as the most photographed house on the road. It's not hard to …

Architecture

How the Heartbleed bug works, and what passwords you need to change

Internet security experts are scrambling to patch an alarming encryption vulnerability that has exposed millions of passwords and personal information, including credit-card numbers, email accounts and a wide range of online commerce.<p><b>Latest news</b><p>The Canada Revenue Agency says about 900 customers had …

Where Are the Most Spectacular Campsites in the Southeast?

The Southeast is brimming with spectacular places to camp along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains, hugging the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, and at many points in-between. What set the sites below apart are their locations within prize recreation areas, seclusion, pristine …

Hiking

The 8 Dresses Every Woman Should Own

<i>Below is an excerpt from "The 8 Dresses Every Woman Should Own" which originally appeared on PopSugar. Read the full story at popsugar.com.</i><p>Trends may …

Health Care

Can China really stop 350 million people from smoking?

BEIJING – There are some 350 million smokers across China, but walking through the country’s many restaurants, bars and other public spaces, you’d be forgiven if you thought there were even more.<p>It was hardly a surprise when the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced last week …

What Happens To Our Body After Drinking Coca-Cola?

Have you ever wondered what exactly Coca Cola is? After 10 minutes: Ten tea spoons of sugar contained in a glass of Cola, cause devastatin…

Hawaii News Now

This is a better predictor of your success than IQ or EQ

An unsettling classroom experience near the start of his second year in the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Program caused a personal crisis for Shirzad Chamine and led him to the work he’s doing more than a quarter century later. The 1987 class was Interpersonal Dynamics, nicknamed …

Stanford University

What Happens When White Women Have Black Hair?

How are women perceived at work? Endia Beal talks to Isabel Wilkinson about her provocative photos.<p>When Endia Beal began her internship in Yale …

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks seven sailing trips that even cruise haters will love.

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of getting from one …

Maciej Dakowicz's street photography – in pictures

'In Asia, I'm not discreet, I don't blend into the crowd,' says Maciej Dakowicz, a Polish photographer currently based in Mumbai. 'In many non-western countries, people don't mind being photographed, they even ask to be photographed,' he explains, 'although getting natural pictures can be difficult …

Twitter and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey suggests you create a daily 'Do and Don't List'. This is his.

Square co-founder and Twitter chairman Jack Dorsey made an appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event where he spoke about acceptance and motivation in how you build a team and company. You can’t do something without a common share or purpose — you will wobble and not do anything that is …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

National Parks