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9 Healthy Nuts That Are Low in Carbs

Nuts are known for being high in healthy fats and plant-based protein while being low in carbs.<p>Therefore, most nuts can fit into a low-carb eating …

Carbohydrates

16 Online Tools That Will Improve Your Website’s Conversion Rate

I’m sure you have an excellent product or service…<p>So you’re out there trying to get everyone to know about it.<p>You’ve spent hours on your website and …

Potato Parcel is the message sending service you didn't know you needed

Long are the days of simply sending a Hallmark card to make someone feel special, so the entrepreneurs behind <i>Potato Parcel</i> want you to mail a potato …

Potatoes

This Tiny House Has a Ton of Super Smart Storage

Here's even more proof that small spaces can still pack a ton of style. What Modern Tiny Living's latest design lacks in size, it more than makes up …

Home

Seven Reasons Why The Internal Combustion Engine Is A Dead Man Walking [Updated]

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect.<p>What are the factors that lead me to say this with such confidence?<p><b>1 China</b> …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model 3 Sales Starting To Track Original S-Curve… and LOL-Curve

Tesla Model 3 surges onto the S-curve.There are two graphs showing Tesla Model 3 sales results in the U.S. – monthly sales and cumulative. The first …

Tesla Model 3

11 Hacks For People With High-Functioning Anxiety That Experts Swear By

The intersection of mental health and brain science are not always at the forefront. However, a lot of the clichés on what helps stress is actually …

Hacking

Tesla Roadster makes car show debut at Grand Basel

As we reported last week, Tesla announced that it was bringing a ‘surprise’ vehicle to the new Grand Basel auto show and we suspected that it would be the new Roadster.<p>Sure enough, Tesla held an opening event and the star of the show was a white next-gen Roadster.<p>Grand Basel describes itself as …

Tesla

How to Fix a Low Spot in My Concrete

credit: irina88w/iStock/Getty Images<p>Concrete driveways can settle in places.<p>Exterior Concrete<p>Step 1<p>Clean the driveway thoroughly by scrubbing with a …

Home Improvement

Twin Cities Apartment Project Seeks To Be Solar Pioneer

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —</b> A Twin Cities developer who recently completed one of Minnesota’s largest residential solar energy projects hopes that it serves …

Real Estate

Stop Waiting: One Lesson Too Many People Learn Too Late

When I was in elementary school my parents told me it didn’t matter what I did when I grew up, so long as it made me happy. “Happiness is the whole …

Psychiatry

If I Could Buy Only 1 Stock, This Would Be It

This small company appears to be poised to dramatically disrupt a fast-growing market.<p>I used to buy and sell stocks often. Over time, though, I found …

Investing

Solar Installers Should Bundle Panels With Heat Pumps, Study Says

Solar installers could offer rooftop customers even more savings by bundling solar panels with heat pumps and other electric appliances, according to a recent study by the Rocky Mountain Institute.<p>RMI studied the carbon benefits and financial costs of electrification of home heating in four U.S. …

Solar Power

Solar Installers Should Bundle Panels With Heat Pumps, Study Says

Solar installers could make a better business case for panels bundled with heat pumps and other electric devices that offset natural-gas use, according to the Rocky Mountain Institute. Here, Luminalt solar installer Pam Quan moves a solar panel during an installation on the roof of a home on May 9, …

Natural Gas

How to Make a Box Bed Frame

A box frame bed is easy to build.<p>Step 1<p>Take the pieces of 5-foot and 6-foot, 10-inch 2-inch-by-12-inch boards and make a rectangle with the 2-inch …

Woodworking

33 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

Google Maps is a Swiss Army Knife chock-full of hidden navigation, geospatial search, and customization tools. Here's how to unlock your map app's …

Maps

The rise of carb 'backloading': The new dieting trend that promises to help you lose weight, improve your sleep and banish bloating - WITHOUT giving up pasta and pizza

In the age of health and wellbeing, carbs have long been regarded as public enemy number one.<p>But in recent months, a new approach to nutrition and …

Carbohydrates

This Simple 5 Minute Trick Will Teach You How to Stop Procrastinating | Inc.com

We've all been there: There's a super important task that you know you need to start working on. It's just sitting there, staring you straight in the face.<p>But you just <i>can'</i><i>t</i>start on that task now. You know how much time it will take to make any significant process--and it's significantly<i>more</i>time …

Procrastination

The to-do list method for people with crazy lives and short attention spans

Productivity science is generally unkind to standard to-do lists. We’re told that they feed the impulses of our faulty brains in all the wrong ways.<p>They call our attention to tasks that are easy to quantify and thus easy to “complete.” They can allow small chores to feel more pressing and important …

Set habits, not goals

I’m doing something different and sharing 10 simple lessons with you on how to get the life you want. Think of this as a free, crash course on …

Motivation

16 Actions to Take to Achieve Any Goal

Get clear on your vision, make your plan, take action, reassess and then revise. Never fails.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Goal setting is essential to living a life with purpose and meaning. Goals give our lives direction and focus, and help us stay motivated over …

Motivation

Facebook Ad Guidelines Cheat Sheet

Facebook ads are one of the most cost-effective ways to get attention on your brand these days. Not only are they affordable, but the potential reach …

Facebook Ads

The Eight Best Marketing Podcasts

“If you want to up your marketing game, you need to do everything in your capacity to understand trending strategies,” says social marketing expert Rachel Pisani. “Podcasts are fantastic resources to gain further insight and optimize your social media content.”<p>But which podcasts? That is the …

Social Media Marketing

Big steel goes big solar

When we reference behind-the-meter solar, we are inevitably talking mostly about rooftop solar. This is either solar on homes, typically in the 3-10 …

Solar Power

The Vanderhall Speedster Is a Single-Seat Sensation

The 180 hp three-wheeler will go into production by the end of the year.<p>“So often the pure joy of driving comes from simply driving alone,” says …

The fight for cheap solar is going South

Chuck Jay worked as a coal miner for nearly three decades before he decided to start his own solar panel installation company just outside …

Now you can scan your glasses and instantly learn your prescription

Eyewear brands are popping up all over the internet, allowing you to skip the optical shop to get a new pair of glasses. There’s only one problem: You need to have a current prescription on hand during the final stages of checkout, which you will need to send the company for them to create lenses …

Eyewear

10 Easy Keto Lunchbox Ideas — A Lunch Box for Everyone

Considering the high-fat, low-carb (and incredibly popular) keto diet is based on meat, eggs, cheese, and plant-based fats (nuts! avocado!), it's …

How to Write a To-Do List That Will Make You Happier and More Productive

Organizing your priorities to set yourself up for success is easier than it seems.<p>A lot goes into being at your productive peak. One simple tool that can keep you organized and motivated is a tidy to-do list.<p>I often hear a common misconception about organizing tasks: It's stressful, overbearing and …

Why Pinterest should be in every brand's strategy

Brands are investing in their relationships with Pinterest because of the unique commerce opportunities that it provides.<p><i>Video: Brands and social</i> …