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The US Congress is already falling in line with Trump’s radical agenda

Public opposition to Betsy DeVos’ nomination as US secretary of education was so strong and well-organized that the Congressional telephone switchboard had its busiest day in history ahead of her confirmation vote, and senators’ mailboxes (and offices) were flooded with the messages from voters …

The Best Annual Letters From an Investor Who Read Nearly 3,000 of Them

In a column this past April, <b>I wrote about fund manager Geoffrey Abbott’s quest to read approximately three dozen letters to shareholders per day</b> …

Some Trump Cabinet picks are testifying they’ve never spoken to him about their top issues

Trump hasn’t talked about immigration with his pick to run Homeland Security — or talked Russia with his would-be secretary of state.<p>It's not surprising that Donald Trump's key Cabinet nominees are being asked to defend his most controversial statements at their confirmation hearings. What's …

Adjustable stand makes your iPad Pro even more pro

Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t create innovative home designs by drawing from his couch. He sat at a drafting table, its surface supporting his paper at the angle of his choosing.<p>So what would he do with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil? He might try the new DraftTable by Portland, Oregon-based Elevation …

I Tried to Power Three Electric Vehicles With Solar Panels

Powering three modern electric vehicles with my home's solar array and an extension cord. Can the sun be your endless fuel pump?<p>Toward the end of last year, I bought a solar array: 24 LG panels up on my roof paired with Enphase microinverters, transforming sunlight into 7.4 kilowatts of …

Batteries from junkyard scrap metal and household chemicals?

The increasing importance of batteries for electric cars, renewable energy, and consumer electronics has researchers looking for alternatives to the …

Crystal ball-like robot will fill your home with sunlight

LONDON — Dr. Diva Tommei, 32, was once a Bioinformatics PhD student at Cambridge University who was spending way too much time in a dark office.<p>That …

Cambridge University

The Directors Of ‘Generation Startup’ On The Entrepreneurial Spirit That’s Redefining Detroit

“Detroit doesn’t need saviors”<p>Detroit, once a thriving capital of American industry and ingenuity, has fallen on hard times in recent years. That story, one of urban decay and staggering poverty, has been told. But ever since the city filed for bankruptcy in 2013, a new narrative has begun to …

The Rise of Car Camping: What You Should Know

With our fast pace and time sensitive lives, planning a weekend backpacking trip can often slip our schedule. However, more and more people are …

‘Renting is a beautiful thing’: The case against home ownership

There's a cure for this nation's narrow-mindedness about renting instead of owning a home.<p>It's a new book called <i>The Wealthy Renter</i> that will be published Sept. 10. The author is Alex Avery, who is well qualified to write on the topic of buying versus renting. He holds the respected chartered …

Housing

Chernobyl Reborn? Ukraine Government Mulls Turning Contaminated Nuclear Wasteland Into Gigantic Solar Farm

Thirty years after a flawed reactor design triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster in the city of Chernobyl, the Ukrainian government is mulling …

Six gadgets for a green camping trip

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>This week marks the start of summer, and campers across the nation are getting ready to explore the great outdoors. Fortunately, it's easier than ever to go off-grid while keeping a light footprint. That means finding tents that don't mar the land and cooking methods that don't …

Super Survival Kit: 18 Essential Items for Backcountry Hunters

Go off the grid, and things can get ugly pronto. You need a kit that’s easy to carry and packed with everything you need to weather a three-day blow …

Beyoncé’s powerful Super Bowl act was targeted and tailored specifically to black Americans

Criticizing Beyoncé is practically a national pastime. Whether the subject in question is her brand of feminism or her approach to issues of race, pundits have found plenty of reasons to take issue with the superstar artist.<p>Now the release of Beyoncé’s stunning “Formation” music video this past …

Women of Color

A Tea Kettle Alternative That's Cooler, Cleaner, and More Eco-Friendly

In a 2013 TED talk, design consultant Leyla Acaroglu shared an odd statistic with the crowd: In the United Kingdom, 65 percent of tea drinkers …

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