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It's time to plant your winter vegetable garden (and gloat on Facebook)

When it comes to year-round gardening, most Southern Californians have got it made.<p>While many parts in the country are fighting snow and sleet, we're ready to plant a winter vegetable garden (and then post about it on Instagram and Facebook to make our East Coast friends and relatives …

Are You Ready to Drive on Solar Panel Roadways?

By Bruce Lieberman<p>Anyone who's taken a road trip knows how intensely the sun can beat down on the roadway. Could all those rays be converted to solar …

Clean Energy

The ethical guide to the Anthropocene

We humans have polluted our world into a new geological epoch<p>If you’re feeling unsettled by the Brexit/Trump future, consider this: since the 1950s humans have ramped up the pressure on the planet to such an extent that we have very likely propelled ourselves into a new geological epoch – the …

Anthropocene

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Fake News

The MoMA Fire That Destroyed a Coveted Monet Painting

In 1958, a New York MoMA’s workman’s cigarette landed on some sawdust, sparking a massive fire that killed an electrician, as well as destroying a …

Four things you can do to stop Donald Trump from making climate change worse

If you’re worried about the environment, here’s how you can help<p>The next president of the United States is not likely to prioritize environmental protection. President-elect Trump has claimed that human-caused climate change is a hoax. During his campaign he’s threatened to “cancel” United States …

Clean Technology

Japan's new license plate might be the best ever made

It draws inspiration from the legendary Japanese artist Hokusai.<p>In Japan, license plates for cars are all the same. That's not the case with scooters, though, where art can run wild. The newest plate for Tokyo's Sumida ward might be one of the prettiest ever put together.<p>Sumida's new scooter plate …

Japan

South Indian Lentil Stew [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainable

Can this Korean development outside of Seoul be the standard for how we build new cities in the future?<p>There aren’t any garbage trucks in Songdo, South Korea. Instead, trash is sucked through pneumatic pipes to a central sorting facility–in seconds–where it’s either recycled or turned into energy. …

A desert farm is growing tomatoes on seawater and solar power

Agriculturalists dream of making deserts bloom. Now the dream is coming true using sun, seawater, and little else.<p>On 20 hectares in the South Australian desert, Sundrop Farms—officially launched on Oct. 6—uses a field of 23,000 mirrors to produce energy for electricity and water conversion. …

Aquaponics

Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup takes to the air to count plastic trash in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Dutch-born Boyan Slat was just 19 years old when he developed a net-like device to collect and sort trash from the ocean. Three years later, the …

Pollution

Alton Brown's Secret to Super Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

Perfectly crispy chicken wings can be easily achieved in the fryer or on the grill, but it’s much harder when you have to bake them. Unless, of …

All About Jackfruit: Your New Meat Substitute

By Kelly Fitzpatrick for Life by Daily Burn<p><i>Photo: Pond5</i><p>Jackfruit has been a mainstay in South Asian cuisine for centuries. Now this funny-looking, pungent fruit is gaining popularity amongst vegan and vegetarian communities in the U.S, too. Despite its somewhat funky smell, the fruit's flesh …

Vegan

15 Dark Comics By Gypsie Raleigh That’ll Make You Think

Love. There’s nothing in this world more amazing. But as these “gleefully dark and whimsical” comics remind us, there’s also nothing more painful.<p>The …

Meet the 22-year-olds tackling our plastic waste

When they were not yet 20 years old, Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao came up with a scientific breakthrough to solve one of the most stubborn …

Have You Always Wanted KFC’s Secret Recipe? Because This Really Seems To Be It

Forget that extra crispy sunscreen that KFC released the other day, there’s more important chicken news to fry. According to the Chicago Tribune, KFC’s highly coveted original recipe may very well have been revealed in the most casual way imaginable and we’re here to bring it to you!<p>During an …

10 Slow Cooker Recipes

A delicious and creamy chicken recipe that is loaded with amazing flavor! The sun dried tomatoes and basil truly make this meal outstanding!<p>Recipe <b>HERE</b><p>…

This Make-Ahead Spinach + Mushroom Gnocchi Casserole Is Perfection

All you busy ladies out there — we’ve got dinner covered this week with a delicious make-ahead casserole recipe you’ll love. Short on time? No worries; this dish doesn’t require a ton of effort and can be reheated and enjoyed all week long (it’s also freezer-friendly!) Not just another baked pasta …

Italian Food

8 writing lessons from Michelle Obama's DNC speech

Great oratory magnifies the lessons of great writing. Written for the ear, memorable speeches tend to use certain rhetorical devices — such as …

A steak master shares his 7 steps to grilling the perfect cut of meat

But if you're looking to truly impress guests at your next backyard barbecue, you'll want to try these steps to the perfect steak, courtesy of chef Wade Wiestling of Mastro's Steakhouse.

BBQ

Gyudon (Japanese Simmered Beef and Rice Bowls) Recipe

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If ramen is like the hamburger of Japan, <i>gyudon</i>—steamed rice topped with beef and onions simmered in sake and soy sauce—is its hot dog: a quick, easy meal that's equally at home at the food court or on your kitchen table.<p>Why It Works<p>A balance of sweet and savory …

9 Kick-Ass Curries That Are Way Easier Than You Think

If you’re on the hunt for one-pot meals that feed a crowd—or want to stretch your cooking efforts into leftovers that last for days—curries are where …

Curries

Gardens Where Design And Architecture Blend With Nature

Nature, architecture and design combine in interactive and immersive natural spaces at the International Garden Festival which takes places every …

Architecture

5 Healthy Treats Made With Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are high in fiber and alpha-linolenic acids, plus they're loaded with calcium magnesium, iron, and zinc. Alpha-linolenic acid is the plant …

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe | Inc.com

The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation = creativity<p>Those two words are often used interchangeably.<p><b>Reality:</b> Although related, those are two different terms. …

Innovation

Scandinavia Has Green-Roofed Homes That Are Like Real-Life Hobbit Houses

Curb appeal: cozy exterior, extensive windows, and a green roof? These adorable homes prove that a grassy canopy can make the perfect ceiling addition to any house. Green roofs are traditional in many Nordic countries throughout Europe, so much so that there is an annual competition to determine …

European Travel

This ‘Other’ Form Of Solar Energy Can Run At Night, And It Just Got A Big Backer

Converting sunlight directly into electricity, the photovoltaic (PV) solar panel industry has dominated the solar generation market recently because …

Nailed It: Our New Video Series That Helps Awesome-ize Your Cooking

Consider these essential techniques free cooking school.<p>When it comes to cooking, there's always a key moment when you just know you're doing it right: the bacon is curling up and crispy-edged but not burnt; the caramel is oozing just-so, and you <i>know</i> that steak is going to be a perfect medium-rare …

Cooking