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Awesome DIY Projects: 3 Amazing Diet Coke Can Hacks

Soda is not the healthiest drink on the planet, but everyone indulges once in a while in such a guilty pleasure. Next time you drink a soda keep the …

5 websites to help you invest in clean tech

Installing solar panels isn't the only way to support clean energy.<p>As I wrote in my post about how to support clean energy if you can’t go solar, …

The next 10 years in wearable technology

<b>Any technology can theoretically be wearable right?</b><p>As long as I have enough gaffer tape and a heavy-duty staple gun, I can pretty much fix any device …

The Sustainable Kitchen: 5 Easy Ways to Live Greener!

<i>This post about creating a sustainable kitchen has been sponsored but all opinions are my own.</i>The kitchen is the most used room in the entire house. …

7 South African Fashion Brands That Will Make You Swoon

Africa is beginning to become a hotbed for style stars and emerging fashion designers. And South Africa in particular is leading the way.<p>Johannesburg and Cape Town have been home to successful brands like David Tlale and Gavin Rajah, but there are also smaller labels churning out collections that …

6 web design trends taking over the Internet

We’re already halfway through 2015, and in the last few months we’ve seen many trends come and go. What has not gone, however, is the deliberate movement to get back to the basics without unnecessary features.<p>The days of cluttered pages overflowing with information have passed, and they’re being …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>A very scientific investigation into the world of hotness and evil.<p>By Anna Peele4 hours agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>On his new album, the Texas …

This Is the Best Beach Towel Hack You’ve Ever Seen

When heading to the beach or a pool party, there are a few ways to distinguish your style — you can wear a chic floppy hat, a flowy cover-up, some dazzling sunnies or a DIY bathing suit. Carry your book, sunscreen and water in a beach tote, and the only fashion accessory you’re missing is a towel. …

How much it costs to live in South Africa’s biggest cities

Collaborative expat data site, Expatistan has released its latest cost of living index, showing which cities in the world carry the highest costs of …

Foods that double as medicine

<b>(CNN) —</b> A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily.<p>But a small, growing number of physicians are "prescribing" foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases.<p>CNN spoke with medical nutrition …

Holistic Medicine

Street art with a message of hope and peace

What does this gorgeous street art say? It's Arabic poetry, inspired by bold graffiti and placed where a message of hope and peace can do the most …

NASA invents reflector chip to speed up wearables’ Wi-Fi while dramatically increasing battery life – MacDailyNews - Welcome Home

Whether you’re tracking your steps, monitoring your health or sending photos, you want the battery life of your Apple Watch to last as long as …

6 All-Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make at Home

<i>Welcome to Spring Clean Your Life, your one-stop shop for gotta-try-those tips & bookmark-me inspiration to spruce up your kitchen and home this season—and well beyond.</i><p>________<p>Last year, I had to clear out all our kitchen cabinets to prep for a renovation. This taught me a few things:<p><i>There is no</i> …

CH25: Pauline van Dongen

Wearable technology is much more than just watches and wristbands—and Pauline van Dongen is seeing to that. In fact, the Dutch designer goes as far as employing photovoltaic sciences and solar energy in the materials of her future-forward clothing, all the while keeping her silhouettes …

Invisibility cloak: Thin Harry Potter fabric design finally possible using dielectric materials

Computer engineers from the University of California in San Diego have succeeded in creating a cloaking device that could actually be made into a …

41 Science-Based Actions For A More Meaningful Life

Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice," according to UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC).<p>Now GGSC has made learning these skills easier with Greater …

Mood-changing wearable tech sets pulses racing | Reuters

(This July 6 story is refiled to fix typo in last paragraph and to change “he” to “she” in para 12)<p>By Matthew Stock<p>Doppel is a new breed of wearable device, one that its developers say can actually change the wearer’s mood by delivering a tactile beat to their wrist.<p>The makers of ‘doppel’ call it …

The Minimalist Approach to Brand Storytelling by @lkpetrolino

<i>By Laura Petrolino</i><p>While it continues to be a hot marketing buzzword of the moment, when we look around at examples we find only a select group of …

Watch a living wearable be 3D printed

A video showcasing the creation of a 3D printed biological wearable, that could theoretically generate drugs, fuel and food when exposed to sunlight, …

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Here’s Round Two of Street Style From Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

We are back with another great set of Paris Fashion Week street style looks. As usual one catches a lot of familiar faces, ranging from designers, …

Fashion Week

Artist takes discarded wooden doors and transforms them into giant street art

San Diego's Idea District Takes the Best of Urban Planning and Puts It in One Place

A group of architects, designers and urban planners are working together in San Diego's Upper East Village to produce the Idea District. Started over …

7 Years In The Making, This Documentary Reveals The Untold Stories Of High-Rise Buildings

Filmmaker Katarina Cizek’s experimental project concludes with a chapter on digital lives.<p>When Katerina Cizek started <i>Highrise</i>—a web-based documentary seven years in the making—she didn’t know exactly what form it would take, only that she wanted to use the coolest technology out there to tell the …

Five Common Rookie Storytelling Mistakes

In honor of this week’s launch of our new online course, Presentation Prep: 10 Steps to Persuasive Storytelling, I’m devoting this post to some of the rookie storytelling mistakes I’ve seen in my 18 years as the President of Public Words Inc. Specifically, in the form of presentations and speeches. …

Public Speaking

Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Friendship with the Poet Thom Gunn Taught Him About Creativity and Originality

“The act of writing is an integral part of my mental life; ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing… a special, indispensable form of talking to myself.”<p>Who we are and who we become is in large part the combinatorial product of the people and ideas we surround ourselves with — what William …

10 successful Kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a …

Crowd Funding