Craig Boorman

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Brutal honesty is almost always a mistake — here's how to tell when it's not

Why didn't they just follow my advice when I could objectively solve their problems?<p>Who else has tried to give good advice, only to have your friend, mom/dad, or boyfriend/girlfriend ignore it? Even when they genuinely wanted to change?<p>Brutal honesty rarely works when we're trying to get other …

Self-improvement

An Adorable Rescued Baby Wombat Follows His Human Caretaker Everywhere He Goes

In December 2016, an adorable 4-month old baby wombat named George survived the car accident that killed his mother despite being in her pouch. …

A Depressing Amount Of People Believe This About Christianity & Americans

One of the strangest and most commonplace rhetorical fallacies is the "no true Scotsman." Here's how it goes. You say, "All Scotsmen believe the sky …

U.S. House axes rules to prevent corruption, pollution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two major U.S. rules aimed at curbing corruption and pollution in the energy sector may be entirely wiped from the books by next week, after the Republican-led House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to repeal them.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump is greeted by Vice President …

Financial Services

How To Become Bulletproof From Negativity

Even people like Tony Robbins, Oprah, and Nelson Mandela have had to face humungous negative challenges in their life. No one is immune to them. …

16 Daily Habits That Will Instantly Make You a Happier Person

Motivation is what gets you started, good habits keep you going<p>If you want to improve your life, and you want to improve it right now!<p>You have to to be to develop good habits.<p>These good habits need to be positive, accumulative and directive.<p>Change rarely comes without extensive effort over time, …

How Big Is the Opportunity for Marijuana Stocks in Florida?

Florida is undeniably behind the curve when it comes to passing pro-pot legislation, but the Sunshine State did make up some ground in November, when voters legalized medical marijuana in the state. How big could the medical marijuana market be in Florida for marijuana stocks? Read on to find …

This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

Donald Trump

Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state | Sarah Kendzior

Brutal policies accompanied by suppression of the facts are sure signs of an autocracy<p>Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. …

National Parks

Trump’s trade agenda is on a collision course with his rural voters’ economic interests

Trade wars will be a disaster for American farmers.<p>Rural America has backed Republicans for decades, but it gave unusually strong support to Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy, with Iowa scoring the biggest D-to-R shift of any state in the union. It’s interesting, then, that one of the segments of the …

How to sustain your Online Startup in 2017

With the widespread use of the internet, website development simplified to drag-and-drop actions and ecommerce industry growth projected at an astounding 8.7%; the promise of online selling has lured millions to launch their ecommerce businesses. In the US alone, total revenues capped at an …

26 places you should visit before they disappear forever

But because of climate change and human carelessness, some of them are in danger of disappearing in the next 100 years — or even sooner.<p>From Patagonia's glaciers to Africa's Congo Basin, these threatened natural wonders span the globe.<p>Keep scrolling to see where you should visit sooner rather than …

National Parks

How I Successfully Pitched Investors As A 22-Year-Old Startup Founder

If you can tell a story that makes sense, it doesn’t matter how old you are.<p>My cofounders and I were 21 and 22 when we started Next Big Sound, and by far the biggest challenge we faced was in convincing investors they should trust us with their money. That was in 2009, and around that time Mark …

Scientists In Last-Minute Scramble To Save Environmental Data Before Trump Takes Over

Sierra Club files major request for records to buy some time.<p>Scientists across the nation are in a frantic push to save as much environmental data as possible before a feared government information purge orchestrated by climate-change denier Donald Trump.<p>The Sierra Club on Thursday filed Freedom of …

Donald Trump

This Machine Makes Clean Water Out of Air

Two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen is all it takes.<p>Approximately one in ten people on the planet don't have access to clean water. Infrastructure issues affecting clean water have crept into the United States in Flint, Michigan, and concerns about water sources have become white-hot debate …

Bourdain on food, travel and politics

Impassioned and perceptive, the king of TV travel doesn’t disappoint in his interview. We talk about Persian chicken, interviewing Obama in Vietnam and the sauces of Oaxaca, Mexico.<p>More than 15 years in, Anthony Bourdain is still the king of TV travel. His show Parts Unknown – in which food, …

Anthony Bourdain

While Trump tweets out insults, Obama publishes an article about clean energy in a scientific journal.

In the piece, which appeared in Science on Monday, the president outlines four reasons that “the trend toward clean energy is irreversible”:<p><b>1.</b> …

Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump’s win will mean for the environment

Unified Republican control of the federal government over the next two years augurs a sea change in US environmental policy like nothing since the late 1960s and ’70s, when America’s landmark environmental laws were first passed.<p>If Donald Trump and the GOP actually follow through on what they’ve …

Meet Weed Liquor, Your Favorite Post-Legalization Drink

The spread of legalized weed across the United States has created an opportunity for sobriety’s worst nightmare to surface: The divine marriage of …

Tiny Homes Banned in U.S. at Increasing Rate as Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living

As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways, …

Could 3D printing help tackle poverty and plastic waste?

Startups are turning plastic waste in developing countries into filament for 3D printers while employing local waste pickers<p>When Sidhant Pai visited a local rubbish dump in his home city of Pune, India, he was struck by the size and intensity of the operation. Large black crows swooping overhead, …

This Typhoon-Proof Wind Turbine Can Produce Power In A Storm

“The conventional wind turbine . . . has had almost the same appearance for more than a century,” says Kan Watanabe, an engineer for Challenergy, the …

Renewable Energy

The 10 Best New-Age Business Ideas You Haven't Heard About Yet

Creating the company of your dreams often begins with learning more about something completely new to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You don’t have to over-utilize iPads and smartphones to transform your business into a modern one. Connecting with newer generations …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Remarkable Thing About Capitalism Is How Little We Have To Work Under Capitalist Oppression

The subject of a basic income is one very popular at present. I support it myself, not on the grounds that the robots are about to take all our jobs but just because I think it would be better than our current welfare system. However, however good such an arrangement is this does not mean that we …

Inside the new $133,000 tiny house that can be taken apart to move with its owners

But a new tiny house, called the Koda, is designed to move with you.<p>A construction crew from Kodasema, the Estonia-based design firm that created the 269-square-foot cube, can assemble it in less than seven hours, and disassemble it in four hours.<p>The furnished house will come in three different …

Solar Panels

Turkey's failed coup puts it on the path to becoming a major world power

Emerging as a regional power puts great pressure on a nation. The shift in external reality causes internal shifts as well. This is what we see in Turkey: a clash between rival factions with diverse visions, a coup of some sort, and for now, a dictatorship.<p>Increased global power flows from greater …

Geopolitics

Flush, then fill up: Japan taps sewage to fuel hydrogen-powered cars

Does the future of driving start with flushing your toilet?<p>When Mutsuro Yuji, chief of the central sewage plant here in this southern Japanese city, first heard about the idea of making hydrogen from biogas — the combination of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the breakdown of stinky matter — …

Energy