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The End Of Oil Price Stability

Whether you’re troubled or cheered by the recent plunge in oil prices below $60 a barrel, there’s a message embedded in the decline: get used to it. I’m not talking about cheap oil, I’m talking about the 40 percent swing from June, when West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, was selling …

The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that gas is affordable and holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’s time to hit the open road and give the ultimate test to your car’s …

Mindy Lubber (Ceres) on Opportunities in Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Renewable Energy

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The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

The Perfect Ab-Ripping Cardio Workout

<b>Directions</b><p>Perform three to <b>four steady-state aerobic workouts</b> <b>per week</b>, starting at 20–30 minutes per session and gradually building up to 90 minutes …

All That's Interesting, The Internet's Most Interesting Website

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5 Skills Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Master

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While the debate rages on as to whether entrepreneurs are born or made, one thing can’t be disputed: polishing certain skills can help you be a <i>better</i> entrepreneur. Whether you’re already great at the following skills or could use a few …

Earth's Most Abundant Mineral Found - In A Rock From Space

For decades, scientist have known all about Earth’s most abundant mineral, lying in the thick rocky layers of the planet’s mantle deep below the surface. But although researchers have managed to synthesise the silicate mineral, no naturally occurring sample had ever been seen – until now.<p>The …

The Sandwiches At This Restaurant Are Amazing–Because They’re Getting You Super High

Created by a company called MagicalButter, the Samich truck offers homey food items like grilled cheese, pulled pork, and peanut butter and jelly–all …

President Obama's Plan To "De-develop" America Shifts Into High Gear

President Obama’s own Administration officially reports that the U.S. economy DECLINED by 1% in the first quarter of this year. That follows 1.9% reported total annual growth for all of 2013.<p>The U.S. economy sustained a real rate of economic growth of 3.3% from 1945 to 1973, and achieved the same …

Everything is connected | Chapter 6: Conservation Economy

Changing Planet<p>“If you’re not afraid, you can learn anything,” says Eli Enns. “This is part of the teachings about our roles and responsibilities in the community to each other and other living beings. For all of us are the upholders of the Natural Law, accountable to future ancestors.”<i><br>Photograph</i> …

Fossil Galaxy Provides a Window Into the Early Universe

The dwarf galaxy Segue 1 has remained largely unchanged for billions of years.<p>A tiny galaxy lying just beyond the edge of the Milky Way has failed to evolve normally over the last several billion years, say astronomers, and it represents a sample of the universe as it was in its infancy, around 13 …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Mistakes to Avoid When Running Your Bar

<i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In the book Start Your Own Bar and Club, the staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. and writer Liane Cassavoy explain how you can launch a profitable bar or</i> …

Machine That Makes You Mingle Before Coffee Is An Introvert Torture Device

Oh, no.<p>Good morning! Have you enjoyed a cup of caffeine yet? No? Then perhaps you would prefer not interacting with people, lest your office turn into the set of a _Maxine _cartoon or something.<p>But what if I told you: interact with someone, or coffee will be withheld from you. Great idea, right? …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

How Should I Prepare to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

<i>A:</i><p>Hiking even a short section of the Appalachian Trail can seem a daunting prospect. After all, the AT is a 2,184-mile footpath is comprised of flat sections, scrambles, steep inclines, challenging descents and more. You might wonder whether you have the strength or stamina to even venture a …

American Aqueduct: The Great California Water Saga

A $25 billion plan, a small town, and a half-century of wrangling over the most important resource in the biggest state<p>Hood, California, is a farming town of 200 souls, crammed up against a levee that protects it from the Sacramento River. The eastern approach from I-5 and the Sacramento suburb of …

Beyond the Seven Summits

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’m not a professional mountaineer, nor do I think paying an experienced guide makes me one.<p>Nevertheless, I am an avid hiker and the allure of altitude always draws me in. So when I heard about an opportunity to join a mountaineering expedition on Mount Aconcagua–South …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you</b> …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Video: A Thin White Line - A Documentary of the Iditasport Adventure Race

In terms of impressive feats of human endurance, the Iditasport trail race has always been intriguing one. It pits athletes against one another as …

Among Giants: 737 Park Condo Claims (Highly-Specific) 2013 Contract Record

For those of you at home wondering about this year’s record-setter in the niche category of most-expensive, non-penthouse, Upper East Side …

How Walmart's Low Wages Cost All Americans, Not Just Its Workers

<b>Bloomberg View:</b> Yesterday, we looked at the benefit to McDonald's of having its workers subsidized by state and federal aid. Today, its Wal-Mart’s turn. Recall our discussion last month on the related subject of "How McDonald's and Wal-Mart Became Welfare Queens." We learned that employees of these …