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These 8 Common Bedroom Layout Mistakes Actually Take Moments to Fix

You'd think that bedroom layouts are easy to figure out. You pick the best wall for the bed, flank it with a couple of nightstands, maybe add a …

Home Decorating

Portugal Produced 103% of Its Energy From Renewables in March

Portugal generated 103% of its electricity demands from renewable energy for the month of March, further establishing the country as a pioneer in the …

Costa Rica Just Elected Latin America’s First Black Female Vice President

After a heated election season, Costa Rica chose Carlos Alvarado Quesada as its new president on Sunday. Alvarado Quesada will be the youngest …

Two-Thirds of Scotland’s Energy Is Coming From Renewable Sources

Scotland is kilometers ahead of the rest of the UK — and much of the rest of the world — in weaning itself off of fossil fuels.<p>Government figures …

Mainland Portugal Generated More Renewable Energy Than It Needed in March

Renewable energy sources made up 103.6 percent of mainland Portugal's electricity use this March, according to industry information released Tuesday …

Wind Power Cheaper Than Ever in Brazil, Almost as Low as Mexico

Pent-up demand and cheaper equipment helped drag down wind-power prices to the lowest ever in Brazil, and almost reaching the Latin America …

This hard drive offers 1TB of storage for photos and an app that lets you edit on the go

For anyone who suffers from a long wait while attempting to upload large video and photo files onto their computer, there’s a new Kickstarter for a portable hard drive that says it can back up your files and offer faster on-the-go file uploading services you can use right after taking photos. The …

I tried the popular Silicon Valley diet credited with boosting energy and prolonging life — and I can see why people are obsessed

For the past 10 days, I've stifled the small voice she instilled in the back of my mind to remind me that forgoing breakfast is nutritional doom — all for the sake of a diet known as intermittent fasting.<p>The diet essentially involves abstaining from food for a set period of time ranging from 16 …

Silicon Valley

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead<p>During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I …

Management

7 Deadly Fears Entrepreneurs Must Overcome to be Successful

How to recognize and conquer your fears, keep motivated, and stay focused on the future.<p>Starting from scratch can be both exciting and frightening for entrepreneurs.<p>This is true whether you're a first-time entrepreneur or you've recently quit your job to start up a new company.<p>Right now your future …

Quest for clean energy just took a big step forward with solar fuel breakthrough

Scientists just doubled the number of materials that could be used in solar fuels.<p>Research into solar fuels has taken a major step forward, with …

New, Cool Stuff at Mobile World Congress: Pictures

Cool Stuff

Common Phrases You’re Probably Saying Wrong

There’s a certain feeling that comes from hearing that something you absolutely believed to be true is actually wrong--say, that the '90s were 10 …

Inside the Law Firm That Three Black Women Started With a Tweet

Not old, not white, not men—Keli Knight, Yondi Morris, and Jessica Reddick play by their own rules.<p>Every business has its Hollywood origin story—the wee-hours revelation, the "Eureka!" moment, the so-crazy-it-just-might-work experiment. But the tale that the partners of the African-American- and …

Women of Color
East London

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

Climate change: These 25 stocks are part of the solution (and buys)

'Climate change: it's real, it's now and it's scary."<p>The statement isn't another reminder from environmental activists, frustrated at inaction by the developed world. Instead, it appears on the first page of an equity research report from Merrill Lynch – a report titled "A Call to Action – Climate …

Business Insider

The Paris climate change summit, explained in 4 charts

The intent of the United Nations — the diplomatic phoenix that emerged from ashes of World War II — was that countries would have a central place to come together and address important issues. For a variety of reasons, the U.N. has rarely upheld that vision. But the gathering getting underway in …

Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted

On a recent night in Detroit, Aziah “Zola” Wells returned to where it all began: Hooters. As the petite 20-year-old beauty in a pink blouse and tight …

The House Science Committee Chair is harassing climate scientists

Lamar Smith has targeted government climate change researchers with a subpoena that demands all their notes and correspondence relating to a recent study<p>If you don’t like a particular scientific study, attack the scientists who produced it. It’s a tried and true method of manufacturing controversy …

Scientific Research

The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

We can fully get rid of fossil fuels quickly, if countries can just find the political will.<p>In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal.<p>“These …

Tesla gigafactory to be zero net energy, covered in solar

The much talked about battery storage ‘Gigafactory’ that US electric vehicle maker Tesla is building in Nevada will be a zero net energy consumer, …

What Makes a Buddhist a Buddhist?

photo credit: Steven Schwartzberg<p>Here's an old Jewish joke:<p>Stan has been shipwrecked on a desert island for decades. One day he is rescued. Before leaving the island, he shows the rescuer how he spent his years alone: Building a main street with several huts, each with a different purpose.<p>"This hut …

Meditation

Bill Nye says bubbling air into Earth's oceans might save the planet from ourselves

In keeping true to form, Nye laid down his opinion on yet another contentious but intriguing field during an interview with National Geographic on Nov. 15.<p>In the chat, Nye said he believes that geoengineering — a family of techniques to hack the environment — could be a game-changer for combating …

Global Warming

How I became a millionaire in 10 years without winning the lottery or picking stocks

Financial voyeurs of the world, rejoice! I dug out all our old tax returns, pay stubs, and my net-worth spreadsheet to pull together the story of our 10-year journey from nearly zero net worth to millionaire status — and early retirement.<p>This article answers a lot of questions, including: How much …

Personal Finance

3 Tips for Managing a Boss You Don't Even Like

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever had a job, you've probably felt that your boss is a jerk. They want too much, they set unreasonable tasks and they just don't get you. Yet, a key element of a harmonic work environment and stress-free life is a good …

Employment

The only affordable retirement for most Americans isn’t in America

Christine Schofield, mother of three, disappeared the day after the Bowl-A-Thon: February 13, 2012. She’d co-chaired the annual fundraiser with Holly Riordan at the Brunswick Zone in the Chicago suburb of Woodridge. The Grand Prize at the auction was a wheelbarrow full of wine bottles, which …

Belize

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Personal Finance