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Why solar is likely to power the Home of the Future

It’s growing cheaper and more popular each year<p>Right now in America, there are about 2 million homes with solar panels. Considering there are about 90 million single-family homes, that doesn’t seem like a lot. But consider this: we’re now on track to start adding a million new solar-powered systems …

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

Ethnography

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Three surprising ways the Protestant Reformation shaped our world

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a Protestant, the anniversary of the revolution Martin Luther set in motion 500 years ago this Tuesday is a big deal. But even if you're not, it should be. The Reformation was one of the decisive events that made the world we live in, for better or worse.<p>Luther and his followers …

5 moves to save your spine

Even the most technically sound swings cause stress on the spine, but golf doesn't have to sentence you to future back pain. To avoid discomfort, says Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear, "strengthen the muscles at the bottom of the spine, and improve flexibility in the mid and upper back." All …

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker

At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.<p>When Leonard Cohen was twenty-five, he was living in London, sitting in cold rooms writing sad poems. He got by on a three-thousand-dollar grant from the Canada Council for the …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

10 Best Horror Movies of 2015

10<p>‘The Final Girls’<p>As an intergenerational summer camp slaughterfest, this meta-slasher flick has remarkably little interest in homage (faithfully …

Bluenote Café

On the one hand, the 1988 LP <i>This Note’s For You</i> was an admirably perverse move from Neil Young – an album decrying the use of pop music as a …

How to rip a Blu-ray or DVD

If you have a sizable collection of DVDs and Blu-ray discs gathering dust, you might want to consider digitizing those bad boys so you can watch them …

Blu-Ray

25 Worst Original Names of Famous Bands

25<p>Tom and Jerry<p><b>Final name:</b> Simon and Garfunkel<p>Paul Simon and Arthur Garfunkel were just 15 years old when they started shopping their songs around …

The dazzling GIF art of SPYROGIF

One of the great GIF maestros of our time.<p>More at spyrogif.tumblr.com, or you can follow him on Twitter.

You’re praying to the wrong God: What organized religion gets wrong about prayer

<b>Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood in "House of Cards" (Netflix)</b><p>Here’s how science and spirituality might find common ground — and learn something about the universe<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>April 5, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

What It Takes To Succeed + Improve In Golf

<b>How resilient a golfer are you? Take our quiz to find out ⇒</b><p>I knew Bill Shean at the University of Michigan, where we were caddie-scholars. Bill was the best golfer in the house, mostly self-taught. Blue-eyed and with a big, toothy smile, he reminded me of a Kennedy. He had Kennedy cockiness, too, …

Brilliant Machines Will Have the Industrial Internet Written All Over Themselves

If you feel that the world has become a buzzing beehive of connectivity, wait a few years. A recent report from CISCO estimates that only a small …