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11 Instant Pot recipes we keep coming back to

CNET editors use the Pot, and we have the recipes to prove it.<p>Whether the Instant Pot is the kitchen helper you never knew you needed or the appliance that puzzles you, this electric countertop pressure cooker has become the talk of cooking blogs, Pinterest boards and entire Facebook …

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

The Battery Revolution is About to Begin

For quite some time now scientists have been searching for a decent alternative to the current lithium-ion batteries that are used so often today. A …

Clean Energy

Search for ‘holy grail’ of solar fuels just took an exciting twist

While most are in agreement that our production and use of fossil fuels is simply no longer viable, there are many advocating for different …

Clean Energy

Recipe: How to make classic Swedish steak on a plank

Steak on a plank (plankstek) is a staple Swedish dish you'll find at many traditional restaurants, and with this recipe from food writer John …

Cooking

Facebook is dropping key advertising tools — here’s how you adapt

If you listen to headlines about Facebook recently you may be wondering if it’s still a good place to run ads for your business. The Facebook privacy scandal that brought a ton negative press over the last month (and justly so), has already forced Facebook to change the way they handle and collect …

Google AdWords

Net-Zero Future at Cost Parity with Coal—In the Heart of Coal Country - Rocky Mountain Institute

Platte River Power Authority (PRPA), the generating authority that serves Fort Collins—a community Rocky Mountain Institute has been working with for …

Renewable Energy

Stop using Personas. And holding too many user interviews.

One of my favorite things about being an entrepreneur is that every year the center of gravity of the company changes and so does my focus. So every …

Forget About Bitcoin, Consider Investing in This Instead

These companies are tapping into the resources that are solving a massive global problem.<p>Cryptocurrencies like <b>bitcoin</b> (BTC-USD) are all the rage …

Investing

Floating solar rigs split seawater to make hydrogen fuel

Taking Hydrogen from Seawater<p>Hydrogen fuel is yet another alternative form of energy than can be utilized to slowly wean the world away from fossil …

Brands are taking control of their media spending, and ad agencies should be alarmed

The role of media agencies has never been more in doubt, if a new report by the Association of National Advertisers is anything to go by.<p>More than 35% of companies that responded to a new ANA survey said they had expanded their in-house programmatic media-buying capabilities and limited the role of …

The Amazing Swedish Meatball Recipe

"Yowza! These Swedish Meatballs are fabulous! Very easy to make with such simple ingredients, and they're just delicious. This recipe has been in my …

Performance Advertising is Broken and We’re Fixing It with Incrementality Optimization

For the first time ever, marketers can now measure and optimize digital ad spend based on incremental revenue — what many CMOs consider the ‘gold …

Digital Advertising

American Kakistocracy

There’s a case to be made that the United States is governed by the least scrupulous of its citizens.<p><i>Kakistocracy</i> is a term that was first used in the 17th century; derived from a Greek word, it means, literally, government by the worst and most unscrupulous people among us. More broadly, it can …

Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective invests in disruptive solar startup, Angaza

Off-grid rural villages in emerging markets must usually resort to solar panels and batteries, often donated by non-profit organizations and charities. The problem, however, is that charitable handouts aren’t sustainable and don’t scale. At the same time, people can take out small loans to buy …

Off-grid

Losing Market Share? Time To Reinvent Product Management

Product managers at many large tech companies are stuck in a narrow, outdated concept of their role. They typically focus on just one product line, even though their customers increasingly want broad-based solutions, not a bunch of discrete and disconnected items.<p>At a time when the cloud, …

Product Management

Why Does Sweden Have So Many Start-Ups?

How a tiny country with high government spending bred a large number of vibrant young businesses<p>STOCKHOLM—This is a high-tax, high-spend country, where employees receive generous social benefits and ample amounts of vacation time. Economic orthodoxy would suggest the dynamics of a welfare state …

The Paradox of an Explosive Week in the Mueller Investigation

What feels like information overload reveals how little the public actually knows about the probe's findings.<p>Robert Mueller has stayed busy with his special-counsel investigation all summer, but the rest of Washington took a vacation. And since most information about Mueller’s actions seems to come …

Potential Carbon Capture Game Changer Nears Completion - MIT Technology Review

On a small lot between Houston and the Gulf Coast, in an industrial zone packed with petrochemical factories and gas pipelines, a little-known …

Fossil Fuels

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

Renewable Energy

How the climate crisis could become a food crisis overnight

In the summer of 2010, Russia faced a severe drought, a heat wave and a series of catastrophic wildfires, destroying a third of the country’s wheat harvest. Half a year later, the Arab Spring began.<p>The two are connected: The Middle East and North Africa, among the most food-insecure regions in the …

Black Sea

Good/Bad Product Manager

Wildbit’s take on the classic good/bad role exercise.<p>When I joined Wildbit as Product Manager for Postmark I had to unlearn a few things I thought I …

“Set aside Putin and follow the money”: a Russia expert’s theory of the Trump scandal

Why the collusion story begins with money, not politics.<p>“To understand the roots of the collusion, set aside Putin and follow the money.”<p>That’s what Seva Gunitsky, a politics professor at the University of Toronto and the author of <i>Aftershocks</i>, told me in a September interview. I reached out to …

Scholar offers insights into what makes Scandinavians tick

"Scandinavians: In Search of the Soul of the North" (Overlook Press), by Robert Ferguson<p>Norway, Sweden and Denmark consistently rank at or near the top in global surveys of national contentment, prosperity and well-being. It's as if peaceful and progressive Scandinavia were a place of relentless …

William Shakespeare

The Best Big Data Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2017 Based On Glassdoor

Employees would most recommend ThoughtSpot, Wavefront, Kyvos Insights, Looker, Sisense, Google, Domo, SAP, Qubole and Paxata to their friends looking to work for a business analytics, data management, big data platform, or data protection and security analytics company in 2017. These and other …

Big Data

Donald Trump's malignant narcissism is toxic: Psychologist

Mental health professionals have a 'duty to warn' about a leader who may be unfit to serve.<p>If you take President Trump’s words literally, you have no choice but to conclude that he is psychotic. A delusion is “a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact.” …

Donald Trump

Is the Duck Sinking?

This has been a spring of leaks. Most of you probably heard about the hole at the Oroville Dam. In my house, we’ve had leaks in both our skylight and …

Oroville Dam