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Vertical Farming Gets Real: Bowery Farming Raises $20M For Its 'Post-Organic' Warehouse Farm

As indoor farming goes from fantasy to reality, Bowery Farming raised $20 million for its “post-organic” vertical farm from a group of investors, including General Catalyst, GGV Capital and GV (formerly Google Ventures), better known for betting on technology than on agriculture.<p>The new financing, …

Aquaponics

Predicting short-term stock fluctuations by using processing fluency

Abstract<p>Three studies investigated the impact of the psychological principle of fluency (that people tend to prefer easily processed information) on …

Learning and Consolidation of Novel Spoken Words

J Cogn Neurosci. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2010 March 5.<p>Published in final edited form as:<p>J Cogn Neurosci. 2009 April; 21(4): 803–820.<p>doi: …

Neurology

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Prefab Homes

The Only Three Networking Emails You Need To Know How To Write

“Hi, you may not remember me, but . . . ” is a lame way to reintroduce yourself. Try this instead.<p>I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and …

Networking

Here's How to Reduce the Odds of Being Ticketed When You're Pulled Over

Obviously there are no guarantees, but this advice just might help.<p>No one likes getting pulled over, but unfortunately, it happens all the time. Maybe you're late to a meeting and get caught speeding. Or perhaps you roll a stop sign. Heck, sometimes you just miss the sign telling you that you're in …

Consumer Protection

This 23-year-old travels the world on weekends for under $1,000/trip to prove you don't need much time or money to travel

But being a cancer survivor is forever baked into her psyche.<p>"I had cancer when I was 10, " she says. "Now I realize, people around me, people my age or people older, everyone is dealing with something that stops them from doing what they want to do."<p>She says the experience taught her, "I don't …

Personal Finance

10 Hidden Gems in the National Park System

Want to explore a few remarkable places off the beaten path? These 10 NPCA picks offer great ways to escape the crowds while enjoying unique, …

15 Books These Successful Executives Say Inspired Them the Most | Inc.com

Whether you still flip pages, tap an e-reader or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect companion, relaxation aid or source of inspiration. Check out these quotes from more than a dozen CEOs and founders who name their favorite book and explain why it resonated with them.<p>1. "Peers Inc." by …

Books

Best Black Friday Deals 2017: All the latest sales and best deals

Black Friday Deals 2017: All the best Black Friday deals in the UK<p><b>Continually updated – Sunday, November 26. Deals come and go so if you see</b> …

An Italian Architect's Wild American Dream

Renzo Picasso wanted to build seven-layer "superstreets" through American cities.<p>Renzo Picasso shared his last name with legendary Spanish artist Pablo Picasso and his first name with another, more well-known Italian architect: Renzo Piano.<p>But Renzo Giovanni Battista Picasso<b>,</b> born in 1880 in Genoa, …

Meet Kasita: The Micro-Housing Start-Up That's About To Revolutionize Real Estate

You can tell immediately that Jeff Wilson, the 42-year old founder of Kasita, an Austin-based micro-housing start-up, has been courting venture capital. He has his sales pitch nailed—which is pretty impressive for a former university dean and professor who used to live in a dumpster.<p>When I ask …

Real Estate

Incredible net-zero energy Brock Environmental Center turns rainwater into drinking water

An incredible new building in Virginia is raising the bar for sustainable architecture worldwide. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental …

Golf

A New Life for Urban Alleys

Once blighted and overlooked, these small streets are transforming into community and sustainability hotspots.<p>The alley is dark no longer.<p>In the United States, these almost-accidental spaces between buildings have existed in a sort of limbo: not quite streets, but still thoroughfares; not private, …

Fancy life in an eco-village? Welcome to the hi-tech off-grid communities

Residents in an eco-village project piloted in the Netherlands will produce solar and biogas power, grow their food and recycle waste into fertiliser<p>“If you look at any long lasting eco-village, it has usually been about religion, polyamory or drugs,” says James Ehrlich, president of …

Sustainability

These top twelve inventions could one day change the world

The European Patent Office (EPO) today announced its annual shortlist for its European Inventor Awards, which honors a range of scientists across industries. Much like last year, it’s packed with some inventions that could be truly groundbreaking.<p>The twelve finalists are grouped into four …

Engineering

12 books every investor should read

There are countless varieties of investments from stocks, bonds, options, real estate, commodities, peer-to-peer lending and many more. In contrast with committing money to an insured bank savings account, investing typically involves trading additional risk for the opportunity for greater …

Investing

11 Essential Products For Your Gym Locker

The locker room is no place for an amateur<p>You know you’re dealing with a gym newbie when his locker is filled with nothing but a change of clothes. Seriously, dude?<p>Taking a post-workout shower is not one of those “maybe if there’s time” options. Unless you’re 15 years old and late for algebra, a …

Skin Care

The Four Different Types Of Introverts According To Jungian Psychology

Earlier this year, an article in New York Magazine emerged, suggesting that there are four different types of introversion: Social introversion, …

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Housing

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

9 things mentally strong people do every day

In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," psychotherapist Amy Morin writes that your genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.<p>Since we know what mentally strong people <i>don't</i> do, we asked Morin about the key habits they do follow.<p>Here are nine …

Self-help

9 simple cooking hacks that will make you feel like an expert chef

A quality knife stays sharper longer, cuts better, and helps you save you money because it lasts forever. It's considered an investment for a reason.<p>But if you're stuck with a dull knife, simply stroke the blade against the exposed, unpolished ceramic bottom and voilà, your knife is ready for …

Hacking

Yoga for Bedtime

Need help sleeping? Doing yoga exercises before bedtime can be just what you need<p>WH Editors<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close …

Yoga

These 7 Free Tools Will Save Your Eyes If You Stare at Screens All Day

As much as we try to digitally detox, most of us are still slaves to the screen. We spend nearly seven hours staring at screens every day—a big chunk …

With This Airbnb For Energy, Now You Can Buy Solar Power From Your Neighbor

The sharing economy meets renewable energy.<p>In the last six years, the price of solar power has fallen by at least 50%. And yet, for most Americans, that fact hardly matters, because they’re not able to take advantage. Either their roof is facing the wrong way, there’s too much shading from trees or …

How Meditation Heals Your Mind and Your Home

Everything seems to be closing in on you. The clutter in your home is unbearable; the piles seem ready to topple and you are ready for a full-on …

Meditation