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Solar Heating Just Got Stylish: Innovative Glass Roof Tiles for Energy-Efficient Homes

Looking for an “elegant” alternative to the existing household heating systems? The glass roof tiles by <b>SolTech System</b> mark a revolutionary and award …

The Paleo Diet: It's Just Not For Me - By Danielle Sidell

Paleo Diet

How To Crush Procrastination, Instantly

There is perhaps no greater day-killer than the dreaded scourge of procrastination. Once it sets in, that's it: You're trapped in a fog of avoidance …

Procrastination

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed | Inc.com

As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must think successful, inspiring, and motivating thoughts.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will motivate you in building your business, leading your …

Motivation

Why Every Founder Should Work for Someone Else ASAP

<i>Daria Shualy is Don Draper/product marketer at daPulse.</i><p>All entrepreneurs are serial entrepreneurs. It’s a personality trait, some might even call it a condition. Serial entrepreneurs don’t like to stop. They sell one startup (or more likely shut it down) and shortly after, they’re telling you how …

These Nanotech Lilypads Clean Water Just By Floating In It

They look like giant cosmetic wipes. But really they are powerful devices that can slowly clean whole ponds and reduce river pollution.<p>To look at Mark Owen’s LilyPad water purifiers, you wouldn’t think they could do very much. They look like giant cosmetic wipes–the sort of thing you clean make-up …

Nanotech

Lessons From Off-Grid Living - Renewable Energy

Both idealistic and practical reasons led my wife Michelle and me to choose off-grid living 20 years ago. After a five-year search for rural …

Off-grid

7 Hard Truths About Life That People Don't Like to Admit

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>While people generally like to think they're in touch with reality, the truth is that many of us shield ourselves from certain unpleasant facts to make us happier and more productive.<p>Users on Quora recently discussed the question: "What is an …

Wrap Your Head Around This One: Potentially Immortal Bacteria That Eat Electricity and Could Become Living Batteries

One of the stranger (and little known) facts of nature is that our living cells are electric, or can carry electricity. Every thought, feeling and …

Biofuels: E Coli Modified To Make Engine-Ready Propane

<i>E coli</i> bacteria have been genetically modified to produce engine-ready propane for the first time.<p>“This opens up possibilities for future sustainable production of renewable fuels that at first could complement, and thereafter replace fossil fuels like diesel, petrol, natural gas and jet fuel,” …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

The Four Leadership Lessons Millennials Really Need

<i>A guest post by Stephanie Denning, who writes about leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.</i><p>I wish someone had given me this advice sooner. So much of the advice I did get was impractical or didn’t match my reality. This is why I wanted to bear-hug Shonda Rhimes for bluntly revealing in her …

Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.<p>Conventional wisdom says that women in engineering face obstacles such as the glass ceiling, a lack of …

How to Make Battery Power More Powerful

The lithium-ion batteries powering our lives are in need of a major innovation—or a full-on replacement. But decades of research have produced few viable solutions. Until now.<p><b>At first Amy Prieto didn't know what she was</b> looking at. The video on the laptop screen showed a pair of hands attaching a …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …