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Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ Organic Micro-Gardener

If you’ve not already heard of Jean-Martin Fortier, allow us to introduce you to a rising star, the Canadian organic farmer whose notion of …

You Could Buy This Surprisingly Cheap California Ghost Town and Never Deal With Other Humans Again

If you've ever dreamed of owning an entire town (and a historic one, at that), you can now do it for less than the price of a single home in San …

Egyptian Macaroni Bil Laban Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a simple, satisfying pastry from Damietta, Egypt that's served sweet, not savory. Think of it milky bar cookie with a crunchy exterior. —Ashley Hefnawy<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> This recipe is part of our storytelling series, My Family Recipe. —The Editors<p><b>Makes: 1 9x13 dish</b><b><br>Prep time: 45</b> …

Fried Green Tomatoes

Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer<p>For the fried green tomatoes: Pour the vegetable oil into a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot and attach a …

Soft and Chewy Balkan Bread Recipe

"Pogaca (Bosnian/Croatian) or pogacha is a type of bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace, and later on in the oven. This bread is found in the …

Super Food Protein Bars

The combination of crunchy toasted seeds, creamy nut butter, chewy millet and dates make this protein bar both energizing and satisfying. There's no …

Healthy Eating

The Moral Rot That Threatens America

I asked a senior German diplomat the other day what issues the United States and Germany are cooperating on. He looked blank. Not Iran, obviously. Not trade, evidently. Not climate change, blatantly. Not Russia, plainly. Not migration, pointedly. With alliances like these, who needs enemies?<p>From a …

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Fictiv, The Airbnb Of Manufacturing, Raises $15 Million For Expansion In The U.S. And China

On-demand manufacturing startup Fictiv—cofounded by Forbes 30 Under 30 alum Dave Evans—said today that it had raised $15 million for expansion. Sinovation Ventures, a venture capital firm cofounded by the former head of Google China, Kai-Fu Lee, led the investment, with a star-studded lineup of …

Startups

The 8 best vegetables to grow indoors

A little sunlight and the right soil is all you'll need<p>Save yourself a trip to the farmers' market by growing your own veggies, fruits, and edible …

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

GeekDad Daily Deal: LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger

Reading Time: 1 minuteGet light or battery power when you need it with today’s Daily Deal, the LuminAID PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Charger. This …

Capitalism is unfolding exactly as Karl Marx predicted

One hundred and sixty years ago, at a time when the light bulb was not yet invented, Karl Marx predicted that robots would replace humans in the workplace.<p>“[O]nce adopted into the production process of capital, the means of labor passes through different metamorphoses, whose culmination is the …

Globalization

How to Build a Mini Supercomputer for Under $100

Wei Lin built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips.<p>Supercomputers are used by governments and research institutions around the world to solve some of science’s most complex problems, such as hurricane forecasting and modeling atomic weapons. In most cases, a supercomputer is actually …

Raspberry Pi

How to Turn Your Pain Into a Successful Passion

Your own challenges and issues can help you connect more with your audience. TED Fellow photojournalist Isadora Kosofsky explains how<p>The most powerful impact often happens when we empower the underserved. TED Fellow and photojournalist Isadora Kosofsky spends years with her often-overlooked …

TED Talks

Cherophobia is the fear of being happy — here are the signs you might have it

You know that feeling when something seems too good to be true — when it looks like a lot has happened in your favour recently, so it's suspicious?<p>Some people can't get over this feeling, and their good fortune takes a sinister turn in their mind.<p>People who have an irrational aversion to being …

Mental Health

Scott Pruitt's Corruption Is So Vast It's Becoming Impossible to Keep Up With

It’s not often that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency finds themselves in the news so often, but then again, most EPA administrators …

Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

The next big thing in marijuana won’t get you high

Recently, at the end of a surf trip with several friends, my pal Tim passed me a pipe packed with sticky green buds. I’m not much of a social smoker (more of a one-hitter-before-chores type) so politely declined.<p>Then, he made an odd promise, for a guy brandishing a glass pipe and a lighter: “It …

Cannabis

Edible Innovations: What Does the Future of Global Farming Look Like?

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

4 Ways to Control Electronic Relays

I’ve always been fascinated with relays, they’re so absolute, so binary. Anyway, I’ve built a few projects using relays and thought I’d share what I learned to help make it easier for others to use relays in their projects. I’m not an expert, I’m just a coder who likes to play with hardware.<p>An …

Arduino

10 Things Europeans Say About You Behind Your Back

Europeans are among the world's most gracious travel hosts, rolling out a red carpet of good manners, fabulous food, and the ultimate in culture and …

10 incredibly useful online sites you didn't know about

If you had to guess, how many different websites do you think exist in the world today? From simple blogs to complex businesses, the Internet spans the gamut, dispensing and gathering information. Keep your answer in your head because, at the very end of this article, I’ll tell the closest estimate …

Information Systems

How to make the perfect dan dan noodles | Felicity Cloake

If you’re not familiar with dan dan noodles, or if you’ve had this fiery, aromatic and addictively savoury snack in a restaurant but never made it yourself, this column will change your life. Named for the cry of the itinerant vendors who once roamed the streets of Chengdu with the tools of their …

Food & Dining

The ultimate guide to making cafe-style coffee in your own home

From pour-over brews to quality lattes at the touch of a button.<p>To brew a delicious cup of coffee, there are certain variables you need to master: the ratio of coffee to water, brew time, water temperature, and the grind size of your beans. All of these factors have to come together to create a …

Want to Know If Someone's Actually Qualified for the Job? Ask this 1 Question

Why asking about an applicant's work tools can reveal their job aptitude.<p>Back when I was a kid working on constructions sites in Boston with my Nonno (that's grandfather in Italian, by the way), he taught me the most important interview question you could ask an applicant. Nonno was an architect …

Employment

Here’s Why Hoverboard Motors Might Belong In Robots

[madcowswe] starts by pointing out that the entire premise of ODrive (an open-source brushless motor driver board) is to make use of inexpensive …

The security gadgets and apps you need to keep your information safe

Protect your information.<p>With new data breaches constantly making headlines, you know about the need to secure your online accounts. But hackers aren't the only threat to your personal information. Burglars could steal sensitive papers from your home, snoopers could raid your trash, and companies …

This Physics Breakthrough Could Help Save the World

Turbulence wastes a lot of energy. New research shows how we might reduce it.<p>If humans want to avoid boiling the oceans, we’ll have to find ways to use energy more efficiently. This, in turn, requires solving a problem that people don’t typically connect to climate change: the turbulence created …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement