John Scafidi

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I've saved enough at age 28 that I'll be a multimillionaire by retirement, and I used Warren Buffett's favorite investing strategy to do it

I recently turned 28, and I've already saved over a quarter of a million dollars.<p>By itself, that factoid had earned me a surprising amount of publicity. But for all the immediate headline-grabbing power of the statement, there's a far more impressive implication lurking underneath its surface. (The …

Retirement

The Definitive 10-Step Guide to Building a Do-Anything Core

Working on core strength isn’t a matter of vanity—an effort to turn a dad-bod midsection into a six-pack. (Though it can help.) It’s more of a commitment to kick ass in everything you do.<p>“Core exercises build a foundation of strength for more sport-specific movements,” says Scott Johnston, a …

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

Ranking the Most Impressive Preseason Performers So Far

With three weeks of NFL preseason samples to go on, we have been able to study first- and second-string players who look to make an impact on their respective franchises in 2016. Among them are seven who stand out above the rest.<p>Most are rookies, as their arrivals to the league can go over very …

Focus on Focal Points

When plants compete for attention, the resulting landscape can be distracting and complicated. By establishing a focal point, however, you're in …

Landscaping

The Missing Man at the Center of Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

Hillary Clinton’s top techie took the Fifth when asked about her private servers. But he may not be able to stay silent.<p>Of all the characters in the …

Good Green Design Doesn't Have To Be Expensive: The M&M; House

All photos via 100Khouse<p>I have not paid nearly enough attention to the work of Postgreen, the Philadelphia developers of economical and very …

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

Harvard Scientist Engineers Bacterium That Inhales CO2, Produces Energy -- A 'Bionic Leaf'

The chemist who gave us the artificial leaf has genetically engineered bacteria to absorb hydrogen and carbon dioxide and convert them into alcohol fuel.<p>When Harvard Professor of Energy Daniel G. Nocera announced he was working with bacteria last year, other scientists cautioned it would be …

University of Chicago

These affordable leather dress shoes are a game-changer

Spring is in the air, which also means wedding season is nigh.<p>There's much for dudes to think about, from suit fit to accessories. Cost can add up …

The 10 Most Sustainable Architecture Projects Of 2016

These projects are protecting and enhancing the environment through integrated approaches to architecture and technology.<p><i>This article originally appeared on ArchDaily.</i><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten sustainable …

Mining Companies Pay Far Less Than They Should For Taxpayer-Owned Coal

Leases on federal land ignore coal's real cost, Greenpeace says.<p>The U.S. government is running a massive corporate welfare program for coal companies, prioritizing Big Coal's interests over the environment and taxpayers, according to a Greenpeace report released Thursday based on government …

Researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere—on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, …

The IRS is using a system that was hacked to protect victims of a hack—and it was just hacked

The US Internal Revenue Service said last week that the number of records it lost in a 2015 data breach is higher than it previously thought. When the agency first announced in May 2015 that hackers had broken into its website and stolen tax transcripts, it said that about 100,000 people were …

Identity Theft

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

63 Songs You Need In Your Life This Month

Pop, rock, rap, country, and R&B for June, in no particular order.

Walk Hard Workout for a Total-Body Burn

<b>Duration</b> 20 min<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> X<p>Hand walkouts put a unique twist on the traditional plank, and will help form the backbone. Adding this move to …

Anonymous Activist Gets Potholes Fixed By Drawing Giant Penises Around Them

The city of Manchester can ignore its residents, but thanks to Wanksy, it can’t ignore the one-eyed monster.<p>Like many cities, Manchester, England, is plagued with potholes. One half-mile stretch of road can have as many as 70 holes. After claiming he saw his friends injured in pothole-related bike …

That Dog Won't Hunt: Cops Can't Keep You Waiting for K-9s, Supreme Court Says

Cops can't continue to hold a suspect without probable cause even for the few minutes they might need to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to show up, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.<p>Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the 6-3 majority that if a traffic stop is otherwise completed, holding on to the …

Here's the Obama Administration's Response to the Shale Boom: More Regulations

bloomberg_pumpjack_la_ca_800px.jpg<p>A pumpjack in Los Angeles, Calif. Photo credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg.<p>In the last few years, we’ve seen …

Obama Administration

Converted Factory-Turned-Vertical Farm Will Grow 2 Million Pounds of Vegetables

The city of Newark, New Jersey will soon be home to the world's largest indoor vertical farm. A 69,000-square-foot building is currently under construction, and it will serve as the new global corporate headquarters for AeroFarms, an urban agricultural company. Having this facility means that …

Aquaponics

Road Salt is Polluting our Rivers

113,376 tons of salt were applied in Boston this winter. As both a driver and pedestrian, I'm grateful for salt that melts snow and ice. I also feel …

Witness: Tamerlan Tsarnaev admitted to bombing

<b>Boston (CNN) —</b> Dun Meng knew to pull over his Mercedes-Benz SUV to respond to a text message that night in April 2013. That's when a man got out of another car, jumped into his SUV and pointed a gun at him.<p>"He asked me, 'Do you know the Boston Marathon explosion?' " Meng told a crowded courtroom …

There’s a new renaissance emerging for energy innovation

A renaissance of creativity around developing innovations for energy has emerged in the wake of Silicon Valley’s cleantech bust in the U.S. It’s …

Alternative Energy

Helpful Infographic Visualizes What a "Net-Zero" Home Looks Like

The falling cost of energy-efficient equipment means that in the not-so-distant future, we'll see more net-zero homes. But, what is that exactly? A net-zero energy home is one that uses about 60 to 70 percent less energy than a conventional dwelling, and the balance of its energy needs are supplied …

Washing Machines

India Gets Obama’s Backing for $160 Billion Solar Push

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who pioneered India’s first solar incentives as chief minister of the western state of Gujarat, won backing from U.S. …

India

What You Should Know: The 7 Notable Solar Power Plants Of 2014

The rooftop solar market has gotten a lot of attention this year because of its projected growth in the residential segment and the intensifying competition among installers. But what’s also noteworthy is a spade of big solar power plants that have risen from the ground out here in the Big Open …