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Tesla Begins Taking Orders For Its Solar Energy Roof Tile Systems

Tesla is now accepting deposits for its new solar roof system, offering an "infinity" warranty for tiles that integrate solar power into roof coverings. Installations will begin in June, the company says.<p>Resembling normal roofing shingles, the solar tiles will be offered in a variety of styles, …

Solar Power

Remodeling 101: 7 Things To Know About Engineered Quartz Countertops

Here’s a countertop that’s billed as combining the best that nature and man have to offer. Engineered quartz, as it’s known, is made of quartz and …

Prefab’s Moment Of Reckoning

An experimental modular skyscraper holds lessons for the future of prefab . . . and the building industry in general.<p>Prefabrication has been an architecture industry obsession for decades, a promising technique in the race to build better, faster, and stronger. In the dogged quest to use this …

Gardening 101: Creeping Fig

Creeping Fig, <i>Ficus pumila:</i> “Tropical Ivy”<p>Like the title character in the classic thriller Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, creeping fig is both hailed as a …

6 Tony Robbins Life Hacks That Will Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

Walking over hot coals aside, all entrepreneurs can stand to learn something from Robbins's teachings.<p><i>By Kristopher Jones, founder and CEO of LSEO.com.</i><p>When in search for the ultimate life coach for everything from business leadership to controlling our own destiny, Tony Robbins is the undisputed …

Why Italian Modernism Has Remained So Iconic

Giorgio Busnelli, CEO of chic furniture brand B&B Italia, explains the enduring appeal of a favorite style<p>While it's said that styles come and go, the midcentury-modern aesthetic has held strong through the years. Collectors still clamor for original pieces at auction, and the influence of the …

India wants to become a solar superpower – but its plans don't add up

One of the world’s largest solar power projects has just been completed in southern India. At 648 megawatts (MW), the Kamuthi solar plant can …

What Designers Buy At Ikea

Furniture designers from Design Within Reach, Lunar, Dror, and more tell us what they buy when they go to Ikea.<p>Through its sheer ubiquity, Ikea furniture is often categorized as a design staple, not a design luxury. In fact, if you’re anything like most people, you probably think Ikea furniture is …

An entrepreneur who makes $135,000 a month shares 2 productivity hacks for balancing a side hustle with family life

Few people can cram more productivity into a day than Pat Flynn.<p>The entrepreneur runs "Smart Passive Income," a resource designed to help others run an online business and optimize it for passive income. The endeavor generates $135,000 a month on average for Flynn — some months it's in excess of …

Productivity

7 drone-based business ideas for 2017

Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few.<p>And with plenty of new software and hardware coming out all the time, …

Drones

Ten of the Most Fascinating Pablo Picasso Paintings

The Old Guitarist, 1903-04<p><i>The Old Guitarist</i> is an oil painting which Pablo created somewhere between the years of 1903 and 1904. This dark-themed …

Art

Retro-electric: making petrol-guzzling cars eco-friendly

An estimated 30,000 old petrol cars have been given a new lease of life by small businesses and amateurs around the world<p>Big breakthroughs in battery technology have raised hopes the electric car can transform the auto industry and set us free from fossil fuel dependence.<p>Some small businesses are …

Alternative Fuel

7 Graphic Design Resources for Non-Designers And Businesses on a Budget

While I firmly believe nothing can compete with a seasoned graphic designer and their years of experience, as someone who has worked with a lot of small and medium sized businesses I get it; budgets are tight and not every business has the luxury of putting a graphic designer on payroll despite …

Graphic Design

Solar up, coal down: U.S. shakes up energy supply

Solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017, amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas …

Fossil Fuels

Fifth Samajwadi Party legislator close to Akhilesh Yadav expelled

The decision to expel the MLC was taken after a meeting of the SP state executive committee, called by Shivpal, adopted a resolution seeking action …

The Second Life Of Masdar, The Green Utopia That Wasn’t

In 2006, Masdar was billed as the first sustainable city, before the original plan was scrapped. A new plan takes a more tempered approach.<p>In 2006, the United Arab Emirates announced an ambitious plan to build the world’s first planned sustainable city just outside of Abu Dhabi. Masdar City would …

This Upgraded Nikon Chills the Sensor for Clearer Shots of the Stars

Those long exposure photos of the night sky that capture details of our galaxy invisible to the naked eye come at a cost. The longer a camera’s …

5 truths you have to embrace to break free of your job and work for yourself

While this is certainly great news for the economy, it proves one thing to me: We need more entrepreneurs.<p>While it's wonderful to see more people with jobs, a decrease in poverty and an improving economic climate, let's get real: $56,000 is not that much money. It's barely enough to live on, let …

Self-improvement

National laboratory scales up quantum-dot solar windows that can power entire buildings

Imagine a future where a building’s energy comes from its windows. Many scientists have worked towards that future in the lab, but now five …

Fundamental Furniture from Four/Quarter in San Francisco

Sergio Traverso is a furniture designer on the up. He first honed his skills in the wood shop of San Francisco firm Ohio Design before starting …

The Lean Startup Is Doing More Than Transforming Business, It's Changing The World

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” is a phrase that has inspired generations of innovators and entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, they often find that a better mousetrap is not enough. You also need to find a customer who wants to buy a mousetrap at a price at which …

Innovation

Before Mein Kampf, an aristocrat published a book comparing Hitler to Jesus… that Hitler wrote himself

In the early fall of 1923, when Adolf Hitler was still mostly known for his frenzied speeches at Munich beer halls, a slim biography was published …

World History

Visit California City, the Largest City Never Built

In the Mojave Desert you'll find California City, a city famous for dreaming big. A huge chunk of it is gridded roads—complete with names, speed …

California Keeps On Farming, With or Without Water

California agriculture, which had been plowing ahead in the face of a major drought, finally had an off year in 2015, according to data released recently 1 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The state's farms brought in cash receipts of an estimated $47.1 billion (this will be revised in the …

Water

I'm Natalie Amrossi, Photographer, and This Is How I Work

Natalie Amrossi’s future is up in the air. She left a burgeoning a career in finance to pursue her interest in photography, and now spends most of …

MacBook Air

14 psychological tricks to get people to do what you want

Psychological research suggests there are plenty of ways to motivate people to do what you want — without them even realizing you've persuaded them.<p>We've rounded up 11 science-backed strategies for getting people to like you, to buy stuff, and to give you what you're after.<p>All of them will leave …

Psychology

More Than Sound Leadership Minute: Daniel Goleman & George Kohlrieser

New adhesive solar module makes case to eliminate racking

The best way to bring down the installed cost of a solar system is to reduce both the balance of system and labor. A new module attacks both areas …