Kevin Seaman

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Trump imposes tariffs on solar imports

President Donald Trump hit imports of solar panels and cells with new tariffs on Monday in a bid to protect struggling U.S. manufacturers of the renewable energy equipment from the Chinese companies that dominate the market.<p>But the tariffs imposed by Trump, who has criticized China for "ripping …

How to Make the Best Limoncello You've Ever Had

Limoncello! That sweet, tart, and refreshingItalian after-dinner <i>digestif</i> can be a wonderful thing. But, typically, when you go for the store-bought …

Meet the man making chocolate farts

Poincheval markets his pills under the name Pilule Pet — a French play on words that basically translates to "fart pill." They’re the latest in a long line of attempts to conquer what may be the most enduring of biological taboos, and they go for the jugular. As Benjamin Franklin once wrote: "Were …

Luna's Smart Mattress Cover Can Control Your Whole House

If you’re not satisfied with a standard sleep tracking app, Luna’s smart mattress cover could be just what you’ve been waiting for. The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed’s temperature and can hook into a range of connected devices including Nest.<p>Luna is machine washable and …

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12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

5 Educational Programs For Learning By Making

These STEM efforts fuse physics and math with the joy of invention—just add glue.<p>SparkTruck<p>Frustrated with the decline of hands-on learning, Stanford University students created SparkTruck as a roving maker lab. They outfitted a Utilimaster van with tools like a laser cutter and hundreds of dollars …

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Ikea Reissues Original Midcentury Furniture

If you find the Ikea catalog irresistible today, you should see what they were making 60 years ago: High-back Victorian seats, sleek papasan chairs, and, of course, plenty of the casually elegant midcentury modern stuff that we know so well from <i>Mad Men</i>.<p>Now, Ikea is reintroducing 26 different seats, …

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

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This Company Wants To Use Games To Reimagine How Your Child Learns

In the mid-20th century, Linus Pauling was one of the world’s most celebrated scientists. His discovery of the structure of hemoglobin and other biological molecules created an entirely new field of science and, when he focused his ample talents on deciphering the structure of DNA, no one doubted …

Garden Refuge, Hansville, Washington

<b>There’s not much written about the</b> Garden Refuge house. It was designed by Rohleder Borges Architecture, and built in midst of tall, lush trees in a …

Where the data science jobs are, by sector and by state

Most companies hiring data scientists are in California, Washington and New York. But would it surprise you to find out that Massachusetts has almost …

Outside-In Customer Experience Is The Best Offensive Strategy

B2B companies are realizing that the real rockbed of building enduring customer relationships lies in the perception customers hold of value. Value is increasingly not in the product but in the services – paid and free – that sellers provide. While still a controversial concept, this realization is …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

Content Marketing Trends Your Business Should Implement

<i>JT Ripton is a business consultant and freelance writer.</i><p>Through proper content marketing, businesses can build their brand, raise awareness, and engender trust. This type of marketing positions businesses as credible and reliable information sources. Sharing and promoting content related to your …

How Publishers and Brands Can Measure the Value of Native Advertising

When a user likes, shares, comments, tweets, or takes another action with your sponsored content, your organization can determine how often it was shared through social channels. Although such information provides you with feedback on what’s popular across the web, it’s important to not take social …

Sense.ly raises $1.25M for mobile 'virtual nurse' service

One aspect of Obamacare that you hear few complaining about is the way it will increase compensation for health providers who treat Medicare patients. In simple terms, providers will be given a fixed amount for taking care of a given patient population. Then every dollar they can avoid spending on …

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …

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App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

Tunnel Vision visualizes a trove of data sets to reveal stories about the Big Apple’s transportation, population, and neighborhoods using computer vision.<p>If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to …

This is how you visualize the value of a college science degree

Higher education is a big sacrifice. At the cost of four to 10 years of slurping ramen noodles in a tin can of an apartment, colleges promise a big future paycheck that will make degreeless peers wild with envy. Simply telling graduates that college eventually pays off doesn’t do justice to the …

Science: It's better to cook a frozen steak than a thawed steak

This goes against what most people believe about cooking but America's Test Kitchen is saying that it's better to cook a steak that's frozen than to …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Saunalautta, Finland

<b>There is no American equivalent of the Finnish sauna.</b> Nothing in the States is as beloved, as much a part of the national identity, as the sauna is …

The Garage, Washington

<b>Design studio Graypants has been in business since 2007,</b> the collaborative project of Seattle’s Seth Grizzle and Jon Junker, who, though trained as …

Canada’s National Parks Get Modern

<b>In the United States, “parkitecture” consists mostly of log structures,</b> the bigger the logs the better, but other countries have been more forward …

Off the Grid, Yulan, New York

<b>Despite everything we complicate our lives with</b>, a basic human need for simplicity persists. Nowhere is this more true than in big cities like New …

Unlocking Big Data's Value Potential Through Design with Small Data

<i>Co-written by Finn Birger Lie</i><p>Big Data is perceived as the next value opportunity for corporations to innovate and grow. To be of any real value, however, Big Data has to become more accessible and understandable to non-specialist users and leave the domain of the data specialists.<p>The advent of …

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