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The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

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15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Adobe Photoshop Mix review: Not just another iPad photo app

Here’s the idea: Because even the newest and most advanced iPads have limited horsepower, on-the-go artists have to wait until they can get back to their laptop or desktop Photoshop app to perform complex imaging acrobatics.<p>The new Adobe Photoshop Mix, a cloud-based image editor and compositor that …

Bird Photography: Capture Amazing Photos Using These Tips and Techniques

It's hard not to appreciate birds and bird photography. Those birds with colors that make an artist's palette envious and attitude that belies their …

Women 'make better bosses than men'

Women make better bosses than men because they are fairer and have more scruples, according to a new study.<p>Companies with female board members are more likely to make decisions that benefit everyone from investors to staff and not just themselves and other directors, the study added.<p>Business school …

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