Landon Akhtar

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McDonald's Makes a Surprising Announcement That Puts Other Restaurants to Shame

A&W and SeaWorld are following this trend as well.<p>Imagine you're McDonald's. You're one of the world's largest fast-food chains. Your core customers are families raising kids on tight budgets and people who have to drive long distances for work. Vegan, granola-munching, animal-loving activists …

3 Great Stocks Under $10

Looking for stocks with low share prices? There aren't many worth your attention, with the possible exception of CEMEX, Cleveland-Cliffs, and Calumet …

Investing

General Electric Is A Buy Now

General Electric (GE) continues to generate negative headlines, but these headlines ignore the long-term transition to a pure industrial player, and …

Canada's weed stocks are out of control

Stocks in Canada’s biggest cannabis companies have skyrocketed in the past year – with the three largest rising by more than 200 percent each. But analysts are warning the high times won’t last as the nascent legal weed sector seems to be heading towards a bubble.<p>The combined market capitalization …

5 Top Cannabis Stocks to Consider Buying Now

Looking for the best cannabis stocks around? These should go on your list.<p>Cannabis, grass, marijuana, pot, weed. Whatever you want to call it, many …

Cannabis

Corporate Social Responsibility Is Much More Than A Checkbox On An Annual Report

I know from first-hand experience what it means to be displaced.<p>Displaced from everything – your family, your routine, your possessions, your basic amenities. Everything. While I experienced a fraction of what some refugees go through today, nevertheless, it was devastating for my parents and …

What the new Snapchat update gets right about social media

As a parent, I'm a member of more than a few Facebook Groups related to my children's education. And damn, they can be irritating. You quickly learn …

The data that prove bad weather alters your mood

Before Facebook and Twitter existed to explain us to ourselves, we knew the weather made us moody because we were gloomy on rainy days and cheery when the sun shone. Until social media was invented, however, there was no scientific way to measure the connection between moods and meteorology on a …

The one type of meditation that will strengthen your relationship

Meditation‘s positive effects on stress and anxiety have been well-researched, documented, and publicized. But its Zen-inducing abilities are only a …

Mindfulness

How to Become Insanely Productive.

I’m one of the most productive people I know, and I never procrastinate on what is important to me.<p>How do I do it? Let me try to share what I think …

Climate change rally Tuesday in downtown San Diego

More than 2,500 people are expected to attend a climate change rally Tuesday in downtown San Diego in response to recent actions by the Trump …

Investors with $2.8 trillion in assets unite against Donald Trump’s climate change denial

The world’s biggest investors are joining forces to unite against Donald Trump in the fight against climate change.<p>The US President has repeatedly …

Here's How Much Weed Colorado Sold in the First 10 Months of 2016

Blaze it.<p>It's always 4/20 in Colorado—at least, during the first 10 months of 2016. <i>The Denver Post</i> reports that according to new October data from Colorado's Department of Revenue, marijuana shops reached $1 billion in legal, regulated sales.<p>In February, when 2015's year-end marijuana tax data was …

California takes charge: Democrats’ domination may save climate program

<b>FILE - In this July 21, 2011, file photo, an iceberg floats in the sea near Qeqertarsuaq, Disko Island, Greenland. Greenhouse gases more powerful than carbon dioxide are the focus of a global gathering this week in Rwanda, with Secretary of State John Kerry expected to arrive Thursday, Oct. 13,</b> …

Google is changing search in a big way

Google is now starting to experiment with one of its biggest changes to search. The company is beginning to test a new "mobile first" version of its …

SEO

A New Climate Change Documentary Focuses On Solutions, Not Doom

But instills a healthy amount of fear, too<p>Despite the shrillness of climate deniers in today’s political and media circuses, it’s fair to say that most regular citizens--and nearly all of the global scientific community--know that our planet’s climate is changing, and that those changes are already …

Climate

This Is The End of The Fossil Fuel Age as We Know It, Says Report

You can't fight the future.<p>Fossil fuels are holding on, but end of their reign is nigh, says a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which …

How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>Brady Dennis<p>, Reporter<p>From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>From crippling droughts to rising seas, scientists warn of global warming impacts.<p>The first three months of 2016 have been the hottest ever recorded, and by a large …

Global Warming

Climate change: Clean energy will bring exponential returns

America's great family dynasties were, for the most part, founded on the industries that powered Western economic growth. Oil, railways, car …

Solar energy rolls out like a carpet with groundbreaking Roll-Array photovoltaics

Solar power is easier to install than ever before thanks to the latest innovation: the Roll-Array. John Hingley and his team at the renewable energy …

Climate change in charts: from record global temperatures to science denial

The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs<p>Much has been written about climate change in recent months, what with that record-breaking hot year we just had and the qualified success of the Paris climate talks.<p>But if there’s …

A Supreme Court Victory for Climate and Free Markets

The justices (largely) agree: One way to get power is to use less of it.

Judiciary

The World's Biggest Oil And Gas Companies

From Exxon to Rosneft to Petrobras, here are the world's biggest oil and gas companies -- and the people who control them. (With data from WoodMackenzie.)

The U.S. Could Make a Fast, Cheap Switch to Clean Energy

Coal-fired power plants are the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases in the United States, but new research finds that existing technology could …

Wise Words From A Dying Astronaut On Climate Change

In the January 16, 2016 issue of the <i>New York Times’s Sunday Review</i> climate scientist and retired astronaut Piers J. Sellers wrote a painfully beautiful article commencing with a revelation of his diagnosis with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. His peroration:<p>As an astronaut I spacewalked 220 miles above …

Humble Magnesium Could Be Powering Earth’s Magnetic Field

Without Earth's magnetic field, migrating animals lose their way and navigation for everything from ships to Boy Scouts is rendered useless. But …

In Defense Of Working Out While High

<i>(Photo: Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images)</i><p>By Allison P. Davis<p>This October, a study suggested that "runner's high" was real. We're not talking about an endorphin rush or a school-counselor-approved "high on life" situation, but an actual high, akin to smoking weed. Running, scientists have found, …

Skateboarding

Global Warming Could Stave Off Next Ice Age For 100,000 Years

OSLO — Global warming is likely to disrupt a natural cycle of ice ages and contribute to delaying the onset of the next big freeze until about 100,000 years from now, scientists said on Wednesday.<p>In the past million years, the world has had about 10 ice ages before swinging back to warmer …