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Dr. Michael Greger: "How Not To Die" | Talks at Google

12 Cozy Cabins You Can Rent Right Now

Winter is coming. Actually, scratch that. Winter is here. You could try to stick it out, brave that eminent polar vortex and elbow your way into a cab to avoid the cold. Or you can forget all that, play hooky and escape to a charming cabin where suddenly the chilly winter weather is less of a drag …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

This is Swyp, the latest card that wants to store all your other credit cards

Every startup has an origin story, sometimes original but often manufactured to make a company seem more exciting. Ash Dhodapkar's is about as …

Here's How Lisa Barone Writes - Copyblogger

Truly connecting with your customers and clients via the written word is a challenge that many content marketers and business owners face <i>every …

Google Tricks That Will Change the Way You Search

Google Search's learning curve is an odd one. You use it every day, but still all you know is how to search. But the search engine has plenty of …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

Why have normal smartphone notifications when you can use the smell of bacon?

Scentee wants to expand your smartphone horizons and add smell to the senses your phone already stimulates. The plug-in accessory attaches to headphone socket on both iPhones and Android smartphones and, when told to by the companion app, releases a burst of fragrance, paired with a customizable …

CEOs and inventors most likely took art or music lessons as a kid

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>Time spent learning to play Chopin or Bach at age 8 or 13 may give a child the chops to eventually be a CEO or scientist.<p>Or as researchers at Michigan State University put it: “A young Picasso or Beethoven could be the next Edison.”<p>People who own businesses or were …

CEOs

5 Reasons You Should Own a Motorcycle | Inc.com

You've heard about how poorly the motorcycle manufacturers are doing these days. Sales and profits are down, some plants are in danger of closing, and now dealers with multiple dealerships in one city are being asked to consolidate into one location. They say it's because 'discretionary spending' …

Business Strategy

7 Ways To Disrupt Your Industry

Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Here are 7 ways your firm can disrupt its own industry, raising the standards of customer experience and creating new opportunities for growth.<p>Massive disruption is coming, and the …

Cultivating Charisma: How Personal Magnetism Can Help (Or Hurt) You At Work

Olivia Fox Cabane, author of The Charisma Myth, talks with Fast Company about why charisma is so critical to business and how special Jedi mind tricks can help get you there.<p>As a socially inept teenager, Olivia Fox Cabane realized that she had two choices. “Either confine myself to a desert island, …

8 Ways to Improve Your Attitude | Inc.com

If you truly want to be successful, your number one task should be to create and maintain a positive attitude. When you've got an attitude of optimism, expectancy and enthusiasm, opportunities grow, and problems shrink.<p>If you're a leader, a positive attitude draws people to your side and encourages …

Self-improvement

How to Raise Money for Your Business - Copyblogger

You know what sucks?<p>Talking to money people. Whether they want to buy you or invest in you, it’s just no fun.<p>And that’s if you can get their …

Smart Windows That Let In Light But Keep Out Heat Are Almost Here

Up to 5% of total U.S. energy consumption goes out the window, literally. Now, nanotechnology could produce a coating for glass that is affordable and effective at saving energy.<p>Windows are good for gazing–but they’re an energy efficiency nightmare. In the winter, they let out warmth that you want …

Nanotech

Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Summer in <b>Barcelona</b> – though humid – is not as blisteringly hot as other Spanish cities. Between late July and early September, most locals with the means leave town, which makes for a quiet, traffic-free experience.<p>Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean …

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2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Maranello gives the 458 special treatment.<p>If you ask Ferrari, there are too many people who love the 458 Italia but are put off by its measly 562 horsepower and piddling 202-mph top speed. At least that’s what we assume the thought process is, as the gang in Maranello pulls from the oven the 458 …

Sports Cars

Top Gear’s worst cars in the world

Top Gear

August Smart Lock Turns Your Phone Into House Keys

The August Smart Lock is a new lock and access system, designed by Yves Behar’s fuseproject in partnership with Jason Johnson, that will change the …

Farm house located in Keldur, Iceland (o Earth sheltering is the architectural practice of using earth against building walls for external thermal mass, to reduce heat loss, and to easily maintain a steady indoor air temperature. Earth sheltering is popular in modern times among advocates of passive solar and sustainable architecture, but has been around for nearly as long as humans have been constructing their own shelter.

Sky Garden #House / Guz Architects, Sentosa Island, #Singapore (o) The plots are not large and neighbouring #buildings are built close to the sides of each #house. Thus our strategy was to build a solid wall to each side neighbor to provide privacy where possible, while creating a central light and stair well which would funnel the sea breeze through the centre of the building. The front and rear of the building meanwhile, terrace back allowing each story to have visual or actual access to greenery. The intention was to try to allow each roof garden provided a base for the story above allowing the layered effect to make each story feel like it was a single storey dwelling sitting in a garden.as much as we could do in the close confines of Sentosa island and with such a large building!!

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Have the climate sceptics really won?

Earlier this week, Martin Wolf of the Financial Times announced that the "climate sceptics have won". His comments echo those of former Nasa …

Reinventing Farming For A Changing Climate

Scientists say climate change could increase pests and weeds, lengthen growing seasons and turn dry soil to dust. Farmers are already on the offensive, adopting no-till cropping methods to conserve water and experimenting with different seeds. And scientists are using a technique called gene …

How sustainable is Switzerland?

Even though technology has become more efficient and little stands in the way of a sustainable lifestyle, a new study shows, that even the Swiss are …

Sustainability