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New Solar Device Converts Sun's Energy to Hydrogen More Efficiently Than Ever

Image: EPFL / LPI / Alain Herzog<p>One of the biggest problems with solar power becoming a more viable and cost effective alternative to fossil fuels is …

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

Western Australia

Eliminate your energy bills using old newspapers

DIY environmentally friendly houses will insulate against thundersnow<p>Once upon a time, the only thing you could do with yesterday’s newspaper was to wrap up takeaway food. Now, though, it turns out that once you’ve read the Telegraph Property section, you can use it not just to keep your fish and …

Swimming Pools

Puppy-proof Your Holiday Season: Tips for Training Your New Puppy

'Tis the season for new puppies!<p>Before you bring home a new puppy this holiday season, be sure you are prepared to properly train and care for your new little bundle of joy.<p>To help you do so, I have put together some of the top obedience commands every puppy should know and how you can easily …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

A Better Than Snickers Milkshake for Halloween

Remember that <i>one</i> house in your town that gave out full-size Snickers bars to trick-or-treaters? This shake is that same sort of victory.<p>Remember the kids pointing you up that long driveway, showing off their chocolaty treasure? This is that sort of recipe, the kind of trick you'll want in your back …

4 Finance Formulas All Excel Geniuses Know

Whether you’re looking to get ahead in business or simply keep better track of your bank accounts, knowing your way around a Microsoft Excel …

Malcolm Gladwell Says Steve Jobs Became Steve Jobs Because Of This Personality Trait

According to popular author Malcolm Gladwell, an icon in his own right, Jobs didn't become a legend because of intellect, resources, or even 10,000 hours of practice.<p>Instead, as he explained on Tuesday at the World Business Forum in New York, Jobs broke through thanks to a personality quality that …

After Coming Out As Owner Of Cannabis Club, Reporter Quits On Live TV

Talk about a take-this-job and shove it moment: During last night's local news broadcast, a reporter for KTVA-TV in Alaska did two pretty stunning things.<p>First, after reporting on the efforts of the Alaska Cannabis Club, Charlo Greene revealed she was the club's owner. And then, realizing the kind …

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs

California is drying up.<p>“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of the state is facing "exceptional drought," the most severe …

Do You Want To Be A Millionaire?

<i>What separates self-made millionaires (including the super-rich) from those less financially successful? In a great many cases, the answer is “Millionaire Intelligence.”</i><p>There are quite a few ways to become a millionaire. Marrying money and inheritances are but two. However, to become a self-made …

5 Unique Drinking Gadgets for Under $50

Digital Beer Koozie ($20)<p>So much real-time data in this world, and here you are drinking beer without knowing its exact temperature.<p>The Kool-er-naut …

Pele Launches Player-Powered Football Pitch in Rio de Janeiro Favela

Brazilian legend Pele unveiled a revolutionary football concept this week, as Shell launched the very first "player-powered community pitch" in a Rio de Janeiro favela.<p>The pitch has 200 specially designed tiles beneath it, which are charged by the kinetic energy of the players above to power …

Rio De Janeiro

Japanese Levitating House System Could Protect Homes From Earthquakes

We’ve seen quite a few creative examples of disaster-resistant architecture here at Inhabitat – from houses that rise up atop flood waters to an …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome | Inc.com

Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, in anticipation of the time off, just says: <i>I have had enough! Bring on the downtime.</i> Then the afternoon just drags on and …

Productivity

How to Hack Your Hardware Store

Ever find yourself at the hardware store without those measurements you needed? Or forgot what kind of fertilizer you need? Never again.<p>Ever find yourself at the hardware store without those measurements you needed? Or forgot what kind of fertilizer you need? Never again. <b>RELATED: The Great American</b> …

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4 Best Websites for Earning Side Income to Grow Your Savings

Before you can save money, you’ve got to earn it. The web lends a helping hand for those interested in <b>how to make extra money from home</b> with a …

10 TV Shows to Binge Watch Before the Fall Season

PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) — <b>Netflix</b>, <b>Amazon</b> and Hulu aren't bummed that the fall television season is coming: They're absolutely thrilled.<p>Last August, …

Grid Perfection, Not Defection: A New Microgrid Landscape in the Making

Despite regulatory and legal barriers, the microgrid market in 2014 looks more dynamic than ever, as highlighted in a new GTM Research report. …

Build a self-watering container garden from a 55 gallon barrel (video)

<b>Wicking beds and self-watering plant pots can produce veggies, herbs, and flowers with less water, and are simple enough to build yourself. Here's</b> …

6 Secrets of Great Resumes, Backed By Psychology

The day I landed my job at Google was the day I decided to pay forward all the help I received on reworking my resume.<p>After going through many resumes, I want to share what I learned in hopes that it helps more people get their dream jobs.<p>My biggest realization? We don’t think <i>like psychologists</i>. <i></i>And …

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

Motivation

Top app, device and accessory sales for August 13, 2014

Who doesn't like saving money? Here are some of the best deals on apps, accessories, smartphones, and tablets we've found today.<p>Feel free to drop a …

Latest Cyanogenmod update for your OnePlus One killing your battery? You're not alone

It was just a few days ago that we told you about an OTA update rolling out to your OnePlus One, to Cyanogenmod 11S firmware version 30O. Along with a long list of goodies to be excited about, as it turns out, the update contains a couple little battery drain bugs that may be forcing you to plug-in …

How to Tell a Great Story

We tell stories to our coworkers and peers all the time — to persuade someone to support our project, to explain to an employee how he might improve, or to inspire a team that is facing challenges. It’s an essential skill, but what makes a compelling story in a business context? And how can you …

Need some power? Try this spray on solar panel

Outfitting your house, car, or battery pack with solar cells isn’t exactly cheap right now. Solar cells are expensive to make and are often bulky. …

Clean Energy

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Workouts