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I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

Great Depression

How Household Geothermal Energy Systems Work

Google's Dandelion Air offers absurdly affordable, zero-emissions heating and cooling (in certain areas, for now)<p>Like a day at the beach, the …

Solar Panels

Met Museum releases 375,000 images for free, unrestricted use

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's entire collection of public domain art is now available under the Creative Commons Zero license. You can download any one of the more than 375,000 high-resolution images of famous artworks and use it however your heart desires.<p>The Met's Open Access policy allows …

Adobe Showcases Speech Synthesis App VoCo

As reported by the verge Adobe recently showcased a new softwarme project codenamed “VoCo” at Adobe MAX conference in San Diego. Designed to be a …

San Diego

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

The Best Productivity Habits of Famous Writers

Contrary to our romanticized notions, writers don’t just sit around all day, drink coffee and Scotch, and wait for inspiration to strike. Like any …

This Solar Car Charges Itself While It’s Parked On The Street

In day-to-day life in a city, if you have a short commute or just use the car for errands, you might never need to plug it in. The Sion, from a …

UC Berkeley

Joe Lewis — Where Is Storytelling Going Next?

Wendy Calhoun — Diversity and Empathy<p>Wendy Calhoun, writer and executive producer at Edgewood Place Entertainment, refuses to tell color-blind …

How-To: Create animated charts for Final Cut Pro X using Keynote [Video]

In our recent video about the upcoming dual camera feature on the new iPhone 7 Plus, we featured an animated graph charting iPhone camera improvements over the years. Instead of relying on Motion or a third party plugin to pull off the animation in Final Cut Pro X, we tapped into Keynote …

Final Cut

Reading These 4 Books Will Make You A Better Writer

These books feature great writing, and will help you hone your writing skills too.<p>Even if you don't define yourself as a writer, entrepreneurs are creating written materials every day: sales proposals, marketing emails, business plans, and countless other things. If you can't tell your story in a …

Microsoft Word's spellcheck is getting a big upgrade to make you a better writer

For many millions of students and professionals, Microsoft Word's red squiggly underlines for spelling mistakes are essentially an icon of modern computing.<p>Well, those squigglies aren't going anywhere. But for subscribers to the Microsoft Office 365 productivity suite, spellcheck is going to get a …

Artificial Intelligence

SolarTab Portable Solar Panel is a Bright Spot in Outdoor Charging Solutions

With cheap high-capacity external batteries abounding, is there still a need for solar-powered chargers? Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous shines …

6 Storytelling Ideas For Video Marketing

Wanna use videos on your social media to attract more customers? Keep reading.<p>Telling an awesome story to convert leads into clients has become the norm. No one wants to just see the promo "buy buy buy!" anymore. It's all about the currency of emotional connection. If you can get your viewer to …

Marketing

High capacity power banks to keep your devices fully charged | ZDNet

EasyAcc Monster 20,000mAh power bank - $35.99<p>The EasyAcc Monster 20,000mAh power bank has two charging inputs for extra fast charging and four …

The Best Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

Google today introduced add-ons for Google Docs & Sheets and they certainly make the Google Office productivity suite more capable and more useful. …

This modern prefab home has windows that double as solar panels

If you love natural lighting, prepare to swoon over the light-filled Reflect Home. Designed and built by Sacramento State students, this modern …

Prefab Homes

Grid storage: Good for solar, but not for wind?

When wind farms generate more energy than is needed by consumers, it may be better to temporarily shut the turbines down rather than store surplus …

Renewables Won’t Succeed Without Energy Storage–But Storage Is Finally Catching Up

From advanced batteries to blocks of melting ice, states are investing in new ways to store excess electricity from solar and wind farms.<p>Solar and wind power will never reach full potential unless there’s an easy way to store the energy that gets created when supply is abundant–like when the wind …

Moleskine Unveils New Notebooks Designed for Productivity and Organization

Moleskine’s notebooks are some of your favorites, and today the company is taking the wraps off of “Moleskine Pro,” a reboot of the original with …

Articles about finally-office-furniture-laptop-workforce on Dwell.com - Dwell

Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.<p>Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.<p>The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, …

Furniture

How to Create Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Sheets

Mail Merge for Gmail lets you send personalized email messages to multiple contacts in one go. The individual messages have almost the same content …

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Why an oil guy believes solar has a big future

I’ve worked on oil platform design. I’ve worked with oil companies on four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia). I live in Houston. …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Language Immersion Chrome extension is great for busy people

The extension translates portions of whatever you're reading into the language you're trying to learn. Flickr / Ed Yourdon<p>Science suggests that the best way to learn a new language — especially as an adult — is through immersion.<p>For example, you might spend an extended period of time in a foreign …

Language Learning