Michiel Lenstra

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Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got

Sometimes the simplest things are the most profound.<p>Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively …

Dining Rooms

Mark Tercek (Opinion)

CLEVELAND -- More than 400 people gathered this week at the 9th annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit. It marks the Year of Vibrant Green Space and …

Lake Erie

Mindfulness Is More Than A Buzzword: A Look Behind The Movement

The popularity of mindfulness in the western world has skyrocketed in recent years. It’s on the cover of magazines and appears on the evening news. Celebrities swear by it, scientists study it, monks still practice it and business leaders use it to thwart burnout.<p>As mindfulness becomes a buzzword …

Mindfulness

Can Anyone, Even Walmart, Stem The Heat-Trapping Flood Of Nitrogen On Farms?

The Environmental Defense Fund opened an office near Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., 10 years ago. It was part of a carefully plotted strategy to persuade the giant retailer that going green could be good for business. If it worked, it certainly could be good for the planet — Walmart's …

Farming

4 Little Things that Will Matter a Lot More to You in 40 Years

God willing, you’ll be gifted another 40 years of life experience.But even if you aren’t, the core principle of this article remains relevant:<b>As you</b> …

Positive Thinking

How a Woman Is Changing Farming in Palghar District of Maharashtra

“We were losing our new chickens fast. To save the remaining 250, we called the local veterinary doctor. Our women could not afford his vaccination …

A Coral Reef Gets an Insurance Policy of Its Own

In the waters off Mexico’s Caribbean coast, an insurance giant is about to test a new line of business, one designed to outperform governments in …

Accepting your darkest emotions is the key to psychological health

Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet, famously compared emotions—”a joy, a depression, a meanness”—to “unexpected visitors.” His advice was to let them in laughing, but that’s not what we do. Instead, we pretend not to notice, or even hide. We want to bury resentment and anger, or trade loneliness in …

Psychology

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company's most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, …

rozovsky

Patience Needed: Lessons for Getting New Tech onto the Farm

A popular joke within the tech industry was trotted out at GAI AgTech Week in Boston, MA, speaking volumes about the continuing – but hopefully …

How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

As it is practiced today, agriculture is one of the biggest environmental offenders – yet it is necessary for our survival. Agriculture contributes …

Redirecting

The secret to richer, carbon-capturing soil? Treat your microbes well

Imagine if someone invented machines to suck carbon out of the atmosphere — machines that were absurdly cheap, autonomous, and solar powered, too. …

A psychotherapist shares 6 ways to stop overthinking everything

Chronic over-thinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much about something often involves more than words — over-thinkers conjure up disastrous images too. Their minds resemble a movie …

Farmers could lead the way on climate action. Here’s how.

President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: They question the science showing …

Runoff management needs rethink, say scientists

Manitoba’s soil and water protection heretics say farmers and society can achieve everything they want, but they can only do it with a holistic …

Farming

Automation is set to hit workers in developing countries hard

The Fourth Industrial Revolution could bring mass global unemployment<p>On Friday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he’s “not worried at all” about …

Manufacturing

Urban farming utopia in India produces more energy than it uses

Most urban centers have a bad rap for pollution and energy consumption, but the cities of the future could be very different. Vincent Callebaut …

Urban Agriculture

The White House's radical attack on the First Amendment cannot go unanswered | Lawrence Douglas

Denying journalists from the Guardian, New York Times and other outlets access to a press briefing is an authoritarian move. A swift response is needed<p>Those who said the presidency would change Donald Trump were correct. It has made him worse. In barring news outlets like the New York Times, CNN …

Donald Trump

First on the White House agenda – the collapse of the global order. Next, war? | Jonathan Freedland

Trump’s allies yearn to wreck alliances that have kept the peace for decades. Progressives must preserve them<p>Donald Trump doesn’t read books. He leaves that to his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, the man rapidly emerging as the true power behind the gaudy Trump throne. Given Bannon’s influence – he …

Donald Trump

Is the world ready for Frank Lloyd Wright’s suburban utopia?

Inside the architect’s overlooked plan for Broadacre City<p>If you read enough about Frank Lloyd Wright, a standard narrative begins to emerge: There’s early Wright, where the brash young architect breaks from his Chicago School mentors to create the Prairie style and design such early icons as the …

What Does the Resurgence in Carbon Pricing Mean for Tropical Deforestation?

Carbon pricing policies are once again on the upswing, as evidenced by a flurry of news in the past two weeks. Canada’s federal government issued a …

Four Returns: A Long-term Holistic Framework for Integrated Landscape Management and Restoration Involving Business

Healthy landscapes and water systems are essential if we are to secure the livelihoods and well-being of future generations and our environment. The …

How algorithms rule our working lives

Employers are turning to mathematically modelled ways of sifting through job applications. Even when wrong, their verdicts seem beyond dispute – and they tend to punish the poor<p>A few years ago, a young man named Kyle Behm took a leave from his studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, …

Employment

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Innovation

We need to stop sanitizing everything and let bacteria back in our lives

Dr. Jack Gilbert wants to make our hospitals dirty.<p>His idea runs counter to hundreds of years of scientific practice. Since a surgeon named Joseph …

Financial Modeling for the Social Sector

Your Personality May Be Controlled By Your Immune System, Study Finds

This article looks at the relationship between the immune system and the human brain, and asks how recent research will impact on this.

A Permanent Path Out of Poverty for Small-Scale Farmers (Blog)

By Sathya Raghu V. MokkapatiWe need more risk-takers and innovators who can offer end-to-end support to smallholder farmers facing climate …

Crispr crops could end the war on GMOs

The next genetically modified food you eat probably won't be a GMO.<p>At least not in the conventional sense of the term, which means genetically modified organism.<p>It will probably be made using Crispr, a new technique that lets scientists precisely tweak the DNA of produce so that it can do things …