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India is beating China in the race to build massive solar power projects

Since its big entry a decade ago, China has led the global solar energy industry. A massive manufacturing sector that has driven down costs, coupled with supportive government policies, have helped it commission multiple large-scale projects and become the world’s largest producer of solar …

Renewable Energy

Next-gen spoked magnet design spins up cheaper, lighter, more powerful electric motor

It comes in the form of an electric motor that has its magnets arranged like spokes around the central hub, and Foley claims it offers superior …

Nextgen

The 100 stories that shaped the world

BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society.<p>“I rarely find someone, really anyone, who doesn’t know some part of this story – the idea of the lost man who can’t get home after the war… the woman at home with …

Literature

If renewable energy can power entire countries, why isn't everyone doing it?

A country getting all its electricity from a combination of wind, solar and hydro sounds like science fiction. It's not.<p>This is not science fiction, this is for real.<p>Mark Diesendorf, associate professor, University of New South Wales

Renewable Energy

This 6-Step Routine Will Get Your Glutes in Shape | Runner's World

1 V-Lift<p>Matt Rainey<p>Lie facedown on a stability ball. Position your pelvis in the middle of the ball, hands resting lightly on floor, legs straight, feet shoulder-width apart, legs in a “V” position. Keeping your back flat, squeeze your glutes to lift legs as high as you can. Lower and …

Workouts

Rwf10 Billion Initiative to Ease Access to Renewable Energy in Refugee Camps

[New Times] At least 60,000 refugees in Kigeme, Gihembe and Nyabiheke refugee camps will benefit from a Rwf10billion 3year project to provide …

Renewable Energy

Improve Stability With This Resistance Band Exercise

The lateral band walking exercise looks (and feels) pretty strange, but it's actually the perfect way to improve hip stability, strengthen the hip …

Workouts

This Study Confirms How Important Forgiveness Is. Here's How To Do It

Forgiveness isn't always easy: If someone has hurt you, you may carry feelings of anger and bitterness for a long time. And forgiving <i>yourself</i> for …

Positive Thinking

Focus on what you can control and you will win every time

“I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls …

Swimming

Carved idol from the Urals shatters expert views on birth of ritual art

Studies date Shigir Idol to 11,500 years ago – and cast new light on hunter-gatherers at the end of the ice age<p>On 24 January 1894, gold prospectors were digging in the Shigir peat bog, north of the town of Yekaterinburg in the Ural mountains, when they uncovered a strange collection of carved …

Archaeology

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Get Better Sleep

Too many of us are chronically sleep-deprived. A few simple activities can help.<p>While scientists remain baffled as to why, exactly, humans need to sleep, the overall benefits of getting regular rest are clear.<p>Sleep helps with learning and memory. It reduces the risk of obesity, depression, and …

Sleep

5 Things Startup Founders Often Get Wrong About Funding

They often make the mistake of raising too much too soon.<p><i>What are some common misconceptions that startup founders have about getting funded? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Vladimir</b> …

Venture Capital

This is the Best Position for Sleep, But Only 8 Percent Do It (Maybe Because of the Nightmares)

Researchers say most of us sleep curled up like a baby, but that doesn't always mean that we sleep like babies.<p>The odds are pretty good that you sleep like a baby. Either because you've found a sleep position that works for you or because you literally sleep in the fetal position, which is the most …

Sleep

How Zero-Waste People Make Only a Jar of Trash a Year

Imagine 15 grocery bags filled with plastic trash piled up on every single yard of shoreline in the world. That’s how much land-based plastic trash ended up in the world’s oceans in just one year. The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day, 10 times the …

Sustainability

I Tried a Body Conturing Treatment for a Flatter Tummy, and the Results Are Amazing

After cleaning up my diet and getting on an exercise regimen, I turned to this body-contouring treatment to tighten my stomach a bit further.<p>Since …

Fitness

The Next Time You Want to Complain at Work, Do This Instead

I looked at my watch. It was 3:20pm. I had been on the phone for over an hour, almost all of that time listening to Frank*, a senior manager at Jambo, a technology company, complain about his boss, Brandon. Jambo is a company I know well — I have many ongoing relationships there from when I used to …

Self-help

Want to Be More Successful? 4 Hot Skills to Sharpen Now

Get your startup skills in shape this summer.<p>Been out of school for a while? Thinking about graduate programs? As yet another school year comes to an end, some of you may be thinking about going back to school. With skills and job-needs changing every year, it may not be a bad idea to keep your …

Artificial Intelligence

A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Consulting Services

Do people often ask for your professional advice? It's time to start charging for your consulting sessions.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ever since I launched my YouTube channel where I talk about different strategies regarding B2B selling and inbound marketing, I've …

Selling

Amazon's Director of Learning Science shares 5 hacks to help you learn anything

Whether you're a student, an entry-level employee or an entrepreneur with your own company, learning is a vital part of getting ahead. Warren Buffett …

Self-improvement

This Push-Up Challenge Will Make You So Much Stronger

Finally master the mechanics of this notoriously challenging full-body burner. Then take things up a notch.<p>Build Your Foundation<p>Nailing perfect …

Workouts

Largest ever microbiome study offers novel insights into gut bacteria and human health

The American Gut Project – a global, crowdsourced citizen science effort – has published the first results from one of the biggest gut microbiome …

Biology

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

Meditation

The American recycling system is on the verge of breaking down, and it could mean higher costs for homeowners

You're soon going to have to pay a lot more to recycle, and the reason is simple supply-and-demand economics, with a healthy dash of international trade policy. It's also because you probably don't recycle properly.<p>"Recycling as we know it isn't working," James Warner, chief executive of the Solid …

Sustainability

20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

Plants

4 Meditation Tips That Actually Work, According to Someone Who Struggles With Chronic Anxiety

This is how I've learned to slow down my racing thoughts.<p><i>This essay is excerpted from Sarah Wilson's new memoir,</i> First, We Make the Beast Beautiful</i> …

Meditation

Occasional fasting may be a fast fix for our health

Many people routinely fast, going hungry for a day or a couple of days either for spiritual or health reasons. Some say fasting cleanses toxins from …

Diabetes

Disposable plastic straws are a huge polluter. This keychain could change that

Every single day, Americans throw away an estimated 500 million single-use plastic straws, many of which wind up in landfills or the ocean without …

New Mexico

10 Easy Pieces: Permeable Pavers

Pavers have their own language: they can be porous, permeable, or pervious. All three types are designed with sustainability in mind, to filter …

Landscaping

To get conservative climate contrarians to really listen, try speaking their language

It’s a well-studied fact that facts don’t speak for themselves. This is especially apparent with climate change. Some brilliant studies in the past …

Climate