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Junot Díaz’s Syllabi for His MIT Writing Classes, and the Novels on His Reading List

We can probably all agree that it’s a little premature, but all the same, the BBC has barreled ahead with its list of “The 21st Century’s 12 greatest …

Literature

5 Trends That Will Shape The Future Of Tiny Housing

Cities and renters are starting to accept apartments that are just 350 square feet. Here’s what the future of micro-housing holds.<p>The American dream of a household with 2.5 children, a dog, and a two-car garage is no longer the norm: people are staying single longer, having children later, and …

Housing

Nuclear Power Needs to Double to Curb Global Warming

Since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan chilled global attitudes toward nuclear power, the world has been slowly reconciling its …

Energy

9 Ways Therapists Can Tell If Your Relationship Won't Work

Here’s how the pros know if you're headed for troubled times.<p><i>This article was written by Cari Wira Dineen and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The sound of his chewing is beyond annoying. And let's not get started on how she never, ever makes the bed. "These little issues are totally normal …

The White House Recognizes HBCU Leaders Who Are Champions of Change for Advancing College Completion Among African American Students

This Black History Month, the White House will recognize faculty and staff members at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that drive the college completion agenda. These leaders work with students, families, higher education leaders, and policymakers to build paths to graduation.<p>To …

Black History

Could A Peer-To-Peer Marketplace For Renewable Energy Be The Wave Of The Future?

What if we had more of an open relationship with our electricity providers?<p>Today if you want to sell excess power from a rooftop solar panel, you don’t have a lot of options. You either sell to the local utility, or you don’t sell at all. More to the point, you also have to accept whatever price …

Toronto in black and white: A photographer's slow take on the city

Should classic Toronto buildings be preserved, or should progress prevail? It's a complicated question, but for local photographer Andy Brooks it's a black or white issue. His work is part of a new exhibit at the Market Gallery, Toronto Observed Through Three Generations: Photographs by Harry Joy, …

5 Ways to Amp Up Muscle Growth

There’s nothing worse than not getting what you want, especially when it’s at the expense of your blood, sweat and tears shed at the gym. Okay, maybe …

Exercise

Google Earth Pro Is Now Available For Free

Today Google has announced that Google Earth Pro is now available for free. Google Earth Pro used to cost $399 per year. Google Earth is a geospatial software application that displays a virtual globe, which offers the ability to analyze and capture geographical data. Google Earth was created after …

Google Earth

Dear Hollywood: Let's Stop Making Movies Like 'Black or White'

Halfway through the family drama “Black Or White,” Jeremiah Jeffers (Anthony Mackie) an Ivy-League educated lawyer, chastises his drug addict nephew Reggie (Andre Holland) in the midst of helping him regain custody of his daughter by asking, “Why do you have to be such a stereotype?”<p>A question I …

Making Movies

What Jay Z's $56M Bid On Swedish Streaming Service Means For His Empire

Jay Z isn’t the world’s most tech-oriented musician, and he’s never been shy about that fact. He has no verified Instagram account, rarely tweets and once bragged: “Might crash ya internet / And I ain’t even into that!”<p>So the news that he placed a $56 million bid on Aspiro, the Swedish parent …

Europe's Most (And Least) Affordable Cities: The European Backpacker Index For 2015

A newly released ranking of 56 major European cities by price aims to assist budget-minded travelers plan and easily compare destinations.<p>The European Backpacker Index for 2015 could not come at a better time, according to Roger Wade, founder of Price of Travel, a website that publishes the index …

European Travel

What Je Suis Charlie Has Become

"A newspaper can't insult a segment of the population and be the symbol of France," one Muslim leader says.<p>PARIS—In March of 2012, three off-duty French soldiers were assassinated in southern France, the first in Toulouse, the others, four days later, as they withdrew money from an ATM outside …

Religion

The Future of Electricity: High Level of Investment Needed Across the Board

The electricity sector and its incumbent electricity companies are undergoing an unprecedented, challenging but nevertheless critical transformation …

Innovation

If London treated Britain like Germany treats the eurozone, Londoners would pay no income tax

As Germany refuses to bail out poorer nations like Greece, James Kirkup looks at the finances of Britain's own Germany: London<p>The poor old Germans are getting it in the neck again. Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, is the latest economic authority to criticise Germany’s reluctance …

Stem Well Positioned In On-Site Energy Storage Market

As the electric power grid continues to evolve and more distributed renewables come on line, the need for electricity storage will rapidly continue to grow. There are various types of energy storage, and each can contribute to the grid in numerous and different ways. These vary from fast-response …

El Fenn

Marrakech, Morocco<p>Vanessa Branson’s 21-room party pad combines the charm of riad living with an impressive array of facilities – a 50-cover restaurant, three pools, a spa, yoga lawn and a new shop showcasing cutting-edge Moroccan brands. In addition, there are three adjoining private houses to rent.

The world’s 20 most visited cities – where does London rank?

Is The Internet of Things IPv6 Ready?

When we read about the Internet of Things (IoT) we see where people are breathlessly expounding the virtues and perils of the latest marketing terminology. To be fair there are a lot of great opportunities that present themselves as a result of all of the hyper-connectivity that comes with the …

The 2018 Healthy-Food Trends You Should Know About

The Latest in Diet & Nutrition<p>We gave this popular Omega J8006 Nutrition System Juicer a test drive and find out if it’s worth the cost.<p>This service …

ICON_SEARCH

It’s the time of year when a lot of us are looking to upgrade our diets, and resolving to eat more vegetables is at the top of many a list. The good …

Food

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

The Mind-Boggling Statistics Around Wasted Natural Gas

Oil drillers and landfill operators regularly admit that they know the natural gas they discover in oil deposits or generate as part of their operations has tremendous value. The problem has been a paucity of economical options to exploit it.<p>Still, the sheer volume of gas that gets flared or …

Toronto And Montreal Are The Best Cities To Live In, According To The Economist

Toronto and Montreal might have a longtime rivalry, but one thing is for sure — they are both incredible places to live.<p>The Economist's Intelligence …

The world according to population size

You don’t need complicated software to make a fascinating map of the world.<p>Reddit user TeaDranks created this using none other than Microsoft Paint. It depicts countries according to their populations, with a single square representing 500,000 people.<p>The map is dominated by China and India, the …

50 Quick Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight is a journey made up of a million healthy choices we make each day. So keep these 100 tips in mind to continue on that healthy path, …

Haute Couture in Paris: Pictures