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‘Don’t mess with the IRS’ and four other useful tax tips for snowbirds

Scott Larson is on the phone in his Vancouver office, when an e-mail pings on his computer. The tax manager for Lohn Caulder LLP, a chartered professional accountant firm, pauses for a moment to read it.<p>The subject title is "snowbird."<p>"Look at that. They're asking about the 183 days," he says. …

The SunPort lets you support solar power any time, anywhere

A little company called SunPort has launched a crowdfunding campaign that could change the clean energy game in a new way. SunPort is a smart device …

Continued destruction of Earth's plant life places humans in jeopardy

Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth's declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, …

This Kit For A DIY Water Filter Cleans Your Water Without Any Chemicals

Most water filters rely on chemicals that quickly run out. But the Sustainable Filtration Kit lets anyone make their own carbon filter from free …

UC Berkeley

15 Things To Forget If You’re Not Satisfied With Your Life

If you’re feeling frustrated and stuck, it’s probably time to make some changes in your life. Otherwise, you’ll likely continue to feel dissatisfied. …

Motivation

Pussy, Money, Weed: How Marketers Are Capitalizing on Pot's New Lady Demographic

Branded marijuana encourages consumers to smoke like a girl.<p>As states have started to adopt varying degrees of marijuana legalization and the humble plant has gone mainstream, women have found themselves the sudden linchpin of an industry that is rapidly growing (wink). Going on record as "stiletto …

Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power

A particularly windy 24 hours over northern Europe kicked Denmark’s wind turbines into high gear, enabling the country to not only generate all the …

The Coolest Wine Labels For 2015

This Coolest Wine Labels series contains several wines from Orin Swift and Eric Kent—two wineries that make a point of sourcing artistic inspiration for their wine labels. The series was also subjected to a focus group test led by John Lawlor, co-founder of Real Picture Research, a visual …

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the key to success

Jobs held a staff meeting and explained the role passion would play in revitalizing the brand:<p>The simple phrase — "people with passion can change the world" — holds the secret to entrepreneurial success.<p>Nearly a decade later, in 2005, Jobs returned to the theme in his famous commencement speech at …

Entrepreneurship

Watch Jeff Zwart drive his Porsche GT3 Cup Turbo at Pikes Peak in 4K

There are always fantastic videos documenting the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, but 2015 is giving us an embarrassment of riches. After seeing clips from some of the record-breaking runs this year, possibly the very best is here somewhat belatedly after the rally. Watching master Porsche …

The madness of drinking bottled water shipped halfway round the world

Guardian sustainable business,Water,Environment,Food & drink,Life and style,Landfill,Corporate social responsibility,Waste,Nestlé,Coca-Cola,Pepsico,Business,Food & drink industry<p>We can’t get enough of it, but the long-term environmental impacts of bottling and transporting water across countries …

CSR

Running of the Bulls

Ernest Hemingway

Evolutionary Crossroads: Four Vital Questions For a Sustainable Future

<b>“There is another world but it is inside this one.”</b> –Paul Eluard<p>Burnt-out husk or balanced-out biome? Progressive technologies or outdated …

Can you prescribe nature?

<b>"Here's your prescription, walk in the forest five times a week for an hour."</b><p>According to experts, it is not inconceivable that doctors will be giving health advice like this in the not too distant future.<p>After decades of research, the scientific world is moving closer to pinpointing how exposure …

Ecology

Adidas And Parley Team Up For Sneakers Made From Recycled Ocean Waste

Did you know that scientists predict that by 2025 all the coral reef ecosystems in the world will be gone? Did you know that they expect to see the majority of sea life extinct in 6 to 16 years? That house cats eat more fish than seals do, and that hundreds of miles of drift nets are sucking out …

LeBron James Leads Yoga at 2015 Nike Basketball Academy

LeBron James: four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, two-time NBA champion, 11-time All-Star, one of basketball's greatest players...and yoga instructor.<p>Yes, the King led young prospects at the Nike Basketball Camp in yoga exercises on the beach Monday morning in Santa Monica, California, before the …

California wildfire rages as firefighters scramble for water amid record drought

A week-old wildfire in southern California picked up steam late on Thursday and early Friday as firefighters in the drought-stricken state struggled to find enough water to contain the blaze.<p>The fire has so far consumed about 40 square miles of the San Bernardino mountains, about 90 miles east of …

Mark Cuban Revealed the Biggest Mistake You're Making on Social Media. Here's How to Fix It

Millions of people make this mistake every day. Make sure you're not one of them.<p>Last year, serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban filmed a video for Inc. explaining the biggest mistake you're making on social media. It's since gone viral, having been shared over 280 thousand times (You can view the video …

10 Mini Productivity Hacks To Ease Your Life

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

50 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Success in Life

Get inspired by these wise words and make the very best out of your life.<p>Life is a gift that has been given to you. It is in your hands to make the best out of it--dare to believe that you can. Through the ups and downs, you'll find a lesson to learn that will make you a better person. Each …

Rob Gronkowski Parties with ‘Sexy Mexican Ladies’ in New Book

Rob Gronkowski continues to be the gift that keeps on giving (you Jell-O shots).<p>In an offseason that has already included twerking, making “Deez …

Happiest Man in the World: Stop Trying to be Happy

In his new book, Altruism, a scientist turned Buddhist monk argues that we’re all hardwired to be altruistic—and that’s the secret to true bliss.<p>Type …

Fiji Pro: Fishing From The Bar

Don't let the door hit you on the way out.<p>There's not a lot of dignity in the second round of a World Tour surfing contest. It's a necessary and …

Speaker at Vatican Climate Change Rollout Says Earth Overpopulated by 6B

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, a leading German climate scientist who is set to speak as Pope Francis unveils his long-awaited climate <b>change encyclical</b>, …

Success Is Not An Accident: What Sports Business Millennials Can Learn From NBA MVP Stephen Curry

Some years back, Alan Stein attended the inaugural Kobe Bryant Nike Skills Academy. The three-day camp included the country’s top 20 high school shooting guards along the top 10 college shooting guards.<p>Among those individuals was now Golden State Warriors MVP point guard, Stephen Curry.<p>“The least …

Basketball

Kelly Slater Tries To Stand Up To SeaWorld | SURFER

Kelly Slater at Haleiwa last winter on one of his orca-inspired crafts, painted by artist Kevin Ancell to raise awareness of orca mistreatment at the …

7 steps to take when you don't know what to do with your life after college

Then someone asks you, "So, what do you want to do with your life?"<p>Panic strikes, and your mere moment of bliss is deflated by your lack of retort. You have no idea what you want to do with your life.<p>Luckily for you, this crushing realization isn't the end of the world.<p>Ryan Kahn, a career coach, …

Employment

Here's what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a study last year in the journal <i>Energy & Environmental Science</i>, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues.<p>Jacobson is well-known …

19 of the most mind-blowing Google Street View images from under the world's oceans

Google partnered with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, and the Chagos Conservation Trust to showcase stunning new images from 40 locations around the world, including underwater dives in Bali, the Bahamas, and the Great Barrier Reef.<p>Google says on its Maps …

Scuba Diving