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Is Tesla too green to fail?

<i>John Sainsbury is professor emeritus of history in the faculty of humanities at Brock University.</i><p>Let's begin with the disclosure. I recently bought shares in Tesla Motors, the insurgent Silicon Valley-based maker of electric cars. My financial adviser was less than thrilled about the purchase; and …

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 …

Clean Energy

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

It’s a lot easier to clean your water when you can do it using local materials.<p>Getting a drink of water in rural Kenya might mean a six-mile walk to a well. But a new kit for a DIY water filter makes it possible to cheaply purify polluted water from nearby sources instead.<p>Most water filters rely on …

Snorkeling

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. …

Happiness

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 …

Cannabis

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 …

Globalization

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 …

Howard Schultz

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

We can’t get enough of it, but the long-term environmental impacts of bottling and transporting water across countries are doing more damage than we realise<p>Globally, we now drink as much packaged water as we do milk. At 30 litres per person per year, bottled water is the second most popular liquid …

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
Shoes

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

Week-old fire in southern California is one of 2,500 to flare up in state this year Authorities struggle to contain blazes during ‘extreme to exceptional drought’<p>A week-old wildfire in southern California picked up steam late on Thursday and early Friday as firefighters in the drought-stricken …

Mark Cuban

10 Mini Productivity Hacks To Ease Your Life

We probably live in the busiest and most distracting time in history, and all the tasks we have to accomplish each day can be really difficult to …

Time Management

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 …

Motivation

Rob Gronkowski Parties with 'Sexy Mexican Ladies' in New Book

Bachelorette lap dances, financial advice and frat-house brawls – the Patriots' tight end covers 'em all in 'It's Good to be Gronk'<p>Rob Gronkowski …

Rob Gronkowski

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 …

Happiness

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