Pat Rouleau

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Detroit Imagines a Citizen-Led Smart City

Instead of deploying urban sensors as instruments of surveillance for technocrats, what if vulnerable communities controlled the gear—and the data?<p>The buzziest of buzzwords in urban planning is the “smart city”—a metropolis laced with wireless sensors that track everything from weather and water …

Smart Cities

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Turning Over a New Leaf: Why Southern Farmers Are Cashing in on Kale

The kale trend shows no signs of slowing down. How did the leafy green go from salad bar garnish to trendy and ubiquitous superfood?<p>For farmers in the Southeast, tobacco’s long been king. But, for many of them, kale’s ascended to become an unexpected queen—a hardy, reliable crop with almost …

Healthy Eating

The Rules Of Eating Organic

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Do enough research on organic food production, and you'll find so many different conclusions, you'll end back where you started -- unsure if they're really worth it. Studies come out concluding that there aren't any nutritional differences …

Minimalist tiny house is a family vacation getaway on wheels

Getting back to nature for most harried city dwellers means making a conscious effort to make plans to go camping out somewhere far, far away from …

5 Next Steps in the Big Food Fight

<i>"If governments won’t solve the climate, hunger, health and democracy crisis, then the people will … Regenerative agriculture provides answers to the</i> …

7 Charts on Happiness That Everyone Should Read

Happiness

Automation For The People

Athens, Ga., based restaurant Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods was once honored by an American Classics awards to recognize “good, down-home food” and “unmatched hospitality” – for its “spot-on fried chicken, sweet potato casserole, buttermilk cornbread, and … signature squash casserole.” G.P. …

Unspeakably stupid tourist blunders

SOMETIMES, tourists just don’t think things through. This is what happens when travel goes horribly wrong.

Even if Protein Didn't Build Muscle, You Should Still Take it

There are tons of reasons people swear by protein—but one reason usually gets all the ink: Protein builds muscle. It’s why the macronutrient has …

NASA just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons flyby

NASA, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the Southwest Research Institute just released the first new images of Pluto since the New Horizons spacecraft's historic flyby of Pluto almost two months ago.<p>Perhaps the most striking image of the bunch is the one you see above. …

Do You Really Understand Why Water Boils? New Survey Says, Probably Not.

Good news, America: Roughly 75 percent of us know who developed the polio vaccine, that ocean tides are caused by the tugging of the moon’s gravity, and that astrology and astronomy are, in fact, different things. Phew.<p>Great news! The vast majority of us (86 percent) know the Earth’s core is hotter …

Pew Research Center

New Info on Gray "Berserker" Hulk That Wasn't Used in AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

WildStar Free-to-Play Release Date Revealed

WildStar, the fantasy PC MMO developed by former Blizzard Entertainment developers now working at Carbine Studios, will switch to its new free-to-play business model on September 29. NCSoft and Carbine Studios announced the release date today, and also confirmed that the second phase of the …

Gaming

What Do The App Store, PlayStation 2 And The Roman Empire Have In Common?

Jerry Bowerman Contributor<p>Jerry Bowerman is CEO of sonarDesign.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Will the Bubble Burst? Ask Your Cabbie<br>• George Lucas, Ken Williams And The Practical Magic Of Pragmatic Visionaries<p>If you casually follow tech industry headlines, you might be convinced that the app store …

Samsung's Gear S2 is its best-looking smartwatch yet

Samsung and smartwatches have had a tenuous relationship. It's not for lack of trying — Samsung released six different smartwatches before Apple even launched one — it's just that none of them have been particularly good. Chunky designs, slow performance, and limited software have all been things …

The tech CEO whose resignation letter went viral has found a new job

Though MongoDB grew its revenue 30 times and raised $220 million during Schireson's four years there, most people remember him as the man behind a resignation letter that went viral last year, when he stepped down from the CEO position to spend more time with his family. The impassioned letter got …

Startups

'Dragon Blade' visually grand, emotionally hollow

The big-budget<p>Jackie Chanaction epic "Dragon Blade" may have been a box-office smash in its native China, but make no mistake: It's kind of a mess. That more than 20 minutes have been trimmed for the stateside release may have hurt the film's coherence, but viewers will be thankful for the shorter …

Silk Road

Mark Ruffalo Says The Hulk Is Being Saved for Something "Really Big"

These 10 work apps have gone bonkers in the last few months

Cloud security company Okta works with 4,000 of them, helping big companies manage employee passwords for them.<p>By analyzing the data from its 2,500 enterprise customers in 185 countries, it discovered the 10 apps that are growing the fastest among business users last quarter, from April 2015 to …

Apps

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Biomedicine

6 Habits For Easy, Healthy, And Sustainable Weight Loss

For many of us, weight loss is not an easy subject to talk about.<br>But the good news is that if you build some good, healthy habits, it’s something …

Fitness

10 Ways to DIY the Best Fruit Water Ever

It's no secret that soda is bad news for your health (yes, even diet soda), but you might get tired of sticking to plain water all the time. Hydrating doesn't have to be boring when you add pretty — and detoxifying — fruits to the mix. With no added sugar except the few naturally occurring grams, …

Best Money Tips: Foods That Are Breaking Your Grocery Budget

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the foods that are breaking your grocery budget, ways to wake …

Personal Finance

Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

1/22<p>Gabi Balan's self-service eatery Camping in Buenos Aires<p>Camping is a delightful pop-up restaurant in Buenos Aires that gives urbanites a taste of …

Why use a whole plane when you can fly one wing?

Flying wings<p>Sleek. Efficient. Wildly unstable.<p>1946<p>Since the days of the Wright Brothers, aviation engineers have experimented with the concept of a …

How To Be Happy At Work: 10 Simple Tips That Work

Do you want to learn how to be happier at work? Here are 10 simple things that you can do that are proven to work. <b>Exclusive Bonus: Download The</b> …

Happiness