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Are You Giving Away Your Power? – Politics, Sovereignty and Personal Embodiment

30th April 2016 By Bernhard Guenther Contributing writer for Wake Up World It has been a while since I wrote anything political, mostly for the …

The Other Side of the Solar Firestorm in Nevada

Earlier this year, celebrity actor Mark Ruffalo riled up a crowd of hundreds of protestors outside of an office building in sunny Las Vegas by …

10 Project & Task Management Tools To Try

a<p>If you find it difficult to manage your team and projects or find difficulty in keeping them at top productivity levels, then a project management …

3 Changes To Your Physical Environment That Can Make You More Productive

Where and how you work can determine how productive you’ll be when you do.<p>Ernest Hemingway never ate at his desk.<p>He also never read the newspaper, talked on the phone, or opened his mail at his desk. He wrote at his desk. That’s all.<p>Mason Currey gives us a peek inside Hemingway’s writing process in</i> …

Productivity

Android 7.0 Nougat review: features, updates and changes

With Android O just around the corner, Android Nougat is slowly drawing to a close as the latest and greatest version of Android. But as Nougat steadily creeps towards double digits in terms of Android version distribution, and with Android 7.1.2 now out for a number of devices, we thought it was …

Black Hole Forms On Solar Net Metering In Nevada

<b>Published on</b> January 18th, 2016 | <i>by Glenn Meyers</i><p>34<p>January 18th, 2016 by <b>Glenn Meyers</b><p>Nevada’s Public Utility Commission (PUCN) has effectively created …

This one diet can sharpen your brain and help you live longer

Intermittent fasting offers a plethora of health benefits — and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s<p>The new year is a popular time to contemplate our relationship to calories, usually with the goal to reduce caloric intake. But in the last decade, our understanding of how the body …

The Problem With Rooftop Solar That Nobody Is Talking About

A couple of years ago, Steven Weissman, an energy lawyer at the University of California-­Berkeley, started to shop around for solar panels for his …

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Good Vibrations: Solar Water Pump That’s Music To Our Ears

The look and sound of running water calms nerves and heals spirits. But if you’ve included a water feature in your landscaping, you probably know how …

How I Took Back Control of My Happiness and My Life

In the last two years, I have been through many up moments, down moments, and moments in between. And the only time I look back is to see how far I've come. Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to …

6 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Work Too Hard For Your Job

Many people have the preconception that Millennials are lazy. They think that the concept of “work” for Millennials is different: Millennials don’t …

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

Strength Training for Runners

It's easy to overlook strength training for runners. The notion that strength-focused exercises will bulk you up and slow you down or take time away …

Goodbye apps, hello smart agents: Are you ready for the post-app world?

Smart agents and productivity<p>Gartner predicts that by year-end 2016, more complex purchasing decisions – such as where parents buy back-to-school …

Artificial Intelligence

iPhone 6 Plus Review – MacStories

I was wrong about the iPhone 6 Plus.<p>For years, I thought that big Android phones were meant to address a market segment made of people with abnormally voluminous hands. I had never tried one, but preconceptions are easier (and cheaper) to subscribe to than facts. When Apple released the iPhone 6 …

Mobile Technology

iPad Pro Review: A New Canvas

For the past two years, I've been reconsidering my preconceptions on large screens.<p>Back in 2013, I thought the iPad mini would always be the perfect iPad for me. After the technologically outdated debut of the first iPad mini, the second-generation model iterated on almost every aspect of the …

IPad Pro

Installations where use of TN-C-S system is prohibited

TN-C-S systemA real danger can arise when the non-current-carrying metalwork of an installation is connected to the system’s neutral, <b>as is the case</b> …

AOL's Alto email app for Android channels Google's Inbox

Just when you thought AOL had quit the email game, the company has bounced back with a new Android app to manage multiple inboxes with a slick interface and some clever features reminiscent of Google’s Inbox.<p>Alto supports AOL, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud and other email accounts. In addition to …

PicoBrew Unveils ’3-D Printer for Beer’ With Recipes From Top Micro-Brewers

You’ll soon be able to make brand-name beer on your kitchen counter, nearly as easily as you can make a cup of coffee.

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8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

Tiny house with full-size appliances can sleep 8

Have your cake and eat it too<p><i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2015 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>Remember the Escape Traveler, the fab tiny home with major amenities like a full-size oven and bathtub? Well, despite already offering one of the more …

An early look at Elon Musk's Gigafactory, a building that could change the world

For those unfamiliar, Tesla describes its massive 5.5 million square-foot Gigafactory as a way to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transportation."<p>The first Gigafactory, located outside Sparks, Nevada, is an ambitious manufacturing facility that plans to build the batteries for …

Tiny Beach House on Rails | House Hunting

Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand – Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects<p><b>Year Built:</b> 2011 <b><br>Photography:</b> Jackie Meiring<p><b>Update: Best Exterior Innovation at</b> …

California Is Building The Country’s Largest Solar Desalination Plant

In the Central Valley, nowhere near the ocean, there’s lots of salty waste irrigation water–and not enough to drink.<p>If you want to take a shower or wash dishes in East Porterville, California, you’ll probably have to use a bucket. The water stopped running in most houses over a year ago. But …

The Workout Every Runner Is Missing

Tier 3+ trainer and RunCross instructor Miriam Wasmund has the secret to building a faster and fitter runner's body.<p>Relentless forward progress may …

Workouts

Get your team, gather around the Whiteboard and get it done

Nothing brings together a well-oiled team machine like a whiteboard. When you need to delegate tasks, get projects completed, and mark off to-do …

These Incredible Saltwater Batteries Are Designed To Store Renewable Energy

Now we can clean power even when the sun isn’t shining or the wind isn’t blowing.<p>If we’re going to use renewable power in a big way, we’re going to need better battery storage. Because solar and wind are intermittent sources of energy, they need to be backed up for when they’re not there, because, …

Domain Name For Sale | Undeveloped

Transferring a domain tends to take a long time, a very long time actually. But who says it has to be like this?<p>98% of the transactions conducted on …