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Sodium batteries offer new path to clean energy future

Deakin’s world-leading battery researchers have discovered how sodium can help to create a fairer and more sustainable energy future.<p>Populations …

Clean Energy

Trump’s New ‘Work for Welfare’ Rules Protect Poor Whites at the Expense of Urban Blacks

Let’s talk about institutional racism, shall we?<p>For those who don’t know (and at this point, there’s really no reason not to), institutional racism …

Southern Poverty Law Center

6 unexpected ways to be more confident in bed

Confidence is a tricky thing. You no doubt have it often enough, but no one can be <i>on</i> 100 percent of the time (even Beyoncé). While it's normal to have occasional self-doubt about how you look in an outfit or whether you impressed your boss with that major work presentation, the bedroom is one place …

Self-help

We don’t need nearly as much protein as we consume

Many of us consciously eat a high-protein diet, with protein-rich products readily available, but how much protein do we really need? And does it actually help us lose weight?<p>In the early 20th Century, Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson spent a collective five years eating just meat. This meant …

Nutrition

Weed-killing robots are threatening giant chemical companies’ business models

AI-powered weed hunters could soon reduce the need for herbicides and genetically modified crops.<p><b>How it’s done now:</b> Current farming methods involve …

Agriculture

The 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends for Summer Reading

The Microsoft co-founder's 2018 picks 'wrestle with big questions.'<p>4 min read<p>Whether you're headed to the beach this summer or just looking for some thought-provoking writing to immerse yourself in during your commute, multibillionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has you covered. Each year, the …

Books

Danes Use Far Fewer Plastic Bags Than Americans—Here's How

Copenhagen<p>In Denmark, people use an average of four single-use plastic bags a year, compared to one a day in the U.S. But that doesn't mean Danes are satisfied.<p>Time and again I arrive at the supermarket and find myself unarmed with a shopping bag from home. My annoyance hits me on two levels: …

Sustainability

10 easy-to-grow herbs that bees will love – and it's great for your cooking too

Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats that bees face, but growing these flowering herbs in your garden will really help.<p><b>Provide a valuable source of food for bees and other pollinating insects</b> <b>whilst adding some variety to your cooking with this comprehensive list of the best bee-friendly herbs.</b><p>…

Gardening

Black concrete home is made up of nine separate buildings

Talk about spacious<p>Casa Bruma is more compound than house. The black concrete residence, built 100 miles southwest of Mexico City, is comprised of nine structures that when combined create a single home with a sprawling footprint.<p>The architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez describe the …

Architecture

‘Deep learning’ — the hot topic in AI

Deep learning may be one of the most overhyped of modern technologies, but there is a good chance that it will one day become the secret sauce in …

Machine Learning

How to: DIY Metal Inlay in Wood

I've always loved the feeling of contrasting materials, especially metal and hardwood. Metal is the yin to wood's yang: cold, crisp, and unforgiving, …

Woodworking

5 Income Streams Every Lifestyle Business Can Generate

Making what you know available in different ways results in you getting paid by more people.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Smart entrepreneurs understand the power and importance of having multiple revenue streams. Building your business around one major client or way …

Small Business

The attached garage has always been a bad idea

It seemed like a good idea at the time: instead of fumbling with car keys, many people now have wireless key fobs. Except that many people also now …

Frank Lloyd Wright

How Africa Is Building a $3 Trillion Free-Trade Future

While the U.S. and China are trying to outdo each other with import tariffs and the U.K. wants to break away from the European Union, African leaders …

Globalization

This tiny cabin on the Greece-Turkey border generates 100% of its own energy

Istanbul-based studio SO? Architecture & Ideas has completed a tiny off-grid cabin perfect for reconnecting with the outdoors. Located in a village …

Architecture

Malaysia Is Fed Up With Chinese Cash

Belt and Road funding has become a bitter election issue.<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping won't be on the ballot when Malaysians vote for a new government on Wednesday. But he is on election billboards. Although it's probably not a role that Xi would've chosen for himself, China's influence on …

China

The Small Business Guide To Digital Marketing On A Shoestring Budget

Brand promotion doesn’t come easy, and the odds don’t favor small businesses. With neither the time nor the resources to compete with the heavyweights, they have to rely on their wits to get the word out. On the bright side, a number of free (or almost-free) digital marketing tools have made it …

Small Business

China Is Basically Paying for the US Navy’s Build Up in the South China Sea

“Build the wall” was the Trump crowd’s rallying cry during his campaign. To further rile up his supporters, Trump would retort, “And Mexico is going …

China

These Companies Are Hiring Work From Home Employees

Are you interested in working from home but aren't sure where to start, how it works, or if it'll be good for your wallet? Well, Inc.com gave a …

Customer Service

A huge moving wall turns this tiny home into party central

Tiny Heirloom is known for building exquisite tiny houses on wheels, but their latest home is geared to raise the roof. While most tiny homes are …

Living Rooms

12 groups of companion plants to make your vegetable garden thrive

<b>Some plants help each other enormously, while others hinder their neighbors – use this cheat sheet to ensure harmony in the vegetable plot.</b><p>There can …

Gardening

Tourism is eight times worse for the planet than previously believed

Going on vacation may be fun for you, but it’s not great for Earth. The carbon footprint of global tourism is about eight times larger than …

Research

Inside the World’s Most Elite (and Secret) Traders’ Club

In an industry where power and influence are measured in dollars and cents, this may be the most exclusive club in finance: The price of admission is …

Hedge Funds

You Might Be Storing Food All Wrong. Here's How To Do It Healthily

<i>Cleaning and greening your home can feel overwhelming, but</i> Green Enough: Eat Better, Live Cleaner, Be Happier—All Without Driving Your Family Crazy <i>by</i> …

Sustainability

Opinion: Maybe it’s time to quit negotiating with China

The battle lines are drawn in the trade war with China, and President Donald Trump can expect little support from the high tech and financial sectors …

China

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from New Orleans

One morning in 1854, after “thundering into New Orleans” on a riverboat, Frederick Law Olmsted had a bath and some breakfast at his hotel and then …

Landscaping

Great games for your nongaming laptop

Blade Runner

A Zen Buddhist monk’s simple guide to clean spaces and tidy minds

You are cordially invited to <i>the</i> most important event of the season: A cleanup.<p>Tidying spaces is a great way to create order at work, at home, and in your head, and you needn’t do it alone, according to the Japanese Zen Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto. In his self-help book, <i>A Monk’s Guide to a Clean</i> …

Meditation

See 30 Amazing Places in North America

From stunning natural vistas to grand urban landscapes, from Canada to the Caribbean, these breathtaking photos transport you across the continent.<p>Home to nearly 600 million people, North America's immensity is matched only by its diversity. Simmering volcanoes, dazzling architecture, open …

Object of Desire: A Revolutionary Terracotta Pot

Recently an email landed in our in-box with only one line: “Revolutionary terra cotta pots suitable for indoor use.” It got our attention: While we …

Ceramics