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What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

How Microgrids Could Bring Electricity To 1.5 Billion People

<i>This article was originally published in December 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Since most of the world has taken electric lights, air conditioning, ubiquitous power outlets and so on for granted for several generations, it’s easy to forget that more than 1.5 billion people on the planet – …

Nigeria's fashionistas upset by falling oil prices

<b>The drop in world oil prices is hitting the fashion-conscious women of Kano hard.</b><p>The city in Nigeria's far north is a long way from the oilfields of the south but that has not cushioned it from the fall in the country's main source of income.<p>"I came to buy a dress," says Halima Sani, a civil …

Our Renewable Future

<i>Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy</i><p><b>(7000 words, about 25 minutes reading time)</b><p>Folks who pay attention to energy and climate issues …

Would You Live in This 86-Square-Foot Parisian "Cupboard" Apartment?

Everything is hidden in this tiny home.<p>Here's an apartment that's definitely not for the claustrophobic. In this 86-square-foot Parisian space, you'll have to sleep in a cupboard. And the bed is not the only amenity that's tucked away — a dining table, closet, and bookshelves are all found hidden …

8 Times Paint Transformed A Room

Wondering where to start your next room overhaul? These 8 examples prove that a new paint job will always work wonders<p>Wondering where to start your next room overhaul? These 8 examples prove that a new paint job will always work wonders

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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

Yahoo acquires Aviate, the intelligent homescreen app for Android

Onstage at CES today, Marissa Mayer announced that Yahoo had acquired Aviate, an Android app that shows users a dynamic home screen with the best apps and information it thinks they need. The purchase fits into Mayer's ongoing strategy of creating personalized mobile software that becomes a daily …