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7 great Google hacks you should be using

According to a recent report, by the time you read this sentence, an average of 2.3 million Google searches were conducted. No doubt, Google is our …

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

Wall Art

If you and your S.O. do this, you'll probably be together forever

Whenever you see a happy couple who has been married for a long time, you probably have the urge to ask them how they got to this point. Because as …

I've worked in the financial services industry for 17 years, and I think understanding your money comes down to 2 simple reports

But that can be hard to do when you're not sure where all your money goes or how much you even have. Getting financially organized can bring clarity to your money situation so you can develop achievable goals that make sense for your life.<p>But where do you start? From good old pencil and paper to …

Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid

<b>Developing technology is like driving a race car:</b> You push the machinery as fast as it’ll go, and if you can avoid a crash, a prize awaits you at the …

Solar Power

How to install solar panels at home – to save the Earth and your bank account

With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switch<p>Installing solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can pay dividends in more ways than one. There’s the obvious environmental …

Solar Power

Kernel is trying to hack the human brain — but neuroscience has a long way to go

The future of computing may be inside our skulls<p>For Bryan Johnson, the founder and CEO of neuroscience startup Kernel, the question is when, not if, we all have computer chips inside of our brains. Kernel, founded last fall with more than $100 million of Johnson’s own money, is trying to better …

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …

Digital MPPT And Solar BMS To Create A Net Zero Energy House (video)

A Canadian-based developer has created a new piece of hardware which has been created for new or existing housing to help reduce or even eradicate …

Natural Gas

Donald Trump’s “carbon bubble” economy is bound to pop — the only question is how bad it will be

Trump’s economic policies are built on many flawed assumptions, especially a fossil-fuel boom that won’t end well<p>Donald Trump's "policies" don't really exist in any conventional or coherent sense, but his promises, pledges and appointments so far tell us enough to know that he's devoted to the kind …

How to Get People to Say Yes to What You Want, According to Science

Researchers have been studying the art of persuasion for years. Here's what they've found.<p>The ability to persuade others is a valuable skill. It can translate into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting a raise, or countless other successes in the business realm. …

Stanford University

A rich and creamy beans and broth recipe from Tuscany | A Kitchen in Rome

Tuscans know that beans benefit from being baked: they come up richer, rounder and creamier. Serve with fat sausages, as part of a minestrone, or as the Tuscans do: warm, with a little of their own broth and some extra virgin olive oil<p>Every year, usually in October, we visit Maremma, a glorious …

Recipes

We Analyzed 120,000 Google Ads and Discovered How Local Businesses Can Crush Their Competition on a Tiny Budget

I recently conducted a massive search engine study to figure out Google’s local SEO) algorithm. (You can read all about the discoveries here.)<p>The …

U.S. Solar Record Installations: The Future is Getting Brighter For Clean Energy

According to a new report by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, the third quarter of 2016 was a record quarter for the U.S. solar industry. 4.14 GW of solar was installed, nearly as much as all of the solar installed in 2013 (4.76 GW). For all of 2016, the researchers predict …

Eat This Protein at Breakfast And You'll Be Fuller Longer

You’ve probably heard that protein is the key to a satisfying meal. And when you think of the nutrient, your go-to is probably some type of meat. But …

Nutrition

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Six places where renewable energy is cheaper than fossil fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>In the race to reduce the world's reliance on fossil fuels, cost is a huge factor. It's taken years, but advances in technology and increases in both efficiency and output have helped bring down the expense of renewable energy, which has in turn increased demand. Globally, fossil …

This sustainable suburban home can power a pair of electric cars, too

Modern design and net zero principles helps a Minnesota couple realize their green home dreams<p>Minnesotans Mark and Kate Hanson believe in efficiency and a better environment, so it makes sense they’d seek out a more sustainable design for their new home. But the new net zero home they moved into …

13 Delicious Recipes You Can Make In A Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens are the secret to hearty cold-weather meals.<p>Slow cookers might be the appliance everyone thinks of when the season turns chilly, but Dutch ovens are the real workhorses of any cold-weather kitchen.A Dutch oven is basically just a large, heavy cooking pot, but they’re good for anything …

China's crazy smog-sucking vacuum tower might actually be working

Studio Roosegaarde‘s smog-sucking vacuum tower may actually be cleaning up the air in China. The Smog Free Tower has been installed in Beijing, a …

The First Tidal Generator in North America Is Now Online

The generator harnesses the power of the tides in the Bay of Fundy, and produces enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>The first tidal generator in North America has gone online this month in the Bay of Fundy, and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 500 homes.<p>While most hydro …

Facebook’s $19-billion WhatsApp bet is about to pay off

<i>Anthony Mouchantaf is co-founder and president of Toronto-based Rthm Technologies Inc.</i><p>Last month, WhatsApp's new privacy policy took effect, allowing the messaging app to begin sharing data with Facebook. The new policy garnered condemnation, and has already been challenged by German regulators. …

5 TED Talks Every Business Owner Needs to Watch

When you’re running a small business, the last thing you need is to waste time watching videos online. That is, unless those videos might help your …

This Gadget Can Help Save You Big Bucks On Your Power Bill

My electrician had his doubts — and I have to admit that I did, too. As he looped a pair of clamps around my home’s main electrical lines, he told me …

Smart Homes

This Pipe Could End California's Drought Problem

A giant, solar-powered pipe unveiled by Vancouver researchers at Land Art Generator Initiative 2016 could end California’s drought problem.<p>California …

Snorkeling

How To Use Alternative Energy Sources for Your Home

Yes, most of us depend on the local electric company for our energy needs. Not all of us even have the power to choose from differing rates like they …

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

When Dr. Julia Shaw talks about hacking memory - she’s not talking about stealing our information. In fact, the scientist, psychologist and senior …

Tesla Just Solved Solar Energy’s Fugly Problem

The company’s new solar tiles are built right into your roof.<p>In California, solar energy is already huge. The state’s 15,000 megawatts of solar—the equivalent of several nuclear power plants–can provide power to over 3 million homes. But not every state has California’s sky-high energy prices or …

Solar Power

Lake Erie May Be Home To Next US Offshore Wind Farm

<b>Published on</b> October 28th, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>0<p>October 28th, 2016 by <b>Joshua S Hill</b><p>The United States’ first offshore wind farm, Deepwater Wind’s …