Savannah Amor

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The 15 Greenest Countries in the World

Solar and wind energies are becoming way cheaper, and these nations have taken notice.<p>There are 195 countries in the world, some of which are keen on …

7 things I learned about Gmail working at Google

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything and learn in the process! For the next two years, I was lucky enough to train Google employees on Gmail and to pitch Gmail to companies of all …

8 Barre-Inspired Abs Exercises You Can Do at Home

When you think of barre workouts, you probably picture a ballet barre in a studio with walls covered in mirrors and floors lined with mats. You also …

This 1 Hour is the Only Time You Should Schedule a Team Meeting

If you Google how many meetings an employee attends each year, you'll soon see that nearly 11 million meetings occur every day in the United States.<p>Keep scrolling through the search results and you'll also see how much employees hate meetings, and how worthless they think they are.<p>(Let's be honest: …

Employment

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

13 of the Best Obliques Exercises

When we think about core workouts, most of us fixate on the front of our abs. You know, those muscles that create that six-pack. But the abs include …

There are so few women running startups because investors keep asking them these questions

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well documented. US tech companies are so dominated by men in large part because the vast majority of investment venture capital —nearly 98%— flows to firms founded by men.<p>Women are the majority owners of 38% of all US business, so it’s not a question of a …

Nature hotels: 10 places to get you back in touch with the wild | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Hear the wind whisper through the pines while perched high in a fire tower in the Cheyenne Mountains, sway in a suspended sphere in the Canadian rainforest or relax in a solar-powered yurt in the Alaskan wilderness.<p>Why not skip the predictable four walls of a traditional hotel room and …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Stroll Down High-Sky Glass Walkways Along China's Tianmen Mountain

The closest you'll ever get to walking on clouds might be in China's southern province of Hunan. Here is where you'll find Tianmen Mountain, and the …

Roads

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

TED is one of the world's premier cultural events, providing not just a chance for the thousand or so attendees to hear from some of the smartest people around, but also opening up this knowledge to millions of learners around the world through the event's wildly popular online videos.<p>But those …

War

10 books on leadership to read in 2017

By Jena McGregor<p>Jena McGregor<p>Reporter covering leadership issues in the headlines<p>Email Bio Follow<p>After an utterly dark and divisive year of political leadership, people will surely be looking for fresh professional inspiration in 2017: books that help us stick to our resolutions at work, that offer …

Sheryl Sandberg

The 10 game-changing wellness tips that you’ll definitely want to follow come 2017

Even if you’re not a resolutions person, the end of the year inevitably heralds in some serious self-reflection—along with a few ideas about what you …

The novel ‘Underground Airlines’ is too real

A riveting tale of present-day American slavery is one of the best books of 2016<p>His name is not his name. His life is not his own. His face is an …

Want to Open a Coffee Shop? Keep These Owners' Tips in Mind.

The retail value of the U.S. coffee market is alluring-around $48 billion. But at $3 a cup, cashing in on our collective caffeine addiction isn't …

GALAX Shows Off Single-Slot GeForce GTX 1070 Graphics Card

GALAX has developed a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with an ultra-slim one slot wide cooling system. The industry’s first single-slot GeForce GTX …

10 TED talks that used visual graphics to win the audience

Learn how the right set of slides turned these talks into an immersive and engaging experience.<p>What is it that makes TED speakers so damn persuasive? Perhaps it's because they follow these public speaking tips or follow and learn from these public speaking stars. One thing they have in common is, …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

Build your dream subway system in Mini Metro

How long can you keep the city moving?<p>If you’re looking for a new distraction—and let’s be honest, who isn’t—Mini Metro is the game for you. A calming strategy game that is as beautiful as it is simple, Mini Metro lets players design subway maps for a growing city. Originally a browser-based …

4-Week Jumpstart Workout Program

You know that if you want to lose weight, you have to exercise. Diet can help, but it's not enough. The problem, of course, is that finding an …

Workouts

The most famous book set in every state

Whether you come from the California coastline or the snowy forests of Maine, reading a book set in your home state can make you feel a warm nostalgia for that beloved place.<p>After scouring the internet and surveying our colleagues on their picks, we rounded up the most famous book set in every …

New Hampshire

Crockpot Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

We are taking crockpot cooking to a whole new level today.The post Crockpot Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes. appeared first on Half Baked Harvest.

Scotland generates enough wind energy to power almost every household for an entire month

Wind turbines in Scotland provided enough electricity to supply the average needs of almost all Scotland's homes last month, according to a …

Preserving historical buildings: the most sustainable thing is not to build new stuff

Making heritage buildings sustainable is just as important as preserving their history – and they can offer energy-efficiency lessons of their own<p>After grinding grain since 1897, Sydney’s Crago Flour Mill finally cranked to a halt in the mid 80s. Over the years, this handsome industrial Newtown …

How driverless cars could change the urban landscape

The age of driverless cars could see people reclaim the streets and deliver safer, cleaner, less congested urban centres for everyone.<p>Cities around the world are already gearing up for a self-driving future. Driverless taxis will be trialled in Singapore in late 2016. The following year, Volvo will …

Quantum-Dot Coating Could Pull Solar Energy From Your Windows

Engineers inch toward the goal of achieving efficient conversion of sunlight energy Photo: Los Alamos National LaboratoryIn big cities, sometimes …

Amazon Prime for US customers now includes access to 1,000 free ebooks

Amazon is hoping to entice readers with a new promotion tacked onto its Amazon Prime membership in the US.<p>The monthly fee of $10.99 now includes access to a rotating selection of 1,000 books and magazines for the Kindle app. Starting yesterday, Prime Reading joins the two-day shipping and TV and …

Check Out These Amazingly Clever DIY Halloween Costumes for Your Dog or Cat

Photo: Studio DIYHalloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time to start thinking about costumes... and if you have a dog or a cat, …

5 Tips For Designing More Equitable Cities

The Cooper Hewitt’s new exhibition, By the People, shows what local communities are doing at the grassroots level to improve their cities.<p>As the curator of socially responsible design at New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Cynthia E. Smith is plenty familiar with how grassroots …