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A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

“Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked aghast.<p>I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved sand. A lot of it. And, while she had put some plastic underneath her work area, it …

6 permaculture techniques beyond gardening - UrbanFarmOnline.com - Sustainable city living at your fingertips

6 Permaculture Techniques Beyond Gardening<p>Permaculture isn’t just regulated to the realm of growing food. Here’s how you can make it a life-long …

Industrial Designer

The 4 Types of Introvert: Which Are You?

Not all introverts are alike. Take this quiz to find out which type you are.<p>Ask a bunch of people on the street what the term "introverted" means and you'll probably get a bunch of different answers. One person might mention social anxiety, another a dreamy personality, a third a preference for …

Inside Urban Green

Sub-irrigation: Bubble SIP<p>August 17, 2015<p><i>Click the photo for a larger view on Flickr</i><p>When I installed this patio garden in sub-irrigated planters last …

Electroloom 3D printer makes seamless fabric from liquid

3D printers have been used to make everything from candy to sculptures of unborn children (not to mention a skull and a rocket car.) So it was only a matter of time before the technology would be repurposed to make something that (literally) touches all of us every day -- fabric.<p>A team of …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

The 6 Most Valuable Grocery Items You Can Buy

138 ways to use these everyday items<p>When it comes to utility, not all grocery items are created equal.<p>If value can be defined by versatility then, …

The Social Store: A Hybrid

Peterson and his team see an untapped opportunity with the ascendancy of foodie culture. "Stores will combine the sociality and the indulgences of food with the pleasures of shopping," says WD Partners' report.

Foodies

Lean Doesn’t Always Create the Best Products

Our current silver bullet is Lean. The Lean movement began in manufacturing, then took the startup world by storm, and now the methodology has crept into companies of all kinds and sizes, both in practice and in jargon. Plenty has been said and written praising the benefits of the Lean approach. …

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Scientists Have Created an Organic Farm That Stores More Carbon Than It Emits

Is this how we make agriculture more sustainable?<p>Agriculture contributes approximately 35 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions, but …

Beer: The latest cash crop for Maryland farmers

Tom Barse’s 47-acre Stillpoint Farm in Mt. Airy, Maryland looks like an average agricultural operation. Its fields are rich with crops, while sheep …

8 Reasons Companies Don’t Capture More Value

In general, companies don’t devote enough time to thinking about value capture. Their innovation efforts tend to be focused wholly on the <i>creation</i> of new value; meanwhile, the question of how exactly they will be compensated for it usually goes unexamined. Why is it that? One typical reason is that …

10 Rules Of Success Andrew Carnegie Used To Become Incredibly Rich

At the height of his power, he was approached by a young journalist named Napoleon Hill who was interested in telling the stories of successful people.<p>Carnegie saw a special drive in Hill and in 1908 decided that Hill would document all of the strategies that made him a legendary businessman and …

Success

Best Advice I Ever Got: Build Your Business One Step at a Time

A late-night sandwich order led to an enduring business lesson for Eric Schaumburg.<p><i>Eric Schaumburg is a passionate and focused entrepreneur who spent many years in trade show and event industry technology. He is the CEO of eventr.io and is based in Kansas City.</i><p>It all started with a cold cut …

Why Elon Musk Says Flying Cars Will Never Happen

In an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Tesla CEO pointed out the problems with a future filled with midair highways.<p>Elon Musk has "cured" astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson of his urges to drive a flying car.<p>On Sunday's episode of his "StarTalk" radio show, Tyson sat down with …

Tony Robbins's Best Advice for Unstoppable Success

Ordinary Americans are still struggling in the wake of the Great Recession. Find out what you can do to be successful no matter how hard you're financially hit.<p>Tony Robbins is so much more than the fast-talking life coach with the TV infomercials. He is credited with helping some of the world's …

How This Fitness Entrepreneur Won Over Blake Griffin and LeBron James

Hyperice founder Anthony Katz turned his own aches and pains into a recovery tool now used by the biggest athletes in the world.<p><b>On a hot, late-spring</b> day in 2011, quarterback Mark Sanchez was whistling spirals to receivers during an off-season workout on the Mission Viejo High School football …

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

Urban farming in your backyard? There's a vertical aeroponic garden for that

<b>The people behind the Tower Gardens claim it can produce fresh local food in half the time as conventional growing, with 90% less water and in 90%</b> …

Urban Agriculture

23 Diagrams That Make Gardening So Much Easier

Whether you've got two green thumbs or you're an avowed plant-murderer, you need these tips.

Gardening

The Ultimate Companion Planting Guide + Chart

ShortcutsWhy Companion Planting? <br>Benefits of Companion Planting <br>Case Study: Three Sisters Garden <br>Companion Planting ChartsCompanion Planting Plant …

Look Out Cotton, These 3 Fruits Are Shaking Up the Textile Industry

From fabric, to food, to feed, cotton has thousands of uses. Its ubiquitous presence, however, is entrenched with a long, brutal history that …

Let Your Customers Segment Themselves by What They’re Willing to Pay

The late Sir Colin Marshall, when he was CEO and chairman at British Airways (BA), knew that success in his business came down to superior value capture. In a 1995 interview with <i>HBR</i>, he summed up the opportunity brilliantly: “You’re always going to be faced with the fact that the great majority of …

Hovership: 3D-Printed Racing Drone

There’s no better way to start racing than to build your own FPV quadcopter<p>Ready to jump into the world of first-person-view (FPV) drone racing? Building your own mini quad is a good way to get your first rig while learning the fundamentals of multirotor flight and piloting, as well as brushing up …

3 big food system problems begging for innovation

When individuals want to help the world feed itself equitably, healthily, and sustainably, what should they do?<p>I recently spent a lot of time …

Agriculture

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

Our annual clock fiddling leads to fewer robberies and more unhappy farmers, for starters.<p>For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate.<p>Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as …

14 Powerful Motivational Quotes You Have Never Heard (but Should)

A very different collection of inspirational quotes, plus the reasons why they can actually make a difference in your life.<p>I once despised motivational quotes, probably because my wrestling coach liked to say, "If you're not puking or passing out, then you're not trying hard enough."<p>(Feel free to …