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Growing Renewable Resources - Nature and Environment

One of the most useful trees that grows on our place is the Osage orange (Maclura pomifera), which here in Kansas is generally called “hedge” or …

Sustainable Living

CERN May Have Evidence of a Quasiparticle We've Been Hunting For Decades

Meet the elusive odderon.<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the particle accelerator that just keeps on giving, and recent experiments at the site …

Physics

Alexander Hamilton's Advice to His Son Is Even More Relevant 200 Years Later

The founding father knew that presentation won't save you if the substance is shoddy.<p>If you thought helicopter parents were a modern phenomenon, you clearly haven't seen Alexander Hamilton's letters to his son while he was studying law. The founding father is best known these days for being the …

Time Management

Don't Let the 'Urgent' Overtake the 'Important'

The difference between the two is key to proper time management and vital to growing your business.<p>Entrepreneurs, Small Business Experts, Consultants, Speakers<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Recently, at our consulting firm, we were scheduled to begin strategy work with …

Time Management

Intel is making smart glasses that actually look good

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball<p>The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out.<p>There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no glowing LCD screen, no …

Wearable Tech

New study sheds light on Moon's slow retreat from frozen Earth

A study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers provides new insight into the Moon's excessive equatorial bulge, a feature that solidified …

Astronomy

Reduced neural empathy for women wearing revealing clothes

<i>The participants watched women being rejected in a ball-passing game (the black blocks over their eyes did not appear in the actual study); from</i> …

Psychology

The Return of Civil Disobedience

The sixties produced a conviction that “democracy is in the streets.” The Trump era may echo that.<p>On December 6th, less than a month after the election, Vice-President Joe Biden, who was in New York to receive the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award, for his decades of public service, used the …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

Are You Tough on Yourself? Here's Why That's Only Making Things Worse

Don't beat yourself up. Say these 3 things instead<p>Negative self-talk can be so much a part of the running dialogue in your head that you may not even notice it. However, it's important to recognize these feelings towards yourself if you want lasting change in your life. Research shows that while …

Self-help

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

The World Is Getting Richer. Some People Faster Than Others

The world’s total wealth is growing and that’s a good thing, but it’s still not fixing the inequality divide, according to a new report by the World …

Economic Development

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

How to Survive Being Labeled a Star

<b>Jennifer Petriglieri,</b> professor at INSEAD, discusses how talented employees can avoid being crushed by lofty expectations — whether their own, or others’. She has researched how people seen as “high potential” often start to feel trapped and ultimately burn out. Petriglieri discusses practical ways …

In Copenhagen, Gearing up for a Circular Fashion System

The long-term viability of a traditional linear economy is now widely questioned by sustainability experts and economists alike. But what would it …

The Business Opportunity in Food Waste

One in nine people globally are undernourished, yet more than a billion tons of the food gets wasted. If that sounds like a business idea, you're right.<p>In places where supply and demand don't match up, there may be a business opportunity. If demand for a product outpaces supply, a savvy …

Sustainability

Saving the world can be profitable, and a new tool is showing how

With their dollars and reach, entrepreneurs and investors have significant leverage to tackle the world's most pressing problems. A new tool shows …

Sustainability

Why small producers have big concerns about multinationals joining Fairtrade

Fairtrade products and promotions are covered with photos of smiling producers, but behind the marketing gloss not everyone is so happy.<p>Becoming a …

Sustainability

Palm oil: what do consumers know and do brands care? – event

Join us for a seminar on 12 June 2017, 9.30am-11.30am (BST), to discuss where consumers fit into the palm oil debate<p>From biscuits to lipstick to toothpaste, it is estimated that 50% of packaged items in our supermarkets contain palm oil.<p>But, while the commodity might be ubiquitous, consumers are …

The down in your jacket, sleeping bag just got more environmentally friendly

One of the most innovative products to hit the outdoor industry in recent years has been hydrophobic down. By applying a simple polymer coating to …

Camping

5 cool inventions that could save the planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> You've heard about the impact that our technology-driven population is having on the planet -- from cars, to energy factories, to the over-consumption of the earth's resources.<p>It's causing a lot of problems.<p>Yet, inventors are also using this technology to improve lives across the planet. …

CNN

The Top 10 Books Every Leader Must Read

Being a leader requires a strong drive to learn, something these 10 authors dwell on.<p>Were you to ask any great leader in the world for his or her secret to success, the answer would be simple: listening. That's because the best leaders aren't necessarily the best at speaking, in order to dictate, …

Patagonia Introduces Clean Color Collection

Whether it’s switching to traceable down or launching global campaigns to help halt destructive legislature and physical development, Patagonia seems …

Sustainability

Do the H&M Conscious and Asos Made in Kenya Collections Count as Ethical Fashion?

A look at two fast fashion labels' responses to the increasing demand for environment- and labor-friendly practices.<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social …

Sustainability

Companies must stop ignoring the problem of consumption

<b>The World Resource Institute calls it "the elephant in the room" and says businesses need to ask tough questions about their economic models.</b><p>Over the …

3 big ways sustainable design will shape future cities

There’s always been something fantastical about imagining the cities of the future. As a society, we’ve curiously studied utopias and dystopias, …

Skyscrapers

Going Green: How to Save Energy and Cut Retail Business Expenses

Retailers spend almost $20 billion on energy every year.<p>That’s <i>huge</i>, especially considering small businesses spend more than $60 billion a year on …

Sustainability

Drone tool for farmers wins top prize at Clean Energy Trust Challenge

Aker, a Chicago-based agriculture company that uses drones to make farms more efficient, earned the biggest prize at the Clean Energy Trust Challenge pitch competition Tuesday.<p>Unlike similar platforms that just collect data, Aker combines aerial images with analysis from agronomists and farm …

Care About The Environment? Get Yourself A Fancy New .Eco Website

A new set of web addresses for causes and businesses working on environmental issues.<p>The dot-com suffix at the end of URLs was originally intended to represent companies, just as dot orgs were meant for nonprofit organizations. As the idea of the web has expanded, the list of suffixes, maintained …

Sustainability