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The $300 house project: affordable, sustainable homes for all

Christian Sarkar posts an update on the project's progress and why it's a business opportunity as well as a charitable endeavour<p>When Vijay Govindarajan and I blogged about the idea of a $300 house in the Harvard Business Review, we had no idea that it would become a global project, with architects, …

Five ways to increase affordable housing supply

How to increase the supply of affordable housing is the question on everyone's lips at the moment.<p>There's lots of innovative and potentially risky ideas being exchanged at a policy level; but what gets development moving on a practical basis? We've recently worked with NewcastleGateshead Housing …

Making green housing affordable | US & Canada

What comes to mind when you think about green communities? I find many people think about technology - solar panels, wind turbines, or rapid public transit. Another important pillar of green communities is action: the actions people take related to the buildings in which they live. Green …

Affordable Housing: What Ann Arbor Can Learn From Santa Cruz, California

<i>This article comes to us courtesy of Concentrate.</i><p>In the early 2000s, the city of Santa Cruz, California had a problem. The naturally beautiful, progressive city, home of a premier research university, had become such a desirable place to live that housing prices skyrocketed beyond the reach of many …

Housing crisis is destroying family life and communities, says thinktank

Britain's housing crisis and the resulting rise of a generation locked out of home ownership is destroying community spirit and preventing young people from building careers, forming relationships and starting families, according to research from a thinktank.<p>The findings by the Institute for Public …

12 Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Shipping containers meet a variety of requirements: Modern. Check. Low-cost. Check. Environmentally-friendly. Check. See twelve homes that make them …

Free Energy - Dr. Steven Greer 2014 - Part 1

What is Zen?

<i>Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, Board Member of Upaya Zen Center and frequent teacher at the center, offers:</i><p>An Introduction to Zen<p>by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, …

02-12-2014: Drawing a Circle

Virtual Tour<p>We invite you to explore Upaya's beautiful campus and meet our teachers and staff.<p>Take the Tour<p>Upaya<p><b>About Upaya Zen Center</b><p>Mission<p>Ethics …

11-16-2013: The Intimacy of Zazen

Virtual Tour<p>We invite you to explore Upaya's beautiful campus and meet our teachers and staff.<p>Take the Tour<p>Upaya<p><b>About Upaya Zen Center</b><p>Mission<p>Ethics …

04-30-2014: Conative Intelligence: The Cultivation of Wise Desires and Intentions

Virtual Tour<p>We invite you to explore Upaya's beautiful campus and meet our teachers and staff.<p>Take the Tour<p>Upaya<p><b>About Upaya Zen Center</b><p>Mission<p>Ethics …

6 Practices to Boost Your Chances of Success in Life and Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all define success differently. For some, it might be the ability to purchase a nice car or take a fabulous vacation. For others, it might mean being able to provide for one’s family. I think it’s important to take the time to …

Self-improvement

Why Entrepreneurs Should Plan for Failure, Not Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting three companies -- two of which didn’t take off the way I envisioned -- taught me that while entrepreneurs should dream big, it’s essential that we also plan for failure. More than 90 percent of startups fail.<p>And recognizing this …

Entrepreneurship

4 Ways to Deal With Competitors

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Right now, do you find yourself in the thick of competition, with everyone elbowing each other and scrambling to be the front runner?<p>While you may wish your competition would just go away already, having them is actually good for business.<p>…

Business Strategy

The Secrets to Building a Powerful Personal Brand

Leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, expert and consultants all must play the self-promotion game to some degree. They need to separate their personal brand from a business's identity in case failure ensues or ramp up their own publicity to gain clients. But it isn't always easy -- especially in …

New York University

To Motivate Yourself to Success, Find Your 'Why'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the beginning, my lack of success had nothing to do with a lack of knowledge. I read, Googled, researched, asked questions, studied, read more and watched more instructional YouTube videos than I can count. I had knowledge.<p>There wasn’t …

Motivation

Want to Become the Most Interesting Person Around? Start With These 7 Steps.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How do you become the most interesting person in the world?<p>To be sure, I’m not referring to the silver fox from the Dos Equis beer commercials, who once ran a marathon just because it was on his way, whose organ donor card lists his beard …

Leadership

Self-Made Billionaires Around the Globe: Where and Why They Thrive (Infographic)

"SuperEntrepreneurs" are the Cinderellas of the business world. They're the most entrepreneurial of entrepreneurs, the extreme rags to riches stories: they are self-made billionaires.<p>The London-based Centre for Policy Studies identified nearly 1,000 SuperEntrepreneurs from 53 countries by analyzing …

Income Inequality

How to Build Your Network Like a Super Connector

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Tipping Point,</i> Malcolm Gladwell discusses the role that "connectors” play in social epidemics. According to Gladwell, connectors aren’t just people who know a lot of people; they’re people with a knack for making friends and …

Entrepreneurship

raw vegan apple-nut porridge

Posted on 06/03/2011 by sarajane<p>It’s Sunday morning and I’m hungry and totally unprepared for breakfast. Eeek! So, for the first time since it …

Affordable Housing: What Ann Arbor Can Learn From Santa Cruz, CA

<i>This article originally ran in March, 2013</i><p>In the early 2000s, the city of Santa Cruz, California had a problem. The naturally beautiful, progressive …

A zero-energy micro-home for off-grid living

<i>(Credit: FITS)</i><p><b>A non-profit green technology company in Romania has unveiled a prefabricated house that has the capacity to be powered entirely by</b> …

Lion's Roar - Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time

Lion's Roar is the website of the Buddhist magazines Lion's Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun) and Buddhadharma, with exclusive teachings, how-tos, news …

Plant Food With Raw Chef Matthew Kenney

Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it's alive and well. The concept is that cooking obliterates nutrients in food. Award-winning chef, educator and author Matthew Kenney is an expert when it comes to raw cuisine. He has three restaurants in prime locales in California, …

Grated Carrot Salad

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from Alain Coumont | Jean-Pierre Gabriel | Le Pain Quotidien | Mitchell Beazley, 2013<p>This grated carrot salad is super …

Recipes

Kale, Cabbage, and Brussels Sprout Chopped Salad

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: A salad you can eat with a spoon -- and a reason to get back on the chopped salad bandwagon.</i><p>Chopped salads used to be a thing of country clubs and steakhouses. And …

3 DIY Power Bar Recipes

They're WAY better than the store-bought versions<p>Shelling out tons of money on your favorite granola bars each week? You might want to think about making your own. <i>Power Hungry: The Ultimate Energy Bar Cookbook</i> hit shelves earlier this month. In it, author Camilla V. Saulsbury shares 50 different …

These Zucchini Noodles Are the Perfect Paleo Pasta Alternative

Notes<p>If you have a julienne peeler or mandoline, it will make things easier when it comes to slicing the zucchini. Just make sure to not slice too …

Food

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 7 Refreshing Summer Morning Meals To Beat The Heat

Holy heat wave! When you're awoken by humidity rather than the buzz of your alarm, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven or the stove to whip up some breakfast.<p>Sure, you could grab a breakfast bar and call yourself set (and prepare to crash: the amount of sugar in those babies is …

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The ET Contact Tool is a self-contained course on making contact with ET beings authored by Steven M. Greer, M.D.<p>This is an app to connect with …