Torkel Bjarneman

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Inside a family’s geodesic dome home in the Arctic Circle

Solar power helps heat the home’s interior and garden<p>In the winter of 2013, an adventurous Norwegian family moved into a custom glass-enclosed home on the island of Sandhornøya, located in Norway’s Nordland County just above the Arctic Circle. Since then, the Hjertefølgers have thrived in the …

Arctic Circle

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Startups, Tech and More | Inc.com

Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro radio quality of the format , but Americans are now more obsessed with podcasts than ever. More than 57 million Americans now listen to at least one podcast per month, …

Self-improvement

Here's a breakdown of the speech that won the 2015 World Championship of Public Speaking

On August 15, Saudi Arabian security engineer Mohammed Qahtani won the title of Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. He survived seven rounds of a competition that lasted six months and included 33,000 competitors from around the world.<p>He and nine other finalists competed …

25 Green – An Apartment Complex Surrounded By 150 Trees

25 Green is a new residential building in Turin, Italy, generally known as the urban treehouse. The project, developed by architect Luciano Pia, …

Google's co-founders are about to sell $4.4 billion worth of shares

It's basically an extension of a plan that was previously in place but expired at the end of January.<p>As of January 30, 2015, Brin and Page held approximately 44.6 million shares of Google Class B stock and another 44.6 million shares of Class C stock.<p>Under the new trading plan just filed, they will …

With $13 Million, Robinhood Aims to Share the Stock-Trade Wealth

Half a million people are waiting to use a financial app.<p>In the hope we’ll become customers, the companies that help us trade stocks spend hundreds of millions of dollars per year on things like talking baby ads at the Super Bowl.<p>And we give brokerages much of their marketing budget back in the …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Ralph Lauren introduces iPhone-connected ‘Polo Tech’ fitness tracking shirt

Ralph Lauren has announced it’s about to introduce a new iPhone-connected, sensor-filled Polo shirt capable of tracking and sending biometric data directly to your smartphone.<p>The Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt features sensors knitted into the core of the product to read biological and physiological …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

The 100-Rep Squat Workout

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It's Time To Rethink The American City

A panel at the American Institute of Architects convention discussed some of the greatest challenges facing today’s cities and suburbs.<p>It’s day two of the American Institute of Architects convention in Chicago, where more than 20,000 attendees have gathered to talk about architecture and design. …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …