How to keep an old home warm with modern technology

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If you’ve fallen in love with an early 20th century home but feel iffy about the costs of heating it, don’t fret. There are many ways to retrofit older buildings with modern technology to make Home Sweet Home highly energy efficient. Cast Iron Radiators 4u created a handy infographic that offers advice on how and where to bulk up insulation in your home, as well as recommendations on efficient equipment that could help cut down on monthly utility bills. Keep reading to see all the helpful tips. Read the rest of How to keep an old home warm with modern technology

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Oyler Wu’s interactive Headspace Pods give you a cozy space to learn meditation

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Horrifying ‘river of trash’ flows through the capital of Lebanon

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Last summer, officials in Beirut, Lebanon closed their main landfill, but they forgot one important thing: they failed to provide for a replacement. Now a health crisis mounts as two million tons of  trash spill into the streets, creating what people have begun to call a ‘ river of trash ‘ that flows through the city, spewing garbage and toxins into the once-beautiful area. Read the rest of Horrifying ‘river of trash’ flows through the capital of Lebanon

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Rescued 1927 Austin bungalow gets new life as a sweet new solar-powered home

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Mabire-Reich’s Landscape House extension maximizes outdoor spaces

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Planet Earth nature documentary is returning for a second season this year

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A full 10 years after its initial debut, Planet Earth will be returning to the small screen for a second season this year. Following in its own innovative footsteps as the first BBC nature documentary to be shot in high definition, the series will now be filmed in 4K. It is hoped the new spellbinding images will propel 4K technology, just as the initial series did for HD. Read the rest of Planet Earth nature documentary is returning for a second season this year

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MIT researchers develop thinnest, lightest solar cells ever made

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MIT researchers have produced what they believe is the thinnest, lightest solar cell ever produced , capable of being installed on almost any surface or device. In lab tests, the new process results in a super-thin solar cell that is so light it can be placed on the surface of a soap bubble without causing the bubble to burst. Although the technology is still years away from commercial production, this breakthrough could one day lead to a world without cell phone charging cables, and give us the ability to power nearly any portable device with a built-in solar array without adding substantial weight or bulk. Read the rest of MIT researchers develop thinnest, lightest solar cells ever made

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Lawsuit accuses Jessica Alba’s Honest Company of fraud

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The Honest Company co-founded by Jessica Alba grew to prominence on a platform of providing all natural and non-toxic products. They aim to “reduce the ubiquitous presence of toxic chemicals in our…environment.” But a recent lawsuit claims they’re lying to consumers about the ingredients in 41 of their products. Read the rest of Lawsuit accuses Jessica Alba’s Honest Company of fraud

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100% solar-powered super villa makes Arab housing sustainable again

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Leonardo DiCaprio uses first Oscar acceptance speech to highlight climate change

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Leonardo DiCaprio has finally done it – he has scored an Oscar for his incredible performance in The Revenant. But instead of feeding the world the same old lines, he used this moment to highlight climate change and the people around the world whose voices have been drowned out by the “politics of greed.” Grab your tissues and hit the jump to see one of the most eloquent and important Oscars acceptance speeches of all time. Read the rest of Leonardo DiCaprio uses first Oscar acceptance speech to highlight climate change

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