TOKYO (AP) — Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors. Source: Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics
Zappos’ Founder,Tony Hsieh, moved from a luxury penthouse to a 240 square-foot trailer in a Las Vegas trailer park…intentionally…and has been happy ever since. Read the article to find out why. Source: Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo Finance
This is about a family that lives in a bubble…a house inside a greenhouse to be exact. What a great idea! This is a project I’ve fantasized about building for years but I’m happy to say this family has beaten me to it. With a durable enough greenhouse, the internal living quarters could be anything, even just […]
Nutritional neurologist Dr. David Permultter let Yahoo Health into his kitchen. Spoiler alert: He is not afraid of olive oil! By Max Lugavere, Yahoo Health contributor Filmmaker Max Lugavere is known for his popular vlogs on health science topics ranging from intermittent fasting to the microbiome. Source: What a Top Brain Health Expert Eats for […]
In this age of high-profile security breeches at both private and public entities, the risk of having one’s financial accounts accessed or identity stolen is increasing dramatically. Freezing your credit reports could be a big step in thwarting would-be identity thieves from gaining access to your financial information and using it to acquire credit cards […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The majority of U.S. renters are now older than 40, a fundamental shift over the past decade that reflects the lasting damage of the housing crash and an aging population. Source: More than half of US renters older than 40, study says – Yahoo Finance
David Attenborough, acclaimed nature documentary-maker, calls on the world’s governments to spend a fraction of their defense-related R&D budgets on making renewable energy so cheap that, in ten years , nobody will want to use fossil fuels anymore. According to Attenborough, capturing only 1/5000th of the solar energy that falls on the earth and moon […]
For years we’ve heard how bad plastics are for the environment supported by countless stories of landfills overflowing with plastics, deadly toxins and hormonal disruptors, and a huge floating island of plastic trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. And now the plastic industry wants to build houses out of the stuff? Is it time to break out the picket signs and start protesting? Not so fast. Apparently, these aren’t your grandfather’s plastics anymore. According the American Chemistry Council, modern plastic building materials are much safer and efficient than their ancestors. The Plastics Make It Possible campaign built an experimental 200-foot tiny house to demonstrate the many benefits of building with modern plastic materials, many already used in housing construction today.