The Easy Trick That Turns Your Regular Blender into a Magic Bullet Smoothie Machine

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Want to make individual smoothies and juices for everyone in the family without having to shell out dough for a special blender? Check out this DIY video for an easy trick that will save you money and counter space!

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Adorable 35-Sq.-Ft. Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials

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Spectacular Lotus Building and People's Park Dramatically Rises From the Waters of Wujin

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Three-Wheeled Toyota i-ROAD Electric Vehicle Becomes Part of France's Smart City Car Sharing Program

by , 07/08/14

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Adorable EV alert! With its unique three wheel design and compact footprint, Toyota’s i-ROAD electric vehicle represents the future of personal transport. And now drivers in Grenoble, France will have a chance to drive one this fall when Toyota plans to test its real world capability as part of a new car sharing program called “Smart City.”

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Transbay Center: San Francisco is Building the Future of Public Transportation Beneath a 5.4-Acre Rooftop Park

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Dubai to Build World's Largest Shopping Mall for Expo 2020

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Massive Supertyphoon Neoguri Pummels Southern Japan

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The first supertyphoon of 2014 is sweeping across Japan, bringing violent waves and devastating 150 mph winds. Areas have been evacuated and airports closed as the storm landed on the southern islands of Okinawa. The storm is expected to continue across Japan, gaining strength over the next few hours before slowing as it continues over the next week, and some worry that the once-in-a-decade typhoon could leave major damage in its wake or even threaten several of the nation’s already-troubled nuclear power plants.

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Combating Urban Density with Airy Common Space in Bucharest

by , 07/08/14

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Population density is a major issue all over the world, and Bucharest is no exception. As the urban core continues to fill with residents, innovative new ideas for living spaces have to follow, and ADN Biru de Architectură came up with an innovative plan to tackle it: a building that combines small living spaces with larger common areas, with the option of transforming units as the need arises. The Urban Spaces/Dogarilor Apartment Building has large windows all around the building, allowing natural light to permeate into every apartment. The hardwood floors and patios throughout the building were created with sustainable lumber, and the studio’s innovative ideas have helped this project make it to the shortlist for the World Architecture Festival.

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Even McDonalds Can Build Green

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McDonald’s is probably near the bottom of the list of transnational corporations that support the environment and human health. But among the 35,000 McDonalds restaurants, there are a few independently minded franchise owners seeking to right the corporation’s environmental reputation. Recently, one of them became the first to open a LEED Gold certified McDonalds in the state of North Carolina.

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Solar Liv-Lib' Capsule Home is Powered by a Futuristic Energy-Generating Hub

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Why You Should Personally Give a Damn About Climate Change

by , 07/08/14

A world devastated by climate change is like a night where The Day After Tomorrow, Planet of the Apes, and A Clockwork Orange turn on some Marvin Gaye, burn some incense, and hit the bed to breed a mega dystopia. A lot of people know about the dangers of fossil fuels, the importance of recycling, and why it’s healthier to be a vegetarian, but everyone asks “how does climate change affect me?” Let’s put it this way: with the amount of change we’re gonna see, your children won’t be playing outside much, you probably won’t be eating sushi three times a week anymore, and Game of Thrones’ North of the Wall will quickly become a reality.

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Students Unveil Solar-Powered 'Rooftop House' for an Apartment Block in Berlin

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Hawaii Considers Plan to Protect Endangered Birds with Lasers

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Well here’s a surprising way to save birds. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Hawaiʻi Division of Forestry and Wildlife and the Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) have announced that they are mulling over a plan to place lasers on top of transmission poles throughout Hawaii in order to stop birds from colliding with them. It is hoped that the use of high-concentrated light will stop the islands’ endangered birds from hitting electrical lines.

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Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

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New Yorkers are pretty used to fare hikes because of the MTA, but it looks like another form of transportation may soon be getting more expensive as well. The NY Daily News reports that the city has been in discussions to potentially raise Citi Bike’s annual membership fee by up to 50 percent. If enacted, the hike would increase yearly membership prices from $95 to $140 or even $155.

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Markus Jeschaunig's Arc de Triomphe Highlights Consumer Waste with Two Tons of Stale Bread

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Did you know that 70,000 tons of edible bread goes to waste every year in Austria? According to designer and sustainability advocate Markus Jeschaunig, the amount of food that Europeans waste every year would be more than enough to feed the world’s hungry. To bring awareness to the wastefulness in current consumer behavior, Jeschaunig recreated a model of the Arc de Triomphe from two tons of stale waste bread. Designed for Austria’s 2012 Lendwirbel Festival in Graz, the metal and wood arc highlights how society has prioritized capitalism and affluence at the expense of the environment and the hungry. At the close of the festival, the old bread was transported to a biogas plant and transformed into electricity.

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