Phone addiction

Top 10 Tips to Beat Phone Addiction

Introduction Are you addicted to your phone? Do you want to find ways of beating your addiction, and rediscover life with minimal tech? Even if you don’t necessarily see yourself as being addicted to your phone, it’s very likely that you share some bad habits that phone addicts have. It could be harming your relationships, your productivity and even causing you some psychological distress. Yes, really. In this guide, you’ll find out everything you need to know about phone addiction,…

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Bitcoin price rally of 2013 vs 2017

Bitcoin Rally of 2013 vs 2017 – Chart Analysis

Is bitcoin’s bubble about to burst? With the recent seemingly unstoppable rally of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, which is fuelling mainstream adoption like merchant account and payment processing startups to provide the infrastructure for excepting payments in the digital currency, and the CME announcing regulation for the futures market we decided to take a look at the 2013 rally (and subsequent crash) to see what similarities there were. Quite a lot is transpires. First up here are both the charts side by…

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Using a Bridging Loan to Finance a Commercial Solar Install

The role of bridging finance allows eager property developers to act quickly on an investment opportunity. Rather than wait for traditional funding from a bank or mortgage, a bridging loan allows individuals and companies to borrow up to £25 million for around 12 to 24 months. Instead of waiting from mainstream finance, the application is much quicker and funds can be drawn down in one lump sum within 7 working days of applying. Hence it is used as a metaphorical…

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China leading the way

This Is Not an Oxymoron: China as the World’s Green Superpower

Far from the bustling, and often heavily polluted, coast lies China’s number one weapon in its growing “green” arsenal – the world’s largest solar farm. Located in north-western Qinghai province, Longyangxia Dam Solar Park covers 1- square miles (26 square kilometres). It has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to supply power to 200,000 households. Built in 2013 at a cost of about 6bn yuan (£721.3m), the solar farm has been on almost constant construction…

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solar sheep

Solar Sheep to the Rescue!

Many solar farm designers didn’t plan for the high grasses that would grow up and block precious sunlight from solar panels.  The solution? Solar sheep!  Here’s an eco-business that’s new, different, and in demand.

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A Contest to Fight Urbanisation

What can a bunch of grad students do to try to combat urban sprawl? We’ll find out as the entries for The Geneva Challenge arrive on July 31, 2016.

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Urban Renewal: The Greening of Cities

If you imagine a green city, you might not first think of Houston, Texas, but according to a green building index, over half of the commercial square footage there has an EPA Energy Star or LEED rating. In fact, Houston has ranked as high as number 3 in the US for LEED-certified commercial space. “Since Houston is the energy capital of the world, sustainability is paramount to all aspects of our economy. This is evident in the way real estate has been consistently…

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Urban Living 101

Urban living offers a number of advantages, but you may not be aware of what they are and how to enjoy them. Not owning and operating a car can save you thousands per year. Of course, the amount you save will vary depending on your living situation and lifestyle choices. If you are considering going carless, you may not be extremely wealthy, so the annual savings could be exactly what you want. In fact, if you can go carless for ten years, how…

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