Parched Jordan starts growing vegetables in desert

The Sahara Forest Project near Jordan’s Aqaba aims to produce 130 tonnes of organic vegetables a year Jordan, a water-poor country that is 90-percent desert, on Thursday launched a project to turn its sand dunes into farming land to produce food using sun and sea water. King Abdullah II and Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon attended […]

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Is it Pennywise? Pa. town sees red balloons floating above sewer grate

It appears that a homicidal clown could be lurking beneath the streets of a small eastern Pennsylvania town. Red balloons have been tied to the sewer grates in the town of Lititz and police have taken to Facebook to tell the prankster to please refrain from replacing the balloons that they’re removing, The Associated Press reported. […]

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The Art Of The Elevator Pitch: 4 Tips For Making An Impression

Mastering the art of delivering an effective elevator pitch can make or break you as an entrepreneur. From pitching your idea to a potential business partner, to convincing a key investor to come on board, or winning over your first client, there’s a lot on the line when it’s time to make a pitch. While […]

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How Obama’s note to Trump defied history

Obama’s parting letter to Trump revealed (CNN)The election had been bitter, and the outgoing President was miffed at the victor’s arrogant promise that he would bring a political revolution to Washington, DC. He had no energy left for civility. Tim Naftali In fact, the nation’s second President, John Adams, even skipped Thomas Jefferson’s 1801 inauguration, […]

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Trump administration announces end of immigration protection program for ‘dreamers’

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that allows younger undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation, calling the program unconstitutional but offering a partial delay to give Congress a chance to address the issue. The decision, after weeks of intense deliberation between President Trump […]

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Is Freemasonry a Religion?

Masonic Connections with the Occult and Conspiracy Theories sailko/Wikimedia Commons The Freemasons are primarily a fraternal order and, contrary to conspiracy theories, it is not a religion or particularly clandestine. Members join for the purposes of socializing and networking, and the organization itself commonly expresses its purpose is to “make good men better.” Masonic Initiation […]

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Investors are sinking hundreds of millions into a technology that could revolutionize the way we eat

Inside Plenty, a Silicon Valley-based urban farming startup that scored the largest ag-tech investment in history. In the largest agriculture-tech funding round in history, vertical farming startup Plenty attracted $200 millionPlenty will use the investment to build more farms around the worldSome experts say the investment could make the indoor farming industry more viable as […]

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