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Why Lithium Will See Another Price Spike This Fall

James Stafford | Posted 07.19.2016 | Business
James Stafford

So far, lithium has been the hottest metal of 2016, beating out gold, with exponential demand expected over the coming years. Although the price traje...

Lithium War Heats Up After Epic Launch of Tesla Model 3

James Stafford | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business
James Stafford

The unveiling of Tesla's Model 3 electric car was no less than the lifting of the final curtain on a game-changing energy revolution. And if we follow that revolution to its core, we arrive at lithium -- our new gasoline for which the feeding frenzy has only just begun.

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double

James Stafford | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Demand for lithium -- the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015 -- is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world's new gasoline and earning the moniker of ''White Petroleum''.

Surging Demand For Rechargeable Batteries Is Driving Business To South America

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 03.15.2016 | Technology

SANTIAGO/TORONTO, March 15 (Reuters) - Far from the soy and cattle that dominate its vast fertile pampas, Argentina harbors another valuable commodity...

Electric Car War Sends Lithium Prices Sky High

James Stafford | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
James Stafford

Moreover, land grabs, rising price predictions, and expectations of a major demand spike are leaping out of the shadows of a pending energy revolution and a new technology-driven resource era.

Forget Vegas, Nevada is Now About Reno and Lithium

James Stafford | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
James Stafford

As the state's southwest corner fills up with new lithium players, Tesla gears up for its battery gigafactory and the world's largest data center sets up shop, Nevada is poised for one of the greatest economic revival stories of the century.

Lithium Market Set to Explode: All Eyes Are on Nevada

James Stafford | Posted 10.07.2016 | Business
James Stafford

While other commodities are floundering or completely collapsing in this market, lithium--the critical mineral in the emerging battery gigafactory war...

Demand for Lithium Drives Innovation

XPRIZE | Posted 09.22.2016 | Technology

With shortages of lithium predicted and demand for the element growing, looking for new and cost-effective ways to extract it from one of our largest natural resources certainly makes sense.

At Last, Are Novae the Lithium Factories Longed for?

Francesca D'Antona | Posted 08.03.2016 | Science
Francesca D'Antona

When I had finally given up the hope, this year astronomers have reached twice a goal which I have dreamed to see for about 25 years. They caught in the act lithium formation in stars for the first time, observing it in the spectra of the matter ejected in two different novae, exploded in 2013.

Poet Shira Erlichman Beautifully Destigmatizes Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts

"I’ve been guinea ­pigged with literally dozens of drugs, some of which knocked me out so flat that I could barely lift a spoon," poet and singer-s...

Sleep and Mood Disorders

Krystal Reddick | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

Safeguard your sleep. It influences so much of your day-to-day functioning. For instance, if I don't sleep, I can potentially become manic or depressed. I am very protective of my sleep. You should be too.

#YesAllWomen Includes Mothers Of Children With Mental Illness

Liza Long | Posted 07.28.2014 | Parents
Liza Long

As a single mother of a son with mental illness and former Mormon, I know a thing or two about misogyny. But I would respectfully suggest that hatred of women has very little to do with what happened in Santa Barbara.

Being Completely Normal Living With a Mental Illness

Paul Heroux | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Heroux

No one deserves to live with the stigma associated with a mental illness. The important thing that we need to do as a society is be more compassionate, more informed, more caring and more supportive of those with mental illness.

Huffington Post Exclusive Music World Premiere: On The Twentieth Anniversary Of Nevermind, SPIN Curates A Tribute Album (Audio)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez


A Chemist Explains Why Gold Prices Have Been Soaring

NPR | Jacob Goldstein and David Kestenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The periodic table lists 118 different chemical elements. And yet, for thousands of years, humans have really, really liked one of them in particular...

PHOTOS: Black Opals, Painite, Lithium and 6 More Of The Most Valuable Minerals In The World

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From rubies to painite, coltan to diamonds, nature produces incredible minerals. Whether they are made into dazzling baubles or used in rechargeable b...

Con Games: If I Only Had A Brain At Aspen Ideas Fest

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

(ASPEN, COLORADO) Somebody, somewhere and some time, came up with the idea of The Internet, and then somebody else--Sir Tim to you--came up with the i...

Endgame in Afghanistan

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The goal in Afghanistan has never been to win. There was never anything to win in the first place. The objective has been, from the start, acquisition of that nation's resources.

Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggarman, Thief

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Mills

When the multi-nationals barge into Afghanistan with their massive earth-moving equipment and begin to scrape the wealth out of the stony Afghan mountains, expect the worst.

Afghanistan: It Actually Gets Worse

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Wolff

Karzai's game is obviously changed. Where before he was a two-bit drug-lord middleman, the US some months ago informs him he's potentially one of the richest men in the world.

Does the $1 Trillion Key to Winning the Afghan War Lie Under the Sand?

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Sedaei

A small group of Pentagon and USAID officials and American geologists may have found the biggest single solution to permanently transforming Afghanistan's economy and winning the struggle against Taliban.

China in Afghanistan

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Fresh Talking Point: Poor Afghanistan, They're Rich!

Josh Mull | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Mull

The Afghan minerals report isn't some everyday propaganda trying pitifully to sell a trillion dollar debt-war to a nation of unemployed. This is a very specific talking point explicitly targeting the foreign policy community

Beyond Fluoride: Pharmaceuticals, Drinking Water and the Public Health

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If we are willing to ingest fluoride to prevent tooth decay, surely we can tolerate a trace of lithium to prevent suicides.

Multinationals Going Shopping For Lithium Below Bolivia's Salt Desert

The Guardian | Rory Carroll and Andres Schipani in Salar De Uyuni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Stand in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, the world's greatest salt desert, and the first word that springs to mind is ­nothing. As far as the eye can s...