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Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

Motivation

Seven ways to cope with a depressed partner

Listen to them, look after yourself, and make sure they are seeking professional help<p><b>Prevention is better than cure.</b> Be aware of the things that trigger depression and self-destructive behaviours, such as working too hard, placing unrealistic expectations on themselves, being overly self-critical. …

Mental Health

6 Bad Mental Habits That Are Holding You Back (and How to Replace Them With New Ones) | Inc.com

When it comes to reaching your goals, do your mental patterns help you or hurt you? The answer is almost certainly both. Most of us have learned to envision a future we want to achieve and taken steps to achieve that future, achieved some self-discipline that helps us complete tasks efficiently and …

Critical Thinking

Stacking Functions: Increasing Efficiency with Multi-Function Spaces

Written by R. Ann Parris on The Prepper Journal. <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> <i></i> 4.58/5 (45) Stacking functions is a quick term for the concept of planning things (elements) and …

Gardening

Welcome to the EcoHood: Europe's New Green Villages

Recent construction projects in Wales, Iceland and the Netherlands conjure a future of off-grid intentional communities and geothermal biodomes.<p>Think …

Off-grid

8 Huge Benefits of Living in a Tiny House - Green Homes

Tiny houses are everywhere! These tiny, compact, affordable houses are the perfect addition to any family. Just look up Tiny House Hunters, Tiny …

Top 10

I Lost an Argument with a Vegan. Here’s what I Learned.

<b>Backstory</b><p>As happens from time to time, I was presented with the accusation from a vegetarian about meat = murder and the ethics of the vegetarian …

How to Build a Garden That Grows Forever

It keeps growing and growing and growing...<p>Connor Stedman, an agroforestry specialist and ecologist at garden design firm AppleSeed Permaculture, uses a farming practice called permaculture that exploits natural relationships between plants to create a long-lasting garden that will grow without …

Gardening

Is self-sustaining, off-grid housing the future of sustainable neighbourhoods?

Imagine a neighbourhood that can grow its own food, produce its own energy, and turn its waste system into a closed-loop regenerative system. Pretty …

Cooking from scratch | Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself

Cooking and eating are two (of many) pleasures in life for me, I learned how to cook from watching my mother who was a fantastic cook. She could take …

Breakfast

Making the Decision to Purchase a Grain Mill - Organic Gardening

This Christmas, my husband surprised me with a grain mill attachment for our Kitchen Aid mixer. Avid bread makers and do-it-yourselfers, we had …

Organic Gardening

Unconventional Gardening Methods: Pros and Cons - Organic Gardening

Novel gardening methods go through phases of prominence on the gardening scene. Perhaps made popular by a new book or a reinvigoration of an old …

Earthships Are Self-Sustaining Homes Built For Living Off The Grid

Want to ditch your utility bills forever? Consider an Earthship, a self-sustaining home built for living off the grid.<p><b>Related: Portable, Sustainable</b> …

9 Food Projects That Could Make You 100 Percent Self-Sufficient

Image source: Pixabay.comAre you ready to feed your family? If you want to reduce your dependency on the commercial food supply, you better start …

Off-grid

Erin Loechner Tells Us Why Living Slow Is the New American Dream

Somehow, over the years, we’ve collectively decided to equate being busy with being successful. Having too much on our plates is somehow a mark of accomplishment, even if it leaves us feeling stressed, unfulfilled and exhausted in the process. Lately, though, we’ve been noticing a beautifully …

How to Cut Back on Digital Clutter and Regain Your Focus

I spend most of my day on a computer. When I’m not working I spend my spare time programming or blogging. When I take a break I spend it looking at …

Building a Root Cellar - Modern Homesteading

Our five-year search was over. We had found our home in the country: Sky Meadow, one hundred sixty acres of pasture, pines, junipers, bubbling …

What Is a Passive House? - Green Homes

<i>Super insulation is at the heart of the Passive House construction concept.</i><p>Is it possible we’ve been approaching heating our homes from completely …

These Goa-based “permaculture” farmers refuse to sell their crops

<i>Image: Shilarna Vaze</i><p>I first met Peter Fernandes in Goa when I was on a desperate hunt for morning glory stems that I needed for a dinner in Mumbai. …

5 Questions to Decide If You Need a Business Partner

You might actually need a loan or an attorney, not somebody to split your company with.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you write as much as I do you get barraged with people who want to partner with you. Most are hucksters who see that you have a capability that …

10 Simple Tips on How to Turn Amateur-Looking Photos Into Pro-Quality Images (VIDEO)

Do you ever wonder how to take your photography to the next level? The helpful folks at Mango Street Labs are back with another great video that will …

World's first rotating, shape-shifting tower planned for Dubai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai is home to many man-made wonders: The world's largest man-made island, the world's largest shopping mall, the world's tallest building.<p>It may soon be adding a new one -- the world's first rotating skyscraper.<p>It's the brainchild of architect David Fisher of Dynamic Architecture.<p>Fisher …

Skyscrapers