Ashley Scheffer

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Author's elegant tiny house doubles as writing studio and library

There are tiny houses for all kinds of budgets: ultra-affordable, do-it-yourself affairs, or vehicles converted into tiny houses on wheels, and on …

Why You’re Thinking About Efficacy All Wrong (And How to Fix It)

Last summer, I was on a call with a district superintendent who had just one request: “Give me something—anything—that shows that the product works …

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Oregon Elects First-Ever Kid Governor to Help Fight Bullying

11-year-old Dom Peters has a three-point plan to combat bullying across the state.<p>By<p>Jan 25 2018, 10:04 AM<p>Oregon Kid's Governor<p>Earlier this month, …

Two Utah High School Students Start News Publication After Officials Deleted Their Story

They say they’re being censored.<p>Two student journalists at Herriman High School in Utah launched their own publication after school officials reportedly took down a story they wrote about a teacher's firing. Max Gordon, the 17-year-old editor in chief of the <i>Herriman Telegraph</i>, and Conor Spahr, the …

Automated hydroponic gardens help you grow fresh produce indoor year-round

<b>Grow some of your own greens, veggies, and herbs indoors with one of these automated hydroponic growing systems.</b><p>When you combine an automated …

Aquaponics

43.6% of Denmark's electricity came from wind last year

<b>And the number of turbines has actually decreased...</b><p>Denmark has long been a leader in wind power. And as the British grid celebrates its greenest …

British MPs call for a 25p 'latte levy' on disposable cups

<b>In an attempt to get coffee cup waste under control, a recommendation has been made to start charging for disposables, rather than discounting</b> …

Why you should avoid free two-day shipping

<b>Speedy deliveries of online purchases come at a much higher environmental cost than slower ones.</b><p>Shopping online is very convenient, but have you ever …

Wash Clothes by Hand with a Washboard - Do It Yourself

There it is . . . the place you've dreamed about for so long. So what if the roof leaks and the running water doesn't run? You've worked hard for …

How to Make a Rug - Do it Yourself

The practical comfort of braided rugs would have been completely compatible with the frugal and ingenious creator of Poor Richard . . . they …

How to Make Garlic Powder - Organic Gardening

A couple years ago we had a great garlic harvest, so we decided we’d save more than usual for seed and double our patch. We planted lots of garlic …

What to Plant Now - Organic Gardening

More Great Gardening Resources<p>In addition to our What to Plant Now tool, please take a look at some of our other popular gardening tools and …

Woman receives bionic hand with sense of touch

<b>Scientists in Rome have unveiled the first bionic hand with a sense of touch that can be worn outside a laboratory.</b><p>The recipient, Almerina Mascarello, who lost her left hand in an accident nearly a quarter of a century ago, said "it's almost like it's back again".<p>In 2014 the same international team …

Plastic-eating caterpillar could munch waste, scientists say

<b>A caterpillar that munches on plastic bags could hold the key to tackling plastic pollution, scientists say.</b><p>Researchers at Cambridge University have discovered that the larvae of the moth, which eats wax in bee hives, can also degrade plastic.<p>Experiments show the insect can break down the chemical …

Earth is becoming 'Planet Plastic'

<b>US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes.</b><p>It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been created only in the last 65 years or so.<p>The 8.3 billion tonnes is as heavy as 25,000 Empire State Buildings in New York, or a …