Benjamin Thomas Simms

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Most games have boring characters, this site fixes that problem

Warning: This post contains NSFW language.<p>It's hard to write a good video game or role-playing character, which is why so many of them seem like they came out of the same game. You're often left with games and campaigns that feature the same characters you've seen in the past, doing much the same …

What Do the Ultra Rich Know about Investing That You Don't? A Peek Inside Their Portfolios

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Wealth brings access. Exclusive clubs, private dining, keycard entry. And while us working stiffs exchange stock tips in the …

A Gates Plan for Eliminating Student Debt

<i>A tax on inherited wealth could eliminate student debt while reducing growing inequality.</i><p>Over a decade ago, I got a call from Bill Gates.<p>Not the Bill Gates you're probably thinking of. It was Bill Gates Sr., the Microsoft founder's dad. He was eager to speak out in support of the federal estate …

How to build wealth in small investments

<b>Your Funds</b><p>The reaction of a lot of retirees to the recent news that their Social Security checks will rise next year by an average of $20 per month …

Retirement

3 Lessons You Need to Teach Your Kids About Credit

A study done in 2012 by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revealed that only 1 in 10 U.S. student scored highly on a …

Thirteen Strategies for Financial Independence Through Self-Sufficiency

My primary financial goal is what I call financial independence. Though financial independence can have a number of meanings, I define it as being <b>a</b> …

Simple Living, High Thinking

Health Tips from Bhagavad-gita<p>Author: Jorge Camara<p>Since time immemorial, human societies have championed Mother Nature’s therapeutic splendor as a …

More humanity. Less stuff.

Last week I was interviewed on the radio, which was weird/fun.<p>The host and I were chatting about minimalism and simple living when a text came …

Minimalism

10 Prepping Books That Could Actually Save Your Life

By Tennessee Mike<p>Below is my list of 10 Books That Could Actually Save Your Life – read it and please let me know what you think (and list your …

Self Sufficiency Skills

Self sufficiency is a must if you’re planning on homesteading. Becoming a full-fledged homesteader is a learning process; it takes constantly …

Does simple living always mean "less"?

We often treat “simple living” and “living with less” as synonymous, but I’m not convinced they’re the same thing at all.<p>Don’t get me wrong: …

Minimalism

6 Steps for Starting a Self Sufficient Lifestyle

Many homesteading families are searching for ways to make do with less and 6 Steps for Starting a Self Sufficient Lifestyle can help finds ways to do …

Minimalism

Simple Living and Saving Money

Almost every day at lunch I click on Hulu, and my heart skips a little beat when I see the words, “new episode” next to either <i>House Hunters</i> or <i>House</i> …

7 Reasons to Join the Urban Homesteading Revolution

I grew up in a fairly typical late-20th-century family. We lived a few blocks from the center of town. We bought all of our food at a chain grocery …

Why I Love When My Teen is on his iPhone

This guest post was written by Lisa Vaillancourt, the very proud mother of two handsome, successful young men. Patrick is a 20-year-old college …

The Health Benefits of Simple Living

Shannon Hayes, 40, doesn’t do anything she doesn’t want to do.<p>When she gets up at 4 a.m. to write, it’s because it makes her happy. When she takes a …

Homesteading as Art and Revolution

<b>I</b>n the United States, homesteading has historically been linked to revolutionary impulses and radical social initiatives. For good and for ill, the …

Did a Real-Life Alchemist Inspire Frankenstein?

Mary Shelley is sometimes called the mother of science fiction for concocting the tale of a lab-made man who becomes a monster — but she may have had …

A Step By Step Guide On How to Create Flashcards Using Google Spreadsheets

January 1, 2015 <br>Flippity is a very good tool that you can use on Google Spreadsheets to create flashcards and quizzes. The flashcards you create can …

Education Technology

7 Ways To Charm The Pants Off Of Everyone, All The Time

First impressions count. From work events to cocktail hours, small talk is in every aspect of your day to day life. Making a great first impression at social functions can be a daunting task. According to psychologist Linda Blair, seven seconds is all it takes for us to judge someone we’re meeting …

Structuring Your Meditation

The most important rule here is this: When it comes to sitting, the description of Buddhism as the Middle Way applies. Don't overdo it. Don't underdo …

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

December 7, 2014<p>When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is no consensus as …

Time Traveler Who Spent 2 Years in The Future 2749 Tells All

Al Bielek discusses what he remembers from his 6 weeks spent in the year 2137 and 2 years he spent in 2749. One thing that I should stress is that …

From Battleground to Moral High Ground: On the Place of World War I in the History of Modern Iran

In 1 November 1914, three days after the Ottoman naval attacks on Russian Black Sea ports had heralded the arrival in Iran’s immediate neighbourhood …

Middle East

Tennessee Titans: You Can’t Get More Steampunk than These Machines

Wikipedia describes the art and fashion movement called Steampunk as a “sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, …

Energy Star

Why Starting a Website or Blog Could Change Your Life Forever

<b>Before you even get started reading this I’ll say one thing: creating websites has changed my life.</b><p><i>It sounds pretty stupid and ridiculous but I’m</i> …