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Streaming Music Showdown: Spotify vs. Beats

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25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese …

Food & Dining

What nobody told me about small farming: I can’t make a living

<b>(IARphoto via iStock)</b><p>People say we’re “rich in other ways,” but that doesn’t fix the ugly fact that most farms are unsustainable<p>Jaclyn Moyer<p>February 10, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>On the radio this morning I heard a story about the growing number of young people choosing to become farmers. The farmers in …

Self-Reliance Tips: What You Should Know Before Making A Lifestyle Change

Living off the grid or making the decision to live more self-reliant existence in a rural area takes planning, lots and lots of planning. As with all …

Snow Crawler Snowmobile Concept: Not Your Grandfather's Skidoo

The <b>Snow Crawler</b> snowmobile concept from Polish designer Michal Bonikowski not only traverses wintry environments, it protects them as well thanks to …

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12 Homemade Wood Burning Stoves and Heaters Plans and Ideas:Do It Yourself - The Self-Sufficient Living

Homemade wood stove and heater is a cost efficient way to cook food and get warm in the colder month without spending huge amount of money for buying …

A new multibillion-dollar market for Microsoft Windows is about to go crazy

It's like Windows XP deja vu all over again, but this time, the beloved operating system is Windows Server 2003, which runs on computer servers and was first rolled out 12 years ago.<p>Microsoft is ending technical support for WS2003 on July 14, and computer makers like HP and Dell are licking their …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Google Earth

The Gold/Oil Ratio Shows A Crisis Is Inevitable

Market developments over the past six months have created an environment where a “crisis” seems all but inevitable. The world’s reserve currency, USD, is now 17% stronger than it was in June on a trade-weighted basis. Europe and Japan, the world’s largest and fourth largest economies, are in …

Here’s how we defeat the vulgarians: Bill Maher, wrong-headed neocons, and the real answer to “radical Islam”

<b>(AP/Jacquelyn Martin/Janet Van Ham/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>We need an honest response to Charlie Hebdo. Start by remembering how 9/11 felt before Bush hijacked it for war<p>Patrick L. Smith<p>January 15, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>A lot of garbage has spewed from people unworthy of our attention since the attacks …

No light at the end of the tunnel for global economy warns IMF boss Christine Lagarde

An ill wind continues to blow through the global economy according to Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund.<p>She voiced a sombre appraisal of the world’s finances in an address to the Council of Foreign Relations in Washington:<p>“Despite the boost from oil prices and despite a …

So You Want to Build a Wood Fired Oven. Now What?

Wood Fired Ovens! You’ve seen them at your favorite pizza place, you’ve seen them on TV, and all over the Internet and Pinterest. You simply MUST …

5 Trends To Watch In 2015 That Could Impact Your Finances

While tax-efficient investing and maxing out tax-advantaged retirement accounts should always be top financial priorities, the start of every new year means there are new financial rules and trends to consider. Here are my insights on what’s coming down the road—and how to plan for them.<p><b>Higher Taxes</b><p>…

Retirement