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Simple Ways to Be More Grateful Every Day

If there's one thing I want to do it's help others be more grateful; I attempt to operate from a place of gratitude with everyday, despite setbacks or successes. I believe that to be grateful is to access the greatest joy in life. Here's how I know:<p><b>Why You Should Want To Be Grateful:</b><p>I'm a cancer …

4 Ways to Overcome Feelings of Loneliness

For entrepreneurs, there is some truth to the old adage that it's lonely at the top.<p>There is a distinct difference between being alone and being lonely. It is not uncommon for an entrepreneur to experience feelings of loneliness, which is a mental state of mind. In fact, being a successful …

Loneliness

Think Positive: Proven Tools for Lifting Out of a Bad Mood

It might seem in the midst of a bad mood that there’s not much you can do to change it. You feel lousy and the last happy moment you had is hardly at …

Mindfulness

Grow Your Own Kitchen Countertop Herb Garden

Prep Cans<p>Wash cans thoroughly and allow to dry. Use rubbing alcohol to remove any ink that has been stamped on the cans (Image 1). Set the smallest …

5 herbs that belong in every kitchen garden

Find room for herb plants<p>Savory and pungent, herbs hold a special spot in the kitchen arsenal, providing the X factor in many home-cooked meals. …

When And How To Use Dried Herbs – Kitchen Tips Everyone Should Know

Look, I’m pro-fresh-herb. I love giant huge bunches of cilantro, I consider it a crime that parsley isn’t used as a vegetable, I’ll drink chimichurri …

Bay Leaf

Smell Better: 6 Essential Oils to Diffuse for Every Mood

You know those days when you need a little extra support? Maybe you're feeling tired... or upset... or anxious... Well, there's probably an app for …

Essential Oils

Mint

Mentha spp.<p>by Master Gardener Stephanie Wrightson<p>I love mint… as long as it is contained, literally! It is important to keep any mint in a container …

From coriander to mint: a guide to growing herbs

Basil<p>Basil, the staple of much Italian cooking, is definitely a useful herb to have handy.<p><b>Container/Garden?</b><p>Basil likes to grow in well drained, rich soil. So growing it in a pot may be the best option in terms of soil and nutrient management.<p>They do however love full sun - so make sure the pot is …

Gardening

Gardens: how to keep basil alive

Supermarket basil is notoriously shortlived. But there are ways to make it last<p>A pot of supermarket basil is an almost universal starting point for timid first timers making an initial foray into horticulture. Coming as modestly priced, ready-grown plants on the shelves of the veg aisle, they seem …

Extend Your Gardening Season: Veggies & Herbs You Can Grow Indoors During the Winter Months

Depending on what part of the country you're in, you still might be enjoying the delicious harvest from your backyard, but here in the Midwest, I'm …

Sangrìa Verde {Vinho Verde, Cucumber, Melon, Mint, Basil + Lime} • The Bojon Gourmet

I’ve long been a fan of dry, sparkly Italian Prosecco, so I was thrilled when I discovered its softer relative, Portugese Vinho Verde. If Prosecco is …

Urban gardening: how to go green in the city

Even the smallest of urban nooks and crannies can become a productive green patch<p>Gardening urbanites are greening our pleasant land. Tucked away in apartments, ecologically ambitious city gardeners are making the most of any space they have, even if it’s just a windowsill, balcony or piece of wall, …

Gardening

My Favorite Basils

Basil comes in seemingly endless varieties. Because I have very little space to garden in at home, I can only grow a few basils. To get the most out …

Gardening

Help Yourself: The Ultimate Herbal Health Bible (A Beginners Guide to Healing Herbs): Heal, Cure and Detox Using Healthy Natural Herbs (Medicinal Herbs: The Complete A-Z Reference) Kindle Edition

Medicine has made extraordinary strides in providing treatments and care for every almost aspect of our health. But the trend to offer a prescription …

Homemade honey and linden tincture

These underwater photos will change the way you see the ocean

An Earth Day celebration wouldn't be complete without a captivating peek into the mysterious depths of our planet's most species-rich yet mysterious ecosystem: the ocean.<p>From alien-like pelagic squid to spooky mantis shrimp, the winners of the 2015 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest do not …

Scuba Diving

The 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest announces winners

The ocean's waters are a vast mystery, but developments in photography technology allow us to get a brief glimpse into the beauty water can hold.<p>Italian photographer Davide Lopresti was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 after his submission "Gold" — which shows a beautiful yellow …

The Beauty of Humming Bird Photography

Between Hummingbird and Tracy Johnson is a beautiful love story. This passionate musician photography based in California reveals here some portraits …

Deadly Winter; Be Prepared By Making a Winter Car Kit

Winter is approaching us quickly. The last few winters have been somewhat mild, but that can always change quickly.<p>Being prepared for natural …

Getting Started with Bushcraft: Debunking the Kit Myth

<b>Share it!</b><p>Equipment. Not bushcraft equipment. Photo: Paul Kirtley.<p>There's no such thing as bushcraft equipment.<p>There's bushcraft.<p>And there's equipment.<p>…

Bushcraft

How to Easily Identify 12 Deciduous Trees in Winter

When the woods are bare of leaves, you have to look to other features for tree identification.<p>I love roaming the woods in late winter and early …

​What's Wrong With Survival Television

What's wrong with learning to start a fire with sticks or drinking your urine in an emergency? Stuff like that makes great TV, but piss poor survival …

FerroLace - Fire Starting ShoeLaces

<b>FerroLace - Shoelace Firestarter</b><p>Fire, and fire starting tools. Chances are person will need them when they least expected it. A day hike gone wrong, …

15 Ways To Start A Fire

Fire starting is at or near the top of all survival checklists with redundancy of method also on the list. In reality, keeping the fire alive is …

Survivalism

Bow Drill tutorial

<b><br>Making and using a Bow Drill</b><p>For me, learning to make fire by friction with the bow drill was the skill that first grabbed my interest all those years …

Woodworking

How To Make a Wire Small Game Snare For Your Survival Kit

As you may already know, Artofmanliness.com just published an article that I wrote titled <i>HOW TO BUILD A SMALL GAME SURVIVAL SNARE</i>. This is a very …

Arduino

Find your way using the Sun

The best time to start learning how to find your way using the sun is the start of the day itself.<p>One of the simplest questions in natural navigation …

Find your way using the Moon

<b>Latest News: My latest book,</b> <b>How to Read Water</b><b>, contains a full, but easy to understand explanation of how the moon influences tides and currents.</b><p>The …

Find your way using Plants

The sun and stars are the best known methods for using nature to point the way. These shining signs are integral to natural navigation and do offer …