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How to Start Vermicomposting

<i>Join the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors as they walk you through three vermicomposting systems and talk about their personal methods and mistakes!</i><p>For more …

Sustainable Living

Barack Obama and Bill Gates agree that this book is an absolute must-read

Microsoft MSFT, -0.10% founder-turned-philanthropist Bill Gates calls it “one of the best books I’ve ever read,” saying it offers a breakthrough way …

Bill Gates

How to Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy

Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy<p>Step 1<p>Order your windmill building plans as well as the DC motor. See the Resources section for a …

Windmill

The Seven Easiest Vegetables to Grow for Beginner Gardeners

You don't need a green thumb to grow a bounty of fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you're a gardening novice or just want …

19 Netflix Cooking Shows And Documentaries That Every Foodie Needs To Watch

For when you want dinner AND a show.

Netflix Original

All 73 of Netflix's notable original shows, ranked from worst to best

With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "American Vandal," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences.<p>But the service has also had its share of critical flops, including the Marvel series "Iron Fist" and the Kathy Bates-led sitcom "Disjointed."<p>To figure out which Netflix …

Entertainment

How to build a Passive House off-grid, and without foam

1/21<p>MARTaK Passive House Build<p>The Passive House Institute is known to have one of the strictest energy-efficient building standards in the world. …

Off-grid

15 Grilled Chicken Marinades You Won't Tire Of

Grilled chicken can get boring pretty quickly if you don't switch up your marinade.<p>July 20, 2018<p>Chicken is one of the easiest things to make, …

Air-Purifying Plants So Good, Nasa Used Them in the Space Station

Plus, they’ll make your home feel like a tropical paradise.<p>You have to admit, there is something sweet and crisp in the air of a home that’s filled …

Plants

Beautiful DIY Planter Box Ideas That Anyone Can Build

Aren’t plants just amazing? Most species are very easy to grow and offer a multitude of advantages. They look fresh and beautiful, they purify the …

Landscaping

Japanese houses | Dezeen

The living spaces in this house designed by Suppose Design Office in Higashihiroshima, Japan, are arranged around a dirt floor, which is a modern …

6 gardening tips you'll wish you'd known all along

When the weather gets warm, we all want to flock outside and enjoy our outdoor spaces. If your garden is more weeds than flowers, or you feel cursed with a black thumb, hope is not all lost.<p>This is gardening week, and we're tackling everything you need to know about planting, watering, maintaining …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

If You Struggle to Sleep Through the Night, Try These 6 Yoga Poses Before Bed

It's Sunday night and you can't seem to stop thinking about the workweek ahead, your neverending to-do list, and that embarrassing thing you said …

5 ways your coffee addiction can boost your garden

If one of the first things you do each morning is brew a fresh pot of coffee, then you likely have a lot of coffee waste. After the brewing is finished, you grab the filter and dump the grounds in the trash. But did you know you can use those spent grounds around the house instead?<p>You can use …

Gardening

Plot Twist: These Low-Maintenance Plants Actually Thrive When Neglected

Plants make any room look better—just look at shelter magazine features for proof. But keeping your greenery alive is easier said than done. As a …

Tomatoes Hate Cucumbers: Secrets of Companion Planting + Popular Planting Combinations

<i>Did you know that tomatoes hate cucumbers?</i>While they might taste great together in a salad, tomato plants actually dislike growing in close proximity …

Gardening

The Ultimate Perennial Gardening Resource Guide

Herbaceous perennial plants are wonderful because they come back year after year and, for those of us who have distinct seasons, they bloom …

Off the Grid Doesn’t Have to Mean Being Off Society

A green entrepreneur in Maui wants to reconcile low-impact living with modern comforts.<p>If you ask Graham Hill what his idea of a sustainable, …

Beat the heatwave – these 5 houseplants will actually keep your home cool

In the long run they're inexpensive and environmentally-friendly too!<p>Sometimes it feels like no amount of cooling fans or wide open windows will make …

Living Off-Grid: What It’s Actually Like

When people learn that my husband and I moved our family to the Ozarks to go off-grid, we sometimes get interesting responses. Living off-grid evokes …

9 indestructible houseplants that purify the air

<i>9 Indestructible houseplants that purify the air, even if you neglect them.</i>Houseplants that purify the air. Image by Clickmanis @ stock.adobe.comIt …

6 Easy Backyard Permaculture Projects for Beginners

Shares 2K<p>Permaculture is a word that brings to mind beautiful and large swathes of property filled to the brim with fruit trees, perennial food …

Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist

My husband may be wishing that I had never requested a review copy of Edible Landscaping With a Permaculture Twist because it was so inspiring that I …

50 Tiny Apartment Kitchens that Excel at Maximizing Small Spaces

Few rooms in our home demand as much attention as the kitchen. It is the heart and soul of the house and in contemporary homes with open living plans …

An Overview of Square-Foot Gardening: How to Do it and Why You Should

Square-foot gardening (SFG) is one of the more popular ways people are growing their own food these days. Unlike the typical garden rows we’ve all …

18 Addictive Shows You Really Should Be Watching This Year

Featuring Killing Eve, The End of the F**king World, Queer Eye, and more.<p><i>Entries have been edited for length and clarity</i>.

The Top Apps for Architects

We all know the common refrain recited by architecture's more experienced practitioners when it comes to technology: "Times were a lot harder for …

10 Yoga Poses to Do in Bed to Ease Pain and Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

Whether you sit in an office chair all day, like to garden, or are on your feet for extended periods of time, you're probably no stranger to sore …

Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

By Elisabeth Leamy<p>, Writer<p>We are in love with nature — but also with technology — so which is better when you build or remodel a home? Natural products such as wood or wool? Or a ­man-made substitute, such as laminate or nylon? To answer this question, I consulted dozens of design and DIY websites …

Home Improvement