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7 rules-of-thumb to follow in aquaponics

19 Aug 2015<p>From a media bed unit start-up in Bangkok to a fully developed 120 households deep water culture (DWC) unit in Ethiopia, aquaponics is …

Aquaponics
Solar Power

How I collected 25,000 vintage Indian matchboxes

<b>I have been collecting matchboxes seriously since 2012.</b><p>My sources include collectors all over the world, dealers, auctions, flea markets, and just about any place I can think of. The accumulation, as I like to call it, includes all kinds of material related to the Indian matchbox industry.<p>Within …

India

Peony passion: A garden icon blooms anew in the age of social media

The long-lasting blooms are beloved for good reason.<p>The long-lasting blooms are beloved for good reason.<p>Fashion and taste come and go in the garden like anywhere else, but peonies are the rarest of blooms — they have never been out of style.<p>Their appeal rests on their outsize beauty, pure and …

Social Media

Growing Hops - Brew Your Own

Article<p>MEMBERS ONLY Hops Forgotten<p>Garlick, Canterbury brown, Finess, Farnham pale, Flemish, Grape, and Colgate hops have all died away in England. As …

Canterbury

Can I Buy an ETF With My Roth IRA Account?

Exchange-traded funds have taken the investing world by storm, and ETFs now hold more than $3 trillion in assets. Some investors are uncertain, however, whether they're allowed to hold ETFs in a Roth IRA. The answer is yes, and in fact, ETFs can be a great way to get exposure to certain types of …

How To Achieve Dividend Investing Success In Four Steps (Example Included)

With the Fed in its seventh year of keeping yields low and bond prices no longer going up, investors have gravitated to dividend-focused stock investing. Many stocks have higher-than-bond yields, plus they offer the possibility of both dividend and price growth. The problem is many investors and …

Investing

In Israel, seeds of a heady future for medical marijuana

AFP — With its moat, wall, barbed wire, armed guards and security cameras, the facility could be mistaken for a military base if it weren’t for the …

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Serve this classic Southern favorite as an accompaniment to cheese and crackers, or enjoy it alongside a sandwich or hamburger.

SILVER INVESTMENT: Switching From A Commodity To A High Quality Store Of Value

The biggest trade of a lifetime will occur when the value of silver switches from a mere commodity to a high-quality store of value. Actually, it's …

Buying gold in 2016 is like buying stocks in 1941

The last four years have seen a significant correction in the metals market. Gold has corrected almost 46% from its highs, whereas silver has …

Stock Markets

Crystals for Wealth, Prosperity and Success

Everyone’s been given financial advice at some point in their lives. You’ve been told to save for your retirement, cut down on your daily coffee …

Self-improvement

The Care and Keeping of Crystals

Stressed, lonely, or psychically blocked? Here's how to curate your personal crystal collection.<p>An intuitive human attraction to crystals and gemstones has existed for centuries. Ancient Egyptians used crystals to manufacture makeup and combat night terrors, while ancient Greeks wore them to …

Spirituality

11 Powerful Goddesses From Around The World To Invoke In Your Life

Goddesses, or female representations of the divine, can be found in religious traditions the world over. They hold places of importance in Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism and the ancient cultures of Greece, Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Americas and more. In their ancient stories, these goddesses embody a …

Ancient History

8 Lesser-Known Ways To Use Crystals In Your Everyday Routine

<i>Healing crystals are having a moment. It seems like everyone — from Katy Perry to Miranda Kerr — has recently started dishing on their high-vibe</i> …

It Is Possible to Heal the Body with the Mind, and There Is Scientific Proof to This

The mind is the control center of the human being, even more so than you know. The mind can make decisions, learn new things and feel emotions — it …

Does My Pet Get Lonely?

In the thirty-plus years of practicing as a small animal veterinarian, I've lost count of the times that I have encountered pet caretakers that were …

7 Surprising Herbs and Spices You Should Add to Your Diet—And Why

The conversation about food is changing. Now that the forks-over-knives, Green Kitchen set have become comfortable trading phrases like “I’m craving blueberries” for “I’m craving antioxidants,” or “Greek yogurt” for “good bacteria,” and the vegetarian diet has become nearly universal, the herbs and …

The Beginner's Guide to Buying Antique Furniture

A Christie's expert weighs in on five key qualities to look for (and pieces that are worth a small fortune).<p>Americana Week, which runs the last two weeks of January, is in full swing.<p>For tips on how to approach this marathon of antiquing, we consulted Andrew Holter, Specialist and Head of …

Meet the new you: a self-help guide to shake you up

Overhauling your life, whether it’s your home, job or your relationship, can seem an impossible task. But these five self-help gurus are here to get you started<p>Rohan Gunatillake, the mind cleanser: ‘Society shouldn’t be trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with the technologies on which it …

Baby Showers

The 3 Most Powerful Tools for Pineal Gland Activation By Joshua Eag...

The 3 Most Powerful Tools for Pineal Gland Activation By Joshua Eagle Of all of the countless foods, exercises and techniques used to help awaken and …

How to Decalcify and Activate the Pineal Gland

Located in the centermost area of the brain, nuzzled in between the two hemispheres, lies the magnificent pineal gland. Known variously as “the third …

Spirituality

Tibetan Pranayama: The Little-Known Meditation Technique with Powerful Benefits

Pranayama has been a source to draw in the ‘Prana’ or chi or the universal life force across meditation practitioners for times immemorial. The oft …

THE FOUR BODIES

So here’s a pretty compelling and revolutionary idea that incidentally, also makes a lot of sense. According to Jill Willard (the intuitive who …

Spirituality

9 Classic Aromatherapy Oils And How They Change Your Mood And Body

If the words "aromatherapy" or "essential oils" evoke images of hippies dipped in fragrant oils surrounded by burning incense in the pursuit of inner peace and zen, then you're not alone.<p>But to get a more accurate definition of the mystifying practice, we turned to Guy Vincent, an aromatherapy …

Beauty

A Note to God

I woke up this morning and did everything as usual. When I came to sit for my daily spiritual practice I was just about to start when I thought <b>“What</b> …

3 Powerful Practices for Accessing the Healing Power of Your Mind

In recent years, a number of groundbreaking studies have been published showing a very direct link between our thoughts, beliefs, emotions and the …

Chakras, Energy Flow and Essential Oils

Chakras are the energy centers in the human body that facilitate the flow of energy. They are linked to mental, physical and spiritual well-being. By …