Ken Barker

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An Introduction to Raising Turkeys on the Homestead

We love turkey. For sausage, for burger, for the drumsticks, at Thanksgiving. And, if you have chickens already, adding in a turkey or two on the …

Insects

A Genius Way to Grow Peppers & Tomatoes in Buckets (Self-Watering)

<b>A quick note from our founder-</b><p>Over the past year, my friend Dave at PaleoHacks has been working on a secret cookbook with world-renowned Le Cordon …

Garden Hack For Perfectly Spaced Rows

Robyn Lehr<p><b>1.</b> Tear a page of black-and-white newspaper from top to bottom into 1-inch-wide strips. Then make a paste by mixing flour with enough water …

Simple Crop Rotation for Organic Gardening - Organic Gardening

Crop rotation is an important factor of organic gardening. It’s just as important as composting and cover crops. By not following these simple steps …

Gardening

2014's best science fiction and fantasy

Locus magazine has published its annual recommended reading list, which signposts the best in science fiction and fantasy from the previous year.<p>I …

Workout Posters

Items 1 to 12 of 19 total<p>Showper page<p><b>Page:</b><p>1<p>Sort By<p>Fitness buffs who have a facility or home gym will find this <b>Abdominal Workout Poster</b> a fundamental …

The Future Of Work: Why Social HR Is Still Important

In 2014, we saw organizations use social technologies for recruitment, development and engagement practices. The year to come will bring even more transformation to human resources.<p>The year 2015 will see the advent of what I call “the consumerization of HR,” where employees expect an “intelligent …

The 2015 "Sleeper Ideas" List: Trends, Stocks, And Private Companies To Watch

This is the 4th year in a row I’ve curated an annual prediction list for Forbes. Last year’s list is here.<p>It’s gotten bigger and better every year with a fantastic collection of participants – and this year is no exception. I really appreciate their involvement, as it helps all of us when we each …

FanDuel

Learning to code? I did it for 2 years – here’s what I learned

I’ve never sworn so much in my entire life. I stared at a computer screen for hours, trying to fix a bug in my app. The cause of the error eluded me, …

Texas farmer recommends 5 books every gardening enthusiast must read

When I look back to seven years ago, when I decided to opt out of industrial agriculture and grow as much of my own food as I could, I'm impressed by …

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world.<p>Bohbot, a French photographer currently living in New York, released the photographs of libraries in several cities including Paris and Rome as a part of his 2012 project …

The top ten tiny houses of 2014

<b>UPDATE:</b> after doing this post I found that posts early last year were not put in the Tiny House category, and I missed them on the first run. So now …

The Scary Truth About Chicken

Monster chickens are taking over the supermarket. Be very, very afraid …<p>Drive down Byrd Road off Route 113 in Pocomoke City, Maryland, past the transfer station and into the driveway of Carole and Frank Morison's poultry farm, and you'll find two long yellow chicken houses. From 1985 to 2008, those …

Agriculture

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Comedy Issue<p><i>GQ</i> goes behind the scenes with the resident genius of <i>SNL</i> to see the sketch-comedy master in her element.<p>By Amy Wallace2 days agoView …

What It Really Takes To Be A Professional Programmer

There's a lot more to professional programming than writing code. From working with a team to solve problems to version control, you won't make it to …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

The Year’s Best Fitness Tips

Enhance your workouts with cutting-edge research and insight from experts

New York University

A 25-Year-Old Coding Genius Was Making $500,000 A Year In College, And He Just Raised $10 Million For A Startup

He launched his first tech startup when he was 12. "I wanted to cheat video games," he laughs. "I did Cheat Neopets, web game cheats. For $25/month you got whatever cheats I found. It did well until Neopets sent me a cease and desist letter."<p>"I was 13. I thought I was screwed," he told us. "I …

The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

Civilization was powered by the humble chicken, says author.<p>For most of us, the word "chicken" spells a cold, clammy slab of plastic-wrapped white meat plucked out of the refrigerated section of our local supermarket. But in the ancient world, and in many cultures today, chickens had deep religious …

22 Key Big Data Terms Everyone Should Understand

I have attempted to provide simple explanations for some of the most important technologies and terms you will come across if you’re looking at …

The Languages And Frameworks That You Should Learn In 2015

Last week, we asked you which were the languages and frameworks you were looking forward to learn in 2015. 47 of you replied, and here are your …

10 startups to watch in 2015

Facebook agreed to acquire WhatsApp for $19 billion. Uber raised more than $1 billion at an $18 billion-plus valuation, then reportedly went out to …

Geoengineering: Energy efficient method using salt water to cool planet identified

Rayleigh Jet technique could help offset the effects of carbon emissions<p>A study into reversible geoengineering method to offset rising global …

SurveyMonkey's $250 Million Round And The Many Lessons Of This Extraordinary Company

SurveyMonkey, the leader in (you guessed it if you didn’t already knew it) online surveys, raised $250 million in a funding round led by a bunch of private equity and finance titans, Bloomberg reports. SurveyMonkey is, by all accounts, quite profitable and doing very well.<p>I’ve been fascinated by …

Top 10 Productivity and Collaboration software

Last updated: April 27, 2018<p>Productivity and Collaboration tools allow to plan and organize your personal time, manage tasks, calendars, collaborate …

Line25 Web Design Blog

The Internet is nothing but a massive reservoir of websites that contain audio-visual content of varying formats and themes. However, we have come a …

MacTrast Deals: The Name Your Own Price Learn to Code Bundle – Donate to Charity, Learn to Code Like a Boss

- Dec 15, 2014<p>Pay what you want to get the Programming Java for Beginnings and PSD to HTML5/CSS3 courses, and if you pay more than the average price, …