Kim Choate

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Permaculture Tips To Use In Your Backyard

Want To Add Some Permaculture To Your Garden?<p>Have you ever wondered how you can turn your backyard into an area that generates not only food for your …

Watch: How to Build Your Own At-Home Carbonation System

Tips-and-tricks guru <b>Clifford Endo</b> is the master when it comes to kitchen hacks, from converting an ordinary backyard grill into a smoker fit for the best rack of ribs, to speeding up the pickling process from hours to mere minutes with the help of a whipping canister. This week on You Can Do This!, …

DIY

How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

9 Reasons Dividend Stocks Are Smart Investments

It’s hard to beat solid dividend stocks if you're looking for smart investments. They have the power to boost your wealth considerably over time.<p>When …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Furniture

The Vanual Camping Van

When the going gets tough and you want to get the hell out of dodge, a weekend retreat or getaway can be the perfect remedy. In fact, some fall in …

The Only Three Kinds of Sandpaper You Need

There are an overwhelming number of sandpaper choices, but only three of them will be used for most of your woodworking projects.<p>Sanding is a necessary evil that accompanies every woodworking project, and one of the more annoying parts of the task is choosing which type of sandpaper to use. This …

This Is What Spending One Hour in the Garden Does to Your Body

There are big benefits to digging around in the dirt (really).<p>With the sunshine becoming a more regular feature in our lives, what better way to feel inspired than to engage in some active garden pursuits?<p>We are already aware of the mental health benefits we can enjoy from gardening, and we even …

DIY Cat Tree Offers Alternative to Conventional Scratching Posts and Beds

If you consider yourself a discerning pet owner, finding furniture that suits your taste and your cat's claws can be a challenge. A popular type of scratching post is one that's completely covered in carpet, but if you're like Redditor daidougei, you may think this style is “a bit of an eyesore.” …

Your Next Project Should Be This DIY 3D Router

CNC routers are great but can be time consuming and overkill when you simply need to make a few simple cuts. This 3D router keeps your project moving forward and there's no software to fiddle with.<p>CNC routers are amazing machines that can make intricate and precise cuts at the touch of a button. …

Portable Solar Generator

*** UPDATE to "Step 3: Solar panel & connections"I built this system because its fun, I'm a nerd and its fun. Did I mention its fun? I've been in …

The most game-changing Costco shopping secrets

If you love to snap up a bargain (who doesn't?), then you probably have a Costco membership card tucked away in your wallet. This mega warehouse sells everything in bulk, from grocery items (including organic fruit and vegetables) to household goods, electronics, liquor, diamond rings, and even …

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7 Natural Foods That Detox the Liver and Boost Health - Part 8

<b>Turmeric</b><p>Turmeric, one of the main components of curry powder, has long been used as an effective healing remedy. The spice’s anti-inflammatory …

8 signs Americans are slowly embracing a healthier diet

Soda consumption is down, and our aversion to sugar is expected to grow. Here are the trends to watch in 2016<p>Last summer, the right mix of rain and sun over Minnesota gave corn farmers in the Gopher State a bumper crop. Garrison Keillor, the redoubtable host of the public radio show "A Prairie Home …

Trek-in prefab cabin offers luxury sustainable lodgings for campers

1/15<p>Trek In Hikers Cabin-Moodworks Architecture<p>Trek-In is a prefab cabin designed for campers and those seeking solitude in beautiful natural …