Laura Buss

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Creating an Outdoor Shower

<b>Scout the Right Spot</b><p>Exterior walls directly outside of kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms are prime locations for an outdoor shower. Having a …

How I Ended Up Living Off the Grid in New Mexico

Last October, my partner Colleen and I bought a 1,200 square-foot off-grid cabin in Abiquiu, New Mexico. We have 40 sandy acres covered with juniper and piñon, and a front porch that looks out on Cerro Pedernal, the looming flat top mountain made famous by Georgia O’Keeffe, who lived and painted in …

New Mexico

Section 1 – What is Permaculture? | Introduction to Permaculture

<b>Welcome to Oregon State University’s Introduction to Permaculture!</b><p>Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied at scales …

The moral argument for quitting sugar

It's like we're all suddenly four years old. Like our entire taste-spectrum has shifted fifty points to the sweet. Cake is the new bread, candy the …

25+ Whole 30 Essentials Found at Aldi

Stock your kitchen with these Whole 30 friendly essentials from Aldi to set yourself up for success—without breaking the bank.<p>Since making its debut …

Watch how Laura Tomlinson can control her horse — just using her body

The aim of the exercise<p>I use these three exercises in my own riding and when training to help improve awareness of how the rider’s <b>balance and seat</b> …

Horse Racing

Recipes to Make Your Own Soap, Lotion and More

If you’ve ever read the labels on health and hygiene products, you know it can be a challenge to find a product that doesn’t contain long lists of …

Ditch Disposable | Drink Responsible

Will you take the 'Plastic Free July' pledge?

<b>Join a million other people worldwide in an effort to ditch single-use plastics for one month and experiment with zero-waste living.</b><p>Plastic Free July …

Introduction | Introduction to Permaculture

Welcome to this free eBook, “Intro to Permaculture”. The permaculture perspective has more resonance now than at any other time since the term …

America’s best train journeys, ranked

Sit back and watch the world go by on one of America’s best train journeys. You’ll cross lofty trestles, swoop through long tunnels, snake alongside rivers, and flank canyons — seeing parts of the country accessible only by rail. We compared data from Amtrak, Vacations By Rail and America By Rail, …

Trains

Papers of 102-year-old U. of I. professor reflect work in lab, a world of change outside it

University of Illinois professor Fred Kummerow, recognized worldwide for his controversial research on heart-clogging trans fats and his quest to remove them from the human diet, has taken a pause from writing scientific research papers.<p>At 102, he's now working on his memoirs.<p>Meanwhile, just blocks …

University of Illinois

The curse of oil in Iraqi Kurdistan

A region once held up by the US as a beacon of hope in a broken Iraq, Kurdistan has instead — in oil’s name — fallen victim to corruption and war.<p>ERBIL, Iraq — Commander Kamal Kirkuki swung open the large wooden doors to reveal a conference room. It was a war room, really. There was a long table …

Middle East

10 most popular Zero Waste stories in 2016

<b>We are happy that our readers love zero waste so much. It's an important topic that continues to inspire.</b><p>There was a time when nobody knew what “zero …

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was serious and bookish and had very strong opinions. His work was fastidious. He rarely socialized with colleagues, but he was impeccable in his commitments to others. And he was skilled at his job.<p>…

Emotional Intelligence

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse - DIY

<i>It's a snap to design and build your own add-on greenhouse from low-cost new and salvaged materials.</i><p>You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse<p>For …

Freedom Culture and The Valhalla Movement

The climate change rhetoric has become redundant lately. Not because it’s any less true, but because there is a bombardment of dramatic environmental …

Sustainability

5 signs America is devolving into a plutocracy

<b>(Shutterstock/Palmer Kane LLC)</b><p>One-percent elections. Congressional gridlock. An increasingly demobilized public. Our democracy is on life support<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>March 22, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Have you ever undertaken some task you felt less than qualified …

National Security

Meet the new young Hollywood — 30 stars under 30 whose careers are blowing up

Some of these fresh faces will land coveted roles, turn studio projects into box office hits, and even go on to garner award nominations for their performances.<p>While some young stars — Jennifer Lawrence (24), Daniel Radcliffe (26), and Emma Stone (26) — have already solidified their Hollywood …

The Best Fall Pieces That You Need to Buy ASAP

It's hard to believe that this dreadful summer humidity is going away anytime soon, but we're only a couple months away from crisp fall mornings, …

Clothing