Marjorie Vogel

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Smart Homesteaders Save Tons Of Money This Way (So Why Doesn’t Everyone Do It?)

Most of the meat, dairy and egg production in this country comes from monocultures — confinement operations raising only one type of animal. This is …

The Absolute Minimum Clothes You Need for a Life of Adventure

My drawer in Artemis the Airstream measures seven inches by 15 by 20. You could probably fit three or four cantaloupes inside it, provided they were small ones. When we hit the road full time, this was my new wardrobe. It was about the size of one shelf in our walk-in closet at home. Decisions had …

Clothing

Ultimate Hiking Guide to Norway's Stunning Trolltunga (Troll's Tongue)

If you were to ask me what would be the top most grueling YET breathtaking hikes that I have ever done in my entire life, there are two (2) things …

Hiking

The ‘Survival’ Flour That Lasts 30 Years. And You Already Own It.

Image source: Pixabay.comWhen most Americans think of flour, they think of all-purpose flour or whole-wheat flour because those are the types most …

Breakfast

My Brew System: Josh Weikert, CB&B Contributor and Beer: Simple Blog Author

I started brewing ten years ago as part of a one-two punch of “realizing craft beer is awesome” and “learning that brewing is easy,” all while …

Beer

How to train your brain for better dates — and sex

If things aren’t working out in your love life, maybe it’s about time you saw a doctor.<p>An Upper West Side psychologist is using a special kind of …

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

The Corn-Free, All-Natural Way To Feed Your Backyard Chickens

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>The standard advice for feeding laying hens is simple: Just buy corn and layer mash. And if you’re primarily concerned with …

The Odd-Looking Stove That Uses 80 Percent Less Wood Than A Traditional Stove

Image source: ernieanderica.info<p>Perhaps you’ve heard about rocket mass heaters in off-grid and homesteading circles, but what exactly are they?<p>A …

Off-grid

15 Incredible Things You Can Do With Tea Tree Oil

Image source: Wikipedia The tea tree, or <i>Melaleuca alternifolia,</i> is native to Australia and produces one of the most popular essential oils, tea tree …

Alternative Medicine

9 Food Projects That Could Make You 100 Percent Self-Sufficient

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Are you ready to feed your family? If you want to reduce your dependency on the commercial food supply, you better start …

Neuroscientists Just Gave Lazy Humans a Free Pass

As anyone who struggles to get out of bed in the morning knows, fighting laziness is a losing battle. From beneath the covers, the world outside …

University College London

Forget the tax returns; show me his brain scans

In Princeton philosopher Harry Frankfurt’s 2005 essay “On Bullshit,’’ he makes a distinction between lies and B.S. that is perhaps more important …

Critical Thinking

Discover the mathematician within you with this simple problem

The power of multiple representations<p>I could never do music. I never learned to play an instrument, not a lick. I had no clue how a musical score is …

Merrell Capra Rapid

The Merrell Capra Rapid is a highly breathable, lightweight hiking shoe. Day hikers will appreciate the reliable traction and comfortable trail feet. …

Make DIY Fire-Starter Pills With Paper and a Plastic Syringe

Good kindling makes starting any type of fire easier, whether it’s your barbecue, fire pit, or a campfire under the stars. These compact fire-starter …

DIY

14 Soak-Worthy Hot Springs to Chase

The hot bath has long been used as treatment for releasing stress and promoting better health. This isn't an old wives' tale, especially when it …

Hiking

The Cognitive Bias President Trump Understands Better Than You

Americans born in the United States are more murderous than undocumented immigrants. Fighting words, I know. But why? After all, that's just what the …

Ronald Reagan
Beer

How Saying Ivanka Trump Is ‘Thirsty’ for Justin Trudeau Hurts All Women

When it’s Valentine’s Day and the Reddit thread, “Find someone to look at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Justin Trudeau” pops up, who can resist …

Feminism

The résumé is dead: your next click might determine your next job

The argument about whether robots will take our jobs is irrelevant: workforce science and data aggregation have already changed how we find work<p>The rise of ever more intelligent machines is prompting much speculation about the future of work and a clear separation of views is becoming apparent. …

Employment

12 Backpacking Hacks for Your Next Trip! [Infographic]

Whether you’re backpacking down the Grand Canyon or braving the cold in Yosemite, some of these backpacking hacks can help make your trip easier – or …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

The Growler Chill looks like a smarter way to drink beer at home

Growlers are a great way to buy beer from your local bar or brewery, but they tend to go stale or flat after a couple of days. There have been a few attempts to solve this problem by replicating the tap experience of a bar at your home, but nothing I’ve seen solves the issue as completely as the …

Beer

Research reveals circuit that clarifies how stress exacerbates pain and meditation eases it - Scope

Everyone loves endorphins — those naturally occurring chemicals in the body that are commonly credited with the euphoric highs caused by running or …

When choosing your next move, your brain is always ready for plan B

Whether we’re navigating a route to work or browsing produce at the grocery store, our brains are constantly making decisions about movement: Should …

The Brain

On shared false memories: what lies behind the Mandela effect

Would you trust a memory that felt as real as all your other memories, and if other people confirmed that they remembered it too? What if the memory …

The Brain

Build a Portable Spray Paint Booth for Your Workshop

If you do a lot of spray painting, this clever box design keeps over-spray from ruining your stuff, helps you avoid nasty paint fumes, and is as easy …

Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner

Blacksmithing is by no means a dead trade, but if you watch or have watched shows like Forged in Fire, you’ll notice the modern forge has quite a few degrees of separation from the bellows and hammering of forges past. When I first got into blacksmithing, I wanted things to be modern. “This trade …

Woodworking