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14 DIY Garden Hacks That Can Make You A Smart Gardener – Page 3

Old Fish Tank Into a Mini Greenhouse<p>Image Credit: Pinterest<p>How cool! Old Fish tank converted into a mini-greenhouse for starting seeds indoors. …

Hacking

Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>The departure of Moshe Yaalon — one of the last moderate voices in the …

Israel

Elite Hasidic Girls School Scrambles To Keep Lid On Sex Misconduct Scandal

The principal of a prominent all-girls’ yeshiva in Brooklyn promised change after the school was rattled by an allegation of sexual misconduct by …

Judaism

What It Means to Be a 'Good' Father in America Has Changed. Here's How

The purpose of Father’s Day, an annual holiday that falls in the U.S. on the third Sunday in June is clear: families spend some quality time with …

Parenting

You're Simply Not That Big of a Deal -- Now Isn't That a Relief?

Self-esteem has fallen out of favor, and it is starting to seem these days as if self-compassion is taking its place.There is a meme that speaks …

Psychology

Only 17 Percent of Adults Function at Optimal Mental Health. And Yet No One Wants to Talk About It

Everyone is vulnerable, which means everyone should be having a conversation about mental health maintenance.<p>If you've never experienced a bout of depression or anxiety, it might be easy to assume that it only happens to "some" people. But here's the thing about mental illness: It doesn't …

Mental Health

23 Signs You're Dealing With a Covert Narcissist

Not all narcissists are vain and self-assured, some hide their self obsession under a disguise of sensitivity.<p>Usually, when we picture a narcissist, we picture someone vain, confident, and completely uninterested in anyone else but himself. (I'll let you choose your own favorite celebrity example.) …

Self-help

25 Playful DIY Backyard Projects To Surprise Your Kids

Are you always looking for a playground without caring about the safe problems for your kids? The backyard is the hottest destination for you. You …

Kids

30 DIY Tower Garden Ideas To Grow Plants Vertically

A DIY tower garden is the ideal solution for people who have limited outdoor space, but want to grow plants for food and/or beauty. A garden tower …

Gardening

The man whose medical condition limits him to two emotions: fear and anger

Stephen has been married twice. Two wedding days. Two <i>I dos</i>. Yet Stephen has no happy memories from either—or, in fact, from the marriages or any of his relationships.<p>He met his first wife on a pre-nursing course when he was just 16. Six years later, they were married. Three years after that, they …

Psychology

Gifted Children and Language Development

One characteristic of gifted children is advanced language ability, which means these children reach developmental milestones relating to language …

Language Learning

11 Pro Secrets for Growing the World’s Sweetest, Tastiest Tomatoes

What says summer better than a big, ripe and very juicy tomato? Gardeners have been growing there delicious fruits and enjoying their goodness for a …

Gardening

US zoo’s embarrassing ‘Aussie’ dancers stuff-up

The dancers performed at Friday’s launch of the walk-through exhibit, which features kangaroos and wallabies.<p>The zoo’s Facebook live video of the …

Facebook Live

We've become normalized to Trump's tweets. Not this one.

Nowadays, it takes a lot for Americans to become incensed about Trump's tweets. We need at least one World War threat or nuclear weapon tangent to …

Immigration

A Guide to Chores for Every Age

You and your partner are a team, and you want to raise your kids to be part of that team. (Not to mention there’s too much to do and not enough time for the two of you to do everything.) If you’re looking to get your kids to start helping around the house, these suggestions break down chores that …

Kids

Israel court authorises demolition of Palestinian Khan Al-Ahmar village

Israel’s Supreme Court has given permission for the demolition of a Palestinian village in occupied West Bank despite pleas from EU governments not …

Israel

Clay Soil Got You Down? Top Tips For Amending Clay Soil

The post Clay Soil Got You Down? Top Tips For Amending Clay Soil is by Lorin Nielsen and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban gardening, …

The Dark Side of Israeli Independence

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Each May 15, Palestinians solemnly commemorate Nakba Day. Nakba means catastrophe, and that’s …

The Real Dispute Driving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A cycle of denial has defined the shared existence of neighboring peoples for seven decades.<p>As the U.S. moves its embassy to Jerusalem, and the tragedy at the Gaza border escalates, Israelis and Palestinians continue to contest each other’s rights not just to that city, but to legitimacy itself.<p>On …

Israel

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Water

What I saw in Jerusalem

On his first visit to Jerusalem, Al Jazeera's Showkat Shafi saw how daily life is completely segregated for Israelis and Palestinians.<p>Of all the places I wanted to visit, Palestine has always been at the top of the list. So when I got an opportunity to go there on a reporting assignment, I was very …

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why

Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phones across the country.<p>On Thursday, the <i>New York Times</i> published a blockbuster piece revealing how US law enforcement have …

Robert N. Hall, 96, Whose Inventions Are Everywhere, Is Dead

Robert N. Hall’s legacy can be found at almost every checkout counter — that little red blinking laser scanner that reads bar codes on milk cartons, boxes of light bulbs, price tags dangling from a new jacket and just about everything else that can be bought in a store.<p>A product of his inventive …

General Electric

Clever Parenting Hacks That Will Get You Through the Hectic Toddler Years

Raising a toddler is not a task for the faint of heart (they're seriously the worst). Even though they have their moments that convince you the toddler years are the best ever, most moms wouldn't be slow to admit that every little bit helps when it comes to raising kids ages 1 to 5 once they're out …

Indian father and son accused of using tinfoil space suits to pose as Nasa employees in £157,600 con

A father and son team of alleged conmen, who claimed to work for Nasa, have been paraded in front of cameras by Indian police, wearing “space suits” apparently made from tinfoil.<p>The pair stand accused of defrauding a businessman by pretending to work for the US space agency and offering to sell …

The Other Side of Israel's 'White City'

Right wing populists like Benjamin Netanyahu blame south Tel Aviv’s bad reputation on its African community. But the urban fabric of the area tells a more complicated story about the city’s character.<p>Taj Haroun didn’t know anything about Tel Aviv before he came to Israel. It was 2008 and the then …

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …

De-colonising the mind - a former Zionist fighter's journey

Tikva Honig-Parnass joined the Palmach militia as it ethnically cleansed Palestinians and now works to expose the crime.<p>Seventy years ago, Tikva Honig-Parnass terminated her university classes, ignoring her parents' advice, and rushed off to join the Palmach, the elite Jewish military force …

6 Skills Your Discipline Should be Teaching Your 4-Year-Old

While it's important to make sure your 4-year-old knows some academic skills, like his ABCs, it's even more important to make sure he has other …

Teaching

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they're starting to turn into approved treatments

Like a May shower, the studies on psychedelic drugs' potential therapeutic benefits came — first as a sprinkle, then a steady downpour. Between 2012 and 2017, the papers abounded. One, published in 2016, suggested that magic mushrooms might alleviate anxiety in cancer patients; another in 2017 …