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How Humans Use 'Strategic Ignorance' When Facts Get In The Way

Social science research explores how our minds push away information that gets in the way of our feelings and desires.

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Tiny house owners can find land to park on with Try It Tiny

A new resource for tiny home lovers<p>One of the biggest qualms folks have about tiny houses is where to park them—after all, zoning regulations differ state by state and aren’t always tiny home-friendly. Enter Try It Tiny, a new online community that hopes to connect tiny house owners with landowners …

Tent City 5 Campers Move to Interbay Tiny House Village

Since Benny Clevenger became homeless seven months ago, his grandmother’s quilts have remained tucked away in a plastic tub, awaiting the day that he …

Seattle

Best Ever Double Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2- 9 inch round cake pans.<p>2<p>Done<p>In a mixing bowl, beat together dry cake mix, sour cream, …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Nigel Slater’s lemongrass recipes

It’s one of the most subtle and delicious aromatics. Use it in soup, and save some for pudding, too<p>At the bottom of the fridge is a little plastic box of aromatics: a hand of ginger, an assortment of red and orange chillies, a tuber of galangal and a tight bundle of lemongrass stalks. This is the …

Pain de Campagne - Country French Bread Recipe

Recipe by: violet<p>"I got this recipe out of a novel and made some minor changes. It is a yummy French bread that is worth the wait."<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added …

Baking

The Best Chocolate Bundt Cake Ever

Chop the chocolate into small pieces and add it to a double boiler or heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Melt chocolate, stirring …

Pie Crust Designs, These Pie Crust Masters Show you How it's Done

There's an art to creating a beautiful pie crust, and it doesn't have to be intimidating. If you're looking to move beyond a simple, basic crust this …

Baking

A device that turns currents into electricity could make tidal energy a reality

There’s no doubt that tidal power is severely lagging behind other forms of renewable energy like wind and solar power. However, as two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, we’d be crazy not to try and harness energy from water that’s continuously in motion.<p>Given the high costs of …

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The Best Pumpkin Pie

Stella Parks' tome on the art, science, and history of American desserts is a must-read for anyone with a sweet-tooth<p>1 whole medium butternut squash …

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream Recipe

White Cake with Cranberry Filling and Orange Buttercream Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare Filling: Bring first 3 ingredients and 3 cups cranberries …

Eight Great Homemade Veggie Burgers

Everyone should have a great veggie burger recipe in their repertoire, and the good news is there are infinite ways to go about it. A base of …

Cooking

The best biscuit recipes to wrap you in a warm, buttery hug

A basket full of warm, buttery, flaky biscuits is within your reach this weekend. Try a few, freeze some pre-cut dough for later, or bake them all and take comfort in cracking open a steaming hot mound of bread.<p><i>[You should really make a batch or two of meatballs this weekend]</i><p>Buttermilk Biscuits …

Breakfast

Where to find organic, non-toxic products for your garden

The most common question I receive as Dirt Doctor is, "Where can I find the products you recommend?" Most people want successful gardening and …

Organic matter management

Introduction<p>Why manage soil organic matter?<p>If you were looking for productive farmland, you would want an ideal soil in which:<p>crops would thrive, …

How to Water for Better Tasting Crops - Organic Gardening

The taste of fruits and vegetables is determined by the combination of sugars, vitamins and aroma compounds found naturally within them. Too much …

Stop Cutworms with Toilet Paper Rolls

Cutworms are definite nuisances in the garden. They destroy perfectly healthy seedlings within a matter of hours by chewing at the stem at the soil …

The American Organic Gardener's October To-Do List

Everything that needs to be done in the dirt this month, wherever you live.<p>Here's your October gardening guide for North America's USDA Plant …

This Farm Is Looking to Settle The Organic Debate Once And For All

For more than 60 years the Rodale Institute has led the way for organic farmers and gardeners.<p>On a warm May morning—one that signals the advent of a …

This Chicken Scarpariello Has a Sauce We Want to Lick Off the Plate

When you can't decide between chicken or sausage and peppers—so you have both.<p>Even after working in kitchens for years, I'm still a sucker for food porn. I was watching an old episode of <i>Lidia's Italy</i> recently and she was making one of her mom's chicken recipes. The close-ups of the golden, browned …

Cooking

Keep Your Plants Healthy By Understanding Plant Diseases And Disorders

Keeping plants healthy is at the heart of organic gardening.<p>When plants are well nourished and well taken care of, they have a natural ability to …

Start Your Own Four-Season Garden - Organic Gardening

You can garden year round in a small space or container garden. This is called four season gardening. You need to grow the right vegetables for the …

Wise Pairings: Best Flowers to Plant with Vegetables - Organic Gardening

In the 1970s, when I was a budding landscape designer newly exciting about strategizing the best flowers to plant with vegetables, I attended the …

Gardening

Heirloom Bean Varieties - Organic Gardening

<b>Learn all there is to know about planting, harvesting and saving heirloom bean seeds as well as the history behind some of the rarest and oldest</b> …

Gardening

How To Defend Your Garden From Diseases That Will Ruin Your Soil

Learn to recognize the symptoms and understand the causes, then you can prevent them from ruining your garden.<p>The top 10 inches of your garden's …

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