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7 ways to make extra income when you have a full-time job

The American Psychological Association (APA) released a survey showing that money stress impacts Americans' health nationwide.<p>And, as it turns out, the wealthy are also stressed about money — not just those in lower-income households.<p>You can eliminate some of that financial stress by earning extra …

Real Estate

Watch a Surreal 1953 Animation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “Tell-Tale Heart,” Voted the 24th Best Cartoon of All Time

Animation studio UPA—United Productions of America—is best known these days as the studio that gave us Mr. Magoo and Gerald McBoing Boing (which …

Missed the boat on spring gardening? Relax and follow this guide.

I once knew a woman named Dot who lived in a seaside town and planted gardens for people. By the time she got around to her own, it was July 1, which some would call “too late.”<p>Dot, who also dug clams, knew that “time and tide wait for no man,” but, having no choice, she did in early July what …

Gardening

Salmonella Is On The Rise Because People Won't Stop Cuddling Their Chickens

Backyard poultry may seem like a good idea ― just think of all the fresh eggs ― but if you start to cuddle your chickens, you could make yourself seriously sick.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say this year has already seen eight separate salmonella outbreaks linked to contact …

Chickens

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things, Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think<p>Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes …

Self-improvement

Grafting Fruit Trees - Organic Gardening

<i>Fuse stems with rootstocks to form fast-growing, fruit-bearing plants.</i><p><b>June/July 2017</b><p><i>An old tree can be perpetuated by grafting one of its stems onto</i> …

Organic Gardening

Places in the US that took in more immigrants in the 19th century still benefit economically from it

In the late 19th century, immigrants came to the United States in droves. The absolute number of immigrants in the country rose from less than 2.5 million in 1850 to more than 13.5 million in 1910. That boosted immigrants as a share of the population to 15%, from 10%, over the period.<p>That group of …

The Benefits and Risks of Lucid Dreaming

Lucid dreams can be more than escapist fantasy, but in order to reap the benefits of your slumbering mind, you must first tell your brain that your …

Sleep

'I just don't call out sick anymore at all': New report says Walmart punishes employees for taking sick days

Based on conversations with Walmart employees and results of a survey of more than 1,000 current and former<br>Walmart employees, worker advocacy group A Better Balance issued a report Thursday claiming the retailer has punished its workers for taking sick days and time off to care for loved ones and …

The Workplace

This Short, Terrifying Book Explains How the West Could Collapse

I asked the author if elites could do anything about it.<p>If you are feeling a little too good about the world, the journalist Edward Luce's <i>The Retreat of Western Liberalism</i> will jolt you back to pessimism in a hurry. In just 200 pages, he surveys economics, history, electoral politics, and …

Political Science

This is what spending one hour in the garden does to your body

From a healthier heart to stronger muscles, we're reaping all the benefits<p>With the sunshine becoming a more regular feature in our lives and lots of …

Gardening

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7 Reasons Why You Should Eat Cucumbers

By Rachael Link<p>Though commonly thought to be a vegetable, cucumber is actually a fruit.<p>It's high in beneficial nutrients, as well as certain plant …

How-to Prune Basil and Propagate it the Best Way

Let me show you how to prune basil<p>If I could convince you to grow one herb in your garden, it would most certainly be basil. With its lush green …

Basil

What food expiration dates really mean

In case you're still confused about those 'sell by' and 'best by' dates on food, this infographic spells it out.<p>Those "use by," "sell by," "best by," …

Agriculture

Ask the Expert: 9 Tips to Grow Edible Microgreens

Sprouting on a countertop, microgreens are a sign of life when you’re desperate for something green. Elegant as garnishes, full of delicate flavors …

​Chisel Your Core With This Glute And Hamstring Workout | Men’s Health

The isometric holds in this circuit put your pelvis in proper (neutral) position and then challenge hip and core stability from different directions, adds Speer. Unilateral exercises like the bridges in this workout allow you to strengthen each side individually and work on imbalances.<p>The starter …

Raised Garden Beds 101: Tips on Planning, Building, & Using

Raised garden beds are one of the best tools for gardening. They minimize weeds, they allow for greater organization and access, they facilitate …

11 Signs That You Might Be Experiencing High-Functioning Depression (Yes, It’s A Real Thing)

If I were to ask you to picture and describe a depressed person, what would you envision?<p>Someone having trouble getting out of bed every day? Someone …

Graduate School

SWAMP Act Would Make Donald Trump Pay For His Own Visits To Mar-A-Lago

A new bill that a Democratic congressman introduced would put the financial burden on President Donald Trump for his frequent visits to his own properties.<p>Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) introduced the Stop Waste and Misuse by the President ― or SWAMP ― Act to the House this month. If passed, taxpayers …

Donald Trump

What You Should Know If You Love Someone With High-Functioning Depression

Everything feels a lot harder when you’re dealing with high-functioning depression ― including relationships.<p>Experts say the condition often isn’t noticeable to most people, because those who experience it tend to mask it well. This arguably makes the disorder difficult for partners to detect and …

Mental Health
Public Speaking

Brain activity in people who’ve taken psychedelics like LSD shows what might be 'heightened consciousness'

Is there anything psychedelic drugs can't do? A recent wave of scientific scrutiny has revealed that they can elicit "spiritual" experiences, alleviate end-of-life angst, and perhaps treat depression— and they might achieve at least some of all this by "heightening consciousness", according to a …

Consciousness

29 Tweets That Are As Funny As They Are Clever

"Help I'm covered in chameleons & no one believes me."

Pets

The 'dogs from the cellar' is a perfect metaphor to explain how your childhood still influences your relationships today

Brach shares a bunch of simple but brilliant insights into the way we handle difficult emotions— and how we can handle them better.<p>But there's one sentence I've kept coming back to because it just makes so much sense:<p>"Because we are responding to an accumulation of past pain, our reactions are out …

Psychology

Happy Shab e Barat! Quotes, prayers and forgiveness messages to help you celebrate

Shab e Barat begins in the evening of Thursday May 11 and ends in the evening of Friday May 12.<p>The occasion is believed to involve Allah descending …

Depression Is A Liar

Mental illness is always a difficult topic to talk about. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't talk about it. The reason why mental health has been so …

Mental Health

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Scientists Actually Prove That Psychedelic Drugs Create An ‘Elevated Level Of Consciousness’

British scientists use brain scans to officially prove for the first time ever that drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms truly do open the mind.<p>Brain …

Consciousness