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Portland Craft Beer Festival Breweries Cideries Wineries

This year, in addition to the numerous Portland based breweries, PCBF is excited to spotlight Central Oregon breweries!

Craft Beer

6 All-Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make at Home

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We Are Living In The Most Important Time In The History Of The Universe

Dolores Cannon’s career has spanned over 4 decades, during which she has worked with thousands of clients in regressive hypnotherapy sessions. With …

What Happens To Your Body When You Switch To Organic Food

By this point we are all more than aware of the options we are faced with when shopping for food, especially produce. Mostly because of its higher …

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Agriculture

What Is Emotional Health?

Just a few days ago somebody asked me what I actually meant when I used the term emotional health. Now I found this really interesting because this …

The Egyptians Ayahuasca: The Tree Of Life

The civilization of Egypt as we know spans back thousands of years to the days when the last great glaciers in the world were melting (10,000 BC). …

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

Sausages

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Health Care

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying foundation …

Self-improvement

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Bread

How to Build a Booming Leather Business, Portland-Style | Inc.com

<i>Editor's note: This tour of small businesses across the country highlights the imagination, diversity, and resilience of American enterprise.</i><p>The cult television favorite <i>Portlandia</i> gently satirizes a commercial culture full of artisan-obsessives trafficking in such esoterica as $68 handmade light …

Oregon

Stunning Victorian Cyanotypes of Sea Algae by Anna Atkins, the First Female Photographer and a Pioneer of Scientific Illustration

Beautiful blueness from a trailblazing woman in science.<p>English botanist and photographer <b>Anna Atkins</b> (March 16, 1799–June 9, 1871) is considered the first woman to take a photograph and the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. This she accomplished in an era when …

Women in Science

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

6 Reasons To Start Using Coconut Oil As Toothpaste

Coconut oil is one of those foods that seems to have endless uses.<p>One use you may be unaware of is that it’s a fantastic base for toothpaste. Often, …

Amazingly Intricate Laser-Cut Wood Relief Sculptures by Gabriel Schama

Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates incredibly intricate, densely layered wood relief sculptures using thin, laser-cut pieces of mahogany plywood. He starts with a vector illustration that is sent to a laser cutter. Lasers carve designs into 1/8-inch sheets of plywood, which are then glued …

Sculpture

5 Things To Remember When You're Struggling Emotionally

When you’re going through a rough time, it’s hard to concentrate on anything besides how hard it feels in the moment.<p>Focusing on how unfair your …

No Limits To the Human Senses

When you open your eyes and look around you, your brain is presented with an amazing amount of information.<p>But in spite of all the complexity that we …

This Avid Reader Makes Gorgeous 3D Art Out Of Abandoned Books

There's more than one way to enjoy a book.<p>H/T Daily of the Day

8 Mysterious Van Gogh Theories That Haunt Us To This Day

Today is the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved outsiders, the iconic post-Impressionist whose melancholic spirit and rapturous paintings forever colored our notion of the "tortured artist." Yes, we're talking about Vincent van Gogh, a man whose life is as widely renowned as it is …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Everyday Awakening—In This Very Moment

While you’ve been busy with your attention captured by feelings and thinking of yourself as separate and limited, you’ve missed the absolute truth: …