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Companion planting combinations

Companion planting – combining plants for the benefit of one or both of the companions – is an age-old gardening tradition.<p>Advertisement<p>Companion …

Gardening

The Best Mail Order Hatcheries for Backyard Aquaculture

Now that your aquaculture or aquaponics system is all set up, it’s time to stock it!First, read our guide, “<b>The Best Fish Species for Backyard</b> …

Why We Use Swales and How to Do It Appropriately

A swale is one of those permaculture terms that probably gets thrown around to readily (or inaccurately) and perhaps implemented irresponsibly. Only …

A Model for Community Permaculture Projects

We founded Whistlewood Common in South Derbyshire in 2013 as a permaculture project seeking to demonstrate ways to live more sustainably.<p>When ten …

What is Permaculture? | Introduction to Permaculture

In this book, basic information is given to get you started. Firstly, we look at the definition of Permaculture with a bit of history of the word. …

Can You Handle These 4 Fast-Paced Bodyweight Workouts?

If you want to look, feel, and perform better, consistency and variation are essential. That’s why you should borrow movements from different sports …

Jiu Jitsu

Professors at America's elite colleges pick one book every student should read in 2017

College professors dole out an incredible amount of required reading to their students.<p>But what if they could only choose one book?<p>When asked, professors at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10, according to US News & World Report — shared with Business Insider the single book …

A Bare Bones Kit for Getting Started with Hand Tools, Building a Swedish Torch Camp Stove, Outdoor Furniture & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>The Beginning Hand Tool Kit</b><p>Thinking of getting into hand tools? Here Shannon Rogers, founder of The Hand Tool …

The First 5 Steps to Launching a Successful Ecommerce Business

Make sure you get the right information at the right time.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no shortage of information online on how to start an ecommerce business. A quick Google search reveals millions of results on the subject. But all that …

Google Search

4 Isometric Exercises That Build Big Muscle

​Build a better body without moving<p>If you're a lifter whose goal is to attain bigger muscles, adding more sets or more weight may not be the best answer, according to a new report from the University of Mississippi. Instead, you need to work those muscles more frequently. But how do you do that …

How to Build a Garden That Grows Forever

It keeps growing and growing and growing...<p>Connor Stedman, an agroforestry specialist and ecologist at garden design firm AppleSeed Permaculture, uses a farming practice called permaculture that exploits natural relationships between plants to create a long-lasting garden that will grow without …

39 DIY Chicken Coop Plans With Free Printable PDFs To Download

A Step-by-Step Checklist Before Building a Chicken Coop<p>This resource will help you get a rough idea of how big your chicken coop will be, how many …

10 Software Products Helping Small Businesses Achieve 10x Growth in 2017

You know that myriad of little tasks that eat time? Automate them. Here are the tools to help you do that.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Running a small business takes a great deal of time. Even once entrepreneurs can begin building a staff, they need to be …

Small Business

The principles behind designing a backyard food forest

Remember that awesome video showing the first three years of a backyard food forest? Even with the slideshow explaining how Dan from Plant Abundance …

Eight rappers you need to hear in 2017

Despite having lived through Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, ‘Lil Kim, and Nicki Minaj, it seems as though hip hop, even in 2017, is still very much a man’s world. Hopefully, that’s all about to change, with a new crop of rappers set to reign in 2017. Those who stand poised to make a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Download 243 Free eBooks on Design, Data, Software, Web Development & Business from O’Reilly Media

Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the …

Special Offer: Pay What You Want to Learn Web Design in 2017

It's time.<p>Nope, it's not just you, 2016 really has dragged on. But the good news is we're on the verge of a shiny new year, one in which you can …

Web Design

5 Free Graphic Design Tools To Create Your Own Visuals in 2017

Why would you pay a design agency upwards of $5,000 for one graphic design, when you can create your own visuals for next to nothing?<p>Many startups and new entrepreneurs understand the value of using visuals in their marketing strategy, but how many people are actually going to throw five grand at a …

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Pain

The 10-Minute, Equipment-Free Workout That Sculpts Your Side Abs

You don't need any fancy gizmos or gadgets to work your side abs and see results. If you have a healthy back and mobile body, you have everything you need to tone those obliques in one 10-minute, body weight-only side abs series. Perform each exercise on your right side, then repeat on your left …

The best gardening books of 2016

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

An Ellipse-Cutting Router Jig, Multifunctional Wooden Boxes, a DIY Urban Sawmill, a Steel Fire Pit & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Wooden Spoon</b><p>Jimmy DiResta is the man who can make anything out of anything. I love how he starts with …

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

These are the top financial services providers and fintech startups

After reaching $19 billion in total in 2015, global fintech funding had already hit $15 billion by mid-August 2016. Several innovative financial services and fintech companies are driving that growth by attracting investors who are offering new financial products and services.<p>But as more and more …

13 Free Desk Plans so You Can DIY One Today

13 Free DIY Desk Plans<p>DIY Desk Plans In All Sorts of Style<p>Updated December 18, 2017<p>These free desk plans will give you everything you need to …

Top 10 Emotional Hip Hop Songs

Music has always been a major way to express and convey emotions. From all forms of music, Hip Hop is perhaps the most suited for emotional …

You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse - DIY

<i>It's a snap to design and build your own add-on greenhouse from low-cost new and salvaged materials.</i><p>You Can Build Your Own Add-On Greenhouse<p>For …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Tiny House?

So you binge-watched "Tiny House Hunters" and "Tiny House, Big Living" until you can't watch any more, and you've decided to go for it: You want to trade down from the average 2,400-square-foot home to a mini version of just 400 square feet or less.<p>There's no doubt, tiny houses are hugely popular …