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Thirty Minute Thirty Dollar Raised Bed

Herb Garden<p>Our generous nurseryman Tim (my step-father and the kids’ go-to ‘Papa’) had on his own initiative cultivated a bunch of herb plants and …

New App Improves Athletes’ Eyesight

Forget eyeglasses and Lasik. Downloading an app might improve your vision by up to 31 percent. University of California, Riverside neuroscientist Aaron Seitz has found a way to gamify eyesight tests to increase your ability to react to visual stimuli. For athletes—or anyone—with impaired vision, …

What Are Puerto Rico's Best Outdoor Activities?

<i>A:</i><p>Although travelers might be drawn to Puerto Rico for its beaches and nightlife, the island's outdoor recreation opportunities outshine its other attractions.<p><b>Rainforest Adventures</b><p>El Yunque National Forest’s status as the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest system earns it the top …

Decorate Your Room With Wall Murals

If you wish to make some change into your home then you can try it with a wall mural. Wall Murals will definitely bring some live into your home. …

Tag: Landscaping 101

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Landscaping

How To Travel The Country, Without Cars or Planes

One man has mapped all of the intercity bus and train routes in America. If you're car-free and don't like to fly, it's easy enough to get to and …

Homemade Cleaners - Use This Not That Spotlight

<b>We’re always getting questions from readers about</b> which cleaning products they should start making to replace their old commercial cleaners. Some of …

How Unheralded Wood Stoves Could Save the World

The law favors solar panels, rewarding them with hefty tax credits. But when it comes to helping the planet, wood stoves may be a better bet.<p><b>Imagine two homeowners: One is a wealthy</b> investor building a vacation house near Lake Tahoe in California. The other owns a middle-class home outside …

Natural Gas

An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

Centuries after Shakespeare wrote about King Lear's symptoms, there's still no perfect way to care for sufferers of dementia and Alzheimer's. In the …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Do Everything. (Well, Almost.)

Learning something new every day just ain't enough, so we rounded up a herd of pros, experts, and autodidacts; interrogated them (gently); and laid down their secrets here. Dig in to our encyclopedic array of do-it-yourself intelligence and discover the right way to climb high, fool fish, brew …

Fruit Fuel: Cherries

Drinking 1 and 1/2 cups of cherry juice twice a day for a week leading up to an endurance event, researchers have discovered, minimizes post-race muscle pain, thanks to the fruit’s anthocyanins, natural anti-inflammatory compounds.

Twisting Everyday Fibers Could Make "Smart Clothes" a Reality

Common fibers are being twisted into threads that can lift nearly a ton—and maybe serve as the "muscles" for futuristic prosthetics.<p>All it takes is a little twist, and fishing line and nylon carpet fibers may soon star as the latest in high-technology clothing and industry, report scientists. The …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

The 43 Best Hidden Hikes in the U.S.

Sure, hiking the Appalachian Trail is an experience no one ever forgets. But the United States is a pretty big place, with tons of opportunities for …

Hiking

A Candle That Regenerates Itself

Benjamin Shine has created the Rekindle Candlestick, a taper holder that collects melted wax in its base to make a new candle.

Wilderness Survival: Shelters - Types of Shelters

<i>Our site has been mentioned in:</i><p>TYPES OF SHELTERS<p>When looking for a shelter site, keep in mind the type of shelter (protection) you need. However, you …

Self-Feeding Fire

I first learned of this technique over 20 years ago, well before the internet was around like it is today—Odd how history has a way with catching up …

Four Campfire Cooking Techniques for Hunters and Fishermen

Used to be, a meal in the woods involved a marriage of basic elements: wood and flame, meat and fire-­blackened iron. We’re not saying that today’s …

How to Make Homemade Tiger Balm That Works

Every once in awhile, we experience aches and pains caused by overexertion, vigorous exercise or even moving furniture. Caring for aching, sore …

Recipes

20 Places To Go Camping Before You Die

The best way to experience a new place is to sleep outside under the stars. Camping one of the best things to relax your mind and to go free from …

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening (Video)

<b>Can't afford a glass greenhouse? Check out how to build your own underground greenhouse for cheaper and for growing veggies 365 days a year, even in</b> …

Gardening

The 36 Best Places to Pitch a Tent in the U.S.

After a day spent wandering wooded paths, admiring breathtaking views, and dipping your toes into a crystal clear creek, you huddle around a campfire …

The True Cost Of Living Off The Grid

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live without having to pay for electricity, water and other services that our modern lives require? …