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19 Plants Beneficial Insects Love - Organic Gardening

<i>The following plants will make your garden a boon to beneficial insects that will in turn provide you with free, all-natural pest control.</i><p><i>By Vicki</i> …

A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.<p>From the street, Michael Mobbs's inner Sydney terrace house looks like any other. But 20 years ago, Michael and his wife transformed their Chippendale home into an experiment in sustainable living: solar …

March 2015

Diversity

Designing a Medicinal Guild

Last weekend I spent an afternoon studying different bushes, trees, and herbaceous plants in order to design the newest guild on our Permafarm.

'Poisonous and grossly irresponsible' conspiracy theories are floating about Justice Antonin Scalia’s death

The predominantly right-wing conspiracy theorists who believe foul play might have been involved point out that Scalia's cause of death has not been officially determined and an autopsy was not ordered.<p>Some note that Scalia, who died at 79, was pronounced dead over the phone and was allegedly found …

2016 Chili Bowl Qualification Procedures

Qualifying Nights (Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri)<p><b>Heat Races</b><p>* Drivers draw for heat racing starting position at 3 p.m. at chalkboard each day<p>* The driver who …

North Korea Says It Successfully Conducted Hydrogen-Bomb Test

Hydrogen bomb is ‘self defensive’ step against U.S., North Korea says<p>SEOUL—North Korea said it successfully staged its first test of a more powerful form of nuclear weapon, expanding the U.S.’s foreign-policy challenges and highlighting the limits of China’s ability to rein in its volatile …

North Korea

Do-Ahead Recipes for the 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse

The 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse includes simple do-ahead work—a good strategy anytime. Here are several recipes you'll be using throughout the cleanse.<p>The 2016 Food Lover's Cleanse includes simple do-ahead work—a good strategy anytime. Here are several recipes you'll be using throughout the …

Healthy Eating

The Complete Menu for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2016

All the recipes you need for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2016, in one convenient location.<p>Welcome to the Food Lover's Cleanse 2016! This year, we're bringing you a handful of new recipes, as well as some of our favorites over the last five years of the Cleanse. This menu serves 4 for dinner and 1-2 …

Healthy Eating

Gardens: Big plans to grow food in small spaces

Nowhere is too small or too unlikely – from an unused swimming pool to the back of a pick-up truck – to grow your own food<p>Thu, Nov 26, 2015, …

Survival shelters, by James Mandeville

Making a Survival Shelter<p>by survival expert James Mandeville<p>New November 2015; not rated yet<p>The following comments refer to building a shelter in a …

Foodie culture is spurring degree programs at U.S. colleges

Before he ever knew they might be topics to study in college, food business and farming played an important part in Charlie James' life.<p>At Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, he sold home-made rice balls and sushi to classmates and earned about $40 a day for a college fund. Then he was deeply …

Ben Carson and West Point's "Full Scholarship"

In the kerfuffle over presidential candidate Ben Carson's claim that he was admitted to West Point, the news media have pointed out that the "full scholarship" part of his story adds even more confusion because, as the New York Times story today put it, "Technically, West Point does not offer …

No Guns in My Classroom After the Roseburg Gun Massacre

In the aftermath of the gun massacre in Roseburg, Oregon, the chorus of gun zealots already can be heard sounding the same cynical refrain they always chant -- more guns save lives and gun-free zones kill people.<p>However, the tragedy's lasting lament is even louder -- guns don't belong in the …

Everything You Need to Know Before Going Grocery Shopping

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Not all foods are created equal. You know that. But, when you're talking about, say, rice, do you know which rice is just okay, which is better, and which is the best for you (white rice, brown rice, wild rice, for those keeping track)? What …

Disaster capitalism is a permanent state of life for too many Americans

In the United States, disaster has become our most common mode of life. Proof that our daily existence was something other than a simmering, smoldering disaster has been historically held somewhat at bay by the myth that hard work equals some kind of subsistence living. For the more deluded amongst …

San Francisco

Professor says U.S.-Mexico wall is 'nonsense' - Futurity

The notion of an immense wall between Mexico and the United States is "nonsense," says Robert F. Barsky, who makes the case for open borders in a new …