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Best ‘brainy’ books of this decade

1. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race<br>Reni Eddo-Lodge<p>In recent years, we’ve read excellent nonfiction on race in the US, courtesy of writers such as Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine and Jesmyn Ward. Reni Eddo-Lodge’s superbly accessible book was a great addition to the British …

Books

'It hits you very quickly': Canada brews first cannabis beer

Scientists in a small Ontario laboratory are testing enzymes and experimenting with fermentation. Their techniques are not new, but their focus is a first. They are developing what is being described as the world’s first beer brewed from cannabis.<p>Most cannabis beers on the market are brewed from …

Cannabis

Backpacking India - Ultimate Budget Guide!

Backpacking India… It’s a hell of an experience. I have visited India five times now, spending nearly two years backpacking across this crazy …

Backpacking

Travelling As a Couple - Budget Backpacking Survival Guide

How do you travel the world as a couple and manage to stay together? This question is one that we get asked a lot. Being in a relationship and …

How to Build a Drip Irrigation System - DIY

Proper watering is one of the most important aspects of growing your own vegetables. On a recent trip to Virginia, I met Scott and Susan Hill of Hill …

Gardening

Urban Harvest, 100% Certified Organic Ontario Seeds Since 1997

Your source for organic seeds and heirloom seeds<p>Our seasonal store is now openat 1340 Bloor St West<p>May Hours<p>Mon-Fri 10-7, Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5<p>At Urban …

Gardening

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Business Plans for New Farms

Starting a Farm in Ontario - Business Information Bundle for New Farmers<p>Business Plans for New Farms<p>If you are a new farmer the best way to …

Homesteading Archives

There's a big difference between being a good grocery store cook and being a good homesteading cook. For starters, most of us homestead cooks grow …

Welcome to the Bristol Hopyard

Test Plots<p>When we first started this project we decided to start by growing six test plots to determine which variety of hops would grow best in our …

12 Speedy Keto Recipes You Can Make on One Sheet Pan

The helpful infographic every foodie needs to print and keep

Your dishes will be perfectly seasoned from now on<p>If you've ever been a little unsure about which herbs you can grow yourself, or which herbs, when …

Bagel Tape

Posted in Gear and Tools<p>With the Bagel smart tape measure you have three modes to choose from, making it easier to measure just about anything. …

Revel Solar Camp Lighting

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>The warm glow of Revel Gear’s solar-powered camping lights create the perfect evening vibe at your campsite; it’s a string …

How a Food Budget Got Us Out of Debt (and 4 Steps to Help You Create Your Own Budget)

Years ago my husband and I <i>thought</i> we were frugal people. We looked for sales, drove used cars, and otherwise opted out of an extravagant life. …

Personal Finance

How to Become a Farmer Without Experience

"Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love …

DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching …

Home Ownership

Space Savers: 11 Smart Bedroom DIYs To Try

Struggling to fit all the things that you need into your tiny bedroom? Here are 11 DIYs that prove that having a small bedroom doesn't have to be …

101 of the Most Fantastic Interactive Infographics You’ll Love

If you have a ton of data and you want to tell a good story, interactive infographics are a fantastic tool. They entice your audience to explore the …

Data Visualization

Filson MITI Camp Stove

Posted in Camping and Gear<p>This flat packable stainless steel camp stove-top heats up using a single log. And the setup is simple: Affix the stove to …

How to Convert a Cargo Van into a Camper Van

We can build a teardrop camping trailer from scratch, but if you have a cargo go, you may more like to convert it into a camper van. Agree? Let’s …

This “bad” election map? It’s not so bad.

Recently my colleague Liz Scheltens argued that the standard electoral map we see every four years is pretty useless. The problem, she says, is that the maps you typically see favor geographical accuracy over electoral importance. Scheltens proposes alternative solutions, like a list of states with …

18 Scifi and Fantasy Novels You Should Add to Your Bookshelves This June

It’s June, and that means a whole new cohort of books coming out to load up on this month. We’ve got new books from established pros Stephen Baxter, …

Botanical Pressed Flower Jewelry That I Make From Real Flowers

My interest in handcrafting original and creative botanical jewelry is founded on my love of the fine arts and the desire to create items that exude …

DIY Home Decor Projects - 267 Easy and Crafty Ideas

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

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Terrarium Jewelry by Ruby Robin Lets You Take Tiny Bits Of Nature With You

Kay Bells lets you take a little bit of magic with you wherever you go. The Cork, Ireland based maker handcrafts tiny terrariums “using a range of …

35 DIY Container Ideas to Completely Declutter Your Home

Ever feel like you're in a heavy downpour of clutter? When the 'stuff' build-up reaches a dangerously high level, rein in your panic and bring out your creative side, with these life-saving DIY containers. Get ready to coral your porch clutter, banish your toiletry mess, and cure your hallway …

Laundry Rooms

How to Make a Paracord Wilderness Survival Bracelet

A Paracord Bracelet has Many Survival Uses<p>This article will show you easy step-by-step instructions for how to make a paracord wilderness survival …