Scott Eller

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Rethink Your Survival Kit: One Expert Explains Why

The founder of Endure Survival shares the essential items he thinks you should carry with you on every wilderness outing.<b>If there’s one thing you</b> …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Ninety Years Of Lessons Learned

I’m often asked for my advice and insights on leadership. And I give it in many forms – in speeches, on social media, and here on <i>Forbes</i>. And every May, I am especially keen to impart my near-90 years of experience to the next generation of aggressive young entrepreneurs — college and university …

Natural Gas

Dreaming of the expat life? Here's a cost-of-living calculator that can help make it happen

Dreaming about living in another country is easy, but creating a budget to make it happen is hard. Here's help.<p><b>Name:</b> theearthawaits.com<p><b>What it does</b>: The Earth Awaits website helps you get a financial picture for what the amount of money it would take to live abroad. Indicate your monthly budget, …

The Survivalist’s Guide to Raising Honey Bees

Raising honey bees is a great way to produce your own food and make a little money. It’s also just a fun hobby! Learn more about beekeeping in the …

HOT! Essentials Survival Hiking Kit

<b>The Best Value Survivalist and Hikers Kit:</b><p>Contains All Basic Essentials (Fire Starter, Wire Saw, Tactical Flashlight, Folding Knife and more)<br>• High …

How to get off the grid and live rent-free

Many people dream of living off the grid, rent-free — and a select few have turned that dream into a reality. It takes more than just a stack of …

Off-grid

Off-grid Passive House runs entirely on solar in Colorado

The asymmetrical home maintains a stable temperature all year long<p>Through freezing winter nights and blistering-hot summer days, this custom Colorado home stays a livable 67-77 degrees Fahrenheit—without a conventional heating or cooling system. It’s also the state’s most energy-efficient abode. …

Off-grid

Reconnect with nature in this gorgeous retreat built for slow living

A safe haven from the frantic pace of modern life has popped up in the Australian town of Balnarring. Melbourne-based Branch Studio Architects …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

Trains

Off-grid village with game-changing green solutions blooms in the Middle East

An oasis for clean-tech solutions has bloomed in an unexpected place—the arid Negev desert. Located at Israel’s Kibbutz Ketura north of the Red Sea, …

22 Hiking And Camping Gifts For The Weekend Explorer

The Brydge 9.7 iPad Keyboard Is Why I Won't Be Buying A New MacBook Pro

My laptop is a 2011 MacBook Pro. It’s become rather sluggish for no discernible reason and it takes an age to boot up despite my efforts at housekeeping. The battery gives me about 90 minutes of power, if I’m lucky. I had thought about updating it but when I saw the latest MacBook Pro with its …

7 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Do you know that concrete can do some wonderful things for your home? Really? Yes, concrete is not just a building material, it can help you create …

8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can often seem overwhelming. It …

Off-grid tiny house comes with a drawbridge-style deck

The Greenmoxie Tiny House comprises a total floorspace of 340 sq ft (31.5 sq m), and is based on a triple-axle trailer. Its siding consists of cedar …

16 brilliant innovations tackling poverty around the world

Getting to the root of poverty means solving various issues along the way, and inventors are up for the challenge.<p>Poverty isn't just inadequate …

Sustainability

6 Project Management Apps No Contractor Can Do Without

Project managers have high burnout rates, because they have to cope with so many responsibilities. They must take advantage of apps for project …

Project Management

How to Give Difficult Employees Constructive Criticism That Gets Results

<b>Dear Annie:</b> A friend sent me your column on why new managers need to learn how to delegate, because I’ve only been a boss for a few months myself …

6 Myths About Suicide That Every Educator And Parent Should Know

Every day, thousands of teens attempt suicide in the U.S. — the most extreme outcome for the millions of children in this country who struggle with mental health issues.<p>As we've reported all week, schools play a key role, along with parents and medical professionals, in identifying children who may …

20 Easy DIY Gutter Garden Ideas

Do you admire the Hanging gardens of Babylon which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world? Maybe we cannot replicate the same put you still …

You Won’t Believe These 25 Recipes are Gluten-Free, Grain-Free … and Vegan!

Gluten-free, grain-free, and vegan desserts? If you’re looking for some mind-blowingly delicious desserts, then you’ve come to the right place. …

Dessert

30 Insanely Useful Camping Products You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner

Everything you need to make the great outdoors even greater.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p><i>The comments for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Parenting Mistakes: This Is What Today's Parents Need To Stop Doing

Recently Cathy Gulli, a seasoned journalist at Maclean’s magazine, hit one out of the ballpark. Her essay, "The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time …

Esk’et: a tiny house that stands apart with an extraordinary curved roof

When Robert and Bettina Johnson sat down to design their first tiny home, they wanted to create an artsy and unique space with an interesting roof …

17 Gifts Outdoorsy People Will Absolutely Love

Show your lumbersexual some love.

Tahoe

Delightfully Delicious Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

The BEST Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Recipe<i>Hey, friends!! My dear friend Michelle, who blogs over at Rockin’ the Mom Role, (and who I lovingly call my</i> …

'Gripping' autism book wins Samuel Johnson prize

<b>Author Steve Silberman has won the £20,000 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for his book about autism.</b><p>The judges said Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently was a "tour de force" of journalistic and scientific research.<p>It is the first …