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How a 1/2 acre urban garden became a hub for many more

From a 23 year old food forest to a 215 square foot cabin, Happen Films have produced some wonderful examples of people living closer to the land.<p>As …

Farming

9 Genius Hiding Places for All Your Valuables

Just in case you haven’t had your fill of troubling news lately, try this: Today’s thieves are smarter—and more brazen—than ever. More than half of …

Hacking

The Food Preservation Method The Rest Of The World Uses

Image source: Pixabay.comMost people are familiar with fermented foods in the form of alcoholic beverages, like beer and wine. Humans, though, have …

Off-grid

9 Food Projects That Could Make You 100 Percent Self-Sufficient

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Are you ready to feed your family? If you want to reduce your dependency on the commercial food supply, you better start …

Agriculture

The First 15 Foods You Should Stockpile For Disaster

Image source: TheKrazyCouponLady.com<p>A good stockpile of food will go a long way toward helping you survive the aftermath of any disaster or life …

Nutrition

Top 35 Free DIY Chicken Coop Plans

“There are so many chicken coop plans out there that it can be a little overwhelming. Fortunately, this list is here to do some of the work for you, …

Home Improvement

Is self-sustaining, off-grid housing the future of sustainable neighborhoods?

Imagine a neighborhood that can grow its own food, produce its own energy, and turn its waste system into a closed-loop regenerative system. Pretty …

Sustainable Living

Three Simple Ways to Stop Weeds In Your Garden Early

Planting season will soon be here, and if you’re planning a garden, you should also consider how you’re going to control weeds. Our friends at the …

Gardening

Gardening 101: Milkweed

Milkweed, <i>Asclepias</i>: <i></i>“Save the Monarchs”<p>I remember it vividly: I was riding along in the backseat of my family’s green Toyota one spring day when my mother spotted a bank of milkweed. It was growing wild in the median, right in the middle of an intersection somewhere in Massachusetts. We pulled over …

Gardening

Games, crafts, other activities may safeguard aging brain

CHICAGO (AP) — Even in your 70s and beyond, simple activities including web-surfing, playing bridge and socializing can stave off mental decline, new research says.<p>Benefits were greatest in computer users and in those without a gene variation linked with Alzheimer's disease. But even among seniors …

Longevity

9 Reasons You Should Eat Dark Chocolate Every Single Day

That nightly indulgence is actually good for you.<p>Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: …

Nutrition

Daily Bible Reading Devotional [1 Corinthians 1:18-31]-February 1, 2017

Scripture Reading(s)<p>1 Corinthians 1:18-31<p>1:18 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being …

Christianity

Beginners Guide To Raising Chickens – Everything You Need To Know

In this beginners guide to raising chickens we are going to cover everything you need to know to raise chickens successfully for eggs. We will …

Gardening

How To Cut Homemade Soap Into Bars Successfully Without Crumbling

Now that you have successfully created and molded your soap you might be wondering how to cut homemade soap into bars. You don’t want them to crumble …

The Barn

Resembling the classic farmstead outbuilding on the outside, The Barn uses a mix of rustic finishes and modern updates for a one-of-a-kind …

Best Fast Easy Recipes For Dinner Found On Facebook 2017

Baked Salsa Verde Chicken<p>I love to grow tomatillos in the growing season. I make and usually freeze, but sometimes can salsa verde. That is what I …

10 Tragedies That Destroyed The Canadian Inuit Way Of life

Life for the Inuit, the natives of Canada’s Arctic, has never been easy. They have built up their lives in a frozen part of the world where …

Simple Ways Start Getting Healthy Are you going to Fail or Succeed?

Simple Ways To Start Getting Healthy<p>Are You Planning on Failing or being a success this coming year with your health goals? I have some simple ways …

CLAY POT with TEA LIGHTS Room Heating | 4HR DIY Test

I’m trying to figure out some low energy alternative way to have air conditioning. My off grid power system can’t keep up with a conventional unit so …

Best 12 Cup Coffee Makers Review 2017

It is a new year and I am on the hunt for the best 12 cup coffee makers to replace the cheap o coffee maker I have been limping along with for the …

Clif High-2017 Predictions on Everything

Internet data mining expert Clif High uses calls what he does “Predictive Linguistics,” to mine the Internet and collects billions of data points to …

I went overboard policing my kids’ diets. Here’s why I changed my ways.

Ten years ago, my husband became sick with an autoimmune disease, and nutrition played a significant role in his recovery. What did I do when he got better? I became the food police, imagining that if I could control the food he and my kids ate, I could keep us all healthy and safe. I figured this …

Diets

9 Knitting Projects to Tackle This Winter

The winter holidays often bring some vacation time and the desire to curl up by a fireplace with hot chocolate. You might as well do something …

Turkey, Russia discussing Syria cease-fire

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey and Russia are discussing a broader Syrian cease-fire after brokering the deal that evacuated rebel-held eastern Aleppo, Syrian opposition factions said Wednesday, but a number of rebel groups say they won't agree to anything until they get more details.<p>All previous attempts at …

Secrets To Making Artisan Bread Better Than Store Bought

There are secrets to making artisan bread that once mastered will allow you to make consistently amazing homemade artisan bread.<p>For ten years I have …

Baking

Epsom Bath Salts Have Amazing Qualities

<b>The Amazing Qualities of Epsom Bath Salts</b><p>Besides making you feel wonderful and special, a warm bath with Epsom bath salts will recharge your body …

Homemade Soap Recipes Beginners And Kid Friendly

Homemade soap recipes beginners can try their hand at without fear of having to mess with lye. Cause we all know that lye can kill you right? Well …