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— a combination of simple living, anticonsumerism, DIY ethics, self-reliance, and applied capitalism

Wealth is not about the money<p>Published on August 19th, 2013<p>Posted by Jacob in economy, financial independence<p><b>In the past few weeks I have written a</b> …

12 Incredible Uses for Vinegar

You know this household staple is a cheap, effective and natural all-purpose cleaner. But who knew that it could also smooth out your hair and spruce …

Cleaning

Watch a Breakdown of What's Inside Your Coffee

Apparently more than 98 percent of each cup of coffee is comprised of the water used to brew it, but the techies at Wired take an in-depth look at the other two percent in this video animation. According to the soothing narration, "some of the compounds in coffee would be <b>pretty repulsive</b> if they …

7 Sites That Will Help You Save Big On Medical Bills

One of the biggest frustrations about our current healthcare system is that there is little transparency. Insurance is partly to blame, since insured patients usually just focus on their deductibles and co-pays. But millions of consumers remain uninsured or have high deductibles, and even consumers …

The Most Hipsterest Lamp Ever

It’s been for ages that we don’t use any cassettes, there are so many things we can use instead of them – thanks, high technologies! But this …

A Stylish Folding Chair You Won’t Stash Out Of Sight

Knauf & Brown’s Profile turns the lowly folding chair into a design centerpiece.<p>The folding chair doesn’t get a lot of respect. Or so say designers Knauf & Brown. When they unveiled their own Profile chair, a preening sendup of the ubiquitous taupe-steel folding chair, the pair did so with a …

Furniture

Articles about 10 perfect pieces small space living on Dwell.com - Dwell

Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.<p>Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a …

Jewels and Jill Elmore's Chicken-Lettuce Cups

Jewels and Jill Elmore share a healthy Asian-inspired recipe from their cookbook, The Family Chef.<p><b>Serves 8–10</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>For the filling</b><p>2 tablespoons peanut oil<p>2 teaspoons sesame oil<p>24 shiitake mushrooms, finely chopped<p>2 large carrots, peeled and very finely chopped<p>4 scallions, very finely chopped<p>2 …

What Is Cost-Benefit Analysis?