Lori C James

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10 Ways To Survive and Escape Martial Law.

violent and horrifying life in a concentration camp <b>is what you may face one day under martial law</b>.<p>We’re not talking about a regional or short term …

Survival 101: 6 Ways to Purify Water in the Wild

Whether you are camping for the first time or you find yourself stranded somewhere due to a natural disaster or zombie apocalypse, it is important to …

The Best Lemon Cake You'll Ever Have

When we’re visiting my grandmother in England, she always serves afternoon tea around 4pm. We’ll gather around the table in swimsuits and shorts, and …

How To Make A Log Stove

Modern Cat: Simple DIY Cat Scratcher

Don’t let pet accessories clash with your otherwise clean, modern decor! Build your own sleek and stylish DIY cat scratcher to keep both your kitties and your design aesthetic happy.<p>If you’ve got sisal twine, wood, and some basic tools, you can build a custom cat scratcher for your favorite …

Rag Rug Cushion • Recyclart

Green cleaning for bathtubs

We've rounded up some DIY green cleaning solutions for your soap scummy bathtub.<p>Pour oil into crock pot set at high temperature. Mix potassium …

12 ways to use raw shea butter

Believe the hype: Shea butter really is a wonderful all-around health and beauty balm.<p>According to the oracle known as the Internet, shea butter is a …

Make your own eco bubble bath

Worried about chemicals in your baby's bubble bath? Skip the mystery, make your own instead.<p>There has been a lot of talk lately about the potentially …

Easy homemade soap

Use this simple recipe and you'll be lathering up with your own soap.<p>As the last generations of Depression-era children or back-to-the-landers take …

Make your own housecleaning products

Whether you're out of your normal cleaner or you want to reduce the chemicals you use around the house, these tricks should work.<p>Stir together until …

thick, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies

The last trick to getting a really thick, chewy cookie is to chill the dough before you bake it. You can scoop it and then chill it, or, if you’re …

maple pudding cake

There is a whole catalog of cooking devoted to what to make when you peer nervously into your bank account and find the balance lacking — one could …

Dessert

pineapple upside-down cake

I gotta tell you–I get so boring in the summertime. As soon as that warm weather hits and a bright blue sky becomes de rigeur and not something worth …

ramp pizza

It probably goes without saying — but I will say it anyway; this is an <i>internet weblog</i>, after all — that a whole lot of the food I cook at home …

100 Productivity Hacks For Time, Attention, & Energy

<b>When I graduated University with a business degree last May, I received two incredible full-time job offers, both of which I declined because I had a</b> …

Productivity

101 Physical Things That Can Be Reduced In Your Home

<i>“One can furnish a home very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.”</i> —Francis Jourdain<p>Many people will miss the joys of …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

Humanity

5 Foods That Make You Look Younger

From the editors of WomansDay.com, eat the right cheese, nuts, and more to reverse the aging process.<p>These natural remedies help your skin and teeth defy time. And they may be in your diet already! Here's what they are and how they fight aging.<p><b>1) Oatmeal</b>Non-processed (read: not instant) versions of …

A Healthy Diet Plan

Introduction<p>Free diet plan is based on balanced intake of fats, proteins and carbohydrates in different calorie count. Free diet plan stimulates your …

The 10 best foods to boost your energy levels (without expanding your waistline)

Revealed, the 10 best foods to boost your energy levels (without expanding your waistline)<p><b>Forget chocolate or fizzy drinks - healthy foods can boost</b> …

Wellness

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

Baked Oatmeal II Recipe

"Found this recipe in Pennsylvania Amish country. Everyone who tries it, loves it!"<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups rolled oats<p>1 cup brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons ground …

Seven tips for securing your Facebook account

Internet

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction.<p>If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone …

Internet

How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever

Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level …

Internet