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An Urban Agriculture Enterprise Run by D.C. Returning Citizens Fights to Grow

Hustlerz 2 Harvesters is based in Ward 7's Dix Street Garden.

Urban Agriculture

Successful people who lose their spark come to me for help — and I find many of them fall prey to a tendency we all have

Success is never certain. It never comes without risk.<p>Even if you're the smartest or the hardest working, there's no guarantee of anything.<p>The people who go on to do great things in their lives know this. They also embrace it.<p>Reflect on that Teddy Roosevelt quote for a minute here. Missing the …

Motivation

5 Books You Need to Read This Fall If You Want to Be Mentally Tougher | Inc.com

It's often said that you can only go as far as your mindset is properly equipped to transport you when chasing after business and health goals.<p>During my own personal journey of needing to shed some excess mental fat through letting go of limiting beliefs that didn't serve me nor the life I desired …

Self-improvement

108 Living Room Decorating Ideas

Mix and match patterns, embrace bold colors, layer rugs, and so much more! Try these tips to create a pretty space to enjoy conversations with …

Interior Design

3 Things Confident People Say and Believe About Themselves | Inc.com

Confidence is an essential success trait. Almost anyone would agree with that statement. But the truth is that not everyone has it. Why is it that something so important is so often missing? And more importantly, how can one develop it.<p>One way to start is with our words. There is power in what we …

Self-improvement

Top 100 Urban Blogs & Websites On The Web (UOG Made #6!)

<b>Top 100 Urban Blogs And Websites On The Web</b> <br>http://blog.feedspot.com/urban_blogs/<b>Congrats Winners!!</b> <br>1. URBACT – URBACT is a European exchange and …

List-Worthy

These Donald Trump Tweets About Barack Obama's Vacations Didn't Age Well

Throughout former President Barack Obama’s time in office, then-reality TV star Donald Trump often mocked him for taking vacations. But now, Trump is set to head out on one of his own.<p>On Friday, he’ll head to his New Jersey golf course for a 17-day trip, according to The Associated Press. This …

Donald Trump

Our Founding Fathers Feared a Trump

They knew that if the checks and balances proved to be not strong enough to restrain the executive, that way lay tyranny.<p>The Founders had a major …

#25thAmendment Trends As Calls For Donald Trump's Removal Grow

As protesters marched against Donald Trump in dozens of cities around the nation, users on Twitter also went on the offensive against the president.<p>Many were responding to his new attacks on the media over the weekend, at both an event in Washington and in a series of tweets where Trump went after …

Donald Trump

22 Quotes To Get You Through The Tough Times

Quotes are great for a lot of things. They're also great at being loaded with a bunch of nonsensical garbage. These are not those kind of quotes.<p>No, …

12 plants that repel unwanted insects

These herbs and flowers can shoo pests from your garden and skin.<p>Are you an insect magnet? If you aren’t, you probably know one. Insect magnets …

Gardening

How To: Attract Hummingbirds

With iridescent wings that catch the light as they flit between flowers, hummingbirds have earned their nickname of “...

Gardening

The Best Memorial Day Sales for Home Decor Steals

This is the time to actually buy all those items sitting in your shopping cart<p>With Memorial Day Weekend come barbecues, trips to the beach, dips in the pool, and endless sunscreen application. It feels like the true start to summer (sorry, June 21). But that's not the only reason we love the annual …

The Origins of 11 Easter Traditions

Come Sunday, many people will find themselves scouring their yards for plastic eggs and gnawing the ears off of chocolate rabbits. What possesses us …

Mary Magdalene

8 Plants That Repel Bugs and Mosquitoes

<i>This story originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>Grow these in your garden or plant them in a pot to keep the bugs away.

Plants

23 Creative Ways to Make the Most Of a Small Backyard

Make the most of a small patio or yard with these space-saving decorating and gardening ideas.<p>When it comes to backyards, bigger isn't always better. …

Landscaping

DIY: How to make a trendy pallet garden for your home

If typical gardening hasn’t been bringing out your green thumb, it’s time to try something different. Instead of the typical horizontal digging and …

Gardening

20 Reclaimed Wood DIY Projects

Watching “Fixer Upper” has shown me the potential of reclaimed wood projects. Clint Harp is a genius! His end tables and dining tables made out of …

Wall Art

Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>These are a key step in Tesla’s combined …

Tesla

5 Plants and Flowers That Will Help You Sleep Better

Add these pretty florals and greenery to your bedroom to ensure you get the best night's rest possible.<p>Sleep, or lack of, is one of the biggest problems every household faces. But there's an easy and relatively low cost solution that can make you sleep better – plants.<p>We already know that how you …

Inside The Vertical Farm Growing What It Calls “The World’s First Post-Organic” Produce

Without using any pesticides or chemicals, Bowery–a new vertical farming startup outside of New York City–delivers fresh leafy greens within one day of harvesting, with some help from agricultural AI.<p>Before leading people through the heavy metal doors and into the vertical farm Irving Fain has …

10 Plants You Need To Grow If You're Suffering From Depression, Stress, Or Anxiety

Ward off the blues with a backyard filled with stress-relieving, energizing plants for eating and aromatherapy.<p>Just being outside, whether you’re …

Wellness

New Trees and Shrubs for 2017

1 of 19<p>Hydrangea Incrediball® Blush<p>If you love the old stand-by 'Annabelle' hydrangea, this is even better! Boasting bigger blooms on very sturdy …

5 Edible Flowers to Know About This Spring

Everyone loves flowers, and that’s just a fact. They’re beautiful, they smell nice, they inject color into our lives. So why not incorporate them …

Gardening

How to design a potager garden

This geometrical style is beautiful, useful — and always close at hand.<p>If you like to grow squash, beans and tomatoes in a few neat rows in a plot …

Gardening

Shepard Smith Defended Rival Network CNN Live on the Air

"CNN's reporting was not fake news."<p>For the second time in two weeks—and for the third time in two months—Shepard Smith is defending the free press and the true meaning of the phrase "fake news."<p>On Friday, President Donald Trump blocked certain news organizations from an off-camera White House …

Donald Trump

How to effectively fact-check Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> An American academic said Sunday that though fact-checking President Donald Trump is essential, the media currently are getting it all wrong.<p>"You do need the facts but you need to know how to present those facts," George Lakoff, a professor of cognitive science and linguistics at UC …

Donald Trump

Trump’s punishment of the press is a gift to his supporters — and a hint of his re-election strategy

Sean Spicer’s ban on major news outlets is chilling — and is a big wet kiss to Trump’s base, with an eye on 2020<p>During the Obama years, one of the ongoing points of discussion was the White House’s “three-dimensional chess,” based on a scene from the original “Star Trek” in which Mr. Spock …

Donald Trump

Jake Tapper Only Has One Word for Donald Trump’s Exclusion of the Media

“Let’s not make any mistake about what’s happening here.”<p>On Friday, reputable media outlets including CNN and <i>The New York Times</i> learned that they were barred from a White House off-camera press briefing with <b>Sean Spicer</b>. CNN anchor <b>Jake Tapper</b> had just one choice word for what this unprecedented move …

Donald Trump

Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.<p>The Affordable Care Act has two …

Health Care