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What Successful Entrepreneurs Do Before Bed: Your Weekly Tips Roundup

3 min read<p>Start your week with Entrepreneur.com. Here's a round up of our favorite new strategies from our contributors -- all to save you time, money and hassle.<p>Jayson DeMers suggests you structure the end of each day to maximize your evening productivity.<br>• Get the press to pay attention to your …

Entrepreneurship

5 Secrets to Crafting the Perfect Startup Story

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you heard that as a startup you have to nail your pitch? And it must be under a minute or two, perfectly orchestrated, delivered amazingly and personal…all at the same time. While I believe a strong pitch is …

Selling

Invest £100,000 in shares and take an annual income. How long till you're bust?

In charts: alarming truth about how much income you can safely withdraw from your portfolio before the capital runs out<p>Much is made of an investment phenomenon known as “pound-cost averaging”. It’s where regular savers benefit from falls in the stock market. If you invest when shares are down, you …

Backyard Farming: How to Homestead in the City

Growing some of the food that your family consumes is a great way to save money and eat organically on a budget. As food prices continue to go up, …

Farming

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

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Backyard Farmers: 25 Websites You Should Be Reading

Remember when we told you about the new magazine Urban Farm? Well, while browsing their site today hoping to download the Spring issue, we came …

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Soap seems like it shouldn't be a complicated product, but commercially-produced soap often contains a long list of unnecessary synthetic ingredients. Some of these commonly used ingredients, such as triclosan, are actually toxic. (See Reference 1) In addition, synthetic fragrances may also cause …

Essential Oils

11 DIY Outdoor Mood Lighting Projects

This season feels made for hosting outdoor dinner parties and relaxing under the trees of your own backyard, especially once the sun goes down. And …

Landscaping

How to Make a Backyard Fire Pit for cheap.

My name is Karen and I haven’t lit anything on fire in 5 months. I’m sure I deserve some sort of a chip or something for that.<p>You see … I’m a bit of …

Refrigerator Pickles: Learn To Pickle Cucumbers the Simple Way

Refrigerator Pickles<p>It’s no secret that many things from your own kitchen are more flavorful, healthful, and nutrient dense than store-bought. …

5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!<p>1. Use …

Furniture

How To Compost Quickly From Start To Finish in Just 30 Days

<b>With the heat of summer upon us</b>, most of us are thinking about picking beans, roasting corn and canning tomatoes. It’s been really wet in parts of …

Gardening

Perfect Sweet Tea Recipe - No. 2 Pencil

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat and add tea bags.<p>Let tea steep for about 10 minutes.<p>Remove tea bags and add sugar to hot water.<p>Stir …

Build an Easy DIY Garden Fence - No. 2 Pencil

It’s been three and a half months since we planted our raised vegetable garden beds, and they are doing really well. The veggies are so tempting, we …

Pallet wood outdoor sofa reveal

You might say I have a special place in my heart for pallets these days. This pallet wood outdoor sofa reveal showcases my favorite place to …

How to: Make a DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch

<i>There's no doubt about the cheer. Beside your fire you live in a private, glowing little world. All around you, fire shapes dance across rocks and</i> …

How To: Make Your Own [Healthy] DIY Sports Drinks

Commercial sports and recovery drinks get an universally bad wrap: they're full of sugar, unnatural dyes, extra preservatives, and are overpriced. …

How to make homemade grape jelly (from prepared juice)

This is kind of a cheater’s version, because it doesn’t involve squeezing the juice out of real grapes. While that sort of method might produce some …

Choosing a raised bed

5 Favorites: Raised Beds for the Garden

The geometry of raised beds in a garden is enough to win me over. Here’s a collection of pre-made (for us hammer-shy types) raised garden beds, all …

Gardening

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

Woodworking

20 Ideas of How To Reuse And Recycle Old Tires

Tire recycling or rubber recycling is the process of recycling vehicles’ tires (or tyres) that are no longer suitable for use on vehicles due to wear …

The beginner's guide to starting a veg garden

There has never been a more interesting time for edible gardening. It is right on so many levels. It saves money, saves the planet and satisfies our epicurean appetites. Edible gardening is an opportunity to grow interesting flavours fresher than money can buy. It is the key to children being more …

A Double-Duty Solar Solution: How to Build a Solar Water Heater - DIY

This simple solar water heater provides both domestic hot water and space heating. You can adjust the size and design to meet the needs of your home. …

How to Build a Solar Heating Panel with Soda Cans

If you’ve got good sun exposure on one side of your house, you can take advantage of free heat from the sun with this DIY solar heating panel, which …

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You'll Ever Need

You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a …