Thomas Elijah III

32 Flips | 1 Magazine | 63 Likes | 2 Following | 1 Follower | @recycler | A man who honors family- no matter how it looks, honors our common home, and listens to his Spirit. "FORWARD ALWAYS"

Are hot springs the future of farming?

A small Colorado town is using its hot springs for an unusual purpose: growing food year-round. And with geothermal energy in abundance, this could be a model used across the US.<p>The tomatoes aren’t cooperating. Instead of growing up the trellis, the plants are weaving all over the garden bed and …

Hot Springs

Farmers market picks Houston's best private school for new location

Urban Harvest's weekly farmers market has been a staple of the local food community for 15 years. Professional chefs and consumers alike use it to …

Farmers Market

Slow-Cooker Southern Chicken and Dirty Rice | The Complete Slow Cooker

In the South, chicken is often paired with dirty rice—a side dish incorporating cured meats, vegetables, and seasonings that give the rice a “dirty” …

Traditional or Roth account? 2 tips to choose

Tax rates and your spending style can help you pick.<p>Key takeaways<p>Choose between paying taxes now or in retirement. A tax benefit when your rate is …

Social Security tips for working retirees

If you work in retirement, know the impact to your Social Security and taxes.<p>Key takeaways<p>There are several ways to help reduce taxes and maximize …

Retirement

5 Economic Reports to Watch

In today’s nonstop world, the level of prosperity and our standard of living is greatly impacted by whether the economy is growing, contracting, or just chugging along. Clearly it would seem useful to have an idea of the current and potential future state of the U.S. economy. But in this endeavor, …

Legendary Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Reveals Buddhism’s Secret to Achieving Enlightenment, In 10 Steps

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? We’ve been sharing some of his wisdom lately here and the response has been tremendous.<p>We collected some of his most …

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

3 Presentation Tips From the Guy Who Received the Longest Standing Ovation of Any TED Talk

Storytelling is the single best tool we have to transfer our ideas to another person. Stories inform, illuminate, and inspire. Best of all, we know how to do it. Storytelling isn't something we do; storytellers are who we are.<p>Nothing will bring your next presentation alive better than a …

Public Speaking

St. Louis compost startup aims to support urban agriculture

Being environmentally conscious is important to Peggy Morris, and she’s always done the basics, such as recycling glass or plastics.<p>But composting is …

7 principles to develop toughness and build the life you want to live

“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. …

Read this if you’re going through adversity

In the midst of challenging times, we often think we’re going through the worst time ever.<p>And when we’re in the middle of adversity, we think it …

20 Secrets to Living a Happier Life

Our brains are focused on survival. Anything more than that, you have to work for it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s an unfortunate reason why happiness is often elusive -- our brains simply aren’t wired that way. Instead, our brains have evolved to survive, to …

Inversion: The billionaire thinking skill you were never taught in school

“All I want to know is where I’m going to die, so I’ll never go there.”<p>These are the famous words of Charlie Munger, the business partner of Warren …

4 harsh truths that will make you a better person

Why is it that whenever someone says, “face the facts” you know you’re about to hear something you don’t want to hear? Probably because of a second …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

6 simple, science-backed ways to get rid of belly fat

• <b>Having lots of fat in the abdominal area is strongly linked to diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.</b>• <b><br>Excess sugar and carb consumption may be the primary drivers of excess fat in the belly and liver.</b>• <b><br>Eating plenty of protein can boost your metabolism and reduce hunger levels, making it a</b> …

Weight Loss

This Slow Roasted Chicken Recipe Is Better Than Any Rotisserie Bird

Succulent, fall-off-the-bone slow roasted chicken that puts even the best store-bought rotisserie version to shame. Bonus: you can run errands while it cooks.

Recipes

These Crockpot Mashed Potatoes Will Change the Way You Make Dinner

Thanks to crockpots, dinner really can cook itself. For those who dread spending hours in the kitchen, turn to the ultimate kitchen aid to make your …

mashed potatoes

Thai laab style baked chicken wings

Baked Chicken Wings With Thai Laab Seasoning<p>Baked Chicken Wings With Thai Laab Seasoning<p>Baked chicken wings with Thai laab seasoning are another tool …

Food

7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

8 Business Cards That Will Elevate Your Professional Game

Recently, as I handed my business card to a friend I'd just made, he looked at it longingly before putting it away, and commenting, “That’s when I’ll …

I Tried the Top 5 Slow-Cooker Recipes on Pinterest and Here's How It Went

I'm a recent convert to the slow cooker. My husband and I are going through a full home remodel and I haven't had counters, walls, or floors in my …

I went from multimillionaire to broke overnight — here's how I reinvented myself

You may dream of starting a new business. You could move across the country. You fall in and out of love. You lose a loved one.<p>In other words, life happens and it completely turns your life upside down.<p>Around four years ago, it seemed like I was living the dream. I successfully sold my startup, had …

This Is Why Most Companies Go out of Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Guidewire: How An Entrepreneur Can Win An Industry

For many startups, the focus is often on developing a product that is applicable for just about any industry (known as a “horizontal” strategy). The allure is that the market opportunity is enormous.<p>Yet what about going after a particular industry instead — that is, to take a “vertical” strategy? …

Business Strategy

The Power of Now: A Meditative Approach to Living In the Moment

There is no better time than the present. Eckhart Tolle's <i>The Power of Now</i> shows you how to move past pain, stress, and anxiety with the help of …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …