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How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

Gardening

A Tasty Task: Fertilizing Blueberries and Blackberries

By <i>Kimberly Toscano</i><p><i>Boost fruit production with timely fertilizer applications to your berry bushes.</i><p>Producing juicy berries is hard work. Plants …

Gardening

18 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of us Probably Don't)

People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else.<p>People who accomplish the most in life don't conduct themselves like everyone else. Generally, they wake early, are good at planning and take care of their physical and emotional health. Here are other good habits …

Startups

Take Climate Action By Transforming Your Lawn With Edible Landscaping

What have you done for me lately?<p>The one-and-only Janet Jackson once asked that question of a bad boyfriend. But lately, we've been wondering the …

Gardening

Author Simon Sinek Is Full Of Hot Air (And Other Reasons You Should Follow His Lead)

Simon Sinek is awesome at making money from his ideas. In the wake of a blockbuster TED Talk, he published a book called <i>Start With Why</i> that quickly became a bestseller. Then he parlayed that into a run of high-traffic YouTube videos and even higher-priced keynote speeches. With his serious air, …

Simon Sinek

The Best Advice for Growing Tomatoes

Homegrown tomatoes win the taste test over supermarket impostors time and time again. And, since growing tomatoes is so easy, there’s no reason to …

Gardening

Plants and Tips to Create a Bee-Friendly Garden

What Should I Plant to Attract Bees?<p>The first step is to choose plants for your garden that attract bees and plant them in a sunny spot. There are so …

Gardening

Your Weekend Project: Make an All-Natural Insect Repellent

Welcome to <i>Your Weekend Project</i>, featuring how-tos and ideas from our archives for an organized and inspired home.<p>In today’s installment of our …

Essential Oils

Planting combinations for borders

New for 2018, The Long Border competition at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show has given plant enthusiasts from all backgrounds - including students, garden …

Gardening

What to Do With Clay and Sandy Soils and How You Can Improve Them Both - One Green Planet

Soil makes a huge difference in the garden. After all, it’s where most plants grow, feed and — to completely pun it — set down their roots. It’s the …

Gardening

The 10 Best Suits for Men Under $1,000

<i>This guide to the best suits under $1,000 explores everything you need to know before you invest in your next suit, including construction methods,</i> …

Men's Fashion

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 …

Happiness

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Scientists have engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches itself to cancer cells before summoning and activating killer T cells from the immune …

Immunotherapy

Your air conditioner is totally disgusting—here’s how to clean it

Sorry, Drake, but by the time June 1 rolls around there’s one thing in the world that I <i>do</i> love more than my bed and my mama: My air conditioner.<p>When …

Home Improvement

7 Inspiring Podcasts That Every Entrepreneur Should Listen to This Summer

Make the most of your summer with these informative and entertaining podcasts.<p>Summer is around the corner, which means beach getaways and family vacations are also on the horizon. While the rest of your friends search Amazon for their summer book list, you should find great podcasts to fill your …

Self-improvement

12 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds Without Using Roundup

You don’t have to resort to chemical herbicides in order to get rid of invasive weeds. Safer options exist that will work just as effectively. They …

Environmental Health

A century on, why are we forgetting the deaths of 100 million?

This year marks a century since some women got the vote; a century since the end of the first world war; 50 years since the 1968 revolts; 70 since the founding of Israel and the NHS. All have been well marked. So it is striking that the centenary of one of the most devastating events in human …

Public Health

The 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends for Summer Reading

The Microsoft co-founder's 2018 picks 'wrestle with big questions.'<p>4 min read<p>Whether you're headed to the beach this summer or just looking for some thought-provoking writing to immerse yourself in during your commute, multibillionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has you covered. Each year, the …

Books

Follow the Leaders: 6 Zero-Waste Instagrammers Who Inspire Us

Here at The Organized Home, we are proponents of plastic-free living and sustainable solutions, but we know that getting started can be hard to do. …

Outer Banks

10 easy-to-grow herbs that bees will love – and it's great for your cooking too

Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats that bees face, but growing these flowering herbs in your garden will really help.<p><b>Provide a valuable source of food for bees and other pollinating insects</b> <b>whilst adding some variety to your cooking with this comprehensive list of the best bee-friendly herbs.</b><p>…

Gardening

12 of the best plant pairings to keep pests away from your vegetable patch

You can reap rich harvests through savvy companion planting. We look at some of the best plant partners that will look pretty and boost your crops.<p>We …

Gardening

5 steps to the perfect home-grown tomatoes

Now that the weather has warmed and the threat of frost is no longer in the forecast, tomato season is upon us. Tomatoes are among ...

Gardening

Hubble's Latest Batch of Space Porn Is Some of the Best We've Ever Seen

Space is mind-bogglingly vast, and it’s practically impossible for our puny brains to comprehend just how huge it really is. Using the Hubble Space …

Universe

18 Ways for Digital Nomads to Make Money

All you need is a laptop, Wi-Fi and some wanderlust.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Real estate entrepreneur, writer and filmmaker Heidi Hough lives in a community of foreigners and natives in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Prior to Chiang Mai, she was in Vienna for a few …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

79 Hacks That Will Change Your Life

What exactly is a "life hack"? It's any simple tip you might stumble upon that changes your life or at least some aspect of it. It's basically a trick that will help make life easier. Life hacks aren't easy to come by and often surface at the most unexpected moments.<p>But you can always take a …

Education

What Astronomers Are Learning From Gaia’s New Milky Way Map

A roundup of some of the most important discoveries gleaned so far from the Gaia space observatory’s new map of the galaxy.

How To Grow An Unlimited Amount Of Tomatoes Using JUST 4 SLICES And Some Dirt!

Tomatoes are probably the most favorite ingredients and most commonly used in a salad. However, their use doesn’t stop there. From decoration of the …