Russell Sommers

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3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don't have to practice yoga or follow an Ayurvedic diet to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).<p>So whether or not you …

How Asking “What Would the Buddha Do?” Can Unlock Your Intuitive Wisdom

We all look up to someone.That person could be a teacher or mentor, friend or family member, or someone else from afar.Whoever it is, we wish we …

Meditation

How to Water Orchids

Orchids are popular as houseplants, and wonderful varieties can be found in nurseries and garden centers. In the wild, orchids grow on trees, and …

How To Grow Orchids

<b>How To Grow & Care For Orchids</b><p>Almost alien in appearance, extravagant in the extreme yet possessed of the most delicate intricacy. There isn’t …

Plants

The Truth About Backyard Chickens

<b>Pros</b><p><b>- Fresh Eggs</b><br>If you're paying top dollar for organic eggs at the grocer, this could save you some serious money — not to mention that the two eggs you can expect to yield from three hens per day on average will taste much better than anything store-bought.<p><b>- Low-Maintenance</b><br>They require little …

Gardening 101: How to Care for an Orchid

A lot of people bemoan their incompetence at growing orchids. I have the opposite problem–an inability to kill my scraggly supermarket-variety …

How To Grow Hot Peppers From Seed

Soak the seeds overnight.<p>Soak your seeds in warm tap water overnight to soften the shell casing. This gives the seeds a head start, helping the roots …

Plants

Cool DIY Green Living Wall Projects For Your Home

The gorgeous green living wall is not an idea that is solely exclusive to the modern world. Beautiful green gardens that were precariously hanging …

How to Prune Tomatoes

Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, …

Clip-on Hydroponic Wall Garden

Introduction: Clip-on Hydroponic Wall Garden<p>Hello, this is our step by step guide towards creating your very own fully custom clip-on hydroponic wall …

Woodworking

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …

6 iPhone 6s Cases Your Friends Will Want to Steal

Whether your requirements for an iPhone case include durability, fun, or a place to keep your credit cards, there are countless options to consider. Here are two of my favorites from each category.<p><b>Protective</b><p>For a case that's both pretty and strong, try Speck’s CandyShell cases, which are built for …

Credit Cards

How to Implement Walking Meditation in your Life (and why it’s important)

<i></i> A note from Coach Moose: Walking Meditation is perfect for those new to the concepts of mindfulness or meditation, or for those that meditate and …

Meditation

Nutritower is a vertical farm for your tiny condo

More and more people are living in smaller spaces, often without access to gardens or even balconies where one might do a little bit of gardening. …

Aquaponics

10 Best-Ever Chicken Pasta Recipes

There are few more comforting things than a delicious bowl of buttery pasta. But adding in a healthy protein like chicken makes for a satisfying and …

Cooking

This Is What Will Happen To You When You Do Meditation

By cultivating this one small habit of meditation, you’ll experience tremendous benefits. See what will happen to you when you do meditation every …

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

Plant a Lush Succulent Container Garden for a Tabletop

To begin this project, you'll first need to pick a planter. A wide but shallow dish, bowl, or plate works, but you'll want it to have a drainage …

Cajun Pickled Eggs

Hard boil the eggs, then set them to the side to cool. Peel and rinse them once cooled.<p>In a sauce pan over high heat, combine the two vinegars, …

Eggs

7 DIY Summer Canning Recipes

Canning at home is a surprisingly simple and easy way to preserve summer produce. Here are seven recipes to get you started:<p>Canning at home is a …

Cornbread

The Mindfulness and Meditation Master Resource: 20 Guides and Resources to Help You Learn Meditation and Live with Mindfulness

Buddhaimonia.Since Buddhaimonia’s start just a year and a half ago, I’ve put together a lot of guides, eBooks, blog posts, and other resources …

How-To's

Madame Jeanette Pepper: South American Hottie

A high-heat habanero cousin with a peculiar name.<p><b>Scoville heat units (SHU):</b> 125,000 – 325,000 <b><br>Jalapeño reference point:</b> 15 to 130 times hotter <b><br>Origin:</b> …

Fiery Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Place 4 cups of water in a sauce pot and bring to a boil.<p>Add the eggs to the boiling water and boil for 15 minutes.<p>Remove the eggs from the boiling …

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

Eye Candy: 10 Droolworthy Porches And Patios

I'm in the midst of outfitting my patio with furniture and accents, so I've been drooling over beautiful images of outdoor spaces. And although my …