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Self-Reliance

How to Be Independent in a Natural Disaster

As I sit in my soon-to-be-former home office, moving boxes crowding the floor, the lights are flickering. They flicker because I’m in Baltimore, in August, and that means one thing: Massive

Health and Wellbeing

Don’t Ignore the Physical Signs…Reclaim Your Energy With Sleep

When I was younger, I had a theory. I believed that I was entirely responsible for my own emotions. Basically – no matter what happened to me – events wouldn't determine how I felt...

Free Thinking

This Is Why Your Job Is Going Away

Two companies in Norway are building a ship for three times what it would normally cost. And it'll be worth every penny. The boat – a container ship designed to move fertilizer ...

Self-Reliance

How to Buy Good Land for Your Homestead

Do you know what matters when you're buying land? I'm not talking about a house in the city – where you care about the kitchen, how many bathrooms you've got, or the view...

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

A Perfect Whiskey and a Crowdfunding Opportunity

I love whiskey. There are wine people, and beer people. I know both sorts, and can mingle with them easily. There are people who like their drinks mixed, and those who don’t like drinks at all...

Self-Reliance

Emerson, Thoreau, and Self-Reliance

In 1846, smack dab in the middle of his Walden experiment, Henry David Thoreau was thrown in jail. For years, he'd refused to pay a local poll tax. His argument against paying the tax was...

DownsizingRightsizing

Is Renting Your Property the Best Option for You?

Not long ago, a question came in from one of your fellow subscribers. She was rightsizing her life, leaving behind a large house in a big city for a smaller, easier space and a simpler existence...