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Self-Reliance

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Poison Ivy

You may want to hire a professional landscaper for the job, which may be worth the cost when you consider the risk. If working near poison ivy yourself, take every precaution, including...

Independence Tech

Spy Plots, Cyber Hacks, and Homesteaders

Cyber hacks and data breaches have dominated the headlines for years. Retail giants Target and Home Depot got hacked a few years ago. J.P Morgan – the biggest bank in America – was hit in 2014...

Health and IndependenceHomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Ginseng: This Long-Term Investment Could be Growing in Your Garden

Blake Dillman is following in his grandfather's footsteps. As a small-scale Appalachian ginseng grower, he is growing a plant with a rich regional and family history. "My grandpa cultivated wild...

Health and IndependenceIndependence TechSelf-Reliance

How Your Home Energy Rating Could Save You Money

Summer's here and your utility bills are probably soaring along with the temperatures. But don't sweat it, because I've got some information that may help alleviate that perennial problem and give...

Living Off The Grid

Net Metering: Take the Power Away from the Utility Companies

I've known Dave and Sierra Hollister since their adult kids were knee-high to a grasshopper. They made history in my home state of North Carolina...blazing a pioneering trail for...

Health and IndependenceSelf-Reliance

Invest in Real Food and Boost Your Nutrition

Imagine if you had to eat seven times as much food just to get your basic nutrition. You'd go to the store, buy a week's worth of groceries, and have to eat all of them in one day...

Free ThinkingMindfulness

How a New Health Innovation Might Save Your Life

You're lost in the woods on a moonless night, looking for a tiny, hiking trail blaze marker on a tree...and it's a life or death situation. Now picture the same scenario, except you're wearing...

Digital CurrenciesFinancial Freedom

$100 in 2010 is Worth $75 Million Today…If You Invested in Bitcoin

The United States Treasury broke its contract with me and violated my trust, back when I was 10 years old. I had a collection of cool-looking rocks, a collection of comic books, a stack...

Online Income

Earn as Your Own Boss…Increase Your Lifetime Value

I’ve earned as my own boss for decades. And I’ve listened to all kinds of people who hate their jobs tell me why they don’t think they could succeed in a solo career...

Health and IndependenceSelf-Reliance

Feel Satisfied by Learning Old Skills

Last month I made a phone call, and while the line was ringing I could feel the apprehension building in my chest. I was concerned that nobody would answer, because I was calling my cobbler...