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Self-Reliance

How Researchers are Tackling the Water Shortage

When you look at a map of the world, it's deceiving. Most of what you see is water. But according to sources such as the Environmental Protection Agency, only 1% of all the...

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Seven Steps to Your Own Rooftop Garden

No back garden to dig? You don’t have to put the dream of growing your own food on hold if you are city dweller. Flat rooftops can provide an alternative space for lush edible gardens and farms...

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Pay Attention to What’s in Your Water

Scientific researchers have calculated that it requires approximately 2,000 gallons of water, per day, to maintain the average lifestyle of an individual living in modern America...

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Get a Good Night’s Sleep…without Sleep Aids

Prove you got at least seven hours of sleep for 20 consecutive nights and you could be eligible for a $500 reward. Aetna, the big health insurance corporation, is offering that incentive...

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Five Weird Tricks for Reducing Stress

There are always going to be times when life seems overwhelming. Things may be too busy – or not busy enough – leading to unhealthy patterns of worry and anxiety...

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Protect Your Garden from Deer with a Water Scarecrow

Ever felt embattled in your job? Tom Kerr feels embattled in his country home, too. But he's having a blast finding ways to fend off the invaders who threaten to devour his garden produce...

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Sugar has Become the New Tobacco

Monsanto – which makes money selling toxic pesticides and genetically infusing them into artificially modified seeds – has a lucrative relationship with the corn syrup industry...

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Spend Less Money and More Time in Your Garden

The Earth Day activities at the weekend had me out in the garden, getting dirt under my fingernails...which is, apparently, very good for your mood and mental health...

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Protect Your Wealth and Maintain Your Financial Freedom

When I was nine years old, I was one of the smallest students in my fourth grade class. With my small size, not to mention my smart mouth, I attracted more than my share of elementary school bullies.