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Homesteading

When to Harvest Honey

If you are new at keeping bees, you may be surprised to learn that honey is harvested during just a few weeks each year. You need to tend your little workers year ‘round, but excess honey is...

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Self-RelianceUrban Homesteading

Start Your Own Urban Farm and Enjoy the Good Life

Every morning, Steve Kunasek wakes up early to feed the ducks. He has four of them, and he finds their hijinks endlessly entertaining. Then, after making breakfast and enjoying a cup...

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Online Income

Tips for Selling Your Stuff On eBay

Selling in a digital marketplace is essentially the same as running a yard sale...except your customer base is much larger. You can easily set up an eBay store and, once you get the hang of...

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Homesteading

How to Get Rid of Chicken Mites

If your chickens seem to be preening more often, losing their feathers, suddenly stop using their nesting boxes or seem reluctant to go into the coop at night, there's a good chance you...

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Homesteading

Four Homemade Insecticides to Get Rid of Bugs Naturally

Are you sick and tired of sharing your garden with pests and bugs? Are you worried about using chemical insecticide? You are not alone. The solution is natural homemade insecticides...

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Financial Freedom

10 Websites for Finding Remote Work Without Putting in Long Hours

Are you tired of losing valuable time by commuting to and from work all week? Do you wish you had the power to control where and when you work? If this sounds like you, there is a solution.

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Self-Reliance

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Over the past 50 years, the medical community has identified at least a dozen different types of diseases that are spread to humans by ticks. The little bloodsuckers are especially active from...

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Self-Reliance

Five Edible Weeds You Can Add to Your Diet

You can have a lot of fun picking up your groceries for free. Take a walk in your nearest park or woodlands and see what you can find. You’ll find many weeds that are edible, and some are...

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Self-Reliance

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

You may have noticed that Fall and Spring seem to be getting shorter. In some parts of the U.S. temperatures swing wildly from freezing to scorching, and season transitions happen in the blink...

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Simple Living

Know the Value of Good Neighbors

I went out of town recently for almost two weeks, and had a wonderful trip. While I was gone a couple of guys came into my house and took everything out of two of the rooms, furniture and all...

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Travel

Spend Quality Time Visiting Your Family

My husband, Al, and I spent three weeks visiting with his family in Raleigh, North Carolina this summer. Now, I can’t imagine being a houseguest – or having a house guest – for three weeks.

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Online Income

Take Your Leisure Time Whenever You Want

Corporate America is having a summer fling. Employers are smitten with a newfound gimmick called “Summer Fridays,” and the business news media can’t get enough of it. They gleefully trumpet...

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Health and Independence

Make an Advance Directive for Your Medical Care

It will happen to you, someday. You’re going to be in the hospital for some reason…and you won’t be able to talk or reason intelligently. Maybe you got knocked out cold from a spill…

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Mindfulness

Silence the Voice of Doubt that Holds You back

After a week spent brainstorming and planning in Switzerland, my business partner and I were headed to Zurich on the train. He was returning to London later that afternoon while I was...

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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 storms. We don’t have the rep of Florida or the Great Plains, but we hold our own.

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