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7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive (Backed By Science)
How to increase productivity in a world that seems to be pulling our attention in every single direction. Time gets lost or wasted and with so many things to do and commitments to fulfill, time just seems to fly When I was 17 years old, I used to work and study for about 20 hours a day. I went to sc...
A Chance At Free Land In Alaska As 'Survive My Wilderness' Is Casting For Adventurers
There are a ton of offers that come my way when production company's chase after a potential show topic... and every once in a while one comes along from a reputable company who's really making things happen.  From the producers of "Naked and Afraid,"  is this fantastic up-coming productio...
A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source
Little does he know, this technology has already been around for a few years, and the first factory will soon be under way.... Like EPowerGlass and new updates will be posted there.  Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could ...
A Recycling Solution: Bottles Into Roads, could plastic be better than asphalt?
Dutch city could be first to pave its streets with recycled plastic bottles, a surface claimed to be greener, quicker to lay and more reliable than asphalt Plans unveiled for recycled plastic roads are being considered by Rotterdam city council. Photograph: VolkerWessel The Netherlands could becom...
Amazing Sand Paintings You Won't Believe
You know what people say, ‘it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey,’ and this phrase rings true for art as well. Tim Bengel is the sand artist behind these impressive images however, people can’t decipher what’s more amazing: the process or the fina...
Canoe Caskets Let You Set Sail On Your Final Voyage
Handcrafted full length all wood canoe caskets. With a twist of the wrist breaks down to just the casket for either burial or cremation. Until the time for the "Final Voyage" it can be used as bookshelf. After the Final Voyage it can used as an urn and memorial. If you have been searching for a trul...
Coat Racks and Shelving: Creativity Meets Function
Are you looking for nice home decorations, but do not have the resources to buy all those modern-day expensive decors? Well, the solution to creating a nice home decor is to use cheap decorating ideas as well as DIY decorating ideas that you can easily make to revamp the look in your home. Here are ...
COMPASS STAR QUILT Is one of the most beautiful patterns I've seen! (Pattern Available)
Every once in awhile we’ll see a quilt online that we can’t help but stop and admire. Sometimes we’ll share it with you on our Facebook page. If you like a quilt as much as we do, we’ll often hunt for more info, and specifically, a pattern. This “Compass Star” qui...
Composting Toilet - What Is It? And Why Do I Need One?
We have owned our composting toilet since June 2013, and we think everyone with a boat, an RV or a Tiny House (on second thought pretty much everyone!) should install a composting toilet! Watch this video to get a preview and see our Composting Toilet in action, and answer the all important question...
Creative Bedroom Solutions: Which Is Best For You?
We are so used to seeing regular looking bedrooms, that when something catches our eye a new perspective or a new way of seeing things that seem so common spark our imagination. That's what happened when I found this picture on Facebook. First I thought, wow! It's beautiful and I love the wooden bea...
Do You Know Why They Use Purple Paint on Posts and Trees in Texas?
10 different states in the U.S., including the great state of Texas, use the color purple as a warning to trespassers. Purple shows well in the outdoors. In fact, it’s one of the only colors that color blind people can easily identify. Having said that just seeing it on a fence post or pa...
Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean
"Most of these plastic six-pack rings end up in our oceans and pose a serious threat to wildlife. Together with Saltwater Brewery, a small craft beer brand in Florida whose primary target are surfers fishermen and people who love the sea, we decided to tackle the issue head on and make a statement f...
Evicted: What Happens When Poverty Is Profitable?
‘There is an enormous amount of pain and poverty in this rich land,’ argues American sociologist Desmond in this brilliant book about housing and the lives of eight families in Milwaukee.  What if the dominant discourse on poverty is just wrong? What if the problem isn’t that ...
Ghost Town's Request For Volunteers Draws Much Interest
MISSOULA — Interested in living in a Montana ghost town for a month, with no electricity or indoor plumbing, and groceries for pay? So’s everybody else. You’re too late. The job is filled. Folks at Missoula’s U.S. Bureau of Land Management office are still shaking their heads...
Ghostly Army of Decaying U.S. Presidential Heads Takes Over Virginia Farmland
Leftovers of a failed theme park have been stored in a residence in Virginia, they are busts portraying US ex-presidents. The eerie sight gives a hunting feel to the display. A bizarre sight has cropped up on an American farm. 43 decaying U.S. presidential busts have taken up residence on the ...
If You Could, Would You Share Your Off-Grid Dreams With Us?
I am amazed and excited that what once was once just a handful of extremists is now a trajectory path for the masses.  This idea of living off the grid has taken hold of our minds and our dreams as a likely and probably future where power companies no longer hold the ticket to our electricity, ...
Meet the Giant One-Armed Crocodile, Brutus! (Video)
"His name is Brutus. And this massive 16.5 foot, or 5.5 meter, giant one armed crocodile is who people hope to see when they take one of the popular jumping crocodile tours on the Adelaide river in Australia’s northern territory. Brutus is definitely a rarity. 70 is very old for a crocodi...
New Glass Walkway in China: A Terrifying Experience (Video)
China's newest glass walkway is terrifying.  It is a suspended bridge over 1,300 feet above the ground, where the floor of the platform is entirely transparent. It is said to be the world's largest glass viewing platform in the world, visitors can get stunning views of the countryside around...
New Social Media Platform to Unite the World’s Alternative Communities
As questions continue to surface about Facebook’s alleged role in aiding illegal government surveillance programs that track and monitor citizens, people are growing restless for a viable social media alternative that respects both personal privacy and the rule of law. And we just mi...
Recently Discovered: The Worlds Biggest Cave
Nat Geo documents this fabulous adventure into unexplored regions of the world to bring us into the Abyss.... a worth-while watch as they descend into Son Doong to see if it truly is deserving of the title, "Worlds Biggest Cave."  I really enjoyed it, and I'm sure you will too!..... One of...
Robot Creates Carbon-Fiber Forest: Take A Look!
A robotically woven carbon-fibre pavilion developed by a team from the University of Stuttgart has been erected in the courtyard of London's V&A museum as part of a season of engineering events . The Elytra Filament Pavilion comprises 40 unique hexagonal components that hav...
Slow Fashion: Focusing on Quality with Sustainable Materials.
There is a growing trend within the fashion world for sustainable, ethical clothing. At the forefront of this movement is Carin Mansfield, a designer who devotes herself to the art of "slow fashion". This style is, she says, designed to oppose the "fast food" approach to fashion, practised by chain...
Snowqualmie Falls And The Salish Lodge Will Tempt You To Return (video)
Overlooking Snoqualmie Falls, just 30 minutes east of Seattle and Bellevue, the Salish Lodge & Spa is a Washington State resort getaway. Welcome to a true Pacific Northwest experience. Overlooking Snoqualmie Falls, just 30 minutes east of Seattle and Bellevue, the Salish Lodge & Spa is a W...
The Beginnings Of A Vegan...
In the off-grid world, there are a lot of people who hunt and / or eat what they can get their hands on, but people like their ability to choose.  I notice that one of the biggest battles that happen on the page are over animals, animal treatment, animal rights, etc. when guns or hunting comes ...
The Genetic Reason Why Some People Are Born To Travel All Over The World
This is a good article that discusses why there is the desire in some people to explore and leave their known environment and travel and why there are others that are happy and content staying in place.  There are some people who never feel the urge to leave their home. They’re conte...
What Are Goats Good For?? Raising Dairy Goats and the Benefits of Goat Milk...
Learn about the benefits of goat milk and the value dairy goats provide to the homestead. Whether your property is one acre or several hundred, sloping or flat, crowded with brush or completely forested, you can still raise dairy goats for milk. Two goats will produce enough quality fresh milk — ...
What happens when big philanthropy efforts fail?
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Dale Russakoff's "The Prize: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools?" explores the flaws in one group's plans to reform education in New Jersey. Interview by Kai Ryssdal, Produced by Daisy Palacios Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 13:21 Dale Russakoff, author of...
What Tree Rings Sound Like When Played On A Record Player
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like to take a slice of a tree, lay it on a record player to see what it sounds like?  Well maybe not, but this man tried it.... Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has custom-built a record player that is able to "play" cross-sectional slices of tree tru...