Gift circle, photo credit: Jill Ettinger
Community: the Missing Ingredient to Happiness
My Couchsurfing friends in Toledo, Ohio
As a child, my favorite TV station was the Travel Channel. While my friends were watching cartoons, I was watching Lonely Planet. I longed to explore the world. I longed for adventure. Every year, my family drove our Dodge Caravan from Allentown, Pennsylvania to Virginia Beach to visit my cousins for our one week of vacation. I loved visiting my big, Italian family, of course (still do), but I also wanted more!
We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com readers a special discount of 5% off all Waterbrick Storage Containers (this is an additional 5% off PrepareDirect's low prices).
Waterbricks are a great solution to storing water for emergency situations and resiliency building. They are sturdy airtight BPA free containers that can be used for large quantity water storage or any other long term food storage item (grains, beans, pasta).
Photo of a clothes swapping party, photo credit: SharonaGott @ flickr
- Apparent Theft at Mt. Gox Shakes Bitcoin World
- Bitcoin's Mt. Gox disappears, insolvency feared
- The Conspiracy Theory Is True: Agents Infiltrate Websites Intending To "Manipulate, Deceive, And Destroy Reputations"
- Gold and Silver Sentiment Improving Significantly
- Watch oil prices, they may be about to pop
- Polio-Like Illnesses Called 'A Rare Phenomenon'
- Is it Time to Let BP back in the U.S. Oil Game?
- Global Warming ‘Hiatus’ Caused By Volcanoes’ ‘Cooling Effect,’ Study Says Eruptions Slow Global Temperature Rise
A great list of ideas for using silica gel desiccant packs. Another way to re-use and reduce your waste stream.
One of the interesting things to emerge from my recent research into this area of nutritional health is the extent to which major food companies have been “on the ball” for decades now suppressing information on the awful health effects of some of their major products.
Sugar is the biggie.
I am old enough to remember the innumerable products that were sold as ‘low fat’…because that was the way to lose weight and be healthier.
There were low fat cookies, ice cream, sour cream, and cereal products.
In our recent survey, many of you have asked for Chris and me to increase the frequency of our reader Q&A podcasts.
Easily done :)
Please use the Comments section below to submit the question(s) you'd like us to address most. We'll tackle them in one of our next upcoming podcasts.
Permaculture is literally permanent culture. It started out literally as permanent agriculture, but it is now being applied to other areas besides agriculture. Bill Mollison wrote,
"Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way."
All sorts of common good comes out of universities including knowledge, activism, culture, and art. They can also generate a lot of waste. As previously noted, the Post-Landfill Action Network is doing something about one part of that equation by collecting books, furniture, and supplies from outgoing students at the end of Spring and reselling them to incoming kids in the Fall.
- The joy of living with less
- Google Will Soon Know You Better Than Your Spouse Does, Top Exec Says
- HSBC Canada’s fourfold spike in bad loan provisions raises red flag for banking sector
- Canada's middle class 'mortgaging its future' with debt
- A Word of Warning on Gold: Investor Fear May Be Fading
- The Dollar and the Deep State
- Tesla Shares Spike on Lower Costs
- Smog inspires bursts of creativity
I had always envisioned myself going to college. I led a very typical and mediocre life when I was nearing adulthood. I had no thoughts of what life could present for me besides a casual interest in earning a degree. Learning had always been my objective, but even at a young age, I knew that I would be forced me into taking student loans, with tuition at local state and city colleges consistently increasing. And then I would be forced into working my way out of debt. I wanted freedom, and buying a ticket into the standard education system did not seem like a right path.
Science continues to shed new light on how nutrition has a huge effect on the status of our health. In particular, medicine is zeroing in inflammation as key factor in the aging process - that, over time, diet-caused inflammation wears down our internal systems, resulting in impaired performance and disease.
This week, Chris speaks with Dr. David Seaman, Professor of Clinical Sciences at the National University of Health Sciences, one of the leading experts on clinical nutrition for pain and inflammation. They discuss inflammation, what causes it, the damage it does to our bodies, and the dietary changes we can make to reduce our exposure to it.
- Exclusive Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State
- Jim Rogers outlines the end game for our Fed-fueled economy
- Just 12 WTF Charts
- Greek Financial Crisis Tied To Country's Rising Rates Of HIV, Depression, Infant Deaths
- A Lesson for Detroit in Efforts to Aid a New Orleans Devastated by Katrina
- California farm drought crisis deepens
- Drought-Stricken California to Get No Irrigation Water; 17 California Communities Could Run Dry; Higher Food Prices Expected; Is Shutting Off Irrigation Water a Good Idea?
- New online tool tracks tree loss in 'near real time'
Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page
Watch over 500 of the best social change documentaries free to watch online, all via one massive wall of films on a single page.
Daily Digest 2/22 - The Global Drinking Water Crisis, Is the Newest Supermaterial Already in Your Tackle Box?
- A Broken Promise and a Cold War Fight
- Kiev Truce Shattered, Dozens Killed
- Is the Newest Supermaterial Already in Your Tackle Box?
- The Dream of Moving Abroad in Later Life, With Good Health Care
- Syrians Seek New Delay in Export of Chemical Arms
- Worst Spill in 6 Months Is Reported at Fukushima
- Feds Withhold Water To California Farmers For First Time In 54 Years
- The Global Drinking Water Crisis That Is Hitting Close to Your Home
Article cross-posted from Freelancers Union.
If you want to illustrate blog posts, or include images in your emails or newsletters, or post it on social media, you need images.
Photographs and graphics have the power to communicate ideas and draw in your reader, add professionalism to your projects, and when used correctly, even increase search traffic to your blog or website.
But the best images aren’t (usually) free.
Turmoil in Ukraine Shows Bitcoin's Potential as a Global Currency
Ukraine is proving the value of Bitcoin as Kiev descends into chaos.
- Financial crisis threatens Russia as Ukraine spins out of control
- 29 Percent Of All U.S. Adults Under The Age Of 35 Are Living With Their Parents
- Capital One says it can show up at cardholders' homes, workplaces
- Boundless Natural Gas, Boundless Opportunities: Interview with EIA Chief
- Alleged Gold & Silver Scams Abound
- The Game Changed in Venezuela Last Night – and the International Media Is Asleep At the Switch
- Anti-science NC leaders no laughing matter
- Bundesbank Must Intervene To Reassure German Gold Will Come Back
- America accuses B.C. of unfair trading practices
Salt is one of the most amazing substances in nature. It can be used for many purposes including food preservation, cleaning, cooking, and much more!
Part of being prepared is knowing how to use the supplies that you have – and that includes salt! Below, I have listed 10 things that you probably didn’t know that you could do with salt and hopefully these will inspire you to stock up on salt and incorporate its many uses into your daily life for simple / non-toxic solutions.