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Old-Fashioned Homesteading Is the New Feminist Career LearnVest. Following the great debate and controversy sparked by our Money Mic about whether the CARD Act hurts women, we bring you another Money Mic essay on a controversial or thought-provoking topic.

Old-Fashioned Homesteading Is the New Feminist Career LearnVest

The views expressed here are those of the essayist and not the LearnVest staff, but we look forward to opening the floor to debate and discussion, so tell us what you think. Today, Shannon Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers, tells us about what it means to be a homesteader—like a stay-at-home mom of the Little House on the Prairie generation—and why she feels it gives her more independence than ever before. When I eschewed a conventional career path, it wasn’t because I didn’t care about dollars and cents. To the contrary: From the time I could multiply and divide, my grandfather taught me all about concepts like compound interest and the rule of 72. The “independence” of careers isn’t independence at all. LUCID DREAMING. PHOTOS: Stunning Mason Jar Crafts.

Before I Die & Candy Chang. What matters most to you Interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in public.

Before I Die & Candy Chang

After losing someone she loved and falling into depression, Chang created this experiment on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with her neighbors. The project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1000 Before I Die walls have now been created in over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The walls are an honest mess of the longing, pain, joy, insecurity, gratitude, fear, and wonder you find in every community, and they reimagine public spaces that nurture honesty, vulnerability, trust and understanding.

The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. Lemon Cleanse. LEMON DRINK for your Master Cleanseyou need:* 2 tablespoons FRESH squeezed lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)* 2 tablespoons genuine organic maple syrup, Grade B (the darker the better)** 1/10 teaspoon (a small pinch!)

Lemon Cleanse

Cayenne pepper, gradually increase (the more BTUs the better)* 300 - 500 ccm (10-14 oz) pure waterIn a 300ccm (10-ounce) glass (to allow for 227ccm and mixing room): 2 tablespoons fresh (and organic, if possible) lemon or lime juice (absolutely no canned or frozen juice). 2 tablespoons real (and organic, if possible) grade B or C maple syrup. (Don't use Grade A maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup. They are over-refined, which means that they are mostly refined sugars and lack essential minerals.) A small pinch of cayenne pepper (to taste). 3×5. Challenging Authority Since 1978 I am a writer, traveler, and entrepreneur with the goal of visiting every country in the world while connecting with other world-changers.


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The Most Effective Way to Create New Habits. All About the Lemon Juice and Maple Syrup Detox. The third time i caved in on the lemon juice and maple syrup detox diet I knew i needed help.

All About the Lemon Juice and Maple Syrup Detox

I did not want to fail partly because i had $100 riding on it, partly because of my ego but i think it was really because I wanted it to work deep down. MY cynical nature could not cover up the fact i was fat, i was bloated and i was sick of being sick! I went online and did my research. I found out about the founder of the master cleanse diet as it is also called; Stanley Burroughs. I have to say i do not agree with everything he said but once i completed the detox i must admit he had many things right. I also found a guide that was my savior in this endeavor called Master Cleanse Secrets. I won the bet and changed my outlook on life, in fact i gave the money back as i felt the benefits of the cleanse were payment enough!

7 Essential Tips for Starting a Nonprofit. 1-2-3 Sort It. How to Get Rid of ThingsTop 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future. Lifestyle Design Experiments. This is the place where you find all the lifestyle design experiments I'm sharing online.

Lifestyle Design Experiments

A lifestyle design experiment is where we take a simple idea or radical lifestyle concept and give it a test run in our lives. We're only obligated to it for 30 days, enough time to form it into a habit. After the 30 days are up, we can choose to let go of the idea if it's not serving us, or keep it.

Ideally, we want to try things out which we believe will have a massive positive impact on our lives and bring ourselves to a whole new level of existence. It's easy to identify those things which would make for an excellent lifestyle design experiment, they're usually the things we've been putting off for months or years! It takes a lot of motivation and dedication to make massive positive changes in our lives. You don't have to start a blog to do this, but its really easy if you want to.

Below you'll see my ongoing experiment with a raw food diet. Polyphasic sleep. Polyphasic sleep is the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24-hour period—usually more than two, in contrast to biphasic sleep (twice per day) or monophasic sleep (once per day).

Polyphasic sleep

The term was first used in the early 20th-century by psychologist J. S. Szymanski, who observed daily fluctuations in activity patterns (Stampi 1992). It does not imply any particular sleep schedule. The circadian rhythm disorder known as irregular sleep-wake syndrome is an example of polyphasic sleep in humans.