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Old-Fashioned Homesteading Is the New Feminist Career LearnVest 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. 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.
Hey, thrift store addicts! Do you have a stockpile of vintage Mason jars just waiting to be repurposed? For your crafting pleasure, we raided a few of our favorite DIY blogs and uncovered some of the most fun, functional and fabulous reuse ideas on the Web.

PHOTOS: Stunning Mason Jar Crafts

PHOTOS: Stunning Mason Jar Crafts
Before I Die & Candy Chang

Before I Die & Candy Chang

What is important to you 2011 After Candy Chang lost someone she loved, she went through a long period of grief and depression. With time she felt gratitude for the time they had together and eventually she found clarity in her life by contemplating death so much.
Lemon Cleanse
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The Most Effective Way to Create New Habits The Most Effective Way to Create New Habits Do you have problems forming and sticking to new habits? Do you have a case of OCD? Then this is the ultimate self-improvement technique for you.
The third time i caved in on the lemon juice and maple syrup detox diet I knew i needed help. 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. All About the Lemon Juice and Maple Syrup Detox All About the Lemon Juice and Maple Syrup Detox
7 Essential Tips for Starting a Nonprofit
1-2-3 Sort It
How to Get Rid of Things™ Originally, this post was about dealing with the loss of a pet. Then I realized that I don’t know anything about pet loss, grief, or guilt…. unless crying in the grocery store pet aisle counts. We never wanted a dog. Sarge was small and shaggy and a little smelly.

How to Get Rid of Things™

SExpand I have written How-Tos for many of them, but I concentrate on the "why" answers, not the "how". There are lots of places on the internet with step-by-step guides. Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future

Top 10 Ways to Turn Your Retired Gadgetry into the Technology of the Future

This is the place where you find all the lifestyle design experiments I'm sharing online. 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. Lifestyle Design Experiments Lifestyle Design Experiments

Polyphasic sleep

Polyphasic sleep Polyphasic sleep refers to 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). The term was probably 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.