How To Build An Outdoor Cob Oven For $20 Technology has brought the art of making food to a new level which may in fact ruin someone on the long term if they don’t have the necessary knowledge of dealing without the appliances and devices at our disposal nowadays. Try baking something without fossil fuels or electricity for a week and you’ll find out how really hard that is. But if you’re lucky enough to have the space for a cob oven, you can make it just fine. For building the oven from scratch, you will need some hard work, positioning the stones for the foundation, continuing with filling with clay mortar, making the arch doorway and cob dome, and finishing with clay or sand mortar between the bricks. It could take you days, but with recycled materials, you would only spend some 20 $ on the entire structure.
5 Things You Should Know About Letting Go Email “Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.” ―C. JoyBell C. Even after you let go, the past is still part of who you are. Every one of us lives in the present and makes choices based on some part of the past. All forms of learning rely on your ability to continually reference the past. But when you start behaving ineffectively because you think, “this is the way it has always been,” problems arise. We talk about letting go of the past and moving on, but what do we really need to leave behind? Here are some things I have learned that have helped me: 1. When an experience in your life has emotional significance, it gets tagged in your brain as being important. For example: A muscular man assaulted you, so now you find it hard to trust all muscular men.An old boss verbally harassed you, so now you have trouble respecting a totally new boss or different authoritative figure.Etc. 2. Why? If you think about it, we are all like elephants. Here are two things to consider: 3. 4. 5.
The One Thing Everyone Should Do In Their Lifetime Everyone on planet earth has a bucket list. We all have dreams to skydive the Swiss Alps, to drive Ferraris, to even have a threesome. A bucket list is comprised of the things that we want to do in our lifetime, it’s made of the moments that we hope to make memorable because they are fun and exciting and are unique. They grant us stories to tell and they make not only us, but also our lives, a bit more interesting than everyone else’s. You as a person have been blessed with and granted life. It’s the moments that we explore and the things that we do that we enjoy most, and the time that we spend in the way we want to is what makes life most enjoyable. Our bucket lists shouldn’t be about skydiving or try to f*ck a celebrity. There is so much fear and people equate traveling with risk. We are lucky enough to live in a world that possesses many different places with different cultures and a vast majority of potential experiences. Where should you go? Preston Waters | Elite.
Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? | Nafeez Ahmed | Environment A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution. Noting that warnings of 'collapse' are often seen to be fringe or controversial, the study attempts to make sense of compelling historical data showing that "the process of rise-and-collapse is actually a recurrent cycle found throughout history." Cases of severe civilisational disruption due to "precipitous collapse - often lasting centuries - have been quite common." The independent research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists.
IL CODICE DELLA BIBBIA | Visione Alchemica Mentre file di teologi hanno studiato il significato letterale delle frasi bibliche e i fatti storici relativi, producendo un flusso infinito di interpretazioni, gli scienziati hanno studiato le scritture e hanno scoperto un significato scientifico nascosto in esse. Assieme alla nostra rapida evoluzione scientifica, la nostra comprensione delle antiche scritture come i Veda e le Upanishad, sta crescendo. Ora non stiamo solo riscoprendo il significato scientifico della spiritualità Orientale, ma anche quello della Bibbia! Sono emersi fatti affascinanti in merito alla Bibbia, spesso scartati o ignorati dalla Chiesa Cattolica Romana, perchè queste scoperte non rientrano nel dogma stabilito. Comunque a differenza delle discussioni teologiche, i fatti scientifici non possono essere ignorati o dibattuti, possono essere veri o falsi, non c’è una via di mezzo. IL LIBRO DELLA GENESI Forse uno dei libri meno compresi del passato antico è il libro della Genesi, il primo libro della Sacra Bibbia.
Two-Ingredient Biscuits Did you know that you can make homemade biscuits from scratch with only two ingredients? And no, they don't involve Bisquick. We discovered this old recipe while searching for a very, very quick dinner bread. We had just about half an hour, and we had forgotten to start a loaf of No-Knead the night before. Well, the reviews were almost uniformly positive: cooks loved them! What were the secret ingredients? Yep, just stir these together, pat out the dough, and you have biscuits ready in 15 minutes flat. We did adapt this slightly - partly to make the recipe quicker, and partly to help the biscuits rise more. These turned out to be a big hit at our dinner party; they're great with soup, too! Two-Ingredient BiscuitsAdapted from Diane Hixon at AllRecipes Makes 1 dozen biscuits 3 cups self-rising flour, such as White Lily1.5 cups buttermilk or regular milk1 tablespoon sugar, optional4 tablespoons butter, melted, optional Heat the oven to 450°F. Related: Touch-of-Grace Biscuits
Introduction | The Moneyless Manifesto Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth. – Henry David Thoreau We were crunching our way through the fresh January snow one blue-skied afternoon, my little hand in hers, when my mum gently told me that Santa Claus wasn’t real. She was being kind of course, a pinch of tough love to save me the ignominy of telling the more streetwise kids what he had brought me that Christmas. But I was seven and a half, and I had already begun questioning the credibility of this rather portly gift economist for myself. Up until then, Santa gave to me unconditionally, just like my own mother’s breast had once done, regardless of whether I was naughty or nice. Despite my strong suspicions, I remember experiencing various emotions as mum confirmed my doubts. Feelings of hurt quickly abounded. Like all big girls and boys, deep down I wanted to know the truth, as disconcerting as it was. Just like money. It was this last truth I wanted to face up to in my late twenties.
Why Fear of Discomfort Might Be Ruining Your Life By Leo Babauta Think about the major problems in your life — from anxiety to lack of regular exercise to a bad diet to procrastination and more. Pretty much every one of these problems is caused by a fear of discomfort. Discomfort isn’t intense pain, but just the feeling you get when you’re out of your comfort zone. Eating vegetables for many people, for example, brings discomfort. So does sitting in meditation, or sitting with a hard task in front of you, or saying No to people, or exercising. And most people don’t like discomfort. The problem is that when you run from discomfort all the time, you are restricted to a small zone of comfort, and so you miss out on most of life. Amazingly, the simple act of being OK with discomfort can solve all these problems. This is a discovery I made a few years back, when I was trying to change my life. I started by trying to quit smoking, but I hated the feeling of having an urge to smoke and not actually smoking. How to Become Good at Discomfort
25 Documentaries Everybody Should Watch Sans Soleil This is not your average documentary. It is a fleeting memory, a sudden remembrance of times long past, a meditation on time and culture, a touch of an emotional diary. The Corporation Corporate personhood is probably the elephant in the room when it comes politics. Watch The Corporation for FREE on Amazon Instant Video Cosmos: A Personal Voyage This list wouldn’t be complete without the documentary Cosmos. The Union: The Business Behind Getting High This is a must watch for everyone. Watch The Union on YouTube. The Century of the Self If I have to recommend one documentary to anyone, this is it. Life in a Day 1 day, 80.000 clips worth 4.500 hours of video, 192 nations and these three questions. Watch Life in a Day on YouTube. Food Inc. Where does your food come from? Watch Food Inc. for FREE on Amazon Instant Video Inside LSD Coined medicine for the soul by LSD inventor Albert Hoffman, this drug is back in the spotlights. Watch Inside LSD on YouTube. Taxi to the Dark Side Man On Wire
Designer Assaf Israel envisioned a lovely modular shelving system for studio Joynout. Tipi was born following a year-long round the world trip. It deals with elements of nomadism: the ease with which one can transfer, assemble, change, disassemble and rebuild. This product is suitable for private homes and for public places. The cone-shaped structure allows an easy setting of the shelves, with no need of fixation – the diameter of each hole in each shelf was precisely measured so as to stand in the exact and desired height. Recommended For You Fun, Fresh and CMYK Based: Serpent Modular Shelving System Smart Grab & Go Storage for Precious Everyday Objects: Geco Hub [Video] Creating Indoor Flower Terraces With I-pot Modular System by Supercake Cool Modular Shelving Inspired by Paper Sheets Unusual Shelving System Turns into a Table: Trick Bookcase D-mension Shelf – Modern Shelfing System We're on a mission to spread inspiring content far and wide.