This September 17, Rolling Jubilee Will Buy Back – And Abolish – Student Debt This time, it’s different. Since the beginning of the Rolling Jubilee campaign, we’ve wanted to buy and abolish student debt. But most student loans are guaranteed by the federal government, and so they are not available for purchase. As part of our effort to buy private, unsecured student loans, we talked to Doug St. Peters, the Vice President of Portfolio Management at Sallie Mae, who packages that company’s debt into securities and sells your loans on the secondary market. He confirmed that Sallie Mae does sell its private loans to two large debt buying companies.
10 Houseplants That Ease Stress, Purify Your Home, And Are Impossible To Kill Houseplants are a truly delightful addition to any home. They’re a great decoration, but they also have profound impacts besides just looking good. They create a relaxed ambiance in pretty any room of your home. Top 12 Must-Have Herbs To Grow In Your Kitchen Garden Want to have an herb garden that your friends and neighbors will “oooh” and “aaaah” at? Peruse this list of the top 12 must-have herbs for your kitchen garden to learn how to plant, grow, and use the best and most popular herbs around! Also, in order to get the most out of your kitchen garden, be sure to check out our post about harvesting and preserving fresh herbs. 1.
7 Secrets for a High-Yield Vegetable Garden The fastest way to get that deep layer of fertile soil is to make raised beds. Raised beds yield up to four times more than the same amount of space planted in rows. That’s due not only to their loose, fertile soil but also to efficient spacing—by using less space for paths, you have more room to grow plants. Raised beds save you time, too.
You're Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist It got a lot of attention this morning when I tweeted , “You’re Eight Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist.” It’s been quickly retweeted dozens of times, indicating that the idea is interesting to many people. So let’s discuss it in more than 140 characters. In case it needs saying: Police officers are unlike terrorists in almost all respects.
How To Easily Make A Beehive In A Jar DIY Project It seems everyone is interested in how to make your own beehive in a jar. Have the rows of organic honey jars at the farmers market got you thinking about starting your own backyard beehive? If you live in a suburban area, you may think that starting a beehive cannot be done. However a common suburban backyard can be a perfect place for beehives if done correctly and you do a bit of research and planning before ordering your bees and supplies. It is actually a very simple and easy process with the right tools.
An Introduction to Companion Planting Companion planting, briefly, is the act of planting different crops in your garden in close physical proximity, based on the theory that they will help each other. The main use of this method is for deterring pests and disease without resorting to synthetic or chemical treatments. The right companion plants may even attract helpful insects, discourage weeds, improve the flavor of a fruit or vegetable, or simply beautify your fruit and vegetable garden ornamentally. It is a widely held belief amongst many gardeners and farmers that companion planting works, although no scientific data on the subject has been collected. While many scientists cannot adequately explain how or why companion planting works, many growers agree that symbiotic relationships in nature influence all kinds of factors, particularly pest control. Natural aromas of certain plants and their root systems, which utilize food and produce waste, can influence your garden environment.
90 Pounds of Tomatoes from 5 Plants At the lumberyard, I bought 7 feet of heavy wire fencing about 6 feet high. I had the clerk cut a 3-foot length of small-mesh hardware cloth that stood about 30 inches high. I lapped the hardware cloth into a circle about 11 inches wide and secured it by threading wire over the edges. Then I set this circular basket in the middle of my fertilized plot and filled it to the brim with compost. What Is It About Narcissism That Almost Everyone Doesn't Understand? September 22, 2014 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. In Greco-Roman myth, Narcissus, a beautiful young man, catches sight of his reflection in a body of water and falls deeply in love with his own image. This is, of course, where we get the word “narcissism.”
How To Make A $454 Homemade Air Conditioner For About $15. This Is Totally Awesome, And So Easy To Make! - The Good Survivalist If you’ve ever had your power go out on one of those hot summer days you know just how important keeping cool can be. Seems every year people die due to heat. Keeping your home cool in the summer can be very expensive if you use your air conditioner. This air conditioner is very simple to make, and can be made in a few minutes if your are handy. Even if you are not handy you’ll be able to make one of these DIY air conditioners. One of the nice things about this air conditioner is that it will give you up to 6 hours of coolness.
Companion Planting Guide - Growing Tips Article at Burpee.com It’s helpful to think of building good plant communities when planning your garden. This is the most important concept behind companion planting. Time-tested garden wisdom holds that certain plants grown close together become helpmates. (See the list at the bottom.) Plants need good companions to thrive. Growing Fruit in Pots Related: Container Gardening Strawberries These herbaceous perennials are highly productive and delicious. Catalogs separate strawberries into four groups: June-bearing varieties yield one large crop, ripening in late spring or early summer, depending on the climate.
Ending ‘Too Big to Fail’ Could Rest on Obscure Contract Language Wall Street and global financial regulators, trying to squash the lingering perception that banks remain “too big to fail,” are looking to an obscure change in derivatives contracts to solve the problem. The main industry group for the $700 trillion global swaps market is rewriting international protocols to impose a “stay” or pause designed to prevent trading partners from calling in collateral all at once when a bank nears failure. U.S. and international banking regulators are considering making use of the new protocols mandatory, according to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private meetings. The International Swaps and Derivatives Association is aiming to release the revised contract guidelines by November, the people said. The new protocol “puts another nail in the coffin of ‘too big to fail,’” Wilson Ervin, a senior adviser at Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) and the bank’s chief risk officer during the 2008 crisis, said in an e-mail.
Steve Areen Builds Perfect Dream Dome Home In Thailand For Less Than $10,000 When most people imagine their dream home, they probably think of a large, sprawling vacation house that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When Steve Areen thought about building his dream home, all he had to do was find $9,000 and a place to build. He did just that and, in a few weeks, he had a vacation home in the middle of Thailand that could make anyone drool. In just 6 weeks, Steve was able to create the home of his dreams. With a Thai friend’s guidance, his son-in-law’s masonry skills and a lot of work, the team made progress quickly.