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Could the rise in nearsightedness be caused by artificial light? Recent scientific research indicates so!  The Archives of Ophthalmology published a study in 2008 that found Chinese children raised in Sydney, Australia had nearly 10 times better eyesight than Chinese...
Whether you live on a densely populated urban street or you've got a few acres out in the countryside, you might be worried about intruders. Why not build a tripwire alarm to keep them out? While I'm not personally a...
How to Regrow Kitchen Scraps Feel like you never really get your money's worth of lettuce or celery at the store? Why not grow another one out of the scraps! There's more than a few veggies and herbs we can regrow...
Confession:  I haven't used soap on my face in years. Instead, I use the oil cleansing method. It's the most natural and easiest way to have gorgeous skin without using nasty chemicals, or spending a fortune on natural cleansers that...
The FDA is cracking down on false and dangerous product claims, and in its zeal to protect consumers, it's targeting a small herbal products company run by the Amish (those purveyors of illicit activity). Fifty-six year old Kentucky farmer, father...
Can You Build Your Own Home Without Nails?? Every time we build or repair anything in our home or yard, we're always amazed at the cost of nails. We built our entire chicken coop for free, except for the $50...
Can you really start a fire with just one stick? If it's fatwood, then the answer is YES! Even a tiny pile of shavings from a stick of fatwood will instantly ignite with the smallest spark, as shown in this...
You started out with good intentions--wanting to create richer soil for your garden and reduce your waste. Maybe you even bought the pretty compost crock so your old food won't ugly up the counter-top. But alas, creating compost (aka gardener's gold)...
Food giant General Mills proudly boasts on the front of many of its products that it doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup, a chemical with a reputation amongst food activists somewhere between Hitler and Satan. However, when you look...
If you frequent any Health Food store or the health food section of most groceries, you have probably heard of this drink the Chinese referred to as "The Elixir of Immortality". It turns out that the fizzy drink with...