6 Uber Cool Passivhaus Designs from Around the World!

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6 Ways to Convert Poo into Power

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Attracting Pollinators: Plants that Encourage Bees, Butterflies, and Birds to Visit

by , 08/07/13

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Most people have a pretty good idea of what pollen is. Some know it as the fuzzy, fluffy stuff that flies through the air and makes them sneeze from March to November, while others may get daubed on the nose with it when they stop to smell their favorite bloom. The truth is that pollen is the vital stuff that plants exude to fertilize one another, and in order to get to where it needs to go, it generally needs a pollinator. Keep reading to find out which plants will attract pollinators in your region, and which to add to your garden.

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HOW TO: Recycle a Tin Can Into a Gorgeous Outdoor Lantern for Summer Parties

by , 08/07/13

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Tinctures from Herbs at Home

by , 08/06/13

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Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup of chamomile tea to alleviate insomnia, or a peppermint infusion to soothe an upset stomach. In addition to serving as drinkable herbal delights, tinctures can be effective remedies for a variety of issues. Read on to take a look at what they are, and how to make them.

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6 Critically Endangered Animals Under Threat of Extinction Due to Human Activity

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7 Eco-Friendly DIY Summer Crafts for Creative Adults (and Kids!)

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10 Double Duty Furniture Designs Spotted at PSFK's Future of Home Living Exhibit

by , 08/05/13

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From tables that moonlight as computers to wall shelves that fill in as desks, multi-purpose furniture pieces are double the pleasure and double the fun. Inhabitat recently found a whole bunch of transforming and double duty furniture designs at PSFK’s Future of Home Living exhibit in New York City. Click here to see them all.

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8 Toilet Designs That Could Save Millions of Lives Around the World

by , 08/05/13

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6 Reasons to Kill the Keystone XL Pipeline Project

by , 08/02/13

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How will Elon Musk's 600mph Hyperloop Train Work?

by , 08/01/13

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Billionaire inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to transport you from Los Angeles to San Francisco at a speed of 600 miles per hour. To do this, he is proposing to create a high speed train system called the Hyperloop that will cut travel time between the two cities to just 30 minutes! Today Elon Musk announced via Twitter that he will officially unveil the Hyperloop at 1:30PM PDT – but how will it work? Read on for our best guess.

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7 DIY Face Masks for Gorgeous Spring and Summer Skin

by , 07/31/13

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5 Handy Green Gardening Tools Made from Recycled Materials

by , 07/31/13
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Digging into gardening is a great way to live a greener lifestyle. Growing your own organic produce, planting a bee-friendly lawn, and setting aside an area of your garden specifically for wildlife can all make your little corner of the world a little greener. But gardening, like any hobby, requires the purchase of “stuff.” It is easy to accumulate tools and gadgets when there are so many items out there that promise easier gardening, better harvests, and prettier flowers! But for those of us doing our best to lessen our impact, more stuff is counter to our goal. So, what’s a green-minded gardener to do? Of course you can search for used tools at garage sales or thrift stores – but if you must buy new, check out some of these tools made from recycled materials.

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GUIDE: Effective Non-Toxic Bug Repellents for You and Your Family

by , 07/27/13
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With concerns over Lyme Disease and West Nile Virus, bug bites can be not only uncomfortable, but particularly worrying. Of equal concern for many families are the questionable ingredients in many commercially available insect repellents. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released a report that provides exhaustive reviews of common bug spray ingredients, along with their Guide to Better Bug Repellents. Read on to find out key steps you and your family can take to protect against bugs while enjoying the summer, such as choosing a less harmful bug spray, wearing proper clothing when outside, and knowing the signs of a bad bug bite.


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DIY: 10 Vegan Soups to Can Now for Winter Revelry

by , 07/27/13

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7 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods You Can Grow at Home!

7 Nutrient-Dense Superfoods You Can Grow at Home!

Sunchokes Also known as Jerusalem Artichokes or sun roots, this member of the sunflower family produces tubers that look like small, knobbly potatoes. They are crunchier and sweeter…

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6 Buzzworthy Backyard Beehive Designs

6 Buzzworthy Backyard Beehive Designs

Urban Beehive by Philips Traditionally, beehives have been little more than wooden boxes with multiple internal screens upon which bees can deposit honey. The Urban Beehive by Philips…

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6 Tips to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

6 Tips to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

1. Clear combustible debris from around your home The first step is often the most effective, and it's a doable project for a homeowner: clear combustible debris from around the house.…

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