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Start-up Has the Potential to Strengthen the Nation's Economy | PRLog

Start-up Has the Potential to Strengthen the Nation's Economy | PRLog | Living Better | Scoop.it
Start-up Has the Potential to Strengthen the Nation's Economy. This company less than 1 year old is breaking ground not a new way of doing business.
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Today is a good day to really share the news about getting free. We enjoy a lot of freedoms in this country. It is time to get financially free, too!

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North American Organic Brewers Fest starts today - OregonLive.com

North American Organic Brewers Fest starts today - OregonLive.com | Living Better | Scoop.it
North American Organic Brewers Fest starts today
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The ninth annual North American Organic Brewers Festival will serve nearly 60 organic beers and ciders from 39 breweries.
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Mmmm, organic beer....

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5 Steps to Successful Seed Saving - Earth911.com

5 Steps to Successful Seed Saving - Earth911.com | Living Better | Scoop.it

Home gardeners understand that growing your own fruits and vegetables comes with variety of benefits including buying less from the grocery store, knowing exactly where your food came from and generally being a little more self-sufficient. A great way to become an even more self-sufficient gardener is to consider saving your own seeds. By doing so you’ll spend less money on seeds in the future, have access to the exact seeds you want to grow and help maintain the genetic diversity of heirloom plants.

According to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, the world’s largest plant conservation project, roughly a quarter of all plant species – 60,000 to 100,000 – are threatened with extinction. Additionally, we grow significantly fewer types of plants for food than we did even a century ago. For example, at the turn of the twentieth century, 408 tomato varieties were sold in the United States. Now, only 80 of those varieties are preserved by the USDA.

The reason this is significant is because over time, plants adapt to certain environments and their genes reflect those adaptions. The fewer types of plants we grow, the less genetic diversity our plants have, making them more susceptible to changes in climate and other potential threats.

By saving seeds from plants in your garden, growing them year after year and sharing those seeds, you are helping maintain our garden heritage, according to Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit seed preservation and production organization in Decorah, Iowa.

We spoke with Jennifer Zoch, a seed technician at Seed Savers Exchange, about how gardeners can start saving seeds at home, and she helped us break the process down into some simple steps you can take to get started. Read on to find out how you can become a seed saver.


Via Giri Kumar
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Start with seeds that are GMO free. Find an Heirloom gardener and purchase seeds from them. They are sure to have some tips for saving seeds, too!

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Organic polymers show sunny potential - R & D Magazine

Organic polymers show sunny potential - R & D Magazine | Living Better | Scoop.it
R & D Magazine Organic polymers show sunny potential R & D Magazine The photovoltaic devices, created in a project led by Rice chemical engineer Rafael Verduzco and Penn State chemical engineer Enrique Gomez, are based on block copolymers,...
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I will be watching this develop- What could be better? Renewable Energy + an Organic Material Source!
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8 Beauty Products You Already Have In Your Kitchen at Babble

8 Beauty Products You Already Have In Your Kitchen at Babble | Living Better | Scoop.it
Click through to see how you can turn your very own kitchen into a spa retreat!

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I really like the dry shampoo idea best.

 

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Maria Semuel's comment, March 13, 2013 1:02 AM
A big thumb for you to share this article.
Ingrid Long's comment, March 13, 2013 1:34 AM
Thank-you, so glad you're finding the article useful :)
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Next-Generation Bladeless Wind Turbines Go "Saphonian" On Us - Interesting Engineering

Next-Generation Bladeless Wind Turbines Go "Saphonian" On Us - Interesting Engineering | Living Better | Scoop.it
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No worries about birds here.Turns out there are other good aspects about this type of generator I never knew about. 

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The Power—and Beauty—of Solar Energy | TIME.com

The Power—and Beauty—of Solar Energy | TIME.com | Living Better | Scoop.it
Utility power plants are many things—sprawling, expensive, often polluting—but one thing they are not is beautiful. Power plants are the engines of modern society, but we'd rather they stay out of the way.
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Solar Energy- "Mirror, mirror - who's the fairest of them all?" Step aside Photo Voltaics, we have got a contender for best, and most beautiful solar energy source today.

 

Of course this will not work everywhere. Sustainability is not a one size fits all deal. Smart technology uses the resources of any given area to provide what we need. Here in the Mojave Desert, there is plenty of space and loads of sunlight. Ivanpah will provide nearly 400 megawatts of electricity.


To find out how they will do this, read more: http://science.time.com/2013/06/13/the-power-and-beauty-of-solar-energy/#ixzz2WCxKMjiW
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The 7-Minute Total Workout, No Equipment Required!

The 7-Minute Total Workout, No Equipment Required! | Living Better | Scoop.it
A seven-minute total workout without gym equipment...Is that even possible?! According to scientists, it most certainly is!
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I just did this. I must say, I did work up a sweat.

 

Do you think it could work?

 

Will you try it?

 

If you have done it, tell us what you think.

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“The Ultimate Wireless Winner … One Stock You Must Buy Before iPhone Fever Strikes Again” | Stock Gumshoe

“The Ultimate Wireless Winner … One Stock You Must Buy Before iPhone Fever Strikes Again” | Stock Gumshoe | Living Better | Scoop.it
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Once again Motley Fool hits us with an enticing story of the hottest stock to get in to now. But if you want to know what it is, you have to pay to play. Stock Gumshoe loves to snoop around then shares what they learn.

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Solar wind energy source discovered

Solar wind energy source discovered | Living Better | Scoop.it
Using data from an aging NASA spacecraft, researchers have found signs of an energy source in the solar wind that has caught the attention of fusion researchers.

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This is the first I have heard of this, I will keep watching for more news on this.

 

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