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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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WWII Food Rationing = Better Health

WWII Food Rationing = Better Health | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Blog post at Modern Retro Woman : I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support since the death of my grandfather.  Since he was in the process of moving to an a[..]
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EVEN THOUGH THE WHOLE WORLD IS BURNING

A film about the life and work of Poet Laureate, two-time Pulitzer winner, and environmental activist W.S. Merwin.
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Treasuring Thrift: 'In Cheap We Trust' : NPR

Treasuring Thrift: 'In Cheap We Trust' : NPR | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Remember when a penny saved was a penny earned? Journalist Lauren Weber's book explores the history of thrift in America and suggests that we can draw upon our inner cheapskates to become smarter consumers going forward.
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Green Cleaning Formulas - Unusual Solutions to Clean With No Chemicals

Green Cleaning Formulas - Unusual Solutions to Clean With No Chemicals | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Cleaning the natural way involves the same ingredients our grandmothers used to use - back then when there were no convenient cleaners widely available.
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Think you’re clean? Well your ancestors might not agree | BBC History Magazine

Think you’re clean? Well your ancestors might not agree | BBC History Magazine | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
- - In the words of the anthropologist Mary Douglas, “Dirt is simply matter out of place.” The human history of dirt is the saga of our battle to control environmental filth and channel human waste out of sight, out of mind.
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A Minnesota anthropologist considers the politics of identity

A Minnesota anthropologist considers the politics of identity | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Uniting against a common enemy might come in handy about now.
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How to Build a Rain Barrel

How to Build a Rain Barrel | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
How to Build a Rain Barrel, This DIY rain barrel costs less than $100 and works just as well as the expensive one you can buy. Get complete how-to instructions and start saving water with the next rainfall.
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Collecting Antique & Vintage Cast Iron Pans | Collectors' Blog

Collecting Antique & Vintage Cast Iron Pans | Collectors' Blog | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
If your list of New Year's resolutions involves eating better, or if you're a collector of vintage cookbooks, you might want to start collecting antique an
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Homesteading / Survivalism

Homesteading / Survivalism | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The largest homestead, survival, and self-reliance page on Facebook. | Please visit our...
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Think Global, Act Local

Think Global, Act Local | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
“Think Global, Act Local” is more than an old saying or mantra; it’s a philosophy. Thinking globally while acting locally is a way to take huge problems, like racism (as...
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Vintage Pyrex Refrigerator Dishes Set 501 502 503 Primary Colors: Red, Blue & Yellow Rainbow Circus Colors

Vintage Pyrex Refrigerator Dishes Set 501 502 503 Primary Colors: Red, Blue & Yellow Rainbow Circus Colors | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Dating to 1950, this 8-piece set of Pyrex refrigerator dishes features gorgeous & bright primary colors in lovely condition. The set includes two
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Lindbergh, Technology and Environmentalism

Lindbergh, Technology and Environmentalism | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Technology was initially Lindbergh’s muse.
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Smokey the Bear posters, 1950s - Found in Mom's Basement

Smokey the Bear posters, 1950s - Found in Mom's Basement | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Was my mother behind these guilt-trippy posters? Source: SmokeyBear.com
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8 Creative Ways to Recycle Old T-Shirts

8 Creative Ways to Recycle Old T-Shirts | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
From handbags to scarves, here are 8 cool ways to recycle the old t-shirt that you just can’t get rid of!
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Artist Makes Enviro Art That Helps Urbanites Eat Better

Artist Makes Enviro Art That Helps Urbanites Eat Better | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The ingeniousness of the Windowfarms Project is that from the beginning Britta Riley didn't keep it to herself. It's easy to imagine a parallel story in another universe: the mad scientist toiling ...
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The Urb – Urban Beehive for Homes by Chris Weir » Yanko Design

The Urb – Urban Beehive for Homes by Chris Weir » Yanko Design | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Airing Out My Thoughts On Clothespins

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Airing Out My Thoughts On Clothespins | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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How Forks Gave Us Overbites and Pots Saved the Toothless

How Forks Gave Us Overbites and Pots Saved the Toothless | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Historical changes in the ways we cook and eat have dramatically altered public health.
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Restore Worn Clothing With Appliques

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Restore Worn Clothing With Appliques | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: Truths About Fruit Tree Seedlings

Things Your Grandmother Knew: Truths About Fruit Tree Seedlings | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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Things Your Grandmother Knew: How To Make A Hanging Tool Cabinet

Things Your Grandmother Knew: How To Make A Hanging Tool Cabinet | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
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Make Your Own Biodegradable Seed-Starting Pots - Natural Home Living

Make Your Own Biodegradable Seed-Starting Pots - Natural Home Living | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Using newspaper, learn how to craft easy, biodegradable pots to start seeds.
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Is popcorn a vegetable?

Is popcorn a vegetable? | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
New research suggests that the fluffy kernels, full of disease-fighting antioxidants, are as healthy as some veggies. Time to give the snack its due?
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