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Covering ideas about Alternative Living in the 21st century (i.e., bicycling as the main source of transportation, frugal living, environmentally-conscious living, etc.)
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ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment

***QUICK NOTES ABOUT HDEV VIDEO***
Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth.
Gray Image = Switching between cameras, or communications with the ISS is not available.
No Audio = Normal. There is no audio on purpose. Add your own soundtrack.

For a display of the real time ISS location plus the HDEV imagery, visit here: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/

The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. Video from these cameras is transmitted back to earth and also streamed live on this channel. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence though the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. Since the ISS is in darkness during part of each orbit, the images will be dark at those times. During periods of loss of signal with the ground or when HDEV is not operating, a gray color slate or previously recorded video may be seen.
Analysis of this experiment will be conducted to assess the effects of the space environment on the equipment and video quality which may help decisions about cameras for future missions. High school students helped with the design of some of the HDEV components through the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program. Student teams will also help operate the experiment. To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit here: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments/917.html
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How Long Does Food Last? Shelf Life & Expiration Date Guide

How Long Does Food Last? Shelf Life & Expiration Date Guide | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
How long does food last - past its printed date? Information on sell-by, use-by, best-by and other dates and how to calculate the actual shelf life of food
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Ellen Langer: Mindfulness over matter - YouTube

Ellen Langer is an artist and Harvard psychology professor who authored 11 books on the illusion of control, perceived control, successful aging and decision...
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Ellen Langer: 'Mindfulness over Matter'. Great talk by dogma-free Mindfulness researcher. She's produced great research data that show the added value of being mindful at the workplace.

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DIY Huarache Sandals

DIY Huarache Sandals | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
A resource for building and repairing your own footwear. Build and buy materials for your DIY Vibram Huaraches sandals.
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Mustachian Calculators

Calculators to help you with the (surpringly simple) math of MMM.
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Great tool for seeing the value of saving and investing over time, while also staying healthy in ways that sustain your well being and the environment.

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Grocery Shopping With Your Middle Finger

Grocery Shopping With Your Middle Finger | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
The Grocery Store is the only retail establishment that I visit more than once a month. But even then, we have a bit of a love/hate relationship. I Love the grocery store, because it is the source ...
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Great MMM blog to help analyze everyday spending on routine items like groceries.

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​How to Save the Most Money on Your Grocery Budget with a Price Book

​How to Save the Most Money on Your Grocery Budget with a Price Book | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
A price book, which tracks the lowest prices on the products
you buy most often, is the best tool for saving money on groceries and
household items. With it, you'll always know when a sale is really a good deal, when produce is in
season, and when to stock up on the essentials. Here's how to make and keep this
time-tested savings tool yourself--and save as much as $1,000 a year.
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Tool to track prices in order to save on grocery shopping.

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Why We're Moving Into an Airstream - Part 2

Why We're Moving Into an Airstream - Part 2 | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
Why would anyone want to move into an Airstream to live full time? We tell you about our a-ha moments that lead to a more fulfilling life
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A blog that chronicles one young couple's decision to move into an RV in 2011. They also blog about their day-to-day experiences and reflections on this alternative lifestyle that they've been enjoying for the last two years.

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About What I Saw Riding My Bike Around Today

About What I Saw Riding My Bike Around Today | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
I got Rhoda after living in New Orleans for a few months, and oh my, that changed everything. Life's better on a bicycle, and that just kept on being true. Then I got my Surly Long Haul Trucker, an...
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A blog and photo-journal about all of the joy, beauty, and wonder that utilitarian bicycling offers. Also set in Baltimore.

 

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Mrs. Money Mustache

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This woman and her husband have become an inspiration to me and my partner.

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About - Food Shift

About - Food Shift | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
Mission Statement Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses and governments to develop long-term sustainable solutions to reduce food waste and build more resilient communities. Vision We believe thousands of people can be employed in the recovery, redistribution and processing…Read more ›
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How to Live in the Land of Enough - Space - Be More with Less

How to Live in the Land of Enough - Space - Be More with Less | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
One word that often comes to mind when talking about minimalism is space. With space, we can direct our energy and focus on what means the most.
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How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000

How To Build a 400 Square Foot Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin for $2,000 | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
How to build a nice small cabin powered by solar panels. Lamar Alexander built this cute little 400 square foot…
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The Complete Tightwad Gazette: Amy Dacyczyn: 9780375752254: Amazon.com: Books

The Complete Tightwad Gazette

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The Complete Tightwad Gazette [Amy Dacyczyn] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. At last--the long-awaited complete compendium of tightwad tips for fabulous frugal living! In a newsletter published from May 1990 to December 1996 as well as in three enormously successful books
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Tips on frugal living!

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The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement

The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
On Mr. Money Mustache, we talk about all sorts of fancy stuff like investment fundamentals, lifestyle changes that save money, entrepreneurial ideas that help you make money, and philosophy that al...
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One Less Minivan

One Less Minivan | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
A bike family affair
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Blog that chronicles one family's transition from a minivan to bikes as the main form of transportation for everyone! 

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Best Of Car Free Baltimore | Car Free Baltimore

Best Of Car Free Baltimore | Car Free Baltimore | Alternative Living | Scoop.it
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Blog that chronicles the story of a guy living in Baltimore who decided to sell his car and start commuting everywhere on his bike.

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