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Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration

Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
Legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola talks about how he self-finances all his films, why the artist must never lie, and how true collaboration is like great sex.
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GM Salmon: Why You Should Care!

GM Salmon: Why You Should Care! | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
As someone who puts animal welfare and the environment front and center in my food choices, AquaBounty's claim that their GE salmon will reach a marketable weight in half the time immediately set alarm bells ringing.
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Building With Pallets - How to Disassemble A Pallet With Ease For Great Building Projects

Building With Pallets - How to Disassemble A Pallet With Ease For Great Building Projects | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
As most of you know - we love to build with pallet wood.  If you spend some time looking  - it is usually pretty easy to find a source to get them for free - and if you find the right kind - the bu...
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Off the Grid Myth-Busting

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What first comes to mind when you think about living off the grid? Do you envision a peaceful and comfortable life in a beautiful environment, or do you imagine a remote setting with more than its share of isolation and hardship?
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How to disappear for a year!

How to disappear for a year! | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
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Losing the rat race? Addicted to travel? Simply dying for a life change, adventure or even just a few new places to eat?

Whatever the motivation, you’ll proably need cash to fund your year out.

Here’s how to earn it while on the road...

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A 120-Square-Foot Home Nestled In The Mountains

A 120-Square-Foot Home Nestled In The Mountains | Free to Leave | Scoop.it

Three years go, Laura LaVoie and her husband Matt decided that they were tired of their 2,400-square-foot home and began building one a fraction of its size.

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A Potent Nostalgia | Feasta

A Potent Nostalgia | Feasta | Free to Leave | Scoop.it

I don’t propose an egalitarian revolution to depose the ignorance of Westminster, but an egalitarian revolution to ignore it. 

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How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia

How to Survive Societal Collapse in Suburbia | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
Preparing for a world stripped of conveniences has always appealed to cranks and extremists. But can it be sold as plain common sense?
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Corbett store a vestige of a small town

Corbett store a vestige of a small town | Free to Leave | Scoop.it

"It's a place where everyone here knows they can go and get emergency supplies to hold them over until they can get into town," Rollins says. "That's when you know who you can count on. And we are grateful for these two owners who know how important it is to have a community store open early and staying late."

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Get More Joy from Your Money

It's not the amount of cash you have that makes you happy but what you do with what you've got.
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Tiny homes hit the big city - CNN.com

Tiny homes hit the big city - CNN.com | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly small homes, which have been around for years in rural areas, are making headway into New York with micro-unit pilot program.
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Cheap (potentially free) to build & free to run houses

Cheap (potentially free) to build & free to run houses | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
Mark Boyle takes us through some of the most cost effective and environmentally-sound options for housing
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Wine Bottle Cork Floor – Phoenix Commotion | Tiny House Design

Wine Bottle Cork Floor – Phoenix Commotion | Tiny House Design | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
I was looking through all the amazing ways the folks at the Phoenix Commotion are reusing junk to build artful homes in Texas. This technique jumped out at
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Origins of olive tree revealed

Origins of olive tree revealed | Free to Leave | Scoop.it

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Sakis Koukouvis's curator insight, February 10, 2013 8:03 AM

The olive was first domesticated in the Eastern Mediterranean between 8,000 and 6,000 years ago, according to new research.

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"Fiscal Fowl Alignment for the Potential Homesteader" by Andrew Mueller page one

"Fiscal Fowl Alignment for the Potential Homesteader" by Andrew Mueller page one | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
A place to learn homesteading and build a sane, earth-based lifestyle.
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The Island Where People Forget to Die

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Unraveling the mystery of why the inhabitants of Ikaria, an island of 99 square miles that is home to almost 10,000 Greek nationals, live so long and so well.
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The sufficiency economy: envisioning a prosperous way down

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When [we have] obtained those things necessary to life, there is another alternative than to obtain superfluities; and that is, to adventure on life now, [our] vacation from humbler toil having commenced.
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Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods

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Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods — Last year a real-life county parks department in Washington state sponsored a contest that sounded like just the sort of thing Amy Poehler would dream ...
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Five Lessons Learned From Living in a Van by Simone Pitot

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Five Lessons Learned From Living in a Van...
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GOALZERO

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GOAL ZERO, innovator of easy-to-use portable solar power products. Charge or Power almost anything from sun: phones, laptops, lights, refrigerators. View selection.
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Long haul for the sake of food

We have been on the road together for more than a year - for the sake of food...

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Life Made Easier With These Simple (& AWESOME) “Hacks”

Life Made Easier With These Simple (& AWESOME) “Hacks” | Free to Leave | Scoop.it

Here are some useful tricks to try at home to solve some of those pesky everyday problems. And bonus: they will make you look like a genius!

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12-year-old to Build her own Mortgage-free Tiny House

12-year-old to Build her own Mortgage-free Tiny House | Free to Leave | Scoop.it
This post features a 12-year-old who is starting her own mortgage-free tiny house project. Amazing how at such a young age she understands the principles for living independently and making conscious choices for her own freedom.
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