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Why I Chose the Self-Sufficient Life

It’s almost become cliché now, the city dweller who packed it up and moved to the country to become a homesteader. So you’ve probably heard this story before. But maybe these stories inspire you, and that inspiration is needed, because it’s not as if society is going to celebrate you cutting yourself off or severely […]

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Medical Errors Now the Third-Leading Cause of Death in America

by Marshall Allen ProPublica.org It seems that every time researchers estimate how often a medical mistake contributes to a hospital patient’s death, the numbers come out worse. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up to 98,000 […]

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(video) The Story Of Stuff

Marjory’s note:  This YouTube video went viral and for good reason.  From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production […]

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Take A Peek Into A Vault That Houses Humanities Greatest Treasure

Take a journey to the end of the earth and learn about the place that might someday save humankind. It’s a bank built to last 10,000 years. But something much more valuable than money or gold is on deposit. Currencies rise and fall with civilizations. “… this genetic resource stands between us and catastrophic starvation […]

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Pressure Canning As A Backup To Prevent Meat Spoilage

The man who had identified himself as Wayne was on the phone yet again. What part of “NO” didn’t this man understand? “Look Marjory, I know you are really busy – my gosh, you a speaker for Mother Earth News, National Geographic calls you when they need an expert, and you running a large online […]

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The Ethics of Sharing

This is an entry in the 2014 Aug./Sept. writing contest with a combined prize value of over $1066.   Be sure to rate this article – your vote is important!  Life’s defining moments are usually short. Mine have been anyway.  I was about 12, dropped off by my parents to visit my Grandmother Lillian. There was a […]

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