Intuitively, intelligent and well-educated people should be the most successful. Why isn't this true? Here are five fundamental keys to success that anyone can master; education is irrelevant.
Learning how to build a pig pen that's right for you starts with learning the type of hog pen you need. Here are the basic types of pig pens, as well as considerations for humane livestock handling.
A good fit for your Western saddle is essential for an enjoyable, comfortable ride for both you and your horse. Here are the basics of fitting a saddle, as well as why a saddle must fit right.
Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters, by Monte Burch - A Book Review: How to Build Agricultural Buildings (Pig Pens)
Monte Burch offers do-it-yourself plans that are perfect for a small holding or medium-sized farm. Learn how to build your own barns, sheds, and animal shelters.
Living Proof, Based on the True Story of Dr. Dennis Slamon -- A Movie Review About a Cure for Breast Cancer
In Living Proof, Harry Connick Jr plays Dennis Slamon, the doctor largely responsible for the development of a ground-breaking breast cancer treatment. Herceptin has since saved thousands of lives.
The Last of the Mountain Men: The True Story of an Idaho Solitary, Sylvan Hart, by Harold Peterson -- A Book Review
Sylvan Hart, known as Buckskin Bill, lived in the Salmon River wilderness of Idaho until his death in 1980. Armed with only a master's degree in engineering and all that nature had to offer, Buckskin Bill carved a life apart from the "civilized world." This book offers a snapshot of Sylvan Hart and...
Beaded Images II, by Barbara Elbe (Brick-Stitch Delica Earring Patterns) -- A Bead Pattern Book Review, Red Hat Earrings
Beaded Images II, by Barbara Elbe, provides the brick-stitch beader with 29 designs in a variety of subjects and using a variety of beading techniques. These easy-to-follow patterns offer endless hours of beading for fun, gifts, or if you plan to sell beaded jewelry.
Creating LifeLike Figures in Polymer Clay by Katherine Dewey - Book Review How to Make Realistic Human Dolls and Clothes
In Creating Life-Like Figures in Polymer Clay, author Katherine Dewey covers how to sculpt human figures for different scales, ages, races, and physical fitness levels. As an added bonus, Dewey covers excellent techniques for creating realistic hair, clothes, and eyes for the sculptures as well.
Ketylo hair sticks and hair forks are gorgeous hand-carved hair accessories that are perfect for maintaining healthy hair. I was skeptical about the price, but here's what changed my mind.
Orphaned hamsters, gerbils, and other rodents have very little chance of survival unless their owner is already prepared and knowledgeable about what to do. Learning how to take care of these newborn rodents should be the first priority before breeding hamsters or other pocket pets.
In author S.A. Bodeen's second novel, high school sophomore Mason discovers disturbing experimentation in biotechnology. If successful, it could remove a human's need to eat or drink.
Keeping rabbits outside in the winter can be very challenging. Here are a few tips to safely keep your rabbits warm, fed, and watered, during cold weather.
In Out of the Ashes, Christine Lahti plays Gisella Perl, a doctor who is the daughter of a well-to-do Jewish family. When she's sent to Auschwitz and her background is discovered, Perl is pressed into service by the notorious Dr. Josef Mengele, known throughout the camp as The Angel of Death. In...
Wardley vacation feeders are a top choice for feeding small community fish while you're gone, or to give extra calcium to snails and shrimp at any time. Here are one fishkeeper's experiences.
Hikari First Bites Fry Food -- A Product Review (Powder Food Ideal for Egglayer Baby Fish, Including Betta Babies)
Fish fry (baby fish), especially egglayer fry, need special food to get them through their first couple weeks of life. Hikari First Bites offers a nutritious, protein-rich powdered food that is fit for even the smallest of newly-hatched fry.
Many parents feel entitled to interfere with their adult child's relationships or marriage. Why is it that so many parents still don't feel their adult kids can make their own decisions?
The basic considerations for building a pig pen start with knowing what it's going to be used for, the size of the breed you plan to raise, and the number and age of animals it's intended for. Here are tips for how to build a pig pen that is sturdy and well-suited for the specific animals that will...
New pet rabbits need some time to adjust to their home environment. Here are some tips for helping introduce the new rabbit to your home and pets.
Native American women kept the home and commanded the highest level of respect for their wisdom and skills. Unlike the gender roles assigned to European-descent women, many Native American societies were largely matriarchal, and always acknowledged the importance of women for the continuation of...
Basic silver dollar fish care, with tank mate suggestions and space requirements.
A step-by-step guide to identifying gouramis by gender. This article covers which varieties can easily be identified and how to find breeding pairs for less-obvious gourami types.
Precious metal clay (PMC) has taken the artisan jewelry world by storm. Unlike traditional metal smithing, PMC requires very little startup cost or specialty equipment.
Peyote stitch beaded cuffs can be made in endless varieties. It all starts with these easy stitches, and your own unique modifications.
Wikimedia Commons Deer hunting is popular for both food and sport. Not only does deer hunting help fill up the freezer with lean meat and allow people time to get out to exercise and enjoy nature, it's also beneficial to the environment by keeping...
Schuberti barbs, or gold barbs, are among the most popular aquarium fish. Learn how to take care of your gold barbs to keep them healthy, and get the best color and activity level from your fish.
The idea of nocturnal people is often scoffed at by those who would rather apply a sleep disorder label to anyone who differs from a "normal" human schedule. Could there be an evolutionary explanation for nocturnal humans?