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  • The Lost Art of Herb Drying

    The Lost Art of Herb Drying4

    Once, herbs could be seen hanging from rafters in homes, brewing in teas on the hearth, or stored safely in cupboards for times of plague or injury. Romans took them to the battlefield, monks used them to treat the infirm, and midwives administered them to ease labor. So when did herbs become so outdated? In the

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  • The Dystopian Future Is Here

    The Dystopian Future Is Here0

    Once, we told stories of rescuing women in distress. Now, we hand them a prescription for assisted suicide. Two young women in the Netherlands, Jolanda Fun and Zoraya ter Beek, have recently done media interviews explaining their respective decisions to pursue euthanasia, despite being physically healthy. Fun, who planned to end her life on her 34th birthday

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  • New Is Not Always Better: Why There’s Wisdom in Tradition

    New Is Not Always Better: Why There’s Wisdom in Tradition0

    Imagine a scientist who decided to reject every scientific experiment or study that had come before him and would trust only scientific principles that he demonstrated with his own experiments. Naturally, he would completely handicap himself. In his arrogance, he’d accomplish very little with his science, since he’d be hard at work re-demonstrating every scientific

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  • A Homeschooler and Homesteader’s Ode to Spring Things

    A Homeschooler and Homesteader’s Ode to Spring Things1

    Spring has arrived and, with it, all the spring activities of hobby farm life. There is so much to do that I have to work hard to pace myself! April in particular is a very exciting month for homeschooling and homesteading. There is garden planning, flowers to be collected and made into jelly, and nature

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  • Country Virtues: What Non-Urban Life Can Teach Us

    Country Virtues: What Non-Urban Life Can Teach Us0

    It’s no secret that there’s a divide between urban and rural communities in America right now. Whether it’s the proclamation of “white rural rage” or stereotypes of uneducated country dwellers, rural communities are often misunderstood. But just like urban life has its ups and downs, country living has its own advantages, values, traditions, and lifestyles

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  • How to Protect Your Child From Online Predators

    How to Protect Your Child From Online Predators0

    For many parents, the day they find out their child is being approached, targeted, educated, and manipulated by strangers on his or her digital devices is the day they finally take seriously all the warnings and admonitions about phone and digital device use they have heard for years. By that time, often great damage has

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