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Enjoy the Health Benefits of Tea: 3 Herbal Teas to Prevent Illness

Instead of reaching for conventional cold and cough medicines, try drinking a cup of herbal tea to soothe or prevent minor ailments.

Best Herbs for the Common Cold: Runny Nose Herbal Tea

This tea opens bronchial passages, helps fight viruses, and reduces watery secretions from the eyes and nose.

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Winter Health Concerns

11 Reasons to Love Vitamin D
While a chore like raking fall leaves may seem menial, it is actually one of the many ever-present opportunities for mindful concentration.

The Amazing Healing Powers of Mushrooms
Explore the tremendous promise of mushrooms to fight against cancer, arthritis, superbugs and other serious health concerns,

Make Throat Soothers: Licorice-Ginger Pills
Combine the relieving powers of licorice and ginger with these tasty pills.



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MAXIMIZING YOUR MINI FARM

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include:

  • Soil and Fertility
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Planting Guides and Seeders
  • Easy Trellising
  • Weed Control Techniques
  • Greater Food Self-Sufficiency
  • Making Your Own Country Wines
  • Making Your Own Vinegars
  • Making Cheese at Home
  • Cooking for Self-Sufficiency

Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

$18.95

THE ULTIMATE SITUATIONAL SURVIVAL GUIDE

The most important tool in your emergency preparedness kit is a solid mindset cultivated around survival. For your instincts and reflexes to keep you alive when life throws an unexpected and dangerous situation your way, you must be mentally prepared to face a potentially life-threatening challenge. This book teaches you how to do just that.

The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide covers: creating home safety plans, dealing with natural disasters, planning for transportation issues, identifying urban threats and dealing with them, financial preparedness, being prepared for terrorist attacks and other man-made disasters, and coping with disease in many of these scenarios.

Inside you'll find:

  • fresh, real-life approaches to survival in the 21st century (not revised material taken from government websites)
  • a practical preparedness approach to everyday life, including home safety, vehicle preparedness and financial security
  • techniques and skills needed to survive criminal and violent attacks, along with hostage and active shooter situations

These are the kinds of threats you need to start preparing for now if you want to survive. What are you willing to do to guarantee your survival? What length are you willing to go to guarantee your family's survival? Take this book home and get started preparing today!

$17.99

THE TEXTILE ARTISTS STUDIO HANDBOOK

The Textile Artist's Studio Handbook is the only book you need for expanding your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. This is the go-to guide for the foundations of design and fabrication, including a glossary of materials and covering classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting and more! Plus, where else can you get behind-the-scenes access to setting up the best home textile studio for you?

Authors Visnja Popovic and Owyn Ruck offer advice for exploring basic materials (including fibers, dyes, paints and other media); visual tutorials for spinning, felting, crocheting, weaving, sewing and quilting; primers for surface decoration techniques such as dyeing, painting, stitching and screen printing; and patterns and project instructions.

$24.99