Despite the nervousness many parents may feel about allowing their child use a smartphone, research shows that this tool can be beneficial, from improving cognitive abilities to teaching social skills.
Earth Day, which started as a grassroots environmental awareness movement, is now celebrating its 45th anniversary.
Architect and land planner Helena van Vliet incorporates biophilic design principles into her renovated house to create a home connected to nature.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson offers advice on how to incorporate reclaimed materials into home design without the end result looking like "junk."
Lemon Verbena Lady continues her exploration of Shakespeare and the herbal flowers and herbs from his plays for a reader of The Herb Channeler. Also she updates some additional seed catalogs.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Richardson shares her plans for Blackbird Studio, a 333-square-foot she plans to build.
Elizabeth Richardson lays out her plan for building her own salvaged home.
Jessica features Dan Phillips, Phoenix Commotion founder and builder of fascinating houses built with reclaimed materials, as the first in her Throwback Thursdays series.
A new study from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford finds that 15 minutes of laughter increases pain tolerance.
Citing breaches of contract and “good faith,” Dr. Wolfgang Feist of the Passivhaus Institut has announced that it is cutting ties with the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), no longer allowing the branch to certify Passive Houses in the U.S.
The Phoenix Commotion gives low-income people trade skills and shelter by teaching them to build their own homes--from garbage. You'd be amazed at what can be used to build a house when the desire and commitment exist.
A spontaneous idea to erect a "spring tree" brings together a neighborhood and community.
From Los Angeles to Philadelphia, Forbes rates the ten most toxic cities in the United States.
Improvements in incandescent light bulb technology give compact fluorescent bulbs a revamped competitor.
"Help! My plant is under insect attack - what are they, what will they do to my other plants and how can I attack back?" Find out here!