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Humans of Austin: Philomela

This is Philomela. This is not her real name; it is her poet name. “Philomela, of Greek mythology, had her tongue ripped out, but she continued to sing,” Philomela explained to us. I complimented her on her shirt, and she asked if she could sit with us. “Are you two artists?” she inquired. We explained that […]

Nonfiction Book Review: Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

As someone who has been tracking the childfree choice for over 15 years now, when new books on this topic come out I read them with great interest. One of the latest is writer Meghan Daum’s Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision NOT to have Kids.… Read more

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First 250 get a free samples of freeze dried storage Numanna food. Simply enter your name, email and address and we will ship it to you for free. Check out all available varieties here.... http://www.safecastle.com/numanna-foods.aspx Copyright 2007-2011 by Safecastle LLC www.safecastleroyal.com

The Perils of Pushing the Limits of Longevity

The recent “Longevity Report” in TIME magazine may make us marvel at how scientists are “toying with ways to manipulate genes and pull out aging cells, all in a race to find a way to extend longevity to its outer limits.” On one level, medical technology that may just make it possible to live to be 142 years old is amazing.… Read more

Introducing The "Swiss Knife" of belts, Built for rescue & outdoors!

Made in France, Distributed exclusively by Safecastle in US. We announced the promotion last year but could not sell any we lost our shipment on its way. We have them back in stock and ready to ship. The TYBELT is a sport belt for pants that can be worn with jeans, work or hiking pants. Show More Summary

Hipster City Travel: Is Denver the Next Austin?

“Denver is Austin five years ago,” we heard from no less than five Denverites during our recent trip. “There are so many jobs.” “There is so much construction going on.” “The traffic is insane!” “Look at all these condos!” Sound familiar? We heard these statements over and over as we talked to friends, acquaintances and complete strangers […]

LiveTrue Book Nonfiction Book Review: The Kickstarter Handbook

Do you have a dream, passion, idea or project which you would love to accomplish, if only you had the funds to make it happen? Have you considered an online fundraising campaign? Many quirky, unique and personal dreams have been fulfilled by those who have discovered and taken advantage of the new online fundraising platforms.… Read more

The Trouble with Lifestyle Blogger Envy

Photo via Kinfolk Yesterday I read an article that made me want to (awkwardly) fist pump the air. It’s called The Minimalist Pixie Dream Girl: Who She Is and Why I Hate Her by Chelsea Fagan at The Financial Diet. (I recommend reading this funny and well-written post.) Fagan writes of the dangers of following “general […]

Nonfiction Book Review: Does Altruism Exist?

In his book, Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others, evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson takes on the intriguing and much debated question of whether people serve others out of genuine concern for their welfare or if all charitable actions stem from some form of self-interest.… Read more

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Do you know what to do with important documents (passport, birth certificates, contact information, maps, insurance etc.) in an emergency ? Here is an excellent solution, very important for preppers. Prepare MyLife Planner Step-By-Step...Show More Summary

15 Ancient House Designs That You Can Build Really Cheap (Potentially For Free)

Wa nt to learn how to build a cheap house? Look no further. Let me ask you; how would your life change if you never had to pay rent or interest on a mortgage again? I bet it would take a significant weight off your shoulders. It sure would for me. Show More Summary

How the Childfree Plan for End of Life

What are you going to do when you get old? As much as I hate this question, I love how creative the childfree have been in their response to this. Not by words but by actions. Recently the New York Times featured an article about childfree...Show More Summary

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NukAlert Radiation Detector More than just a radiation detector, the NukAlert™ is a patented personal radiation meter, monitor and alarm. Small enough to attach to a key chain, the device operates non-stop, 24/7 and will promptly warn...Show More Summary

Ever Thought About Writing an Op-Ed? Here are Some Tips

Do you enjoy reading op-eds? Have you ever thought about writing one?  Writing them is not as easy as it may seem, and to get them accepted for print is competitive business. Why? The op-ed pages of major newspapers are read by businesspeople, scholars and those at the highest levels of government.… Read more

The world is facing a growing threat of nuclear war

The world is facing a growing threat of nuclear war Within the next few weeks, after years of stalling and evasion, Iran may at last agree to curb its nuclear programme. In exchange for relief from sanctions it will accept, in principle, that it should allow intrusive inspections and limit how much uranium will cascade through its centrifuges. Show More Summary

Ten Free Venues to Check Out During SXSW Music

Big Bend National Park, Texas; 6 1/2-hour drive from Austin (via National Geographic)  Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico; 11 1/2-hour drive from Austin (via me) Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Texas; 1 1/2-hour drive from Austin...Show More Summary

Special PreSale event | UnCooked Freeze Dried Beef Patties | Only 20 Cases available

We had the patties in stock last year in early 2014 and we had published a similar chart from Bureau of Labor Statistics. Have a look at the updated chart below, in just 1 year prices have gone really high and this trend will continue.There's...Show More Summary

LiveTrue Book Review: The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion

How could a collection of personal essays about “unspeakable acts that teach no easy lessons” not peak one’s curiosity? It did mine. So did author Meghan Daum’s comment of her book, The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion: “I suspect this is the kind of book that winds up being loved and hated in equal measure.… Read more

Why independent films are so important

Last week, I had the pleasure of briefly working with Sundance Film Forward as they screened two of their festival films, Little Accidents and Imperial Dreams, in Austin (with additional screenings in San Marcos and San Antonio). Film Forward, in partnership with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum […]

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