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9 Household Uses For Beer

An infographic
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 4:38 PM

A fun infographic on how you can use beer in unusual ways around the home and in the garden.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/03/how-to-use-extra-beer_n_6250944.html

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Control Methods for Slugs

7 ways to keep pesky slugs from your garden
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 6:06 PM

I absolutely loathe slugs. They are a huge pest in my strawberry patch, and a minor pest in my annual garden. I mulch my garden with either shredded hardwood or straw, and I definitely have more slug problems from mulching. Having said that, the benefits of mulching far outweigh the slugs. I have tried quite a few natural and home remedies that can work wonders at keeping your slug problems to a minimum.  Join me in exploring the numerous options we have at our disposal. » Read more

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Why the Bullwhip Effect All But Guarantees Another Poorly-Handled Liquidity Crisis

Complex systems break under stress
Monday, July 1, 2013, 11:54 AM

One of my more memorable moments in business school came during an Operations class. The topic for the day was the Bullwhip Effect, a very real and vexing phenomenon that occurs in forecast-driven distribution systems.

Essentially, when there are multiple parties in a distribution system, the imperfections in each player's forecasts (no forecast is consistently perfect) compound to wreak increasing havoc over time, even if demand stays relatively stable.

Grasping how this works is somewhat non-intuitive... » Read more

Featured Discussion

Who Could Use A Beer?

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Who Could Use A Beer?

After a week like this one, I'm guessing a whole lot of us can.

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Making Wild Nettles Beer

Using wild vegetation for homebrew
Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 12:17 PM

Learn about using natural vegetation (weeds) as ingredients in a batch of homemade beer.

http://and-here-we-are.blogspot.com/2013/03/making-wild-nettles-beer.html#

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John Michael Greer: If the Four Horsemen Arrive, Offer Beer

Preparing for the future with optimism
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:55 PM

"We have a national mythology that limits are always bad. In fact, we have a national phobia of limits," wryly observes John Michael Greer: author, historian, conservationist and proprietor of the popular weblog The Archdruid Report. "We need to get past that." » Read more