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top 10 land clearing tips from the experts

Wooded lots or timberland can offer an ideal alternative to hard-to-find open land and a great return on investment. The key is knowing how to get...

How Homesteading Helped This Man Beat Stage 3 Cancer

At age 39, Harold Thornbro—husband, father of three, business owner and seemingly healthy individual—was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

How Homesteading Creates Healthier Families—An Interview with “The Thrifty Homesteader,” Deborah Niemann

People turn to homesteading for a variety of reasons: to be more self-sufficient, because they love animals, to make a side-income on their...

Bella Vista Farm—Creating Community, Herbal Elixirs and Empowered Health in Monroe, GA

Anne-Marie Bilella went from working as a nail tech to making a living baking breads and selling medicinal herbs.

Get Ready to Ditch and Switch! A Step-By-Step Guide to Detoxifying Your Country Home

The average person spends 90 percent of their time indoors, so it's important to ensure what's inside your house is safe for your body.

Healthcare in Rural America: Can You Get Good Care in the Country?

You want to move to the country, but will your medical care suffer, or will rural doctors measure up to city doctors? Rethink:Rural asks an expert.

How Country Life Saves You Money

Six ways moving to the country will save you serious cash.

How Cold Fresh Air Helps You Be Healthier

While you may hide in the house as soon as cold weather hits, there are more than a few reasons to get out and enjoy the cool air.

Want to be Healthier? Live Near Trees, Studies Say

We look at 5 scientifically-proven ways trees help prevent health problems and even reverse chronic diseases in adults and children.

The many ways country living benefits your health

When we started writing about the draws of country life one year ago, we had no idea how much health would play a role in the story.