Category Archives: Skills You Need

  • Humans Need To Start Thinking Like Extraterrestrials

    Humans Need To Start Thinking Like Extraterrestrials

    Our hunt for aliens has a potentially fatal flaw — we’re the ones searching for them. That’s a problem because we’re a unique species, and alien-seeking scientists are an even stranger and more specialized bunch. As a result, their all-too human assumptions may get in the way ...
  • Tiny houses: why more people are living in miniature

    Tiny houses: why more people are living in miniature

    Tiny houses have been heralded as a radical and creative way to address a lack of affordable housing, as well as reducing living costs and shrinking our carbon footprint. My PhD research looks at the tiny house movement in the UK. I am interested in who lives in them and why, and in the ...
  • How to Drive Through a High-Risk Environment

    How to Drive Through a High-Risk Environment

     It doesn’t take much imagination to see how performance driving skills can increase survivability on the highways and interstates of America and elsewhere in the world. Considering all the things that can go wrong on the roadways and all the surprises you’ll have to deal with, knowing how to ...
  • Buying a New House vs. an Old House: Pros and Cons

    Buying a New House vs. an Old House: Pros and Cons

    Home buyers have a lot to consider, and one of the biggest questions that comes up is whether you want a newer home in a suburban neighborhood or an older home in a more established neighborhood. Everyone’s situation varies, depending on their age, budget, household size, and age of their ...
  • America 2.0 – The Economy in 2020 and Beyond

    America 2.0 – The Economy in 2020 and Beyond

    We’re on the verge of an economic and manufacturing boom. It will completely reshape America and the markets as we know them. I’ve been hinting at this boom for the last four years, offering you a piece of the pie with every mega trend I talk about. Everything from the Internet of Things to ...
  • Miracle in the Andes:  An Unforgettable Survival Tale

    Miracle in the Andes: An Unforgettable Survival Tale

    Forty-seven years ago this month, an Uruguayan Air Force charter plane took off carrying the nation’s rugby team en route to a match in neighboring Chile.  The flight never made it.   Flying over the majestic Andes mountains, the inexperienced pilot ignored his instrument panel and crashed the ...
  • “Doomsday Preppers” Prepare for the Inevitable

    “Doomsday Preppers” Prepare for the Inevitable

    The liberal mainstream media loves to portray “Doomsday Preppers” as a bunch of Christian, gun-toting, right-wing nuts. Some of that description makes sense — all but the “nuts” part. Nearly all preppers believe in the right of Americans to bear arms as enshrined in the Second Amendment.  ...
  • Can Anyone Survive A Tsunami?

    Can Anyone Survive A Tsunami?

    A Tsunami (pronounced soo-ná-mee), also known as a seismic sea wave, and much less accurately as a “tidal wave”, is a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance such as an earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite. A tsunami can move hundreds of miles per hour in ...
  • Surviving ‘The Season Of The Witch’

    Surviving ‘The Season Of The Witch’

    Survival skills are something you need to have and hone all year long, but when the calendar turns to October, and we enter the “Season of the Witch,” there are some very particular skills you need to keep in mind. So, with my tongue firmly in cheek, (or in this case, fang in neck) here […]
  • Survival Is a State of Mind

    Survival Is a State of Mind

    At 2:00AM on Aug. 12, 2000, then 83-year-old Tillie Tooter set out to pick up her at relatives at the Fort Lauderdale /Hollywood International Airport. She never arrived.   Eventually her Granddaughter, Lori Simms and her boyfriend took a cab to Tillie’s apartment. When she was not there, ...