Daily Archives: December 12, 2014

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It’s the end of the year, so everybody and their mother has predictions about what’ll be hot in 2015. (For what it’s worth, my mom says 2015 will be all about stick figures on the backs of minivans, that nice young man down the street, and pants that don’t show off your butt, but she might be a little off.) Most notably, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has revealed its ninth annual survey of the 20 hottest fitness trends of the next year. Take a look at what a few different sources saw in their crystal balls, then vote on which trends you think will be hottest in 2015. Vote on your picks. >>

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Beekeeping. Canning. Blacksmithing. Maybe you don’t aspire a Little House on the Prairie lifestyle, but there’s something to be said for embracing the heritage skills that kept our grandparents alive. The Homestead Atlanta teaches a sustainable approach to life through hands-on educational workshops on a wide range of subjects. No, you probably won’t quit your day job to make horseshoes, but you just might reconnect with the sense of pride that comes from making something with your own two hands. Want to know more? Bust out the butter churn for this week’s Friday Five with resident aspiring homesteader Kimberly Coburn, Founder and Executive Director of The Homestead Atlanta. Wanna learn some wood carving skills? Sure, you do! >>