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85% of People Hate Their Jobs, Gallup Poll Says

September 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm




Eighty-five percent of workers worldwide admit to hating their jobs when surveyed anonymously, according to a Gallup poll released last month.

“Many people in the world hate their job and especially their boss,” the report says.

Manuka Honey Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs, is Most Effective Antibiotic Known on Earth

September 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm




As modern medicine grapples with the global epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists are beginning to accept that Mother Nature may have had the answer all along.

Mother Doesn’t Know Best, Baby Does

September 17, 2017 at 8:42 pm





I like the sentiment behind the old saying “mother knows best.” I often see it used to encourage a mother to go with her gut when doctors, the media or authoritarian relatives are trying to convince her to do otherwise.

But more and more I see the phrase tossed around to console women who are reluctantly acting against their gut to keep up with the pressures of modern life — putting infants in daycare centers 45+ hours a week, letting them “cry it out” in cribs, or weaning before their ready.

We’re Flushing Our Most Valuable Resource Down the Drain – Time for Compostable Toilets

September 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm




Every time we take a dump, we’re flushing more than just poop down the drain. We’re flushing money, energy and our most valuable natural resource — clean water — down it too.

The average American uses nearly 5000 gallons of potable water  per  year just to flush fecal matter down the toilet and even more than that to push it through our sewer systems. That’s over 1.5 billion gallons of water in the U.S alone.

Dropping the Mask

September 13, 2017 at 9:40 pm





What’s the one the thing you’re afraid to tell someone? That one thing someone could use against you. Whatever it is, telling someone you trust could be the ticket to real, authentic intimacy. That’s what I was seeking out of a recent visit with my family.

I travel home once year for Christmas. It’s usually pretty awkward. My sister makes sure only politically correct topics are discussed at the dinner table. I usually go home disappointed by the lack of connection.

This year I was hoping things would be different. My partner, our daughter and I decided to make our annual trip the last week of summer for a change. I’d just made some pretty big life changes – selling my food truck and moving into a camper to travel the country for a while.

American Foot Binding

September 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm

Physical therapist says we’ve all been practicing a less extreme version of Chinese foot binding




Americans are horrified when they learn about the ancient Chinese practice of foot binding — tightly wrapping the feet of young girls to drastically change the shape and size of their feet.

Why I Want to be My Child’s Best Friend

September 5, 2017 at 9:22 pm





“You can’t be your child’s friend and their parent,” my dad advised shortly after my daughter was born. My heart sank, because that’s what I’d always wanted him to be to me.

Polyamory Increases Testosterone, Makes You Live Longer

September 5, 2017 at 1:07 am





A 2007 study that didn’t get much publicity found that polyamorous people have higher testosterone levels than both single people and people in monogamous relationships.

It’s long been known monogamously married men have lower testosterone levels than (presumably more promiscuous) single men, but polyamourous men (and women!) in multiple committed relationships have the highest testosterone levels of all.

Road Trip to Nowhere: Day 1, Nashville

August 28, 2017 at 1:37 am





First day of our indefinite road trip to nowhere. Mixed feelings. I mostly feel happy, relieved, free.

But still a little anxious. Still have a ton of “busyness” deprogramming to do. Still have a hard time relaxing. Sitting still. Being present.

The Natural Age of Weaning

August 23, 2017 at 8:25 pm





Mothers today are bombarded with all kinds of conflicting advice on how long they should breastfeed. Some are told it’s “gross” or “weird” to nurse beyond six or 12 months. Some consider nursing a 2 or 3-year-old to be “extended” breastfeeding.