Forget bringing home the bacon, or even raising the bacon yourself. British wilderness survival instructor Ray Mears demonstrates how to find and cook wild food on the beach without a pot, lighter or any other modern tools:
This aboriginal man from Papua New Guinea makes fire with only 30 seconds of friction, using nothing but a split bamboo stick, dry brush and a reed. This method appears to be even faster and easier than the primitive drill method by an Australian man Return To Now featured a few days ago.
The video was posted on FaceBook yesterday. You can view it HERE.
Undercover footage of baby chickens being hatched, stabbed, crushed and beheaded on conveyor belts has gone viral, shedding new light on the horrors of factory farming.
The video, produced by Animal Equality, an international animal rights organization, has gone viral with 35 million views on Facebook.
Depression is a global epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year worldwide. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation.
It robs people of sleep, energy, focus, memory, sex drive and their basic ability to experience the pleasures of life, says author of The Depression Cure Stephen Ildari. It can destroy people’s desire to love, work, play and even their will to live. If left unchecked it can cause permanent brain damage.
Two years ago, I came across a story about a mother who still breastfeeds her 5-year-old daughter. I’m not really sure why it was newsworthy, but people were shocked to discover a woman feeding her small child the same way all mammals have fed their offspring for eons.
All kinds of bloggers picked up the story, and busybodies jumped in on the comments sections calling the dedicated mother of four every name in the book — “gross” … “disgusting” … “indecent” … “unnatural” … “sinister” … “perverse” … “what’s wrong with the world.”
But to me, the most disturbing accusations hurled at this woman are of “pedophilia” and “child abuse.”
Images of a cob house built for under $250 in England two years ago have been re-circulating the internet lately, inspiring tiny-house-enthusiasts and back-to-the-landers with hope that living off the grid on a low budget might not be too far out of reach.
While this does appear to be a true story, beautifully captured in this Telegraph.com slideshow, it might not be quite that easy or cheap for the average American to build.
“I wonder how many people have abortions after they’ve experienced giving birth,” my partner, Brad, said a few hours after our daughter was born.
“I bet not very many,” I responded, still high from the fact that a tiny human just swam out of my womb and latched onto my breast. “I mean look at her… how could they knowingly destroy something so beautiful?”
Four years later, I know exactly how.
Before you start accusing me of being some kind of sick, twisted, child-hating, terrible mother, hear me out.
“What’s your goal with this new website?” an old friend asked yesterday. “I have no idea,” I laughed nervously.
An ambitious and determined young man (whom I used to work with at a conservative “think tank”), he was not impressed. He is the kind of guy who is serious about “success,” about setting goals and achieving them, about moving the benchmark to new heights, about planning for a happy future.
“What do you mean ‘you have no idea!?'” he asked, laughing, but almost offended by my idiocy.
Agriculture is wiping out the world’s oldest hunter-gatherers
The Hadza have been living peacefully, happily and sustainably in the Great Rift Valley of East Africa for at least 100,000 years. Their home, around Lake Eyasi, in Tanzania, has been called “the cradle of mankind.” A Harvard anthropologist calls them “the strongest link” we have to 2 million years of human evolution. Thanks to the spread of agriculture to nearly every corner of the earth, that link is about to disappear.
The consequences of allowing civilization to crowd the Hadza – and the handful of other hunter-gatherer tribes remaining on the planet – out of existence are captured beautifully and tragically in the 2014 documentary The Hadza: Last of the First.