“Spanking” Children Is Domestic Violence

April 30, 2016 at 4:50 am

Spanking causes long-term psychological damage, according to “the most comprehensive study to date”


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While the average American would look at you like you were crazy if you said it was okay for a man to hit his wife if she didn’t obey him, that same person would likely argue that hitting – or “spanking” – children is not only acceptable, but advisable for producing “well-behaved, functioning” members of society.

This not only defies logic, it defies science.

Forget Overpriced Packaged Coconut Water, Drink Straight from the Coconut

April 27, 2016 at 12:46 am

It’s cheaper, healthier, more sustainable and easy

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11666-National-Blvd-300x225Strolling through the cold beverage section in Whole Foods today, my eyes landed on the coconut water. Loaded with potassium, magnesium, calcium and other minerals most Americans are lacking, it’s more hydrating and balancing than plain water and has become a new favorite of mine.

I couldn’t decide between the large 365 brand bottle for $3, or the much smaller Harmless Harvest brand bottle for $5. Harmless Harvest obviously was the higher quality product, as it is “raw” (never heated) and organic. Whole Foods 365 brand, along with the rest are flash pasteurized which kills the enzymes and destroys some of the nutrients. But I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend $4 on a tiny plastic bottle of electrolyte water.

Facebook’s “Female Nipple” Ban is Sexist and Absurd

April 21, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Free the Nipple on Facebook, Sign the Petition!

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Last week, Facebook removed our story about the endangered Jarawa hunter-gatherers, because it contained images of topless females. The images of topless males in the story apparently were fine.

All three admins of Return To Now’s Facebook page were also blocked, for various numbers of days, as a punishment. The article still managed to get nearly 20,000 likes before it was removed.

Facebook’s nudity policy explicitly prohibits images of “female nipples,” but makes no mention of male nipples:

“We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks. We also restrict some images of female breasts if they include the nipple, but we always allow photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring.”

Jarawa Hunter-Gatherers Say They Don’t Want to Be Part of Our World

April 16, 2016 at 4:08 am

Jarawa are being forced into civilization and treated like animals in a zoo


Like the Hadza of East Africa, the Jarawa hunter-gatherers of the Andaman Islands also face extinction, thanks to the ever-expanding nature of agriculture and civilization.

To add insult to injury, a highway has been built right through the heart of their ancestral lands to accommodate “human safaris” – in which tourists toss food at and snap photos of the Jarawa like animals in a zoo.

RV Industry Aims to Take Out Tiny Homes

April 12, 2016 at 5:58 pm

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Tiny_House_Giant_Journey_in_the_Petrified_Forest_and_an_RVA couple of weeks ago, we published a story claiming HUD wanted to outlaw living in RVs and tiny homes.

We need to make a correction. It’s not HUD trying to crack down on RV living, but the RV and housing industries trying to crack down on “renegade” tiny home living.

Haunting Photos of Hermits in the Woods Highlight Crisis of Civilization

April 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

[wp_ad_camp_1]living-in-the-wild-escape-danila-tkachenko-9A Russian photographer has captured the images and stories of people who find a life of isolation in the wilderness preferable to the madness of society. The story of his work is making its way around the internet again this month.

HUD Wants to Outlaw Living in RVs and Tiny Homes

April 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – which ironically was founded to end poverty and racial injustice in housing –  proposed a law last month that would make living in a recreational vehicle – and potentially a tiny home – illegal.

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You can help prevent this proposal from becoming law by sending comments to regulations.gov by April 11!!