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“Zoochosis” Documentary Claims Zoos Drive Animals Insane

June 2, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Born Free Foundation calls for ramping up wildlife conservation and the permanent phasing out of zoos




980x-18 (dragged)Lots of the “cute” things animals do in the zoo – like elephants “dancing” or bears walking around in circles – are actually signs they are losing their minds. It’s called “zoochosis.”

When wild animals are locked in spaces much smaller than and different from their natural habitats they become bored, frustrated, lonely and desperate, and their compulsive, repetitive behaviors are an attempt to cope.

Civilization is Inherently Unsustainable

May 31, 2016 at 10:48 pm




Documentary calls for dismantling civilization before it’s “too late”

CIV4_SS4Making a case against civilization is about as tough as making a case against agriculture, primarily because most people don’t even know what the word means.

I know this because I’ve tested the theory out. A cashier at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago was complaining about being tired and poor and having to work all the time. At the end of his rant, I shook my head empathetically and said – “civilization sucks.” He responded with the same confused look most people do when I start talking about agriculture or civilization.

Agriculture: “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race”

May 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm




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Prior to agriculture, humans lived happier, healthier, freer and easier lives, claims one of the world’s top scientists and thinkers.

In an article published in Discover Magazine nearly 30 years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond calls agriculture “a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”

Beautiful Photos of Mammals Safely “Co-Sleeping” with Their Babies, As They’ve Done for Millions of Years

May 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm

The term “co-sleeping” has always seemed strange to me. It implies parents are doing something special or out-of-the-ordinary by doing what mammals have always done for millions of years – sleep with their babies.




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“Are you going to co-sleep?” people asked when I was pregnant. “What kind of co-sleeper are you going to buy?”

At first, I had no idea what they were talking about. Then I became aware of the vast market of overpriced baskets parents could buy to ensure they didn’t “roll over and kill their babies:”

Circumcision Is Male Genital Mutilation

May 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm

It’s as bad as female circumcision




circumcision-1Imagine what would happen in this country if a doctor strapped a young girl’s arms and legs to his exam table and began cutting away at her genitals, while she was writhing and screaming at the top of her lungs, trying to break free.

Banana Peel Tea Helps with Insomnia

May 5, 2016 at 12:21 am

[wp_ad_camp_1]13169798_10103864651239852_1793777295_oOne in five Americans suffer from sleep disorders or sleep deprivation, and two-thirds get less than the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep, according to the CDC. As a result, nearly 9 million Americans were on prescription sleeping pills as of 2013.

With side effects including “dizziness, memory loss, confusion, depression, anxiety, aggressive behavior, hallucinations and thoughts of suicide,” people popping America’s leading sleeping pill – Ambien – might be relieved to know there’s a natural alternative with zero negative side effects… and it costs about 30 cents a pop…

“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

Sign the petition telling the government to leave them alone




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.