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“Me Too” Movement Meaningless Without Talking About Circumcision

October 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm




I’m really glad Alyssa Milano started this #MeToo movement. The endemic sexual harassment of and violence against women in our culture has been minimized and kept under wraps for millennia and needs as much exposure as it can get.

I’m also thrilled to see the campaign is blowing the cover on another deep, dark secret, one that I suspect is at the heart of much of the sexual violence toward women — circumcision.

Medical Error is Now The Third Leading Cause of Death in America

October 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm





Americans are now more likely to die from medical treatment than almost any disease.

More deadly than lung disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, pneumonia and car accidents are the mistakes made by doctors and their staff.

According to Johns Hopkins University researchers “medical error” is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, third only to heart disease and cancer:

Build Your Own “Tom Sawyer” Raft With No Rope

October 23, 2017 at 7:16 pm




Man makes a rope-less raft, inspired by childhood heroes Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Want a fun project to do with the kids? Follow the simple step-by-step instructions below.

Women Who Don’t “Push” During Childbirth 700% Less Likely to Experience Severe Vaginal Tearing

October 22, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Hospital stops telling women to lie on their backs and “push” during childbirth, reduces instances of severe vaginal tearing from 7% to 1%




Nine in ten women suffer some form of vaginal tearing during childbirth. In severe cases, they are left to suffer from incontinence and lifelong nerve problems.

After a sharp rise in severe perineal tearing in England between 2013 and 2014, the Royal College of Midwives initiated a call to action.

Electric Car Made from Mostly “Garbage” Has Longer Driving Range than a Tesla Model S at a Fraction of the Cost

October 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Man builds electric car out junkyard parts and trashed batteries that can drive longer on a single charge than “the most advanced car in the world” for $13,000, about a tenth of the cost




The CEO of an electronic recycling firm, Eric Lundgren, bought a ’97 BMW from a junkyard, added a bunch of “junk” batteries and an electric motor, and ended up with a car that out-performed what Elon Musk has called “the best car in the world.”

Why Almost All Americans are Magnesium Deficient and What to Do About It

October 20, 2017 at 5:21 pm





Doctor estimates between 80 and 90 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient thanks to agricultural practices that strip it from our soil, stress and our poor modern diets

“Every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency, from irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, immune problems, allergies, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, etc.,” writes neurosurgeon Norman Shealy, one of the world’s leading experts in chronic pain and depression.

Plantain, A Common Driveway Weed, Cures Almost Anything That Ails You

October 19, 2017 at 7:21 pm




One of the few “gifts” English colonists brought to Native Americans was plantain, a favorite medicinal herb back in Europe.

After witnessing its power, Native Americans quickly adopted it and still use it today as a panacea or “cure-all” for almost every illness and injury brought on by civilization.

Beautiful Photography of Wild-Foraged Mushrooms

October 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm

14 mind-blowing facts about mushrooms




People are so obsessed with plants and animals, we often forget a third category of organisms that can nourish us, heal us and heal our planet — fungi.

An artist and self-proclaimed “nature nerd” is doing her part to remind us of this magical kingdom with her mostly-edible fungi arrangements.

Yoga Pants are Destroying the Planet

October 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm




With New Agey names like Awake, Enlight, Balance and Align and a $100 price tag, you’d think those $100 Lululemon yoga pants  would be made of recycled, organic hemp in a fair-trade factory under a rainbow. But, alas, they’re made of 100% petroleum-based polyester, aka plastic.

And just like all other plastics, they end up in the ocean, via your washing machine.

Amazon Now Delivers Tiny Homes

October 13, 2017 at 5:13 pm





Buying a tiny home just got easier. Amazon will now deliver one to your front door — or just about anywhere else in the world — fully furnished for $40,000.

Made from brand new shipping containers, they have everything you’d expect in a comfortable modern home — a kitchenette, bathroom, living room, bedroom, laminate floors, five windows and french doors — packed into 320 square feet. They also include heat and air conditioning, water and sewer hookups, and optional solar panels.