Body clock scientist calls for massive societal changes to move the start of the business day to 10 a.m.
Employers worldwide have been “torturing” their employees with sleep deprivation since the industrial revolution by making them come to work when they should be sleeping, says Dr. Paul Kelley of Oxford University’s Sleep and Circadian Institute. The same goes for schools and their students.
The typical 9-5 workday and 8-3 school-day – which requires most of those trapped in the grind to wake before the sun – is out of tune with our natural circadian rhythms.
Hunter-gatherers make no distinction between work and play, neither should we
In our capitalistic culture, our worth as individuals is measured by how hard we work. From a young age, we learn our value is determined by our productivity.
The only time it is acceptable to not work is on Sundays or vacation. And even then, there’s very little rest and relaxation happening. By the time we finally unwind, it’s time to jump back into the rat race.
A former Russian lawyer named Yuri Alexeev got sick of his busy, high-stress life in the city. So one day, he quit and dug himself a “rabbit hole” 60 miles outside of Moscow.
He lives there with a pet white rabbit and now refers to himself as “a human living on planetEarth.”
In a clip from the new documentary film Human, an aboriginal Australian man says his people never used words like “please” or “thank you” or “mine” until recently:
The first Thanksgiving marks the beginning of Native Americans’ ongoing genocide, and this Thanksgiving could mark the end for the Lakota tribe, if we don’t stop the pipeline!
As we prepare for our warm turkey dinners today, Native Americans are being blasted with water cannons in freezing cold temperatures in North Dakota.
In recent months they’ve also been pepper sprayed, tear gassed, attacked by dogs, shot with rubber bullets, hit with concussion grenades, followed by drones, thrown in jail and locked in dog kennels – all for peacefully protesting corporate theft of their land and water.
Worshipers of the great God of civilisation – Technology – are destroying the planet and the life forms – human and non-human, flora and fauna – that inhabit this little ball of rock in the Milky Way galaxy. They will reduce this once thriving, living, biotic-community to a dystopian nothingness akin to that of cyber-punk science fiction.
It’s not “the end of the world,” just the end of the world as we know it… and maybe that’s a good thing
Atmospheric carbon levels have hit what some scientists have called “the point of no return” – the point at which no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming.
March marked the first time atmospheric carbon levels remained at 400 ppm or higher for a month straight, and as of the end of September (when carbon levels usually take a dip), Scripps Institute of Oceanography is predicting we won’t be seeing a monthly average below 400 ppm anytime this year or perhaps “ever again for the indefinite future.”
7-year-old children mine the minerals used to make our cell phones and laptops
The cell phone or laptop you’re likely reading this on came at a much higher cost than the dollar amount you paid for it. Millions of African men, women and children have shed their blood so that we “first-world” citizens can have the luxury of “the world at our fingertips.”