How Cows Can Turn Desert Back Into Grassland and Save the Planet

November 30, 2017 at 5:35 pm




Cows and other grazing animals are “our last hope” for reversing the “cancer” of desertification, says ecologist Allan Savory, whose organization is currently restoring nearly 40 million acres of grassland around the world


Two thirds of the land on Earth is now desert or in the process of becoming desert, according to world-renowned ecologist and environmentalist Allan Savory.

Big Pharma Caught Selling Key Ingredient for Meth to Drug Cartel

November 28, 2017 at 10:01 pm




Ever wondered where the ingredients for illicit street drugs come from? One story suggests pharmaceutical companies may be the suppliers for at least some.

Three major Belgian pharmaceutical companies got caught selling millions of dollars worth of a key ingredient for making meth to a Mexican drug cartel last year, an under-covered Reuter’s article reveals.

The 9 Best Air-Cleaning Houseplants, According to NASA

November 28, 2017 at 5:18 pm




During the energy crunch of the late 1970s, Americans started building air-tight, super-insulated buildings.

These energy-efficient buildings significantly reduced electric and gas bills, but came along with a new set of problems.

The lack of fresh-air flow, combined with off-gassing from synthetic building materials and furniture, created a new health condition known as “sick building syndrome.”

Teen Depression and Suicide Rates are Rising in Tandem with Smartphone Ownership, Researchers Find

November 26, 2017 at 5:09 pm




Teen suicide rates rose 31 percent between 2010 and 2015. Teen depression rates rose 33 percent over the same period.

Guess what else rose around 35 percent during that time period? Teen smartphone ownership.

Why My Child Loves Bedtime

November 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm




Ever wondered why kids hate bedtime so much? Why they’ll say and do just about anything to avoid it?

The kids I used to babysit came up with a million excuses to push it off as long as humanly possible: another story, water, a snack, a trip to the bathroom, more water, a tissue, a stuffed animal, different pajamas… They’d beg me rub or scratch their backs until they fell asleep, which usually took a long, long time.

Scientists Call for a Ban on Glitter, The Latest Microplastic Found Polluting the Ocean

November 25, 2017 at 2:15 am

Like microbeads, glitter is a microplastic polluting the ocean and seafood




As we inch closer toward fulfilling the prediction of more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050, every bit we keep out counts – even glitter.

Sugar Industry Covered Up Research Linking Sugar to Cancer and Heart Disease for Half a Century

November 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm




Fifty years ago, the sugar industry secretly funded a famous study blaming fats for coronary heart disease, while downplaying the role of sugar, researchers discovered last year while digging through old records.

Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Applesauce Brownies

November 23, 2017 at 12:42 am

By Bradley Hugs

Want some sinfully delicious brownies that are actually good for you? This super simple recipe is grain-free and dairy-free and sweetened with apple sauce and honey.

Texas School Beats ADHD by Tripling Recess Time

November 21, 2017 at 2:13 am




While most school districts across the country are cutting back on recess time and ramping up the Ritalin, one Texas school has kindergartners and first graders sitting still and “incredibly attentive.”

What’s their secret? Their recess time has tripled.

10 Tiny Homes Amazon Ships for Under $20,000

November 20, 2017 at 6:16 pm




In case you missed the news last month, Amazon will now deliver a fully-furnished, ready-to-move-in shipping container tiny home to your “front door” — or empty lot — for $36,000 + $4,000 in shipping fees:

Apparently, there are ten other tiny homes for under $20,000 available on Amazon now with free shipping! There’s only one caveat… you have to build them yourself and they don’t come with plumbing or electricity, as the one above does.