Vegan Group Threatens Primitive Skills Teacher Over “Humane Slaughter” Class

November 16, 2016 at 10:22 pm




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Natalie Bogwalker, founder of Wild Abundance primitive skills school

Rather than focus on horrors and atrocities at factory farms, a national animal rights group is targeting the female owner of a small primitive-skills school in the Appalachian mountains for an upcoming course on the humane slaughter and butchery of animals.

Parents Should Sleep With Babies At Least 3 Years for Optimal Brain Development, Pediatrician Says

November 14, 2016 at 7:51 pm




Babies who co-sleep in cribs have bigger brains and more secure attachment, neuroscientist says 

7 Easy Ways to Live Without Disposable Plastic

October 21, 2016 at 1:21 am




Time to evolve beyond disposable plastic. Here’s how:
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Loneliness is The # 1 Risk Factor for Premature Death, Doctor Warns

October 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm




More than cigarettes, alcohol and obesity, loneliness is the single largest risk factor in disease and premature death, studies show

Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings that Feed, Rather Than Kill, Marine Life

October 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm




Craft brewery could influence big beer and soft drink companies to replace plastic six-pack rings with edible ones, potentially saving millions of sea creatures

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Beeswax and Writer’s Block

October 4, 2016 at 5:58 pm




14569174_10157669639405106_1540836620_nI don’t know what to do with myself. I’m torn between writing a story about how we can “save the world” by replacing plastic wrap and Ziplock bags (which I still use) with beeswax and just lying here under a tree, staring at the sun, letting the clock run out, until it’s time to pick up my daughter from school, where I send her to so I can work more, so I can feed her and house her and buy her things to make me feel less guilty about never spending any time with her.

5 Simple Ways to Save Trees and Stop Deforestation

October 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Deforestation adds more atmospheric CO2 than all the cars and trucks in the world put together. Here’s how to stop it:




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Global Forest Watch calculates that the pre-industrial world was covered by a vast 24 million square miles of forest. In the past 150 years humans have cut that number in half. Less than 5 million of the remaining 12 million square miles of forest is original high-grade or “old growth” forest.

Europe has only 5 thousand square miles of this “frontier” forest left, on a continent that was once almost entirely woodland. Deforestation there drove colonial efforts into west Africa, where the ancient mahogany forests are now severely decimated.

Is Love Enough? Yes and No

September 28, 2016 at 4:26 am

Contrary to the popular notion that “love conquers all,” spiritual teacher Teal Swan cautions hopeless romantics that “love is not enough” to create harmonious relationships:




Why You Can’t Leave That Relationship – How to Break Free

September 28, 2016 at 4:07 am

Spiritual teacher Teal Swan explains the secret tactic some people use to keep us trapped in toxic relationships, and how to break free

We’ve all had that friend who’s sworn a million times – “I’m really going to leave him (or her) this time” – but never does. Or maybe it’s you whose been saying you’re finally going to call it quits with your abusive, controlling partner for 15 years.

In the video below Teal Swan explains the insidious – though often unconscious – tactic our partners are using to keep us coming back for more:




Cell Phones Are the New Blood Diamonds

September 25, 2016 at 3:40 am




7-year-old children mine the minerals used to make our cell phones and laptops

Half of the workforce of the artisanal mining sector is comprised of children. Without viable economic alternatives, most children must join their parents in rudimentary mining pits. Children as young as two years transport, wash, and crush minerals to earn half a dollar a day.

The cell phone you’re likely reading this on came at a much higher cost than the dollar amount you paid for it (as did the laptop I’m typing it on). 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.”