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Positive Thinking is the “Philosophy for Phonies,” Spiritual Teacher Says

November 8, 2017 at 4:33 pm




The philosophy of positive thinking means being untruthful; it means being dishonest. It means seeing a certain thing and yet denying what you have seen; it means deceiving yourself and others.” ~ Osho

 

Save the Oceans with Plastic-Free Menstrual Products

November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Reusable cloth pads and natural rubber menstrual cups can help




Fortunately humanity is starting to wake up to the dangers of plastic pollution. Many of us are moving away from plastic water bottles, plastic bags, plastic utensils, and even plastic diapers.

But what most women haven’t realized is how much plastic is in our period products.

Why Raking Your Leaves is Counterproductive

November 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm




Biologists at the National Wildlife Federation are urging people to stop raking their leaves. Here’s why:

 

Love Makes Your Baby’s Brain Bigger… Neglect, Abuse and Trauma Kill Billions of Brain Cells, Neurologist Says

November 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm




X-ray images show the brain of a loved 3-year-old is twice as big as the brain of a neglected 3-year-old

X-ray images of two 3-year-old brains originally published in The Telegraph

What’s the difference between the 3-year-old brain on the left and the 3-year-old brain on the right?

Love.

Adderall and Crystal Meth are Virtually the “Same Drug,” Neuroscientist Says

November 3, 2017 at 12:51 am




Adderall and crystal meth are the “same drug,” Columbia University neuroscientist and professor of psychology Carl Hart said in a quickly forgotten MSNBC news interview last year:

“It’s the exact same drug,” he said of Adderall. “The only difference is that methamphetamine has a methyl group attached to it.”

Investigation Reveals Tyson Foods as #1 Culprit in Largest “Dead Zone” on Earth

November 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm




Nearly 9000 square-miles of ocean along the Gulf Coast is uninhabitable by marine life. Loaded with agricultural toxins and devoid of oxygen, it’s the largest “dead zone” in US history, and last summer it got even bigger.

We’ve known the cause of the ecological “dead zone” for decades — fertilizer run-off from Big Agriculture via the Mississippi River — but a new investigative report identifies the number one polluter by name, Tyson Foods.

How the World’s Happiest Country Became the World’s First Carbon-Negative Country

October 31, 2017 at 7:03 pm




Bhutan is not only the world’s first carbon-neutral country, it is also the world’s first carbon-negative country, absorbing three times as much carbon dioxide as it emits

“Off Grid Box” Provides Clean Water and Electricity Anywhere in World

October 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm





The makers of the new “Off Grid Box” say it could be a “game changer” for disaster relief, developing countries and people who live off-grid by choice:

Tesla Begins Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Power Grid with Solar Powerpacks

October 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm




A children’s hospital in Puerto Rico’s capital city is the first to regain power as part of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s plan to get the island back “on the grid” after having it’s energy structure obliterated by Hurricane Maria.

“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.