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Loneliness is The # 1 Risk Factor for Premature Death

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, said Lissa Rankin – physician, public speaker, and author of Mind Over Medicine – in a Ted Talks presentation last month:

Techno-utopia, Elon Musk and the Modern Suicide Cult(ure)

October 8, 2016 at 1:25 pm




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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.

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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A brewery started by surfers, fishermen and “people who love the sea” has developed edible ring-holders for their six-packs of beer.

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.

Atmospheric Carbon Levels Just Hit the Point of No Return

October 4, 2016 at 2:45 am

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





Polar Bear and global warmingAtmospheric 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.”

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.”

“Humans Are Evolving Toward Polyamory, But We Can’t Grow Out of Monogamy Until We Learn Self Love,” Guru Says

September 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm




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My new spiritual guru Teal Swan says the era of marriage is coming to an end and polyamory is the way of the future, but we can’t just jump into the lifestyle without preparing ourselves emotionally and spiritually.

“As a species, when we evolve to a higher vibratory rate, the perception of separation will dissolve, we will not have the desire to pair bond and marriage will cease to be a function of our society,” Swan says in a YouTube video about marriage.