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Why This “Hobbit Lady” Went From Riches to Rags on Purpose

November 12, 2017 at 7:49 pm




An Oxford graduate, born in a castle, Emma Orbach decided she’d rather live in a mud hut in the woods “with fairies,” without electricity or running water

The daughter of a wealthy musician, Emma grew up in an old castle. She was educated in one of the most expensive boarding schools in England alongside the daughters of two foreign presidents.

Eco-Friendly “Wood” Stove Can Power a Small House, Using Garbage for Fuel

November 10, 2017 at 2:26 pm




A new highly efficient “wood” stove generates electricity while cooking your food and heating your house… AND it runs on virtually any biomass, reducing deforestation

The InStove is built around a large cook pot. It can burn wood, pellets and almost any other biomass fuel including crop wastes, dung, waste paper, and other garbage.

Dancing Reverses Aging in the Brain

November 9, 2017 at 6:45 pm

Religious Kids Meaner and More Punitive than Secular Kids, Study Shows

November 9, 2017 at 12:39 am




Children from religious families are less kind, less generous and more punitive than those from non-religious families, a study of 1200 children across the globe shows.

Researchers from seven universities studied Christian, Muslim and non-religious children to test the relationship between religion and altruism.

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

 

Menstrual Products Are the Fifth Most Common Plastic Polluting the Ocean

November 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

Here are three easy ways to keep your period plastic free:




“Please Don’t Rake Your Fall Leaves,” National Wildlife Federation Urges

November 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm




Fall leaves provide free mulch and fertilizer for your lawn or garden, wildlife habitat, and a beautiful array of butterflies and birds in the spring.

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.