01
Aug

Inspiring Places: Bhutan

With Nepal and China as neighbors, the Government of Bhutan measures Gross National Happiness over economic growth and/or Gross Domestic Product (GDP). “Gross National Happiness is the responsibility of government to create an environment that citizens can pursue happiness. Balance above all. We think about what we do rationally,...

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01
Aug

Wise words

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life” President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed...

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01
Aug

Green Steps 101

Living green experts for years generally agree that the top three steps to take toward a green and sustainable home begins with bedding (we spend up to 1/3 of our lives in direct contact) and goes on to include flooring, paint, etc. We would argue that the number one...

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01
Aug

Factory vs. Farm Food

In 2013, the Washington Examiner reported that the National Corn Growers Association had declared Virginia Organic Corn production the world’s largest harvest. David Hula, a farmer near Richmond Va., broke Iowa’s 12-year record of 442 bushels of corn per acre with 454 organic bushels! Critics are now questioning just...

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01
Aug

Microban Ban?

Studies dating back to 2003 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Kaiser Permanente continue to confirm that there is “no evidence that environmental surface finishes or fabrics containing antimicrobials assist in preventing infections”. Most commonly known as Microban, Triclosan was...

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01
Aug

Keystone XL Pipeline Question

Will it really cost less to build a pipeline dividing an entire country (Canada to the Gulf of Mexico) and endangering an aquifer than building a new local refinery close by fostering a regionalized distribution system that would directly benefit those producing it in the first place?

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01
Aug

Random Act(s) of Kindness

We are all familiar with “paying the toll for the car behind.” I live in a city where older people still genuinely mean the best when they nod or even say hello, but Cathy O’Grady and friends (as reported initially in Boston Magazine and later by The Good News...

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01
Aug

Oz on Alz

I was recently told about an episode on Dr. Oz where he brought in some of the top minds working on Alzheimer’s. One of the gentlemen was a leading surgeon who has studied the brains of Alzheimer’s patients postmortem. Unlike most studies that find a percentage of evidence that...

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