Eco-living

Not So Innocent Abroad

10-Mar-2015

From where we sat the sun felt close. I watched the fresh cement crack in the heat. Below us, the setting concrete stretched down to the favelas. Through clouds I could see the stairs reach the hilltop. Every few steps sat an unlikely gathering of local Peruvians and Australian volunteers. We waited. The Australians had traveled the breadth of the Pacific Ocean for this purpose: three days of volunteer work in the favelas of Lima. We were assured that the stairs would provide access to healthcare, schooling and land rights. It was a good project. However, the longer we waited the clearer it became that it had a foundational flaw. That flaw was us.

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Wellness, Travel, Health, Inspire, Knowledge, Volunteer, Sustainable Travel, Eco-Tourism

Myths In Biology

27-Jan-2015

Are dolphins really always happy or do they just look like they are? The appearance of a smile is the consequence of dolphin physiology and not really a measure of mood. Like this myth, there are quite a few commonly accepted myths in nature. Here are five more very common misconceptions in biology.

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Environment, Eco-Living, Science, Nature

The Wonderful Health Benefits Of Indoor Plants

16-Jan-2015

Plants and flowers are amazing living organisms that are most commonly known for creating oxygen as well as a feeling of Zen and relaxation. Yet, there are many other benefits of having plants in your house or in your work office. Plants can help with many ailments including stress, colds, headaches and filtering contamination from the air. Plants not only provide greenery, but they interact with your mind and body in ways that help to create a better quality of life.

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Eco-living, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy, Positivity

Are Animals Conscious?

18-Dec-2014

To answer this question, we must firstly define the term consciousness which is something philosophers throughout the ages have had difficulty doing. Understanding the essential properties of consciousness raises a number of questions such as; can consciousness be explained mechanically? Whether non-human, like animals, experience consciousness at all and whether it may ever be possible for machines like robots to develop a consciousness.

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Animals, Health, Inspire, Eco-Living, Philosophy

The Oil Well Minefield

20-Nov-2014

There is a hidden, underwater, environmental catastrophe on the horizon for the oceans and seas around the world. Oil, the natural resource humans depend on for transportation and the making of many items we buy and use on a daily basis is the culprit. It is widely thought that when an oil company stops drilling that the well is dry of oil, but that’s not true. There is still oil left behind because there is not enough of it left for a company to view it as a viable money making option.

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eco Living, Environment, Health, Sustainability

Why Local Is Important

12-Nov-2014

Whether your apple pie is made with apples from your backyard or whether you get your eggs from your neighbor’s chickens, knowing part of the story about your food makes it that much more enjoyable. Here are some more reasons why you might want to consider buying your groceries locally.

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Organic, Health, Nutrition, Philosophy, Eco-living

The Sustainable Kitchen

10-Nov-2014

For those who love to cook and create delicious food in their kitchen, but are looking to become more environmentally friendly, here are some ways to make your kitchen part of the sustainable living movement. The kitchen, though, is a very challenging area of sustainable living because it does include diet and habit changes. This is often easier imagined than accomplished.

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Eco Living, Environment, Health, Sustainability
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