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    Urban Property Transformed into Amazing Organic Veggie Gardens

    A Story of Vulnerability  In August 2005 Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast off the coast of the United States. This had unforeseen and radical consequences on the price of food. Around 2,900 oil rigs were shut down, disrupting 95% of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. The impact...
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    Eating Organic Food Significantly Lowers Pesticide Exposure: Study

    Article by – Dinny Navaratnam Editor at The Conversation Eating an organic diet for a week can cause pesticide levels to drop by almost 90% in adults, research from RMIT University has found. The study, led by Dr Liza Oates found particpants’ urinary dialkylphosphates (DAPs) measurements were 89% lower when...
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    Six Strategies for a more Fulfilling Life…

    “Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.” Aldous Leonard Huxley 1. Understand  YOU Determine The Direction YOUR Life Takes  We are a long way from understanding the complexity and impact the mind has on our life. Our...
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    Riches won’t make you happy, but a greener economy might

    Riches won’t make you happy, but a greener economy might Article by Jules Pretty  Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor of Environment and Society at University of Essex In the industrial era, economic growth has become equated with human progress, with a fundamental assumption that material growth and consumption inevitably leads to improvements...
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    Want to Help Save the Planet then Stop Buying Crap!

    Herded onto the Plains of Consumption… Victor Lebow an economist, retail analyst and author, wrote a very pertinent account of modern consumerism in his 1955 paper, “Price Competition in 1955,” which was published in the Spring issue of the “Journal of Retailing.” “Our enormously productive economy demands that we...
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    Why The Tiny House Movement Is Going To Be Big Over Coming Decades

    Article also featured on Collective Evolution Henry David Thoreau, the American author, poet, and philosopher (among other things) who wrote the classic essay “Walden” is somewhat of a poster boy for many in the tiny house movement. Thoreau himself lived in a tiny house (a 10′ × 15′ English...
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    What Happens When Nine People Escape Reality and Unplug From the Matrix!

    Have you ever wanted to escape the rat race and live a simpler less consumerist life? Have you ever wanted to be free and live a more meaningful life away from all the distractions? Ever wanted to step out of your comfort zone and explore what it means to...
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    See What Happens When a Couple Give Away Everything?

    Article also featured on Collective Evolution “In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?” “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.” “Nonsense,” said...
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    Do Spirituality & Religion Increase Overall Happiness?

    Article also published on the Collective Evolution Let’s examine briefly the fundamental difference between religion and spirituality. Religion is defined as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe. Most religious involvement usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often prescribes a moral code...