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Our Plastic Ocean

May. 23, 2017 by

A staggering and almost incomprehensible amount of plastic enters the world’s oceans each year. Current estimates put the number around eight million tons. By 2050, researchers expect that there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Given that astonishing

NHL: It’s Time to Take Concussions Seriously

May. 18, 2017 by

Hockey is thrilling to watch. It’s ridiculously fast, speeds on the ice can reach 30 miles per hour, violent, and sometimes dangerous. Players often get slammed head first into the “boards.” They get whacked in the head with hockey sticks, collide

Is Whole Foods Market a Health Food Hypocrite?

May. 17, 2017 by

Whole Foods Market calls itself “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” and we pay more to shop there because we want clean, healthy food free of GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) and cancer-causing pesticides. No other major grocery store chain in the country promotes

Should Smoking Be Allowed In Apartment Buildings?

Apr. 28, 2017 by

The research is clear, secondhand cigarette smoke kills, but an apartment is your home and if you can’t smoke there, where can you smoke? One city in Northern California has an answer: almost nowhere. EXCUSE ME, YOU CAN’T SMOKE HERE

Farmers in 10 states sue Monsanto

Apr. 19, 2017 by

Dicamba was supposed to be a farmer’s salvation, but it ended up becoming their worst nightmare. Now farmers across the country are suing.

Is Vet Recommended Food Making Your Pet Sick?

Apr. 17, 2017 by

Royal Canin, Science Diet, Eukaneuba, and Iams are some of the most popular brands recommended by vets. Yet these expensive and so-called “premium brands” often have low quality and biologically inappropriate ingredients. Could they be making your pet sick? Vet

Our Poisoned Apples

Apr. 16, 2017 by

When the evil queen gives Snow White the apple in the classic Disney fairy tale, we know she shouldn’t eat it. Its shiny, ruby red skin is enticing, but lurking underneath is something we know will hurt her. The red

Not Your Average Farmers, But They Should Be

Apr. 15, 2017 by

The farming practices most large-scale farms use today degrade soil health, require a tremendous amount of water, harm the environment, rely on GMOs and toxic chemicals, contribute to climate change and work against Mother Nature, not with her. If there is

by Joe Cicak

What Would Our Forefathers Want Us To Do?

Apr. 15, 2017 by

Slowly and incrementally the principles of our democracy are eroding. Our government no longer feels like it’s “of the people, by the people, for the people,” unless those people have a lot of money, power and influence. “The day will

How to Find the Most Nutritious Produce at the Farmers Market

Apr. 13, 2017 by

You buy USDA certified organic produce at your local farmer’s market, but how do you know if the carrots at one booth are more nutritious than the carrots at another? Taste doesn’t always tell us and not all organic fruits

Audio Post: The Psychology of Highly Creative People @ Work

Apr. 12, 2017 by

Creative people have been described as enigmas, impossible to understand, even weird. If creative people are a mystery to themselves and others, how are companies supposed to manage them? And how do creative people thrive in a corporate culture that tends to

How to Find the Purest Honey

Apr. 11, 2017 by

Honey is a great natural sweetener, but it also has antibacterial properties, antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and medicinal properties. Unfortunately, some of the honey sold on supermarket shelves is stripped of all its healthy goodness through over processing and could

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