Environment & Planet

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The Compelling History of Cannabis: How a Healing Plant Became an Illegal Drug

By | March 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

To get a better understanding of the history of cannabis, we have to go back, way back, several thousand years ago, in fact, to tell a whole story of this misunderstood plant. Cannabis has been on a roller coaster journey over the years, although many think this journey only started a few decades ago with

How to Start A Sustainable Community and Why it is Beneficial

By | February 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

  The words sustainable community may seem strange to you. However, they are starting to creep into everyday language. Mindsets are starting change, and people are starting to understand the idea behind sustainable living. Communities that emphasize shared resources and eating organic products are starting to develop. Sustainable living means a lifestyle change. It is embracing new

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World: What Is Their Secret?

By | February 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

Which are the happiest countries on Earth? You may be surprised by what really makes people who live in these countries feel happy. You might have read many theories about happiness and its definition. But basically, it can be broken down into two theories; Happy people accept the bad things that happen to them and

You Think You Don’t Kill Animals Because You Don’t Eat Meat? Wrong, Says Argentinian Naturalist

By | January 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Among vegans and vegetarians, there are those who choose to do so simply because they prefer it - they do not like to eat meat. And that's perfectly fine. However, a lot more people who will say that they are on such a diet decided to stop eating meat for the love of animals, compassion,

The Soul of the Forest Captured in Unique Wildlife Images by 21-Year-Old Finnish Photographer

By | December 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

These wildlife images by a young man from Finland will leave you astonished... I love photography, and I have been drawn to close-up shots of all sorts of things. Just the other day, I went out taking pictures with my son, moving into the intimate spaces of a nearby cemetery. Amongst the crumbling stones, I

Auroville: An Utopian Community in India That Has No Money, Politics or Religion

By | November 28th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Many probably won't have heard of Auroville in Pondicherry, India, but it currently houses over 10,000 people from all over the world. It is the world’s largest spiritual utopia. Auroville means “the City of Dawn”. The promise of a money-free existence, surrounded by people who believe in the energy, who wouldn’t want to live

4 Amazing Things Happening in the World Right Now (And You Probably Haven’t Even Noticed)

By | November 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

We're living in an extraordinary time. There are amazing things happening in the world and most of us haven't even realized it yet. Remember back in 2012 when we were all half-expecting the world to end, and then it didn’t? Interestingly enough, not all of the projections for 2012 were that the world would end

Dog People Have a Lot of Friends, Cat People Tend to Be Single, Facebook Study Reveals

By | November 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

There is a lot of stigma surrounding cat people and dog people, and it seems that people just can’t like both. There have been many psychology articles that detail the different ways in which dog people and cat people think, and their personality types. Mainly, dog people are more extroverted whereas cat people are more

Do Plants Feel Pain? New Research Says they can Communicate, Form Bonds, and Feel Emotions

By | October 25th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do plants feel pain and emotion? Is it possible that they can bond and communicate? Do plants feel pain and other human-like sensations? Prince Charles always believed they did. For years the public has laughed at the British Royal  for talking to his plants. He was ridiculed for years after being filmed making the following

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