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The Secret Life of Plants: Research Reveals That Plants Can Be Intelligent

A book written in the 70s claimed that plants were sensitive beings that liked classical music and had emotions. This book was called, The Secret Life of Plants. The book contained notes of experiments with music, polygraphs, and vegetables. The science in the book has now mostly been discredited, but after reading the book, people began talking to their plants and playing music…

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How to Understand Your Cat’s Language

Why does a cat meow? To communicate with other cats? No, it is her way of interacting with humans. Then how cats interact with each other? Cat's language is composed of vocalizations, body postures, and sent signals. Basically, there are four kinds of meows a cat produces. Murmur patterns which include purrs and trills Vowel patterns include all variations of meows Articulated patterns which include…

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Blackfish: the Startling Documentary That Exposes the Truth about Captive Animals

Animals should be protected while living in freedom as well. How do we go about this? It’s harder than it seems. If you want to take a closer look at this conundrum, examine the latest controversial film and movement. The movie Blackfish exposes the truth of Sea World. Let’s face facts, it exposes a great deal of what society is doing with animals…

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Shocking Facts About Factory Farming VS Sustainable Farming

Factory Farming VS Sustainable Farming: Ever wonder where the food you eat comes from? In the infographic below, A to Z Solutions breaks down and compares the impacts from factory farming and sustainable farming on the environment, fossil fuel, health, animal welfare, waste, transportation, and more. Did you know that since factory farms and slaughterhouses are highly unsanitary, this contributes to 5,000 deaths…

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10 Environmentally Friendly Ways to Stay Cool This Summer

Summer is well and truly upon us and while it’s oh so tempting to flick the air conditioning on for that instant ‘aaahhhh”, your conscience might take a bit of a lashing. Air conditioning electricity comes from fossil fuels, and most notably coal. With the world relying more and more on air conditioning to keep us cool (you can thank climate change for…

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A Full Guide to Energy Efficient Home Lighting: Infographic

This amazing infographic by WellHome.com will help us save energy by illustrating the differences between the many choices in home lighting. We can reduce our environmental impact and also lower our energy bills with the use of efficient lighting options. Home lighting is an underrated part of home energy efficiency that can be easily overlooked by "larger" issues, such as heating and cooling.…

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How to Build a Completely Off-the-Grid, Self-Sustaining Home

With the problems resulting from climate change appearing daily in our news, a trend has slowly been emerging to go back to nature and live in a totally self-sustaining home. These houses are being designed by a company called Earthship based in New Mexico. The idea behind these homes is that they are “off-the-grid,” meaning that they try to rely as little as…

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How Your Lifestyle Affects Your DNA & How to Create a Healthy Legacy with Nature

“Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.” - Victoria Erickson Did you know that your lifestyle affects your DNA? In fact, your DNA is being altered…

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Electronic Waste: Where Does It All End Up? – Infographic

How much e-waste or e-scrap we are wasting every year? The answer is 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste, and we only recycle 10% to 18% worldwide. Some of the most used electronics that are usually replaced are television, printers, portable devices like cellphones, USB, and music players. Although electronic waste is the fastest-growing portion of the municipal waste stream,…

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Ingenious, Organic Burial Capsules Will Transform Your Loved Ones Into Trees After They Die

Designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel have developed organic, biodegradable burial capsules that will turn deceased's bodies into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains. Change is the only constant in life; and the one inevitable outcome of our time spent on this Earth dueling with this factor is that at some point, we will all pass on. But…

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