“What’s a surefire way to get kids dashing to the dinner table? Simmer up a batch of hearty soup and then sit back and watch it disappear,” says Ken Haedrich. “Kids love soup,” he maintains, “because it’s warm and soothing and slurpy.”
The latest edition of the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings reports that heating costs represent the largest residential energy expense—35 to 50 percent—of annual energy bills.
Being a good patient is essential to any successful treatment, especially holistic treatment. Often, people seeking alternative care arrive at a practitioner’s or therapist’s office fed up with conventional treatment and confused by the lack of permanent healing…
Beginning in 2011, renewable energy production in the United States surpassed nuclear production in overall quantity and percentage. As a percentage of total U.S. energy generation, renewables are steadily, if modestly, gaining. California’s leadership goal targets the utilization of 33 percent renewable energy sources by 2020.
Even though coal mining forms the economic backbone of several Appalachian states, a recent poll reveals overwhelming local resistance to the technique of removing the entire tops of mountains to secure the coal, and then dumping the toxic remains in valleys and streams. Residents are mad enough to make it an election issue.
Resomation, Ltd., in Glasgow, Scotland, has invented a new alkaline hydrolysis unit as a green alternative to cremation. Founder Sandy Sullivan plans to install the first one in America at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A French study examining wild gudgeon fish that live directly downstream from a pharmaceutical drug manufacturing plant found that up to 80 percent of them exhibited both male and female traits in their sex organs.
More than 60 million Americans volunteered 8 billion hours of their services in 2010, holding steady with the previous year, according to the latest report by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), released late last year.
Print encyclopedias, card catalogs and the Dewey Decimal System are things of the past. Today, when information is needed, nearly everyone turns to the internet. In fact, the neologism “google” was officially added to both the Oxford English Dictionary and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary in 2006. Defined by Merriam-Webster as “the use of the Google search engine to obtain information on the World Wide Web,” the word is colloquially used to describe the use of any online search engine including Google, Yahoo or Bing. All of this googling can mean big business for companies who create and program their websites in such a way as to capitalize on the millions of search queries made by consumers on a daily basis
By Leslie Blackburn
Ecstasy. Bliss. Freedom. Connection. Love. We experience life, each through our own unique set of filters. We create our own reality. At Burning Man, over 50,000 people came together in the desert under some of the harshest conditions to create a sustainable community, a City, from the ground up.