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The first Pied Oystercatcher chicks of 2018

10,000 Birds

Two weeks ago I introduced you to two pairs of our Pied Oystercatchers that were early egg layers this year and this week the eggs have hatched out after twenty eight days of incubation.

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The madness of perpetual growth on a finite planet

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is amazing how many, apparently same, people believe that you can have infinite perpetual economic growth on a finite Planet such as ours.

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My new working paper

Environmental Economics

Valuing Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Control in Public Forests: Scope Effects with Attribute Non-Attendance Chris Giguere, Chris Moore and John C. Whitehead. No 18-07, Working Papers from Department of Economics, Appalachian State University.

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How Meditation helped Save the Lives of the 12 Thai Boys.

Elephant Journal

Chanthawong led the boys through meditation practice to calm them down. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Yoga 12 boys in cave breaking new buddhist monk cave rescue Ekapol Chanthawong meditation meditation for trauma meditation saves lives news Thailand

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Poison Ivy: Busting 6 Myths to Avoid the Itch

Nature Conservancy - Science

Avoid the itch – and learn some cool science – as we bust popular myths about poison ivy. From the Field Native Plants Nature + People Nature Pop

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Why Solitude is Not the same as Being Alone.

Elephant Journal

We can interact with the group without giving into groupthink and without identifying with the dynamics of our social group, society, or culture. It just takes noticing when we’re lying to ourselves and feeling comfortable going off on our own and doing what makes us feel good. It’s simple.

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How Did Birds Get So Colorful?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Help scientists answer questions about bird plumage like, how colorful are birds? How quickly does plumage color evolve? Are changes in plumage color associated with the origins of new species? Birds & Birding Citizen Science Birds Natural History Research Try This

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What can be used to help treat epididymitis and orchitis constipation?

Conservation Hawaii

Experts of american academy of pediatrics (aap) spent at several months in analysing the causes of bedwetting (enuresis) development. There are several research institutes studying friedreich’s ataxia telangiectasia and american academy of pediatrics (aap) can be considered one of those.

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Picky Cuckoo

10,000 Birds

When a young bird has to compete with the rest of its nest-mates for food they cannot afford to turn up their bill at anything that is brought in. Be first, reach highest and call loudest, that is the road to fledging success.

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eBirding National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

I am something of an aficionado of National Wildlife Refuges. On this site, I have attempted to list the top 25 NWRs for birding , explained how to learn more about a particular NWR , and generally extolled the importance of the system to birds and birders. I am also a dutiful eBirder.

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of July 2018?

10,000 Birds

Summer weekends often mean summer road trips, mixed blessings at best. Of course, we love to visit new places and enjoy cool breezes at the shore, in the woods, or atop mountains. But travel often involves traffic, which–at least in my case–raises stress rather than lowers it.

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Week 21: Our last week in Scotland

10,000 Birds

It is Tuesday night, and I am sitting in a historic hotel, just a kilometer or so north of the Scotland/England border. It seemed a fitting way to end our time here in Scotland.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of July 2018)

10,000 Birds

July often means travel, which sometimes means tourist attractions, which occasionally means exotic or introduced bird species. Following me here? Encountering exotics raises all manner of questions in birders, the toughest of which rarely center on identification.

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Jacky Winter

10,000 Birds

In the open woodlands not far from Broome we regularly encounter Jacky Winters – Microeca fascinans pallida. Jacky Winters are widespread across much of Australia apart from where there are no woodlands and are one of the plainer birds in Australia.

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July 13th New Supermoon: Burning Bridges as “Eclipse Season” Begins.

Elephant Journal

During this time we become aware that for some time certain things have been happening behind the scenes and suddenly a light will shine, and people's true characters will be revealed.

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Walking each other Home—a Story for all the Lonely People.

Elephant Journal

The weekend passed, and I dreaded having yet another week of loneliness ahead of me. It didn't occur to me to try to hang out with other kids. No one was reaching out, and I was too devastated and.

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A Simple Tool to help us Cope with the Immensity of Loss.

Elephant Journal

I have suffered some tremendous losses in the past year. An ugly divorce, a devastating house fire, and struggles with anxiety and depression have left my life looking.

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Why Stripping away the Magic of Buddhism is not the Answer. 

Elephant Journal

In times like these, many have suggested we move away from traditional forms and consider a more secular Buddhism, devoid of the power dynamics which may have contributed to a whole host of issues including “normalizing” abuse.

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How to Turn Self-Hatred into Self-Love.

Elephant Journal

Feeling the emotion wasn't the end of the process though. To really turn it into a strong healing, I needed to acknowledge and integrate the part of me that had stepped in to protect me from the strong emotion the controlling wrathful aspect.

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How to get all your Plant-based Goodness without any of the Prep. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

I still find myself high and dry at least a couple of times a week: just craving a full, nourishing plant-based meal without the prep. Conscious Consumerism Food Green Health & Wellness

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The Absurd, Ridiculous, Monotonous, Painful Truth about Anxiety.

Elephant Journal

The thing about anxiety is that it doesn’t have to make sense and it doesn’t even have to stem from any real, imminent threat. It has a life of its own and seems.

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Elizabeth Gilbert Explains Grief in the Best Possible Way.

Elephant Journal

Dealing with grief is challenging, and as Gilbert puts it, “it’s unpredictable.” Oftentimes, years after losing the person we love, we might find ourselves grieving for a few minutes, hours, or days. The truth is that we can’t escape grief. Gilbert continues by saying that when grief visits her, it’s like being visited by a tsunami and she barely has time to recognize that it’s happening now, in this present moment.

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Being Present: how I Learned to be where I Am.

Elephant Journal

But what does it actually mean to be present? This is a question that I never knew I needed to ask before Thich Nhat Hanh came into my life. To be present is to actually be where we are when we are there. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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How to Write our way through Heartbreak to Healing.

Elephant Journal

I was shamelessly entrenched in a season of heartbreak.My ex-boyfriend had severed all forms of communication and moved across four state lines, wanting nothing to do with.

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A Poem for the Lovers we Connect with but cannot Explain.

Elephant Journal

They could be the love of our life or the most sorrowful heartbreak we have ever experienced, taking a part of us with them wherever their journey in life takes them.

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Why I won’t tell you How Many Countries I’ve Visited.

Elephant Journal

There is no happiness equation. A fuller passport does not equate to a higher happiness index—though travel can certainly lead us down many paths to fulfillment.

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What are we willing to Risk?

Elephant Journal

It’s never worth settling to make someone else happy. I’ve done it before and it always ends in heartbreak. Adventure Arts Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) beautiful life never settle reminder settling the best things in life

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July New Moon: a Lesson in how to be Strong & Yielding all at Once.

Elephant Journal

On one hand, Cancer energy pushes us to be strong, protective, and even controlling, and yet underneath all of that boss energy is an easily offended, soft, sentimental sweetie who genuinely cares. Can these seeming imbalances work together? Arts Astrology Inspiring (Wow) astrology cancer july 2018 lesson new moon solar eclipse strong and yielding supermoon

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3 Easy, Holistic Detox Tips—according to a Certified Detox Expert.

Elephant Journal

As a teenager, I began reading every book I could find about health and nutrition, and started experimenting with countless diets. It became clear early on that detoxing.

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Shift Happens: 20 Quotes for when we’re Afraid of Change.

Elephant Journal

"There is so right or wrong path. There is only the path that you choose. Whatever you choose, there will be many opportunities to grow and expand." . Arts Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Adventure afraid change courage decision elizabeth gilbert fear Kuan Yin quotes uncertainty uncomfortable

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Why we should be Saying “F*ck” in front of our Children.

Elephant Journal

I am a single mother to a beautiful nine-year-old son—and I unapologetically admit that I use the word "f**k" on a daily basis in front of him. I could go into a long story about my past abandonment issues. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Family Non New-Agey Spirituality authentic truth boundaries creativity curse words For Children freedom Negative emotions parenting self expression shadow work

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Metta for Detained Children: a way to Respond when we’re in Despair.

Elephant Journal

Some people get "hooked" and then turn straight to booze, drugs, work, video games, whatever. When I get hooked, I turn to straight up overthinking. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family border security children in cages Despair detained children immigration loving-kindness meditation metta united states politics

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Illegal Logging & Energy Shortages Pressure Myanmar’s Forests

Nature Conservancy - Science

Facilitated by organized crime, illegal logging threatens to destroy Myanmar’s forests. But a national energy crisis and the ensuing fuelwood demand pose an equal threat. From the Field Asia Pacific Energy Forest Carbon Forests Myanmar forests expedition

A Compliment is not Sexual Assault.

Elephant Journal

Sex is deemed a human need—not a choice or desire, not a mere whim or a game. And both sexes have an innate sexual need. This is not shameful, wrong, bad, ugly.

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