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How to Increase REM Sleep for a Sharper Mind.

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To our misfortune, sleep quality, quantity, and dreaming often lessens as we get older, and the lack of. Health & Wellness ayurveda circadian cycles circadian medicine circadian rhythms cognitive health dreaming john douillard melatonin melatonin deficiency memory REM sleep sleep

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Wither coal (despite all attempts to the contrary)? What's next?

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The Millipede That Protects Itself with Cyanide

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Some millipedes use chemical warfare to ward off predators others glow in the dark, and yet these amazing critters are understudied. You can contribute to scientific knowledge of millipedes by reporting your sightings to iNaturalist. Wildlife Nature Pop Weird Nature

“Veggie-Vegan”: Moving Backwards

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Off Color Brewing: Jerk Bird

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I’ll admit I was completely stunned when I saw this week’s beer on the shelf at my local distributor. I’ve seen all kinds of bird likenesses applied to beer bottles, cans, and cases, but invariably it’s ducks, geese, hawks, eagles, owls – maybe the occasional heron.

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The “No Animals Were Harmed In The Making Of This Film” Lie

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I took in a great indie horror film last week. “My My Friend Dahmer” screened as the show opener for the Toronto After Dark Film Festival, chronicling the infamous serial killer in his high school days. A generally gore-free film, one particularly tense scene included a young Dahmer tearing a fish apart with a hand knife. I squirmed in my seat, something I’m not known to do during the most graphic human on human violence.

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2017?

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In parts of the world north of the Equator, May and June stand out as banner months for birdwatching. Indeed, many consider the gaudy display of spring migration the dizzying peak of a full year of birding.

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3 Simple Things have Helped one man Beat Cancer—& they’re Helping my Dad, Too.

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Paul Kraus is the world’s longest survivor with mesothelioma—he might be onto something here. Family Health & Wellness american cancer society cancer cancer healing diet and cancer gratitude and cancer holistic health meditation healing paul kraus plant-based diet

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From consumer society to maker society

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There was a time when people made and grew almost all of the things they needed; the majority of them at least. They did not – and could not – simply go to the stores or order on-line for home delivery.

CityLab Paris Offers Global Leaders a Chance to Reimagine and Rethink Urban Resilience

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Next week, mayors from around the world will gather together with urban experts, business leaders, nonprofits and artists for the 2017 CityLab Summit in Paris, with the goal of making cities more vibrant and livable.

Mercy For Animals Opposes And Promotes Animal Exploitation, Somehow.

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Joe Loria, communications and content manager for Mercy For Animals (MFA), discussed in an October 11 essay published by Alternet Why It’s Basically Impossible to Be an ‘Ethical” Meat Eater. The byline reads, “No matter how animals are raised, they are all killed the same way.”

Butte Valley Wildlife Area and Meiss Lake

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A few weeks ago I led a field trip to Butte Valley Wildlife Area.

How I Became a Modern Suffragette.

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Grab a great read AND support Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October 2017

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Restoring Beavers by Plane and Automobile

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Parachuting beavers? The remarkable story of restoring nature’s engineers. From the Field Wildlife Fish Mammals Restoration Technology Wetlands

Notes From A Vegan Field… Or Three

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Guest Post by: Emilia Leese, Jeffrey Coolwater and Carter Felder. The following are experiences from the “How Do I Go Vegan? Ask Here!” booth at each of the Vegan Food and Drink Festivals this summer.

A little Mexican Woodpecker

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Inhabiting the southwest portion of the US, and nearly all of Mexico, the diminutive Ladder-backed Woodpecker can be found is a relatively wide variety of climates. From the arid desert of the Baja, to the almost jungle like areas of the Mexican mainland.

This is why Gratitude is not based on “Things.”

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Brits fall short of smiles

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to some research only about 28% of Brits attempt to smile at someone at least once a day, despite 63% admitting that being smiled at brightens their day.

Choose a Lover like This.

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There’s Something other than the Color of our Skin that Separates Us.

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How to Raise a Unicorn: a Guide for Parents of Creative, Sensitive Children.

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New Moon in Libra: Harmony’s Dance.

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This new moon directly opposes the wild, spontaneous planet of Uranus, creating potential for unusual, unexpected breakthroughs in the areas of relating and connecting. Astrology Inspiring (Wow) air sign astrology balance creative dance energy harmony Libra moon new moon raise vibration self love set intention spirituality

How to Live a Car-Free Life. ~ Ryan van Duzer

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It is possible to be a 365-day a year bicycle commuter, even through the Colorado winters. Boulder Green Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only bicycle bicycle commuting bike commuter living car free

It Doesn’t take an Addict or Abuser to form a Codependent Relationship.

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Fear Killed my Relationship, but This is What I Learned.

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How spending time in Airport Security reminded me to Let Go.

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This is my Ideal Day.

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25 Quotes to Soothe your Inner Weirdo.

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There were times it made me feel self-conscious like a weird black sheep just trying to fit in somewhere. And sure, it's probably easier to fit in, but I highly doubt it's as much fun as standing out. So, here are 25 quotes to encourage the weirdness in us and to remind us that everyone needs a black sheep in their life. Arts Inspiring (Wow) Literary Journal Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

Searching for the Puerto Rican Parrot

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Way back in January Mike and I made a quick trip to Puerto Rico with the hope of cleaning up on all of the endemic species on the island.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of October 2017)

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As always, I’m eager to hear everyone’s weekend birding adventures. Be warned, though, that I just finished this terrific book , so your stories better be good!

Corella Dam, Queensland

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Lake Corella was formed in 1959 when the Clem Walton Dam was built to collect water for the mining town of Mary Kathleen and is now a popular camping area, especially in the height of tourist season in the cooler months.

Tips for Birding Costa Rica in October, 2017

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The tenth month of the year isn’t one that is commonly associated with birding in Costa Rica but no matter, it should be. Those with binoculars who visit now will still lays eyes on lots of birds.

Why Not to Numb Out when Life feels Unbearable.

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Even if we go meditate in a cave for 40 years, we are still on some level connected to everything else that is happening whether we think we are directly affecting it or not.