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10 Reasons to Date a Mindful Single Mom.

Elephant Journal

In my conversations with other single moms and the partners who either love us or avoid us, I've learned a lot about what goes on under the surface for people. I've learned that there are men who adore single moms and men who.

2017 18

Struggling with the Nighthawks

10,000 Birds

I have had a certain love/hate relationship with the nighthawks. I love watching them sail around just as the sun set, joining the local bats in search of dinner. I hate the fact that the normal time of day that they show up, makes for very poor photography.

2017 21

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How to Stop Society from Ruling your Life.

Elephant Journal

You know you, and at the end of the day, you are the only person who has to be satisfied with your life. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood advice ageism be yourself body positivity body shame censorship child drag queen drag queen fat-shaming funky hair homophobia inspiration LGBT+ children LGBTQ personal relationships sexism systemic sexism true to yourself truth writing you be you

2017 23

Urban gardening: The real green revolution

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Urban gardening, the gardening in the towns and suburbs, is highly political. Anyone who belittles this movement blocks his own view of this societal change.

Recovery: Farm Bill Provides Hope for the Cerulean Warbler

Nature Conservancy - Science

The cerulean warbler is in desperate trouble, but work with private landowners to restore forests is showing encouraging results. Birds & Birding Birds Forests Invasive Species Restoration

2017 11

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Eclipse Resources for Curious Naturalists (& the Naturally Curious)

Nature Conservancy - Science

Everything you wanted to know about experiencing Solar Eclipse 2017 in one convenient list, from where to view, how to view, to the path of totality and beyond. Citizen Science From the Field Ideas Wildlife Natural History Nature Pop Research Try This

When you want environmental benefits to be zero just make them zero

Environmental Economics

Is "environmental benefit denier" a term ( Scott Pruitt Is Carrying Out His E.P.A. Agenda in Secret, Critics Say )? Mr. Pruitt’s efforts to undo a major water protection rule are one example of his moves to quickly and stealthily dismantle regulations.

Simple summer pleasures.

10,000 Birds

I still use the term “bird watching” rather than “birding” This is the term that I grew up with and it more accurately describes the way that I derive my simple pleasures.

I Let Go of Control & Became the Best Version of Myself.

Elephant Journal

The more we try to control life, or think we know what’s best, usually, the more we miss our opportunities to grow, and become real in ourselves. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Right Livelihood authentic people break free breakup creative life finding life path limitations marriage purpose of life relationship transformation Yoga

Are we living in a fake democracy?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Please see that question as a rhetorical one as the answer is not only yes, yes, and yes, but that we have nowhere, and I repeat and mean nowhere, democracy. Not in a single country of the world at this present moment.

How To Reduce Food Waste (and Save Money)

Green Living Ideas

With supermarkets and grocery stores packed with cheap food brands and prepackaged goods, it’s no wonder we overconsume and overdispose.

I violated "proper decorum" for 8 (long) years

Environmental Economics

Matt Kahn's blog just got boring: My term as the Chair of USC Economics starts this week.  Proper decorum suggests that I should no longer be blogging.   I've decided on a compromise path.  I will no longer write about current events or politics or my humor.   I will write about my own research and about activity at USC Economics. Of course, I will be a cheerleader for USC and readers are free to filter my slanted messages. via

What is killing birds at Karla Lake (Greece)?

10,000 Birds

There should be thousands of birds at this time of the year, Dimitris Michalakis from the Karla Lake management authority told me. In early August this year, I saw 77 species here (69 on the lake, plus 8 more in the surrounding areas) but barely more than a thousand individuals.

Yoga & Meditation: Why a Daily Practice is so Important. {Plus Tips to Make it Happen!}

Elephant Journal

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of daily practice. It doesn’t matter what it is we are doing, whether it’s a creative pursuit, a lifestyle choice, diet. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today daily practice how to make a daily practice mediation niyama prana pranyama setting goals spiritual discipline tips

2017 17

Journeying to Alaska’s Wild Edges

Conservancy Talk

Alaska’s far north has beckoned explorers from around the world for centuries. Even after the age of exploration, it remained a mysterious and distant place for many people. Including us. In July of 2017, we joined Zegrahm Expeditions on a tour of the Bering Sea and its remote islands.

Fish Tales: Sourcing Recreational Fisheries Data from Newspaper Records

Nature Conservancy - Science

Scientists successfully used historical newspaper records to gather data on recreational fishing in Australia's Noosa Estuary, revealing declines in the fishery over time. Fish & Fisheries Asia Pacific Fish Fisheries Research

AERE sessions at the Midwest Economics Association

Environmental Economics

via Lea-Rachel Kosnick: Abstract submissions for the AERE sponsored sessions at the MEA meetings are due in just two weeks, on September 1, 2017.    This year, we have a fancy new submission portal through the AERE website, so you don’t have to bother with remembering my personal email any longer.    Submit your abstract here:   [link].

Sarus Cranes in Australia

10,000 Birds

On our recent trip across the north of Australia we were lucky enough to encounter several Sarus Cranes- Grus antigone , which are incredibly tall and elegant birds.

The “How To” of Making your Dreams Come True.

Elephant Journal

Somebody is going to be enjoying an espresso at an Italian piazza by this time next year. Somebody is going to be staring into the eyes of the woman they have always dreamed about, and somebody is going to be meditating in Bali. There is no good reason why it couldn't be you. Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood action dr wayne dyer dreams coming true hope manifestation power of intention

2017 16

Ocean “dead zones” on the rise

Eco Friendly Daily

The number of “dead zones” in the ocean – sites of massive marine life die-offs due to low dissolved oxygen – has increased by 33% since 2004, according to Nick Nutall of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Nervous Hippos, Sad Ducks & Bewildered Ground Squirrels

Nature Conservancy - Science

How do animals react to solar eclipses? Scientists don't know much, but what they do know is, well, sometimes a little weird. Citizen Science Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Birds Field Notes Fish Mammals Nature Pop

Walking the walk

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Thank you for your contribution of $8 on  8/15/2017  to the Carbon Neutral Commuter program. 100% of your contribution will be used to purchase carbon offsets. For complete information about the program and how contributions are being spent, please visit  Carbon Neutral Commuter! It was the least I could do. No seriously, it was the very least I could do

An Open Letter to the Birds on the Webcams, Re: Nesting Season

10,000 Birds

Tragically, McSweeney’s doesn’t have quite enough hard-core birders in the audience to appreciate this. But I thought you guys would! Look, you guys, I know it’s been a rough start to the year for everyone.

10 Reasons More Sex makes you a Better Entrepreneur.

Elephant Journal

In fact, there’s plenty of scientific evidence that highly successful people have more sex. Check out the following 10 reasons why more sex can make us. Health & Wellness Love Z ADMIN Love Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today business health benefits of sex scientific evidence for having more sex sex sex and happiness

2017 14

Solar Powered Cars

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Climate Change is Already Heating Up the World’s Cities

Nature Conservancy - Science

While it is hard to attribute any single event like the "Lucifer" heat wave to climate change, new science makes it abundantly clear that climate change has already made our summers hotter and riskier. Climate Change Adaptation Climate Forests Human Well-Being Urban Conservation

Nope, I can't think of a worse [economic] idea

Environmental Economics

Alan Krupnick: Can there possibly be a worse idea than to have the federal government give every ton of eastern coal burned a $15 subsidy—as was proposed by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice. To put this in perspective, the current price of coal from West Virginia ranges from $45 to $52 per ton, so this subsidy is very large relative to the price. Or, using the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimate of coal jobs in the East (here defined as Appalachia) of 38,000, $4.5

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of August 2017?

10,000 Birds

Most people I know are obsessing over watching eclipses, to the extent that they’ll be traveling hundreds of miles for a fuller experience.

{Cutting Through}: Motivation. Is my Intention to Meditate Pure? {Weekly Q & A}

Elephant Journal

Meditation can help clarify some of life's biggest questions and fundamentally change the way we experience our lives. We are conditi. Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today buddhism how to meditate meditation meditation instructions mindfulness motivation motivation for meditation Sakyong shamatha shambhala Trungpa

2017 15

15 Quotes from the Past that are Eerily Relevant Today.

Elephant Journal

"Apartheid was legal. The Holocaust was legal. Slavery was legal. Colonialism was legal. Legality is a matter of power, not justice." ~ Chris Rock. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Charlottesville equality hatred Holocaust quotes race riot trump united states politics

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An old Fable to Inspire Hope (& Action) in the light of Charlottesville.

Elephant Journal

I admit that yesterday, I ran my hand along the walls of my reality, hunting for that invisible portal to sweep me away, back into the world I thought I lived in. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only Yoga 100th Monkey Activism Charlottesville collective consciousness election tipping points trump

This can Never happen Again.

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My friend tells me that when she was in Hebrew school, the message about the Holocaust was pounded into their heads and the message was, “This can never happen again.”. Enlightened Society Equal Rights WAYLON: Today Only Charlottesville Holocaust nazis Racism terrorism this can never happen again

2017 10

This is a New Sunset of Hope.

Elephant Journal

Yet again, I find myself without words. Rarely do news stories bring me to the point of tears and silence, but today, I find lumps forming in my throat and tears welling up in my eyes as I read and listen to stories related to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Enlightened Society Right Livelihood WAYLON: Today Only Charlottesville compassion confusion forgiveness news stories peace sadness Shooting virginia

2017 10

How Death Defined the Difference between Want & Need.

Elephant Journal

We argued endlessly about money because there was never enough despite having comfortable lives. We had a nice car, nice clothes, an impressive stereo system, and a home to envy. Enlightened Society Family Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Yoga death family greed grief loss relationships right livelihood want and need yamas