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You're Less Likely to Get Sick If You Actively Socialize

The Alien Next Door

Yet a study by Sheldon Cohen and his colleagues published in Psychological Science (2003) showed that less sociable people caught colds more often than those who socialized. The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, November 3, 2009 You’re Less Likely to Get Sick If You Actively Socialize Isn’t that an oxymoron? More sociable people are more exposed to germs, after all.

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Vegan Dining in Somerville, MA at The Pulse - Eco-Vegan Gal: Live.

Eco-Vegan Girl

Vegan-Related Recipes Eco-Related Health Calendar Contact Eco-Vegan Dog ENGAGE Productions Saturday, June 4, 2011 Vegan Dining in Somerville, MA at The Pulse Café & True Bistro I became a vegan in Boston in 2003, but at the time there were limited options.

2011 61

Electrons vs. Molecules - Who’s Winning?

Blue Earth

Facebook, founded in 2004 has an Enterprise Value of $456B, while Tesla, founded in 2003 has an EV of $54B. Everywhere I turn electrons are making headway. Let’s compare the market value of two highly respected 21st Century founded companies, Facebook and Tesla. The ability to generate stockholder value falls clearly in the electron camp. Facebook, the company that primarily moves electrons around has an EV of 9x that of the metal-bender Tesla.

2019 100

Peace on earth?

Environmental Economics

Has Paul changed his mind since 2003 about how the bond market works?    If anything, I would have thought that the fiscal situation is more dire now and so the logic from 2003 would apply with more force.  I Get ready for a Krugman/Mankiw spat on a day typically reserved for goodwill among men and women. Posted at 8 am on Christmas Eve: I often disagree with Paul Krugman, but I usually understand him. 

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A Simple way to trade Stress for Tranquility in our Daily Lives.

Elephant Journal

The dying words of the samurai warrior, Katsumoto, in the 2003 movie "The Last Samurai" sum it up so beautifully: Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Elephant Academy Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality distractions elephant magazine finding peace meditation nature put down your phone reduce stress small nature stress the perfect blossom tranquility

2019 70

Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

sup2 (2003): S143-S155. 4 (2003): 369-387. 4 (2003): 326-332. Alden, Dave. "Experience "Experience with scripted role play in environmental economics." " The Journal of Economic Education 30, no. 2 (1999): 127-132. Anderson, Soren T., and Michael D. Bates. "Hedonic

2020 130

The Most Powerful Act of Compassion & Healing.

Elephant Journal

In 2003, researchers Andrew and Michelle Gulledge and Robert Stahmann found that the more couples massage, hug, kiss, caress, and hold hands with each other, the happier they are. Adult Family Health & Wellness Love compassion dating family intimacy love relationship tools sex Stahmann touch

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Precious Memories

Elephant Journal

I have been living in Johannesburg, South Africa since 2003. Johannesburg is largely know as the business hub of South Africa, if not Africa. I grew up in a small town called Pietermaritzburg which is about 500kms from Johannesburg. It’s also where my parents lived until my father’s death in September 2014. My mother now […].

European Union Officially Closes Loopholes in Shark Finning Ban


Shark finning was banned by the European Union (EU), made up of 27 member countries, in 2003, but some seriously big loopholes allowed for finning to continue. Back in 2011, Read More The post European Union Officially Closes Loopholes in Shark Finning Ban appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Dear Michael Stone, you Saved my Life.

Elephant Journal

He started the Gravity Zen Meditation group in 2003 in his garag. Michael Stone was a yoga teacher, author, psychotherapist, and meditation facilitator. Enlightened Society Meditation Yoga Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Yoga Featured Today death Dharma grief loss meditation Michael Stone spirituality

2003 66

Can my students now use The Onion as a legitimate news source?

Environmental Economics

In March 2003, soon after the U.S. invaded Iraq, a news outlet predicted the war would be a colossal disaster that would ultimately destabilize the Middle East and fuel the rise of anti-Western forces willing to die for a fundamentalist cause. That outlet was The Onion. And the satirical news site nailed it.

Why War with Iran Would Go Global.

Elephant Journal

If Americans wish to invade Iran, they should be prepared to fight a much larger, more unified, and wealthier population than that of Iraq in 2003. Iran’s per capita. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today iran Iraq war nuclear proliferation war

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One million dollars per mile?

Environmental Economics

According to my 2003 paper , the cost of the hurricane evacuation to North Carolina residents will be about $32 million (in 1998 dollars [I think, geez, did I not state the dollar year?]). Good luck to all of those coastal residents: Hurricane and tropical storm watches have been issued for the Carolinas coast, as large and powerful Hurricane Irene continued slowly moving toward expected landfall Saturday between Morehead City and the Outer Banks.

2011 126

"EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading" @willwheels

Environmental Economics

Other aspects of the 2003 Policy and the 2019 Memorandum (including potential conflicting or ambiguous policy advice) that may benefit from additional policy or clarification from the EPA. This might be the first good thing to be coming out of the EPA in quite some time. via  via Will Wheeler on twitter: EPA is soliciting comment on issues related to water quality trading. (looks  (looks like the [link] docket is not live, but that just means you have more time).

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The Rise of the Global Grassroots.

Elephant Journal

February 15th, 2003 is believed to have been the largest demonstration in history, with millions of people in at least 600 cities, including an estimated three. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today globalization. Iraq Obama politics protests united states war

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"Did legalizing ivory trade reduce elephant poaching?"

Environmental Economics

Chris Blattman quoting Hsiang and Sekar: International trade of ivory was banned in 1989, with global elephant poaching data collected by field researchers since 2003. A one-time legal sale of ivory stocks in 2008 was designed as an experiment, but its global impact has not been evaluated. We find that international announcement of the legal ivory sale corresponds with an abrupt ~66% increase in illegal ivory production across two continents, and a possible ten-fold increase in its trend.

2016 126

Daily demand and supply

Environmental Economics

This year they are falling, after a record production boom nearly replenished stockpiles left at their lowest since 2003 by last winter's freeze. From the WSJ Micro Review: Natural-Gas Prices Fall Even With Chill Nearing by: Timothy Puko Oct 20, 2014. TOPICS:  Supply and Demand. SUMMARY:  When cold weather looms across the U.S., natural-gas prices usually rise.

2014 153

Pronounced "Reggie"

Environmental Economics

RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”) has, in fact, a Republican pedigree, dating back to 2003, when Gov.  From the NYTimes editorial page :  New Jersey, under its new governor, Phil Murphy, a Democrat, will join — more precisely, rejoin — the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a consortium of nine Eastern and New England states that has achieved substantial emissions reductions from large power plants since its start in 2009.

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Commercial brands that are also eco friendly

Green Prophet

Veja was founded in 2003 by Sebastien Kopp and Francois- Ghislain Morillion. Fashion brand from the 80s, Teva, breathes new life into old soles. It starts with a whisper from Rachel Carson in the 60s and starting now 2021, it’s going to be an ecological thunder.

Daily Demand and Supply: The impact of expectations

Environmental Economics

Between 2003 and 2012, Latin American and Caribbean exports averaged 11.7 Import prices for bananas in 2013 have reached $900 per ton, compared to $375 in 2003. That bunch of bananas on your kitchen counter -- the ones that are a staple of your baby's diet and the linchpin of your breakfast -- could be wiped out within the next couple years.

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Around the World For Penguins: A Penguin Fan’s Book Review

10,000 Birds

Davis and Martin Renner in 2003, appropriately titled Penguin s (Yale Univ. Penguins! Penguins here! <pause> <pause> Do I have your attention now? There are few bird names that will elicit great big smiles and Penguin is one of them.

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Traffic in central London moves at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages

Green (Living) Review

MPH bump caused by the implementation of the congestion charge in 2003 (which is a 15% improvement -- nothing to sneeze at). The 1800s have called. The theoretical maximum speed of all kinds of things is constantly going up; cars, trains, planes, boats. But in practice, we don''t always get anywhere near those speeds.

2015 127

What Buddhism teaches us about Doing the Things we’re Scared Of.

Elephant Journal

In 2003, I was diagnosed with an advanced form of a rare disease called syringomyelia, a chronic disease in which the grey matter of the spinal cord erodes, creating a fluid-filled cavity within the spinal cord, known as a syrinx. I was told that there was a good chance I would die on the operating table. There was also a good chance I would never be able to walk again.

2018 64 Providing Energy Efficient Roofing in Select Cities 

Hug a Tree with Me

Serving areas in Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, California and more Cool Roofing Systems is a commercial roofing company operating since 2003. Traditional roofing materials can absorb up to 95% of solar and thermal heat, translating to a surface temperature of up to 185 degrees F, which translates into deeper energy usage and high cooling cost. A cool roof is the answer to that.

Black-faced Spoonbill

10,000 Birds

This happened in 2003 when 73 birds died from Avian Botulism. The story of the Black-faced Spoonbill is one of recovery. Hurray! From a global low of less than 300 birds in the late 80’s, the species has recovered to 2726, according to a survey in early 2014. Despite this recent comeback, it is still the rarest of the spoonbills as well as being the smallest ( Platelea minor ) and the most range-restricted.

2015 193

Some thoughts from the plane ride to Seattle

Environmental Economics

One surprising finding is that, at least through 2003, contingent valuation and hedonic pricing were the two dominant valuation methods. " My guess is that last sentence would change significantly if the data were examined since 2003. On the plane to AERE Conference in Seattle I read Adamowicz's " What's it worth? "

That might be the only snake that doesn't strike fear into Tim

Environmental Economics

They have found nearly 3,500 violations since 2003, and confiscated a dizzying and, to many people, a sickening array of wildlife and wildlife parts — including a protected dead snake inside bottled wine, a reputed aphrodisiac. People always ask me what is so great about Louisville? From monkey skin coats to ivory pool cues to endangered-snake wine, Louisville International Airport has become a main battleground in America’s fight to halt wildlife smuggling.

A sign of economic recovery?

Environmental Economics

The last time the figure dropped was in 2003. McDonald's Corp. says a key sales figure fell in October, marking the first monthly drop in nearly a decade for the world's biggest hamburger chain. The company, based in Oak Brook, Ill., says global sales at restaurants open at least a year fell 1.8 percent for the month. The figure is a key metric because it strips out the impact of newly opened and closed locations. The fast-food chain says the figure fell 2.2

AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba

The Green Changemakers

AGRICULTURE IN THE CITY A Key to Sustainability in Havana, Cuba Maria Caridad Cruz and Roberto Sánchez Medina Ian Randle Publishers/ IDRC 2003 ISBN 9-76637-158-X e-ISBN 1-55250-104-3 244 pp. During the 1990s, several national economies saw their urban food markets collapse. Like Zambia, Mozambique, and Armenia, Cuba responded to this crisis with a food program that included support to urban agriculture: farming in the city.

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Friday beer post: "Economics paper retracted for plagiarism after citing its twin"

Environmental Economics

Original article details: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 320, 15 March 2003, pages 512–524. Ooops! wrong title (sigh). As we’ve pointed out before , economics and business journals have few retractions compared with the other academic literature. Opinions vary on why this is, but the fact that only a few journals have plagiarism policies can’t help.

2014 138

A valuation book I won't buy

Environmental Economics

Nick Hanley, David Bell and Begona Alvarez-Farizo (2003), ‘Valuing the Benefits of Coastal Water Quality Improvements Using Contingent and Real Behaviour’ PART III HEDONIC PRICE 7. Nick Hanley, Felix Schläpfer and James Spurgeon (2003), ‘Aggregating the Benefits of Environmental Improvements: Distance-Decay Functions for Use and Non-Use Values’ 14. Graham Loomes, Chris Starmer and Robert Sugden (2003), ‘Do Anomalies Disappear in Repeated Markets?’

2012 133

The cost of a statistical life is.

Environmental Economics

Bush in 2003 with a five-year, $15 billion investment in global AIDS in 15 countries. We often to talking about the value of a statistical life (John, why don't we have a primer on VSL in Env-Econ 101?) , but less frequently talk about the cost of saving a statistical life.    So here you go: A U.S. aid program aimed at helping foreign countries battle the AIDS epidemic saved 740,000 lives from 2004-2008, according to a study published Tuesday. The U.S.

2012 142

Here is one for the 2014 top 10 list

Environmental Economics

The reissue will also include bonus tracks that appear on the album’s 2003 reissue; songs taken from their 1983 self-released Live and Otherwise cassette; and five cuts off the band’s 1987 demo Colorblind and Rhymeless. And yes, reissues are allowed on the John's top 10 albums list: Great news fans! On January 28th, Legacy Recordings will reissue Uncle Tupelo‘s widely acclaimed debut LP, 1990?s s "No Depression."

2014 144

How Many Birders Are There, Really? (Updated)

10,000 Birds

There were similar FWS studies using similar methodologies with similar findings in 2003 , 2007 , and 2013. How many birders are there in America? For such a simple question, it turns out there are very few solid estimates. Indeed, there appears to be just one and it is cited repeatedly.

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Measuring Wealth in Footsteps

Environmental News Network

In 2003 the Global Footprint Network (GFN) was established in response to this problem and to help countries and businesses measure their impact and as a result live more sustainably. Since 2003 11 countries have officially adopted GFN’s “Ecological Footprint”, including the Philippines, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, and Switzerland. Many people consider the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the best way to measure a country’s wealth.

The Crocodile Safari (Botswana)

10,000 Birds

Published in the Canoeist, UK, July 2003. What happens when you put a naturalist in a kayak, adrift in Africa? There are no crocs around here,’ said a smiling bartender.

Rhythm and melody

Environmental Economics

household enjoys $2/gallon gasoline (average 2003 price = $2.02/gallon), drives 20,000 miles in a 20 MPG automobile. Since February 2004, monthly increases in gas expenditures, relative to the 2003 average, look like this: The Santorum assertion would go like this, with an almost $150+ additional monthly expenditure on gasoline in the summer of 2008, households were unable to change their transportation habits, eat out less often and do other things so that they could pay their mortages.

2012 122

Sibley Birds East & Sibley Birds West: A Review

10,000 Birds

I purchased my first Sibley— The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America —in 2003. Here’s a look at Sibley Birds East and Sibley Birds West (the books’ cover titles), feature by feature: Size & Cover: The new field guides are the roughly the same size as the 2003 editions, a bit higher, wider, and heavier. And, a huge improvement over the 2003 edition, in my librarian eyes: the table of contents lists each identification information box!

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WBGU Publications

The Green Changemakers

[link] Bioenergy 2008 Security 2007 Poverty 2004 Energy 2003 Institutions 2000 Biosphere 1999 Global Risks 1998 Water 1997 Research 1996 Global Policy 1995 Soils 1994 People- Environment 1993 Flagship Reports Special Reports Policy Papers Factsheets.

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New Year’s Resolution #3 – Boycott Plastic Water Bottles

Green Home Blog

A 2003 study by the Centers for Disease Controls found BPA in the urine of 93% of the adults and children tested. Plastics are a nearly unavoidable part of our lives. From alarm clocks to toothbrushes to soda bottles to cell phones, we all use and throw away plastic products everyday. One of the most common types of plastic waste is disposable water bottles: we use them at home, carry them to the gym, or grab one when we’re on the go.

Music Monday: Earl Greyhound

Wend Magazine

It also includes four previously unreleased tracks originally recorded in 2003. Earl Greyhound from L to R: Ricc Sheridan, Matt Whyte and Kamara Thomas. It’s been a while since I’ve stumbled upon a band that caught my attention as sharply as has Earl Greyhound.

2013 144

3 Good Things: How Gratitude Heals. ~ Dr. Paula Watkins

Elephant Journal

The seminal paper in this field came out 10 years ago with an article titled, Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life (Emmons & McCollough, 2003). The study showed that participants randomly assigned to notice and appreciate up to five things they were grateful for were happier and healthier than participants who recorded neutral events or hassles.

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