Mon.Jan 07, 2019

Amazing Alcids at Shinnecock Inlet

10,000 Birds

When reports of an extremely cooperative Thick-billed Murre at Shinnecock Inlet starting coming in early last week I resigned myself to living vicariously through the photos taken by others.

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NPS Visitor Use Statistics

Environmental Economics

A while back I was looking for recreation data that I could match to water quality data, particularly in the Gulf. The  The National Park Service provides visitor park statistics. These provide pretty cool data by park with a lot of detail and background ( for example ).

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One Square Meter of Prairie

Nature Conservancy - Science

What can be found in a square meter of prairie? You’ll be surprised. From the Field Natural History Plants Traveling Naturalist

"What's the Deal with the Green New Deal?

Environmental Economics

Catherine Wolfram at the Energy Institute Blog : I’ve heard a lot about the Green New Deal since the midterm elections. And, it’s not just me – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshwoman Representative from the Bronx, posted this graph of the number of tweets on the phrase through mid-December. In honor of the 4-day-old, Democratic-controlled House, I figured I would try to dig into it. Here’s what I’ve been able to understand about the economics.

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Move Over, Shiny Happy People: the Healing Humans are Coming Through.

Elephant Journal

I watch people on TV, in the grocery store, at the mall, or in my neighborhood, and I think they all look so put together—so happy.

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What About: “No-Kill” Eggs?

Eccorazzi

There is a new “advancement” in agricultural science and it is “no-kill” eggs. As always with these supposedly humane advancements, the purported reduction of harm does not mean that there is no other death sentence or continued needless exploitation awaiting.

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Clear Out Fear to Embrace Joy

Elephant Journal

Amidst the current buzz of tidying our spaces since Marie Kondo’s hit Netflix series, I’ve been doing my own tidying in the depths of my psyche. Tucked away beneath all the rubble—boxes upon boxes of various memories, I’ve found a box of my joy.

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More Trending

Personal Power

Elephant Journal

Personal power and personal energy have a direct correlation. When we give away one, we give away the other. We stop growing, we wither, we become off-path (if you understand numerology you’ll have a better understanding of what I truly men by “off-path”).

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What I need is space

Elephant Journal

“Paradoxically, the best part was what was not depicted. By not painting certain things he clearly accentuated what he did want to paint.” ” – “Killing Commendatore” by Haruki Murakami What I need is space Space to feel at ease.

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How to Rewire your Brain for More Joy in 2019. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

If 2018 knocked you on your ass (raises hand), here's a little "how to" for grounding, healing, getting back up, and making room for more joy in 2019. Featured Events Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality 2019 abundance joy meditation meditation app meditation studio new year

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Rain Is Just Rain: A Lesson in Mindfulness

Elephant Journal

Shortly after returning to work following the birth of my eldest son, I awoke to the sound of rain. I could hear it pattering against the windowpanes and splashing on the roof of the girls’ dormitory where I lived and worked as a school counselor. My mood soured immediately. Returning to work meant leaving my […].

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Jyotish Sidereal Horoscopes for January to December 2019: Honoring our Shadows & Light.

Elephant Journal

These Horoscopes will give you general themes for the year to come based on your rising sign. Horoscopes are based on your sidereal, or jyotish rising sign, not your Western or Tropical sign. Astrology Enlightened Society Health & Wellness astrology elephant magazine healing horoscopes jyotish moon sidereal sun vedic astrology waxing moon/waning moon

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TATTOOS & SAMSKARAS: NEW GROOVES FOR A NEW YEAR

Elephant Journal

I recently got a tattoo on my wrist. No, it wasn’t my first tattoo, it was probably my 18th or so, as tattoos, over time, often coalesce to become one mosaic tapestry of ink. That’s when you stop counting. I consider myself moderately tattooed (although it depends on who you’re asking). I’ve always been conservative […].

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How to Keep the Dream Alive as the ‘Shininess’ of the New Year Fades

Elephant Journal

New Year’s Day has come and gone. January is back to reality for students and members of the workforce who are forced to finally change out of comfy Christmas themed pajamas and return to the J.O.B. You partied hard. Celebrated through the holidays with good food and friends. Did the requisite reflecting back on what […].

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We’ve been Manipulated into believing that Trump-Bashing is good for America.

Elephant Journal

So, why do we focus so much on the man himself, what tweet he sent out, or who he most recently insulted, when we could be. Enlightened Society American Politics bashing trump defending Trump donald trump elephant magazine media reelection trump memes trump-bashing trumpism U.S. politics

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Vibe Your Way to Amazing Health & Healing: Lessons from the Quantum Field

Elephant Journal

Good vibes, bad vibes; what does it all really mean? Is it simply a chance for us to wear trendy t-shirts and halfheartedly explain why we avoid interaction with certain people or is there more to it? Since you are reading this, a more pertinent question may be, what does any of this have […].

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That Moment; Standing on the Edge, Before I Take Flight

Elephant Journal

I peered into the inky black water below me and I started having trouble breathing; the air I inhaled strained to fill the heavy fabric of my lungs. I couldn’t see the bottom, I couldn’t see anything. I stood there with my toes at the edge and my stomach clenching looking into the literal unknown. […].

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Dear Santa…I Still Believe

Elephant Journal

As a kid I begged my parents to get a real tree. I wanted the smell of balsam, the sticky needles between my fingertips as I decorated. I used to love decorating the tree. My favorite ornament to hang was “my” ornament, a gold angel with my name written on it in script with three […].

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Cracks in the Armor: Battling Eczema

Elephant Journal

Eczema, to me, is an invasive villain with horrifically dark powers that can take the most positive, loving, courageous person and turn them into a muddled mass of shame, anguish, depression and self-loathing. Despite the use of super shields (anything cool or calming to slather on the skin) and stylish capes (gloves, socks, and any […].

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Florida Cannabis Company Secures Contract for 20 liters of CBD Oil Per day, for $170,000 per day.

Elephant Journal

– Manufacturing of Indulge Pens and Bulk Oil – The first buy of bio-mass has been completed – Current order for 20 liters of Oil per day Global Consortium, Inc., OTCPINK: GCGX) has begun Manufacturing operations of Indulge Oils, with the S1 agreement for a new on-going purchase order, produced and sold through the Indulge Oils brand. www.indulgeoils.com On Friday January […].

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Transcending Suffering vs. Denying Suffering

Elephant Journal

Many skeptics of a yoga practice feel as though yogis deny or bottle up their emotions. A sort of burying one’s head in the sand to issues. Or ignoring negative events as a means of ignoring reality. But what yogis should be striving for in their yoga practice is transcending suffering, rather than avoiding suffering. […].

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Proven Tips On How To Be More Ambitious In Life

Elephant Journal

As you start to see more of life then you will understand that being ambitious in life is priceless as it is what open every block way on your way to success, no matter how intelligent and exceptional you might be in life, if you are not ambitious things might not work well for you […].

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Soothing Pain by Creating Your Own Conception of a Higher Power

Elephant Journal

I first want to clarify that I am a white-cis-hetero woman. I can not speak from the experience of all people. I will never be able to imagine or understand what it feels like to be in the skin of a underrepresented folk. When I share this wisdom about pain, I am speaking merely about […].

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How Fair Trade Products May Help Improve Our Health.

Elephant Journal

When a product is fair trade certified, you can rest assured that it’s produced according to strict environmental, economic, and social guidelines. And though fair trade goods have been touted as simply a trend or fad, the numbers show otherwise.

3 Steps to working with Right Influencers

Elephant Journal

Everyone is an influencer and every brand works with influencers. However, how can brand be sure that they are working with the right ones? Let’s start with 3 fundamental and the most important questions Why does your company need influencers? How to identify the best Influencer for your Company? Where can you find influencers for […].

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Words Unseen Force Shaping Life

Elephant Journal

If I tell you that Words are shaping human life, then you may not believe it. But it is the truth. Words are the force to communicate, spread the idea, make people follow you, build communities and even nations. There was a time when word of mouth was the only way to spread the word […].

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Myths and Truths of Hair Care

Elephant Journal

How many times have we not heard things we should and should not do about hair care . And many of those things we come to believe, however we tell you the myths and truths . Myths and truths of hair care Enough to continue ruining our hair, I tell you 9 things that you should know about hair care. […].

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Meet the Feminine: Yin & Softness can Change our Lives in a Powerful Way.

Elephant Journal

Serenity is an acquired taste, my therapist told me on a crisp Autumn day last year. Back then, as the brilliant leaves fell and the trees turned bare, I had no idea what she meant. Maybe I didn’t yet care. Now, I believe her. Serenity is not a taste I even wanted until recently. I […].

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Shiny, Happy People move over: the Healing, Content Humans are Here.

Elephant Journal

I watch people on TV, in the grocery store, at the mall, or in my neighborhood, and I think they all look so put together—so happy. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality acceptance awareness brene brown change happiness Pema Chodron relationships self discovery

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How To Manage Your Remote Team Effectively

Elephant Journal

Seeing the rise of digital entrepreneurs, it has come to a need to have virtual teams. Managing the remote team effectively to keep track of progress is a very big deal. Then the question is; How effectively manage those remote teams? How to ensure that they are working on their assigned tasks perfectly? How to […].

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The Only 2019 New Year Resolution You Should Have- And Commit To!

Elephant Journal

This is the time of the year when people start recollecting their old, constantly broken New Year resolutions and this time, please spare yourself the pledge of commitment to losing weight or your money buying a membership card on your favorite gym, knowing the fact that you won’t be consistent. Remember the time you even […].

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Just Breathe

Elephant Journal

Breathe When the heartbreak of the world Envelops your soul When the sun’s rays no longer bring you beauty and warmth But instead reminds you of that Which you can no longer feel When the fear of being becomes too much to bear (again) Breathe This too shall pass Do you remember All those times […].

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How to Keep Your Dream Alive as the ‘Shininess’ of the New Year Fades

Elephant Journal

New Year’s Day has come and gone. January is back to reality for students and members of the workforce who are forced to finally change out of comfy Christmas themed pajamas and return to the J.O.B. You partied hard. Celebrated through the holidays with good food and friends. Did the requisite reflecting back on what […].

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Ways Friends Influence Your Success

Elephant Journal

There is this famous saying that says “The kind of friends you choose often determine your success in life” show me your friends and I will tell you who you are, your friends are the one who support you when you are down and motivate you to a greater height. The kind of friend you […].

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You’re Better Than Me and Here’s Proof

Elephant Journal

Get ready to feel better about all those plans you made for being productive in the New Year that you’re not quite hitting. I’m doing worse. It’s now 1:45 p.m. on day 3, and I’ve just spent the majority of my day searching for the goddamn half & half. I woke up rather normally a […].

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Moving Past the Fear of Traveling Alone.

Elephant Journal

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ” ~ Nelson Mandela Almost two years ago, I mentioned to some close friends and family that I wanted to take a trip by myself. […].

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Be alert, not to code an experience

Elephant Journal

A man goes to buy a national flag. The shopkeeper shows different sizes of the national flag to him. Then the man says something to the shopkeeper and the shopkeeper was shocked to hear that. Can you guess what was it that the man said to the shopkeeper? He asked, without thinking, “Can you show […].

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