Sat.Dec 16, 2017 - Fri.Dec 22, 2017

Changing Career? 7 Ways To Make The Right Change First Time

10,000 Birds

As we end one year and begin another, our minds can often be a whirlwind of possibilities and changes we want to make. Many of us focus on self-improvement and it can either go one of two ways.

Five Surprising Ways Your Christmas Tree Can Give Back Long After the Holidays

Nature Conservancy - Science

Every holiday season, my family puts up a real Christmas tree in our living room to celebrate Christmas. We’re in good company – each year more than 25 million American households have a real Christmas tree.

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Bringing Mindfulness into my Courtroom.

Elephant Journal

“Take a breath and listen!” a defendant yelled at me a few months ago as I was going through the obligatory warnings I give to defendants in. Editor's Picks Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood Yoga Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today being present courtroom meditation mindfulness mindfulness judge

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What Are the Health and Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy?

Greentumble

Sunlight is free, infinite, and easily. accessible, making it a perfect source for generating energy—particularly when compared to fossil fuels, which need to be mined, extracted, and transported, leaving behind a trail of pollution and environmental degradation.

Winter Birding on Home Turf

10,000 Birds

Most of my blogs for 10000 Birds fall into the”trips” category. I go somewhere new, I’m excited about the experience, I write about it. But all birders know the value of your home turf, a.k.a. where you bird the most.

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EnvEcon 101: Understanding Marginal Tax Rates (and other unnecessarily complicated stuff)

Environmental Economics

If you haven't heard, the U.S. Congress is likely to pass a new income tax bill this week.    CNN.com has a graphic with the existing and new income brackets and associated tax rates. 

Great Spotted Woodpeckers and European Green Woodpeckers

10,000 Birds

On our trip to the UK a few weeks ago we were privileged to encounter both the Great Spotted Woodpecker and the European Green Woodpecker once again, but this year we had much closer observations and we were able to photograph the birds.

Solar Storms causing Anxiety, Fatigue & Energy Shifts: December 17th, 18th & 19th.

Elephant Journal

Solar flares and their resulting energies can highly affect us, and we may experience the following: Arts Health & Wellness Popular Lately anxiety energy fatigue health higher dimensions sleep disruptions solar flare activity solar storms

The 7 Best Portable Solar Chargers to Buy in 2018

Greentumble

Solar energy has become a feasible alternative to. fossil fuels and an eco-friendly option to power not only homes, but personal electronic gadgets (smartphones, tablets, cameras, laptops, etc.), camping gear and even construction tools.

A Winter Solstice miracle

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: 21-Dec-2017. Dear John, Thank you for submitting your revised manuscript to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. It is a pleasure to accept your manuscript BCA-2015-0053.R2 "A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina" in its current form for publication in JBCA. I first presented this at the 2006 Southern Economic Association Meetings in Charleston, SC

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2017)

10,000 Birds

With only a few weeks left before we turn the page on 2017, birders around the world have been burning their proverbial candles at both ends to observe as many birds as possible. Did you partake in any Christmas Bird Count excitement this weekend?

3 Ways to Heal your own Energy.

Elephant Journal

Energetic self-healing is not something we can evaluate through just reading about it. It is something that needs to be practised. It doesn't take a financial investment or a big time commitment. You don't need to be sure you are doing it "right." You just need to close your eyes, take five minutes, set a healing intention, and then use a visualization to imagine the energy moving.

How Much Do Solar Panel Installations Cost in the U.S.?

Greentumble

With electricity prices on the rise, this may be the perfect time to invest in solar energy. The innovations in the field of solar technology have made solar panels affordable and easy to set up for almost anyone who wants to go solar.

Will this be the biggest year for the stock market EVER? (Alt Title: Percentages matter)

Environmental Economics

I seem to be on an explaining basic principles kick the last few days. I saw this story on CNBC this morning : The  Dow Jones industrial average  just did something it has never done in its 121-year history. The 30-stock average is now up more than 5,000 points in a year, marking its biggest annual-points gain ever. This following a 140-point rally Monday which sent it to an all-time high. Sounds impressive.    And it is. 

Red Warbler

10,000 Birds

I have had to wait a long time to write this post. Red Warblers , Cardellina rubra , are easy enough to find in their highland Mexican habitat, but getting usable photographs has eluded me before.

Icy Treats to Refresh the Festive Pallette. {Recipes}

Elephant Journal

My recipes for homemade ice lollies are a real antidote to overindulgence in cloyingly rich food and drinks. I have found that these recipes have been happily embraced by my family and have certainly restored my taste buds. Family Food Health & Wellness Z Food Featured Today christmas cool family festive food fruit holiday ice ice lollies ice lolly ice pops icy pallete recipe recipes refresh refreshing snack treats

Solar Panel Maintenance and Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Greentumble

Investing in solar panels is a. big decision – a lot of time, thought and money goes into choosing the right panels, finding the best installer and arranging for the building and/or installation work to be done.

The Bird That Loves Chimneys as Much as Santa

Nature Conservancy - Science

Santa, not known for a slender frame, must miss the days of open masonry chimneys. Modern chimneys are too narrow for him to slide down as was once his custom. And he’s not the only one who misses old fashioned, open chimneys.

Why I’m Marrying a Vegan

Eccorazzi

With less than a week between me and my engagement, probes on wedding dates, dress preferences and whether or not I’d serve my guests vegan food (duh) are just starting to trickle in.

The Paradoxical way a Woman must claim her Power.

Elephant Journal

"It's fine if you have strong opinions, but you should just keep them to yourself. Guys don’t like girls who think too much.". Equal Rights Family Inspiring (Wow) feminism feminist girl power nurturer paradox soft and strong woman's strength

What’s the Most Eco-Friendly Housing Option?

Greentumble

If you’re anything like me, you were raised with the. mindset of caring deeply about the environment. Maybe you’re on your own now in the great big world, and you find eco-friendly consideration to be habitual.

The Fish Nerd’s Holiday Book List

Nature Conservancy - Science

I recently reviewed eight books for the naturalist on your holiday list , covering topics from de-extinction to domestication, from mussels to manatees. But I have a special love of fish books, so here are additional picks for all the fish nerds.

This week in the veganverse

Eccorazzi

Veganism is most certainly in the news! It’s just never about veganism, really. Check out some headlines making their rounds this week. Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo go Fur-free but stay Animal-Product-full.

95% of us have bought our Xmas/Holyday gifts already. You haven’t because you’re a Procrastinator.

Elephant Journal

Shop these Mindful Gifts from Elephant's Holiday Gift Guide.

How to Make Sure Your Home Has Good Water Quality

Greentumble

Of all the needs we have, none is more important. than the availability of clean, safe water we can drink to sustain our lives. We take it for granted until we find ourselves in a situation where we don’t have it.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Greener Holidays!

Green Living Ideas

If you have the procrastination gene (you know who you are!) then this weekend is your moment to shine. You have just three days left to prepare or gather gifts to give for Christmas. If these last days before Christmas stress you out, fear not: we’ve put together a quick guide to help you with [&hellip. The post Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Greener Holidays! appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Insignia Bluetooth Portable Speaker – $9.99 shipped

Elephant Journal

Check out this deal from Best Buy! The Insignia Bluetooth Portable Speaker is $9.99 (reg. 39.99). You’ll save $30 and shipping is free! The speaker comes in 4 different colors and 2.6″ ″ x 6.3″ ″ Take it wherever you go to have your favorite tunes by your side! The Insignia Bluetooth Portable Speaker features: Connect wirelessly from a distance – Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

For the First time in Generations, our Kids are Expected to do Worse than Us. Here’s how we Change That.

Elephant Journal

Today there is every reason to believe that our children will actually be materially worse off than us. This is due, in large part, to the cumulative effects that. Enlightened Society Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. 70's culture 60s Do no harm enlightened society harmlessness how to help John Lennon mindfulness

Shouldn’t Equality Begin at Home?

Elephant Journal

Why would one march and post about her rights and equality if she clearly does not believe the women in her own life are equal to the men? Enlightened Society Equal Rights Family Z Family Featured Today equality family house mom moms parenting stay-at-home mom women's march women's rights

What should I do? How to Listen & Follow your Intuition.

Elephant Journal

If there’s one important thing I’ve learned, it is to know how to pause before acting or speaking. When we pause, we create space. When there is space, there is clarity. And when there’s clarity, there’s understanding. To learn how to pause, we have to give the mind its time to dismiss its activity. Wait for the mental clutter and noise to disappear. Wait for the anger, sadness, confusion, excitement, pleasure, and so on to calm down. Give yourself time, so you can experience the silence.

A Quick Guide to Surviving Christmas for those who’d rather not Participate.

Elephant Journal

While there are some who excitedly count down the days until Christmas, there are many who, given the opportunity, would joyously cancel the entire thing. For many Christmas comes with stress, financial strain, exceedingly high expectations, endless chores, and extreme fatigue and exhaustion. Tree lights glowing in windows, store aisles packed full of Christmas gifts and […].

This Impeachment Carol is Everything.

Elephant Journal

Every day, we wake up to news that can't possibly be true. Like President Trump suggesting that the CDC ban words like "science-based" and "evidence-based." Or when he. Arts Enlightened Society Funny christmas carol funny trump humor impeachment carol music parody politics President Trump

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5 Ways to be more like Winnie the Pooh.

Elephant Journal

In the spirit of the sweetest, honey-filled bear, who represents Zen, elegance, and fun, here are five ways that we can practice the art. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today Z Arts & Culture Today Only. advice going with the flow living in the moment mindfulness non-doing self-help tao of pooh winnie the pooh

What are the main Political issues women (and all good humans) should care about.

Elephant Journal

Waylon talks with Cary Kennedy, candidate for Governor in Colorado. Boulder Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only affordable housing buddhism buddhist advice cary kennedy colorado governor everyday mindfulness Meditation instruction mindful tips Shamata meditation Slow journalism slow media Waylon Lewis Facebook Live