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Why upcycling must become an economic sector

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Upcycling is, in general, the process where (at least) some of the shape and properties of the original waste product are retained – though not always, and we will come to that later – and where another useful product is produced from it.

Trolling for Cuckoos in Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

I watch birds pretty much all the time. This may come as a surprise to folks who keep their birding casual, or who limit their watching to a backyard feeder.

Can Pine Squirrels Change the Evolution of a Forest?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Could the loud but small pine squirrel have an outsized impact on how Western U.S. forests look? Wildlife Birds Forests Mammals Natural History Nature Pop Research

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I've been taking my OCSA (i.e., "sabbatical") very seriously

Environmental Economics

I've even taken a sabbatical from this blog. I think that the dog walk has become a substitute (guilty pleasure when I'm working at home*) for the blog post (guilty pleasure when I'm in the office). Whatever is going on, I have too much to say about the way the world works to let this go on much longer.    *"Working at home" hahahahahahahaha!  

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Regrowing vegetables from kitchen scraps

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Yes, it does work. At least with some vegetables. Potatoes are the most prolific ones in that department and they seem to be able to grow from even the smallest parts left, for instance, in compost.

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8 Tips to Tapping into our Body Funk by making Natural Choices. {Partner}

Elephant Journal

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Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge

10,000 Birds

Growing up in central Oregon, allowed me to experience such a diverse amount of habitat, and the wildlife that resides there. It is a high desert, with sagebrush flats, surrounded by Ponderosa Pines, yet we still have large waterways, for waterfowl and shorebirds.

The Ocean Flyway: The Surprising Open Water Routes of Songbird Migrations

Nature Conservancy - Science

Research reveals that songbirds make much longer migrations over open water than previously thought. Why do they choose this arduous route? Birds & Birding Birding Birds Migrations Technology

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Protect Our Lands with National Public Lands Day (September 30)

Green Living Ideas

One-third of America's land is in public hands, so let’s help our public lands continue to thrive for all to enjoy. Join National Public Lands Day to help clean, restore, and love the land where you live.

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The Mantra that Brings me Back from the Brink, Every single Time.

Elephant Journal

Day in and day out, there are responsibilities we have as parents, as partners, as friends, and family members, as well-adjusted members of society.

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Water Feature Visitors

10,000 Birds

We have a small water feature off our back porch. It’s probably about 300 square feet in size, holding maybe 2000 gallons of water. In addition to nest boxes around the property and bird feeders in the yard, the water feature is our most efficient wildlife magnet.

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Goanna Creek Rest Area

10,000 Birds

Driving along the Carpentaria Highway from the Amungee Rest Area where we had stopped for lunch and enjoyed the company of well over one hundred Apostlebirds we reached the Goanna Creek Rest Area.

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Trinity Brewing: Le Capitaine Golden Saison Regal

10,000 Birds

Here in New York, fall doesn’t begin until this afternoon at 4:02 PM, so I got in what will probably be this year’s first and last review of a saison – a classic and refreshing Belgian beer style generally favored for summer drinking – just under the wire.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of September 2017?

10,000 Birds

Whether you’re celebrating a new year or just a particularly birdy period of an ongoing one, you will hopefully find this weekend to be a very special one. Keep your eyes and minds open.

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Birding the Sittee River

10,000 Birds

While in Belize back in August one of the outings we signed up for was a boat ride along the Sittee River, a mangrove-lined and placid river that flows into the Caribbean just south of Hopkins.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of September 2017)

10,000 Birds

Certain seasons demand as much birding time as a person can spare, and sometimes even more than that. But be sure to set aside a minute or two during even the height of migration to share news of your sightings. Birding is one of those activities much improved by the stories told by its enthusiasts.

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Vape Your Vitamin B12. Crazy Genius or Crazy Stupid? {Partner}

Elephant Journal

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Inequality is the Real Source of our Divisions.

Elephant Journal

However we choose to articulate what it is we find so discomforting with inequality, we need to get better at explaining it and to stop acting as if everyone. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Right Livelihood Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Elephant will vanish unless You do This. (no hype, sadly)

Elephant Journal

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How to Avoid being a Walking Tragedy.

Elephant Journal

This simple practice is an acknowledgment of our deeper nature, and an acceptance of the incessant flux and change of the everything in existence. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Meditation grief humble meditation philosophy rock bottom sadness self-awareness tragedy visualization

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This Definition of God can Break Open even the Most Closed Heart.

Elephant Journal

When I was younger, I could never understand why people could have something terrible happen to them, and in that moment, “find God.” It seemed to me. Blog Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality closed hearts definition of God finding grace god human connection Into my Arms meditation Nick Cave prayer religion spirituality we're all in this together

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Acupuncture: the Real Fountain of Youth.

Elephant Journal

Regular acupuncture treatment can make you feel more energetic and reduce the outward signs of aging. Here are seven ways acupuncture. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today acupuncture anxiety better sex engery jing looking younger pain Qi reducing pain stress younger skin

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This is what Happens when I Put my Phone Down.

Elephant Journal

This “connected life” we have is becoming more successful at disconnecting us from our lives and increasing our levels of stress, because we are unhappy with what we have. We spend more time on our phones and laptops—checking our social media and scrolling through other people’s lives—than we do simply looking up and enjoying the view. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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To the Codependent who Questions if They’re a Narcissist.

Elephant Journal

Recently, I have been asked the question, "Can we be both narcissistic and codependent?". Enlightened Society Love awareness being codependent change codependents and narcissists compassion dating a narcissist family fear healing life love mindfulness narcissist relationships self love unhealthy relationship

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The Garden of Eden was Vegan. So Why do Christians Believe God wanted us to Eat Animals?

Elephant Journal

Whoa, I never knew the Bible said some of this stuff. Animal Rights Food Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality bible and meat bible on meat christians eating meat does the bible condone eating meat vegan vegan christian vegetarian vegetarian christian

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The Spiritual Truth No One wants to Accept.

Elephant Journal

'The other affirmations, faultless Wayne, good job. I'm with you, mate. But this one.I'm m not buying.". Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality ability to respond affirmation destiny dr wayne dyer eckhart tolle fate guided meditation meditation responsibility Tony Robbins Wayne Dyer

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3 Simple Ways to Actively Practice Peace in our Lives.

Elephant Journal

More than ever, our ability to connect with others is in jeopardy. We live in a world full of hate and meaningless distractions. It is our job, my job, to be a vehicle for peace in a unique way. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Apprentice Thesis Elephant Academy Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality connection elephant journal academy eye contact intentional peace listening nature practice peace

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The Most Common Misconception about Quiet People.

Elephant Journal

There is a time and a place to speak, and there is a time and a place to listen—and personally, I believe that one of our society’s problems is that we think that the time to speak is constant. We forget the value of listening, because everyone is so obsessed with talking—with having their voices heard above anyone else’s—that they’re completely forgetting that other perspectives even exist, or that they might also be important.

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7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City—How we can Help.

Elephant Journal

Exactly 32 years later, on the anniversary of that deadly earthquake, a new tragedy has struck the city. magnitude earthquake shook the capital this September 19; the death toll is still rising, 40 buildings have collapsed around the city, and videos of. Enlightened Society Spanish WAYLON: Today Only 7.1 earthquake acting with compassion mexico mexico earthquake solidarity

What we Pay Attention to is What we Love.

Elephant Journal

A Zen monk once asked his teacher, “What is the essence of Buddhism?”. Love Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality awareness pay attention to relationships self love social media

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Racism is Racism: Let’s Call it What it Is.

Elephant Journal

Racism is racism until it's a thing that no one remembers. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. call it what it is mr. president end racism jim crow laws politics race Racism racists society

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Meditation FAQs: Does it Matter if I Fall Asleep During Meditation?

Elephant Journal

It's not unusual to fall asleep during meditation, especially when the practice is new to us. During meditation, our bodies experience a deep level of relaxation and healing. And, depending on how much stress and trauma our bodies are holding, they can want to prolong the healing experience.

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How to Overcome Body Pain during Meditation.

Elephant Journal

Meditation is supposed to make us feel good. However, when we sit for more than 30 minutes, meditation no longer feels as pleasant. It’s enough that we have to deal with all the mental noise—experiencing physical pain can often feel unbearable.

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Are We Really Animal Lovers if We Eat & Drink Them?

Elephant Journal

A decade or two ago we generally weren’t aware of what really goes on behind the closed doors of factory farms and slaughter houses. But now we know, so what is our. Enlightened Society Food Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. animal abuse diet eating meat factory farms food Mindful living vegan vegetarian

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