2014

Perfecting the Cat Purr Meditation.

The Alien Next Door

Willow Her name is Willow, and she helps me centre my being. Willow is a diminutive 18-year old Russian blue cat, who I looked after for some friends in Mississauga. When I first met Willow, she responded with reticence--like all smart discerning cats.

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Bald Eagle Catching and Eating a Blue-winged Teal

10,000 Birds

Back in January, when I was enjoying my attendance at the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival down in Florida, I had an enchanting encounter with our national bird , the Bald Eagle.

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Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

Green Traveler Guides

| A Green Field of Dreams | It’s on a beach walk along wind-swept Lake Huron in the Thumb—do as all Michiganders do and think of the state as mitten-shaped and you get the picture—that we meet Paul Weideman. He is playing with his big, boisterous dogs. We begin to chat.

6 Easy Natural Beauty Recipes using Pure Rose Water

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Considered the most beautiful woman in her days of queen of Egypt, bathing her hair and skin in pure rose water was one of Cleopatra’s beauty secrets.

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Old garden tools need not to be thrown

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Old garden tools are, in many instances, better than new ones and even if a handle is no longer, even for a trowel, in the best of states there are ways of rescuing them.

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The Angel of Verdun and The Edge of Tomorrow

The Alien Next Door

Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt) She’s called The Angel of Verdun. You also see another name scrawled in bright red over a London bus: Full Metal B h.

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San Francisco: Bay Area Green Tours leads the way

Green Traveler Guides

National Let it Go Day – 3 Easy Ways to Forgive

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Today, June 23 rd is National Let it Go Day, a beautiful day of reflection and renewal, as we make the deliberate effort to simply let go of the grudges we may hold.

Anti-inflammatory Massage Oil with Lavender and Eucalyptus

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Inflammation is a painful symptom that can cause the growth of disease as well as immovability and depression. While the body needs a certain level of inflammation to help with the process of healing, too much of it can certainly be bad.

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Birdie Magnetic Sense and Human Generated Electromagnetic Fields

10,000 Birds

Bird Navigation is an amazing, mysterious thing. For years, birds have outsmarted scientists over this issue, mainly I think because people looking into navigation originally made the incorrect assumption that birds are birds and there is a navigational method that they use.

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Weekend Inspirational Roundup – Number 7

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1: Take the Step. 2: Motivational Video – Vision. 3: You are Enough. 4: Believe. 5: Beautiful by Christina Aguilera. 6: Be so Good! 7: Be Fearless! 8: We Not Giving Up by Machel Montano. 9: Be Full of Faith. 10: Learn good things! inspiration inspirational motivational

Creamy Pina Colada Body Butter

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This yummy smelling body butter pairs Shea butter with coconut oil, honey and jojoba oil. The honey influences touchable skin with its anti-bacterial and PH balancing properties and the oils provide moisture, hydration and a more even-tone appearance.

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The Oldest Food Forest in Britain

Green (Living) Review

Visit Graham and Nancy Bell, permaculture teachers and creators of the oldest permaculture food forest in Britain. Over 20 years ago, they began planting a wide range of fruit trees, vegetables, perennials and much more in a field behind their cottage.

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Picture of the day

Environmental Economics

Sent from my iPhone

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Electronic Waste Recycling: Importance and Facts

Living Green & Saving Energy

With waste management being one of the prime steps of the recycling process, it is evident that each and every part of your waste is segregated and sent for recycling. However, that is not the story in various landfills.

Another Great Shorebirding Day at Jamaica Bay

10,000 Birds

Saturday morning, 30 August 2014, was a perfect time for shorebirding at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s East Pond.

Embracing Your Future: Flying Algal Ships

The Alien Next Door

Hydrogenase by Vincent Callebaut It’s July 2030. You are heading to Vancouver Island to deliver a presentation to the International Community Planning Committee in Victoria on your innovative biomimetic design for an organic self-organized wellness centre and recreation complex in Sydney.

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Ktima Bellou: a green hotel in shadow of the Greek gods

Green Traveler Guides

| Macedonian Green Elegance | It’s in the shadow of Mount Olympus, home to the ancient Greek gods and highest mountain in Greece. Nearby is the traditional village of Agios Dimitrios, population maybe a thousand and surrounded by farm and forest.

The Downside of Wearing Conventional Makeup plus a DIY Natural Makeup Roundup

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There are two reasons for wearing makeup – to enhance particular features, and to cover-up unpleasant flaws. The lipsticks are effective at plumping subtle lips, while the eyeliner accentuates the eyes and the blushes rosey the cheeks.

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10 Ways to Obtain and Maintain an Alkaline Body

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Disease is happiest when living in an acidic body. Fungi, bacteria and toxins multiply quickly and swim freely within – wreaking havoc in an acidic body. Nevertheless, the opposite is true for an alkaline body.

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Happy Arbor Day – 5 of the World’s Most Beautiful Trees

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Founded by a Nebraskan politician by the name of Julius Morton, the very first arbor day took place in 1872. This day for the trees was formed to be an inspiration and a reminder to nurture, plant and celebrate trees of all kind.

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8 Practical Ways to Use Solar Energy

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Solar energy refers to electricity derived from sunlight with the use of photovoltaic panels – this type of energy is effective at powering almost every application that relies on traditional energy.

Homemade Vegan Soap: Basic Recipe with Soap Combinations

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Natural glycerin soap is the hypoallergenic and non-irritating alternative to chemically induced conventional soap.

Just how friendly are your “bee-friendly” plants?

Green (Living) Review

Shutterstock We don’t want to kill your bee-loving buzz, but if you buy “bee-friendly” plants and seedlings from Home Depot or similar stores, then you could be unwittingly killing the bees that you’re trying to protect.

Cherry, Garcia (et al.)

Environmental Economics

It is not just a Ben & Jerry's flavor

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Flip the Switch: Upgrade to Energy Efficient Lighting Today

Living Green & Saving Energy

When buying light fixtures we often forget to look past the aesthetics, and we overlook the types of bulbs that are used. According the U.S. Energy Department, when you change one light bulb in your home you save up to $6 per year per light bulb.

Fighting Female Western Bluebirds

10,000 Birds

On a beautiful sunny day last week I decided it was time to check on bluebird nest boxes. I had seen several Western Bluebirds ( Sialia mexicana ) scouting for possible nesting sites and it is that time of year to make sure the boxes are in good shape, clean and ready to go.

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Tesla, Frequency, Vibration and Bioresonance Healing Therapy

The Alien Next Door

Nikola Tesla If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration —Nikola Tesla Everything in life is vibration —Albert Einstein The natural frequency of an object is associated with one of its many “standing wave patterns” by which it vibrates.

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Just Back: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Green Traveler Guides

| The Beauty Amid Us | It has oft been observed that we ignore or overlook the beauty in our own backyards.

Hummingbirds at Catarata del Toro, Costa Rica

10,000 Birds

No, you’re not going crazy. This is the second post on 10,000 Birds about hummingbirds at Catarata del Toro in less than a month. Such are the risks you take reading a blog written by birders who sometimes go birding together.

10 Natural Ways to Support your Thyroid Gland

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The thyroid is the body’s greatest prove that big things comes in small packages. It is the job of this butterfly shaped gland to continually produce the hormones responsible for regulating the metabolism and aiding the cells and organs throughout the body.

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A Poem for Earth Month – Thank You Mother Earth

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10 Practical Ways to Generate a Positive Mind

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The idea of generating a positive mind often seems laughable when we look at our surroundings. Seriously, is it even possible to be positive when we live in a world filled with disappointments, stresses, diseases and injustice? The answer is yes!

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Manhattan: An Eco-Friendly Element in Times Square

Green Traveler Guides

| The Big (Green) Apple | From the bustling street, you might not suspect that Element Times Square West is one of New York City’s eco-pioneers.