Category Archives: Lifestyle

Is the U.S. in an “Everything Bubble?”

The U.S. is experiencing one of the greatest wealth booms in history, but data is making it more clear that it is founded on unsustainable economic bubbles that appear ready to burst in the near future. Source: U.S. Household Wealth Is Experiencing An Unsustainable Bubble

Making Family Health and Wellness a Routine

The most effective way to impact your family’s health for the longterm is to establish healthy routines and habits. A great way to do this is to give yourself regular reminders to stay on course. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not great at scheduling reminders on my calendar. I prefer physical, analog […]

What Happened to America’s Middle-class?

Alissa Quart, author of the new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, suggests that America’s middle class is being wiped out by a cost of living that far outpaces salary increases.   A couple earning nearly $140,000 can’t make ends meet without taking after hours jobs? Tiny starter houses cost $680,000 and up? Highly educated […]

Community Rallies Behind Teen’s Hot Dog Stand for School Clothes

Minneapolis Officials Help Teen Get Permits for Hot Dog Stand How many times have we read about a story in which children tried to experiment with a lemon aid or hot dog stand that was closed down quickly and emotionlessly by cranky neighbors and overzealous city authorities? Sadly, it seems to happen a lot, making […]

Are We Rats in a Cage?

  Chris Martenson, Co-Founder of Peak Prosperity and author of “The Crash Course” provides us a science-based explanation for the apparent escalation in extremism and aggression around the globe, even in the US where we have always assumed that different ideas should not only be accepted but also celebrated as part of our diverse heritage […]

Hawaii Bans Oxybenzone Sunscreens-Are There Any Alternatives?

Many people are already booked and ready for their dream vacations to Hawaii this summer. Unfortunately, recent news has revealed that their beloved sunscreens used since childhood are no longer welcome in Hawaii, because of their destructive effects on coral reefs and surrounding ecosystems. As a result, environmentally conscious travellers are desperately searching the internet […]

How to make diseases disappear | Rangan Chatterjee

At his TEDX-Liverpool talk, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee surprised his audience by claiming that he can make disease disappear. After explaining that he’s not really a magician, he describes some things that he has had his patients do which resulted in dramatic improvements in their cases. He encourages everyone to first stop focussing on symptoms of […]

Can your biome make you fat?

  Is there a relationship between our gut bacteria and our BMI? According to neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt in her new book, “Why Diets Make Us Fat,” she suggests that scientists are finding evidence of a complex relationship that can impact our bodies in a wide variety of ways. Source: Can your biome make you fat?

Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market

  Capsule hotels, once thought the domain of overworked underpaid Japanese salarymen, have exploded across Asia. Creative designs for small sleeping spaces have attracted a broad spectrum of customers from young creatives to high-end business travelers. Source: Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market Projected To Reach $226M — Why Are Travelers Downsizing?

Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry

Move over young techies and Millennials, granny and gramps are behind the wheel in a potential housing revolution thanks to the benefits of the self-driving car. Source: Self-driving cars could disrupt the housing industry