Category Archives: Community

Is Social Connection the Key to a Long and Healthy Life?

According to psychologist Susan Pinker, research indicates that it’s not exercise and diet that most determine longevity, but the number and quality of personal relationships that does. Pinker studied the inhabitants of the island of Sardinia, off the coast of Italy, which boasts six times the number of centenarians as the mainland and ten times […]

From Waitress to $2.8 Million Retail Brand

Cheekys founder, Jessica Roberts, started out as waitress and ended up with a $2.8 million fashion brand for country gals. Source: How This Former Outback Steakhouse Waitress Built a $2.8 Million Retail Brand | Inc.com

Get Ready… Change Is Upon Us | Peak Prosperity

Dear Republican and Democrat friends.  I urge you to take a few minutes to read this article, which may give you fresh perspective on the recent presidential election and what long-term trends have brought us to this point.  Chris Martenson wrote an excellent article on the Peak Prosperity website which suggests that long-term economic policies pursued by […]

Are Oklahoma Tremors The Fracking Industry Canary?

In 2015 the region experienced more than 1,000 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater, more than three times the number in 2009, according to the United States Geological Survey.  From January through June of this year, Oklahoma experienced 619 tremors of at least magnitude 2.8. Similar seismic activity reported in other parts of the country where hydraulic fracturing […]

Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo Finance

  Zappos’ Founder,Tony Hsieh, moved from a luxury penthouse to a 240 square-foot trailer in a Las Vegas trailer park…intentionally…and has been happy ever since.  Read the article to find out why. Source: Zappos’ multimillionaire CEO explains why he lives in a trailer park with his two pet llamas – Yahoo Finance

Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure – Yahoo News

A huge headache for many cities around the globe is figuring out how they can continue to maintain their aging water and sewer systems, treating ever more polluted water, without significantly raising rates. Source: Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure – Yahoo News

Obuse, Japan Fox Festival

This video is about the 17th annual Fox Festival held in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture, Japan every September.  Citizens from the Higashimachi neighborhood spend countless hours preparing for the festival, which has become an attraction for not only Obuse residents, but also for tourists from across the country. The video focuses on the  young fox bridegroom […]