Category Archives: Family

What Everyone Gets Wrong About the Homeless

Mark Anthony DiBello, a homeless man, tells about his experiences on the street and about the misconceptions people have about him and others like him. He said that most homeless are not there by choice, but by unfortunate circumstances. Some, like him, were once regular citizens and even have university degrees. Source: I Used to […]

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 […]

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 […]

CEO Of Non-profit Shelter That Called Police On Senator For Trying To Visit Detained Children Paid $770,860

Critics are questioning why the CEO of a Texas nonprofit children’s shelter that called police on Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley for trying to enter the facility, where detained immigrant children are held, is being paid as much as $770,860 a year. The Southwest Key Programs (SKP) center in Brownsville — Read on www.yahoo.com/news/ceo-non-profit-shelter-called-144903701.html

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This

Researchers studied 5,000 gifted children over 45 years and came to some disappointing conclusions: truly brilliant kids are usually not accurately identified and, even when they are, many are stifled in a rigid bureaucratic system.  Despite what we are told, it seems that society is biased against high intelligence in favor of mediocrity. Source: Want to Raise Wildly […]

Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty

Bill Gates, number one on Forbes’ Billionaires list, has a solution to reverse global poverty–chicken farming! Gates suggests that even a single chicken per household can change the economic circumstances for an incredible number of families around the globe. Source: Why Bill Gates Says Chickens Are the Answer to Global Poverty – and the Reason He’s ‘Never Raised’ One Himself