Zoos Get Into Brutal #CuteAnimalTweetOff Battle, And It’s Exactly What The Internet Needed
Feb14

Zoos Get Into Brutal #CuteAnimalTweetOff Battle, And It’s Exactly What The Internet Needed

While bad news and political turmoil were turning everyone against each other, a #CuteAnimalTweetOff erupted, and it was exactly what Twitter needed. The catalyst was a precious grey seal pup released to the press by Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Sarah Hill, a user from Virginia, challenged the VA Aquarium to do better – or rather, cuter. A friendly fire of back-to-back adorable animal moments followed, and hundreds of Twitizens eagerly...

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THE LEGEND OF SHAMBHALA: A HIDDEN LAND THAT EXISTS WITHIN OUR OWN
Feb10

THE LEGEND OF SHAMBHALA: A HIDDEN LAND THAT EXISTS WITHIN OUR OWN

Shambhala is round but depicted as an eight-petalled lotus blossom, which is a symbol of the heart Chakra (represented in the picture below). Many ancient texts refer to ‘magical’ and ‘mythical’ lands, which is fascinating, particularly when you consider how much of the writings in ancient Buddhism, Vedic philosophy, or other Eastern traditions is being confirmed by modern day science. Quantum physics in particular has gained a lot of...

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Plants for Peace: The Top 10 Best Essential Oils for Relieving Anxiety and Stress
Jan20

Plants for Peace: The Top 10 Best Essential Oils for Relieving Anxiety and Stress

Why You Should Be Using Essential Oils for Anxiety and Stress When it comes to natural treatments for anxiety and stress, there are few things quite as powerful as essential oils when properly used. In order to understand why that is, you need to first understand how essential oils are made. Depending on the plant and oil in question, it takes fairly large—sometimes huge—amounts of raw plant material to make tiny quantities of...

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How to Build a Totally Self-Sustaining Home
Dec26

How to Build a Totally Self-Sustaining Home

More than four decades ago, a lone architect had what must have seemed at the time like an impossible dream: to build a new kind of residence that would be in complete harmony with the planet. This home would be made with recycled and sustainable materials. It would rely on clean energy and renewable resources to supply its inhabitants with the most basic and essential of needs. It would be designed to be affordable and utilize...

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This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet
Dec26

This Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet

This little weed pops up in gardens, on lawns and even in driveway cracks. Those bushy green leaves and small, stalk-like buds are part of the miraculous plantain. Plantain is one of the most medicinally powerful “nuisance” plants. For hundreds of years, plantain has been used as one of nature’s most powerful medicines, and for very good reason. Its unique nutritive potential could help you clear up skin can, overcome difficult...

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Humans Just Killed Off These 15 Animal Species And You Didn’t Even Notice
Dec24

Humans Just Killed Off These 15 Animal Species And You Didn’t Even Notice

What was the last animal to go extinct? You probably don’t even know. Most people don’t because animal species are dropping like flies all over the world. It’s pretty much impossible to know how many species have disappeared over the last few years due to so much deforestation, habitat loss, pollution, poaching, etc.. But here are some of the most notable, thanks to the efforts of The International Union of Conservation of Nature and...

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