Jess Hunter-Bowman, Guest
After 40 years of failing to stem the drug trade, there’s a global conversation about new approaches.
As Manuel, a Colombian farmer, showed me his peppercorn crops ravaged by the defoliant sprayed in a futile effort to kill his neighbor’s drug crops, he explained why … More
Rick D., Eat Local Grown
The Farmers Market is a great place to bring your kids for so many reasons! The Farmers Market allows you to provide your family with wholesome, healthy food while supporting your local community at the same time.
Here’s the reality- Family farmers need … More
Dave Mihalovic, Prevent Disease
Public health officials are routinely failing to inform the public of their right to refuse vaccines in both school and work settings. Greater powers are at work to make mandatory vaccination policies which will allow officials to conduct childhood vaccinations without any parental consent … More
Roman Krznaric, Greater Good
Job satisfaction is at record lows. What does it take to overcome the fear of change, especially in tough economic times?
This essay is adapted from How to Find Fulfilling Work (Picador).
The idea of fulfilling work—a job that reflects our passions, talents, … More
Patricia Jennings, Guest
The national debate on how to improve our education system is very vibrant and visible these days. It focuses on salient issues like testing, teacher pay and job security in a difficult economy, and other mounting stresses on teachers and students. Half of new teachers … More
Kees Deckers, Contributor
So-called new-age and spiritualistic believers think that new generations of children are more intelligent than past generations of children. Although it is important to finally start recognising that children are human and no less stupid than their so-called elders, I doubt very much that this … More
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
Now, more than ever, it’s wise to encourage our children’s faculties of perception, some of which are called extra-sensory. They’re not really extra, as we know… they’re natural. Just in the course of accomplishing daily activities, we can create situations and games that affirm … More
“Being the change we want to see in the world” is first and foremost. Our lifestyles, disengagement from the matrix and raising of consciousness being paramount.
But with that comes activity. We cannot be consciously aware of what’s truly going around us without being prompted and … More
David James Lees, Guest Writer
A recent report commissioned by UK charities Relate and Men’s Health Forum highlighted how men are often ‘in the dark’ when it comes to emotional and relationship difficulties in their life, the factors which cause them, and how to effectively deal with them.
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Image if your child came home from school excited as could be because they had been learning how to plant trees. Or what if your kindergartner started asking you to buy more organic tomatoes and kale at the store, instead of Goldfish, because … More
Ken Butigan, Waging Nonviolence Contributor
Let’s imagine it’s 2063. Florida Atlantic University’s board of trustees has established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to disentangle the school’s historical support for the for-profit prison system — including its decision a half-century earlier to award its football stadium naming rights to … More
Sigmund Fraud, Staff Writer
The human mind is easily programmed, and human behavior is largely autonomous once the sub-conscious has a suggestion of what to do. By default, people seem inclined to conform to the ideas, environment and behaviors around them, at least as a means of … More
Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
When it comes to health, children today are guided by an illusion of reality. Teachers in the educational system have only the best of intentions, but unfortunately even they are led by a curriculum so distorted from our natural world, that it is nearly … More
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
My children enjoy a great deal of freedom. When I was child, we also had freedom. It was OK to take a bus alone, walk slowly to a … More
Aaron Jackson, Guest Writer
The concepts of consumerism and careerism are predominant in first world countries, and are increasing in countries with less “advanced” economies too, but why?
The definition of careerism or a careerist is “the characteristics associated with one who advances his career even at … More
Marco Torres, Prevent Disease
The general definitions and terminology for illiteracy vary depending on their orientation to specific subject areas. Most people assume illiteracy pertains solely to those with the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language. However, those suffering from learning, cultural and scientific … More