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 the real reason wheat is toxic (life / health / food)

Standard wheat harvest protocol in the US is to drench the wheat fields with Roundup several days before the combine harvesters work through the fields because withered, dead wheat plants are less taxing on the farm equipment and a ... read more

 her own language (education / language / )

I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she'd just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can make it aga ... read more

 escape from zip ties (life / health / safety)

If you're ever unlawfully detained, this might be good to know: escape from zip ties - rear; escape - front ... read more

 folding clothes (culture / writing / blog)

I thought I'd watch some sports while folding clothes (making up for my complete lack of doing chores yesterday). My choices were NBA basketball (where travelling is only called after 6 or 7 steps), bull riding (where I just feel sorr ... read more

 free education (education / / )

Courtesy of The Khan Academy: khanacademy NOT free, but still related, online courses at udemy You can learn anything.For free. For everyone. Forever. ... read more

 action films on netflix (culture / movies-tv / blog)

Almost half of all action films on Netflix have a variation of this description: He thought he was retired, but has to do one last job! ... read more
are you living a conscious life?
Elva Thompson - Are you living your life at the mercy of unconscious creation? ... read more

where you belong (life / travel / )

I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, but according to this site I should move to New England. You would fit in well in New England due to your no-nonsense personality and preservation o ... read more
colonizing the amazon: brazil to open indigenous reserves to mining without indigenous consent
Mongabay - The government intends to colonize and integrate the remaining indigenous communities in the Amazon. ... read more

 pictures of our life in astrakhan (family / adoption / holmes)

Tonight is our last night in Astrakhan. So, I thought I'd post some pictures of where we've been living for the past 19 days.We've had many battles over clothing. She thinks I put too much clothes on her. In the hotel room, she wears ... read more

 avoid the pharmacy, fight the flu with remedies from the kitchen (life / health / food)

via Avoid the Pharmacy: Fight the Flu with Remedies from the Kitchen. A gargle made from salt water can relieve a sore throat. As well, it can stop a budding infection in its tracks. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt with a cup of water and ... read more

 cincinnati passes resolution requiring ge food labeling (life / health / food)

Cincinnati passes resolution requiring GE food labeling.Good!And that's where Kroger is headquartered, which might make it more interesting. ... read more

 mit creates solar cell from grass clippings (education / technology / )

MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to stir some grass ... read more

 europe '96 video (life / travel / )

You can watch it here: vimeo/3271045 I was there for Doug and Jana's wedding, but this doesn't include that, as that was filmed by a professional. This video is so badly-done it's almost funny. amznassocdefault ... read more

 thanks to the fda, you really have no idea what's in your food (life / health / food)

via Thanks to the FDA, You Really Have No Idea Whats In Your Food. It's been stuck this way since the early 1990s, when the FDA hired former Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor to write the regulations, or lack thereof. ... read more

 so god made a dog (culture / humor / )

I love this. via So God made a dog And on the 9th day God looked down on his children and said they need a companion, so God Made A Dog. Paul Harvey-style tribute to dogs. ... read more