Feb 29

Do Unto Animals: Book Review


For those who are looking for a rational, thoughtful, endearing, and entertaining book about animal welfare and the animal kingdom—especially companion, farm, and urban wildlife animals—then Tracey Stewart’s Do Unto Animals is a must read. This book would be a great tool for teachers to use in their biology and science classrooms to introduce accurate …

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Feb 21

Fenugreek Helps Male Menopause


Lots of press is dedicated to female menopause and its symptoms, but men are often overlooked. After all, men do go through a stage of decline in male hormones and can experience a list of symptoms associated with male menopause (aka andropause), so I thought I’d talk about how new research shows how the herb …

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Feb 03

Mining for Gold in Poop and E-Waste

gold in poop

Recently, the topic of mining for gold in poop and e-waste caught my eye. For those who have been following my posts, my finding interest in this idea should come as no surprise, as I frequently write about recycling and the environment, since helping to save our Planet Home is one of my passions. Whether …

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Jan 26

Meditation and Multitasking

meditation and multitasking

Within the past two years, I made two significant changes in my life: I began practicing mindful meditation, and I decided that my lifelong habit of multitasking had to stop—or at least be reduced to doing two things at once rather than three or more. The result has been greater peace of mind, less stress …

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Dec 23

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

afraid of the dark

It’s not unusual for children to be afraid of the dark. Parents try to soothe those fears, making a big show of looking under beds and in closets and announcing that there are no monsters hiding, and then leaving a nightlight on either in the room or just outside the doorway to ease suspicious minds. …

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