The Climate Pledge of Resistance

Heal the PlanetThe ongoing resistance to climate change has started to assume gigantic proportions. In the latest development, a coalition of faith-based native, societal, ecological and climate groups have created the Climate Pledge of Resistance (CPR) to step beyond talk into action by arranging the biggest ever civil insurrection in their history.

In the 1980s, public sentiment decrying U.S. association with, and sustenance of Central American hostilities took concrete shape as the Pledge of Resistance. This Pledge materialized as a highly effectual national crusade that bolstered independent yet peaceful all-enveloping focused action that embedded itself in simple implicit democracy. Today, this very Pledge has motivated CPR for the Planet. Continue Reading →

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Green Activism in Boulder, Colorado

Green ActivismBoulder, Colorado can now form its own municipal power utility. Two ballots were passed in November to eliminate their dependence on corporate utilities and manage the city’s power as part of the city’s municipal apparatus.

Xcel Energy currently provides electricity for Boulder. Xcel has been the target of environmental activists for years due to their lack of expansion into alternative fuel sources (over 60% of their power comes from coal).

Despite plenty of renewable energy alternatives available in the region, Xcel has continued to fail to expand into alternative energy sources at a rate acceptable to Boulder’s large activist base. Continue Reading →

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Why Is There So Much Skepticism About Climate Change?

skepticismThere are a lot of people who are still skeptical about the reality of climate change despite the overwhelming scientific evidence that has been provided. There is much public sensitization about climate change but the big question is “why are people skeptical about climate change?” This article will highlight some of the reasons why there is still much skepticism about climate change.

To begin with, most climate change skeptics are bound by their ideologies rather scientific facts. There are some people who hold conservative views and therefore convincing them to accept that climate change is a reality becomes difficult. This type of people will always interpret scientific facts based on their conservative views. Biased assimilation of information can make people to oppose certain realities in life. The fact that they are driven by their political ideologies rather than scientific facts means that they will always be skeptical about anything that may seem to threaten their ideologies. Continue Reading →

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The Truth About Money and Happiness

Money and HappinessWe have all heard the saying regarding money and its inability to buy happiness, right? There have even been clinical studies performed by several groups, including Princeton University, that have found an increase in annual income doesn’t directly correlate with happiness. However, to some degree, many can argue that money can’t bring happiness but that it can bring an increased satisfaction with life.

Take a look at some of the ways your annual income can bring you satisfaction with life.

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What Is The Safest Form Of Weight Loss Surgery?

lap band surgeryWeight loss surgery is a term used to connote several surgical procedures that are carried out on patients that are seen as being obese. Persons who access weight loss surgery achieve weight loss primarily due to three methods:

  • By lessening the size of the patient’s stomach by using a band (called a gastric band).
  • Patients may also choose to have some of their stomach removed. Some procedures that utilize these methods are sleeve gastrectomy and biliopancreatic diversion.
  • Weight loss Surgeons may also choose to redirect the patient’s small intestine into a small stomach pouch. This particular operation is commonly known as a gastric bypass surgery. Continue Reading →
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Guide to Green Home Design

imagesWe all know that we should recycle more. We have all heard the term “Go Green” before. We know it is probably the right thing to do for the earth but most of us have no clue as to where to begin. If you are planning to renovate or build any time soon, here are some green home design and energy-saving tips to consider in various parts of the home. Another incentive is the tremendous amount of money you can save every year by adopting some of these Green Home Design suggestions.

Doors and windows

Something as simple as an open door or window can allow warmth and insulation to escape which in turn means a waste of heating energy. On average homes lose up to 30 % of air-conditioning and heat energy to open doors and windows. Besides the obvious solution of keeping these closed while the air-conditioning is on, there are door and window designs that can further save power. When designing or choosing a door or window, look for one that is Energy-Star rated to you climate. To make it even more renewable, make sure it is made from recycled material. Continue Reading →

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Is Climate Change Real?

climate changeThroughout historical times, Earth’s climate has changes several times. In the last half a million years or so there had been seven glacial advance retreat cycles, with the last one abruptly ending some seven thousand years ago. This also marks the start of the human civilization and the modern climatic era. Variation in the orbit of our planet brings about minor changes in the quantity of solar energy that we receive and was solely responsible for the climate changes till the last millennium. Continue Reading →

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Environmental Destruction And Human Health

4Climate change is the shift  in the global climate due to natural and human causes. It continues to impact negatively on human health especially in developing countries. The ozone layer serves the function of protecting the earth from harmful Ultra Violet (UV) radiations. However, due to increased C02 emissions in the atmosphere, this layer is slowly facing depletion. These UV radiations have the potential to cause skin cancer if they strike the earth’s surface directly. Incidences of skin cancer have been prevalent in the past, and are believed to double every 7-8 years. The hole in ozone layer is widening, and with continued emission of these harmful gases, the health problems caused by UV radiations are expected to be rife. Continue Reading →

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Best Creative Gift Ideas for Children of All Ages

Selecting a gift for a child may seem easy enough a task. After all, compared to adults, children are generally easier to please and have less complex emotions. Right? Well, that may not be always true as children are getting increasingly savvy these days and don’t forget: sometimes pleasing the parents is as important, if not more than pleasing the kid.  Continue Reading →

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Gift Ideas for Those Special Birthdays in Our Lives

A birthday is a special time, an opportunity to gather together with friends and family, share food, exchange presents, and create memories. Some birthdays stand apart as significant, like the 18th. Although not all birthdays are equal, they can be equally difficult for the gift-giver. Some of us dread birthdays simply because we don’t know what to buy! Not to worry, because whether you want to play it safe or go for an out-of-the-box-gift, this helpful guide will have you on your way to the perfect present for those extra-special birthdays. Continue Reading →

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The Best Anti Aging Serums of 2014 Compared

Have you looked into the mirror lately only to see a weathered, wrinkled face staring back? Although we haven’t yet found the Fountain of Youth, there are lots of ways to rejuvenate your face. Many women turn to facelifts, which are expensive, painful, and often result in a frozen face. Anti-aging serums, on the other hand, are easy and gentle. Available online or in drugstores, they might just be the answer to your aging woes. Continue Reading →

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Which Massage Chairs & Recliners Give The Best Home Relaxation Experience?

You can’t put a price tag on good health and relaxation. For many, massages are a necessary part of life – whether the goal is relaxation, recovery from workouts, or relief from disease-related pain. Going to the spa is expensive and time-consuming. If only you could have your very own personal masseuse at home … Continue Reading →

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Effective Treatment Options & Products for Common Hyperpigmentation Problems

Poems and novels are quick to praise the flawless skin of their heroines, whether that skin is described as ivory in tone or the darkest ebony. Few memorialize the beauty of freckled or spotted complexions, leading many individuals with hyperpigmentation to feel second-rate or unattractive. Some may even feel hopeless regarding their situation. Never fear, however; the majority of hyperpigmentation causes can be eradicated or eased, resulting in more even skin tones and greater comfort and confidence. Continue Reading →

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The Best Portable Massage Equipment for Both Home & Professional Use

Massages are incredible things. A simple massage can alleviate back pain, stimulate proper nerve firings, and allow an individual to let go of intense tension. Many people are unable to make it into a professional therapist’s office, however, necessitating a means of administering therapy on-the-go. There are a number of suitable devices. The best two chairs and tables have been identified below, following research regarding efficacy, quality, and whether the devices may be used primarily by professional massage therapists or by novices. Continue Reading →

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Tightening Creams: Which are the ones that really work?

The human skin is a truly remarkable organ which completely regenerates itself every 7 days on average. This sort of vigor is crucial because the skin serves the vital function of protecting the body from many hazards. Even though the skin retains its ability to protect us from the elements right into old age, its capacity for self-renewal weakens with age and starts to lose the firm appearance of youth. Continue Reading →

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Which Laser Hair Removal Product Would Work For You?

Using laser technology to remove unwanted body hair is effective & delivers results quickly. In the past, you were required to visit a  dermatologist’s clinic to have the procedure carried out since the equipment required were costly and called for specialized expertise.

Today however, there are DIY kits you can buy and use at home to remove hair just as effectively as you would at a dermatologist’s clinic, potentially saving you thousands of dollars. We review 3 of the best home kits currently available in the market in this article.  Continue Reading →

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Is it Possible to Say Goodbye to Cellulite?

Many over the counter treatment creams claim to be effective in eliminating cellulite. The truth, however, is that many such treatments are no effective than just a regular skin moisturizer. Sure, they may make the surface of your skin appear firmer or smoother, but they do not tackle the root of the problem which is the fatty deposits that lead to cellulite formation. That is why it is important to know the basic science behind cellulite before you even consider any form of treatment. Continue Reading →

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Unbiased Review of Blue Light Acne Therapy Devices

Dermatologists have used pulsed blue light therapy to treat skin blemishes such as acne for several decades now. The technology behind the machines is clinically proven and has been passed by the FDA as safe and effective for use on the skin. While the development of hand held devices based on the technology is more recent, they are just as effective as the therapy you can get at a dermatologist’s office. This said, it is still important to pay due caution before ordering your own device from the web. To help you choose, we have reviewed two of the more popular systems selling online:

  1. The Tria® Skin Perfecting Blue Light System
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Which Garcinia Cambogia Supplements Are Really Worth a Try?

It seems as if weight loss remedies have never been more in vogue than in this day and age. Perhaps the demand has arisen from the runaway consumer culture where endless infomercials are fed to the masses. Maybe it all has to do with the global celebrity culture that has put such a premium on physical looks way above other accomplishments. That said, whatever the underlying motivation, the desire to shed those extra pounds and perhaps appear more confident is often legitimate in our opinion. Continue Reading →

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Are Home Foot Massage Machines a Good Idea?

We use our feet more than any other body part – perhaps this is why stress seems to build up in our feet. A proper foot massage can relax your entire body, replenish lost energy, improve your mood, release toxins, alleviate pain, and improve circulation. Going to the spa is pricey, but purchasing a foot massager will save you money and give you the convenience of relaxing in your own home, any time during the day or night. The following reviews feature three foot massagers and helpful tips to start you down the path to happy feet.

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