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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Birthday & Christmas Ideas for Boys 7 to 12 Years Old

Gift giving can be difficult, especially when the recipient is a young boy. Nobody wants to be that lame parent, relative, or friend who gives bad gifts! Not to worry, because whether you’re looking for an educational gift, a toy for the backyard, or a gift the whole family can enjoy, the following guide will provide you with lots of ideas on what to get for Christmas and birthdays for boys ages 7-12. Look online for more information about the specific products mentioned.

Which Garcinia Cambogia Supplements Are Really Worth a Try?

It seems like 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 appearance above other personal attributes. That said, no matter what the real reason is, the desire to shed those extra pounds and appear more confident and youthful is very legitimate in my opinion.

Effective Shampoos That Help Combat Hair Loss

Nothing is quite as discouraging as slow-growing or thinning hair. Each shampoo and dye commercial on the television seems like a slap in the face. Print advertising seems to rely singularly on the awe and wonder inspired by long, silky tresses. For this reason, many men and women turn to shampoo for growing hair to assist stubborn locks that are, seemingly, determined to remain short and shoulder-length, or to fall out altogether. There are a number of issues causing hair loss and growth retardation, including poor diet, genetic coding, poor circulation, and clogged follicles. Growth shampoos seek to reverse many of these, leading to longer (and longer-lasting), fuller hair.

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.

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. 

Birthday & Christmas Gift Ideas for Girls 7 to 12

Is there a little princess in your life? A girl between the ages 7 and 12 that has a birthday coming up? It’s true that young girls are easier to shop for than boys, but do you know what toys and games are popular right now? If you’re a stressed out parent, relative, or friend-of-the-family, keep reading for some helpful tips on what to get for Christmas or her birthday.

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.

Great Christmas & Birthday Ideas for Boyfriends & Girlfriends

Gift giving can be stressful, especially when it comes to that special someone. And as the holidays approach, busy schedules often get in the way of shopping. There’s nothing worse than giving an unsatisfying gift and seeing the disappointment on the recipient’s face. Not to worry – this guide will help you choose the perfect Christmas present for your significant other.

Which are the most effective microdermabrasion devices in the market?

Microdermabrasion (MD/microderm) is one of today’s easiest, most effective anti-aging treatments – and you won’t have to worry about chemicals or needles. The original process utilized a spray of microcrystals to blast away dead skin cells. Sounds painful, right?

The newest technique, called diamond microdermabrasion, is safe and gentle. A diamond-tipped wand is used to exfoliate and massage the skin while a vacuum sucks up debris. MD treatments are expensive ($80-$200 per visit). A home MD system is a great investment that can save you time and hundreds of dollars. And the best benefit of microdermabrasion? Renewed confidence.

Facial Serums that Contain Vit C & Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Beauty products are often touted as the latest in personal development, allowing countless men and women to improve first impressions through improving skin texture and tone. While there are many specialized serums developed to target specific perceived faults (hyperpigmentation, redness, oily skin, etc), there are also many serums intended to simply improve the overall appearance and health of skin. Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid serums fall into this category.

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.

Guide to Home-Use Embroidery Machines & Review of Reliable Models

Computerized embroidery is not a cheap pastime. In fact, many people use embroidery and sewing as a means to earn additional income and even run a business. Embroidery even makes it way to fashion runways. But before every profit is an initial investment in supplies. Brother, Singer, and Janome lead the way in both home and commercial embroidery machines. For home models, Brother and Singer are the best choices. Brother is known for its innovative, high-quality products, state-of-the-art accessories, and unparalleled software. This widely-recognized brand offers a variety of machines to suit all skill levels and budgets.

Review of Gun Safes

Gun safes may, at first glance, seem an unnecessary luxury—after all, a high-placed closet shelf will do, right? On the contrary, gun lockers are absolutely pivotal for all gun owners, ranging from an individual owning a single handgun for safety to avid hunters and marksmen. The potential safety issues at hand for gun owners without a gun safe range from self-injury to accidental injuries (or even death) at the hand of uneducated, innocent children. When looking for a gun safe, seek out sturdy construction, a reliable locking mechanism, and a fail-safe means of storage including a rack or series of dividers. A handful of affordable gun safes are identified and reviewed below.