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Practicing Gratitude For Happiness…

Quite frequently gratitude is touted as the magic elixir, the invisible force field that will keep all of life's ills away.  There's an entire industry built on — "If you were more grateful, you wouldn't be poor!"  (By the way, the same goes for being positive.)  But since I've met a number of people who have been quite wealthy and …

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Smile Power…

Ever notice that people respond differently when you smile?  Well, research has proven that there is power in the simple smile.  Whether it's personal or business — a genuine smile — can bring cohesion and unity.  (The operative word there being "genuine.") For more info, check out this article from the archives of The Guardian Newspaper and this video from the recent TED …

Getting Green Day-By-Day

The Green Guide has a year long plan for getting us all more green, organic and less carbon extensive. Their planner has ideas on bringing ecological and sustainable ideas and products into our everyday worlds bit by bit.  There is a planner for the day, the week and the month. Each is filled with ideas to help us make the …

Going Into The Meatrix

A webtoon that shows where our meat and poultry comes from — but makes it more palatable than a PETA video — can be found at The Meatrix. It's a three-part cartoon (each segment is about three minutes long) that has the basics down as to how our agribusiness works.   _____________________________________

Organic Agriculture

Did you know that Cuba is the world's largest organic farming experiment?  Here's a fascinating look at it's progress in ecological agriculture from the National Radio Project titled — Dateline Havana: The Future Of Cuba.  It's a short newscast (about thirty minutes) and offers something for the rest of us to think about. Along that same theme of sustainable agriculture, …