TedTalk: In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein's notions of gravity and space-time to superstring theory, where minuscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe...
Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences--including Bioneers, the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn--as well as colleges, poetry venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West,& Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others. http://www.drewdellinger.org
Mysterious aches and pains? The cause may surprise you—plus, easy fixes for back pain culprits.
1. The Habit: Sleeping On An Old Mattress
According to the National Sleep Foundation, a good mattress will last nine to ten years...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro:Have you ever held a grudge? What about skipping a workout or eating junk food? If you're like most people, you will say yes to at least one of these 8 surprising habits. The common link between them is that they are all linked to back pain.
Summer’s long over. School is back in session. And that means Halloween is knocking at your door.
We thought that in addition to reminding you to check out GreenHalloween for ideas, we’d pass on some tips from our fellow green bloggers...
Editor´s Note: Whether it's using tea oil to preserve a pumpkin from molding or avoiding lead in Halloween candy, authors of "Celebrate Green" Lynn Colwell and daughter Corey Colwell-Lipson have summoned top bloggers that are in the know for a green Halloween.
L-theanine, an amino acid found in tea leaves, helps reduce stress, promote relaxation and improve the quality of sleep. L-theanine is found in tea leaves in low concentrations (less than 2 percent), which means that effective dosage levels (of 100 – 200mg/day) cannot be delivered from drinking tea. Recently, animal studies and human studies have shown that a high dose of L-theanine (100 mg) combined with caffeine about at the level of a single cup of tea (40 mg), can help to improve attention, memory, and cognition...
by Karen Adler, ATH Asst. Editor of Arts & Art Therapy, Diploma Transpersonal Art Therapy, Grad Dip Material Anthropology
Stroud is a pretty little town nestled peacefully in the Karuah Valley, NSW. The verdant green and rolling hills surrounding Stroud are more reminiscent of England than of the wide brown land of Dorothea Mackellars’ poem, My Country**. Maryjane O’Dell’s house and garden in the main street of Stroud combines the quaintness of a cottage garden and a home lovingly and skillfully restored, with a quirky sense of humour. The result is a delight for the senses...
Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Maryjane O'Dell would not consider herself to be an artist but the fact is that she is one. Her home, Ye Olde Bakehouse, in Stroud, Australia is one of those places where the creativity of the owner jumps out at you. Her joy in making and constructing things is evident everywhere you look and the result is a delight for the senses.
They only enter your home when invited, never see the light of day, and lurk in the dark corners . . . of your entertainment center! Energy vampire is a common term given to an electronic appliance that continues to consume power even when you believe it is turned off...
Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs as they are more commonly referred to, are gases and vapors which contain carbon and evaporate quickly into the air around you. VOCs are most often found in items such as paints, inks, pesticides and cleaning products. VOCs even have the ability to off-gas from solid objects such as bedding and linens or furniture.
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