GREEN BURIALS

Here is what Americans put in the ground each year through traditional burials: 20 million feet of wood, 4.3 million gallons of embalming fluids, 1.6 million tons of reinforced concrete, 17,000 tons of copper and bronze, and 64,500 tons of steel, according to the Green Burial Council. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/smarter-living/green-funeral-burial-environment.html?recid=12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC&sl_l=1&sl_rec=thompson_sample_dedup_sticky&contentCollection=smarter-living&mData=articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F03%252F22%252Fsmarter-living%252Fgreen-funeral-burial-environment.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_l%253D1%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky%26articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2018%252F01%252F19%252Fwell%252Feat%252Fwhat-is-the-health-and-nutritional-value-of-mushrooms.html%253Frecid%253D12BmyDMAp7mQvohLucTWp8usbFC%2526sl_rec%253Dthompson_sample_dedup_sticky&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=smarterLiving-promo-region&region=smarterLiving-promo-region&WT.nav=smarterLiving-promo-region&hp CLICK PICTURE FOR GOOD ARTICLE IN THE … Continue reading GREEN BURIALS

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THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS

 by LILY HAY NEWMAN   GETTY IMAGES ONE OF THE most shocking things about Thursday's announcement of the Equifax data breach is the sheer scale of the numbers involved. Particularly the Social Security numbers. Yes, there have been plenty of large data breaches before—5 million SSNs revealed in a Kansas Department of Commerce leak in July, 80 million … Continue reading THE EQUIFAX BREACH EXPOSES AMERICA’S IDENTITY CRISIS

JEFF SESSIONS’ WAR ON WEED

(ANTIMEDIA) It seems Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former comments claiming the enforcement of federal marijuana rules is a “strain on federal resources” have been completely forgotten. The former Alabama senator showed his true colors on this issue during a recent exchange with reporters, and we now know his office is “going to look” at cases in some states … Continue reading JEFF SESSIONS’ WAR ON WEED

Poor at 20, Poor for Life

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/social-mobility-america/491240/http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/07/social-mobility-america/491240/ A new study indicates that from the 1980s to the 2000s, it became less likely that a worker could move up the income ladder. Jeff Topping / Reutersby ALANA SEMUELS It’s not an exaggeration: It really is getting harder to move up in America. Those who make very little money in their first jobs will … Continue reading Poor at 20, Poor for Life

CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jul/15/clean-energy-wont-save-us-economic-system-can#comment-79148927 Only a new economic system can save us.  ‘That 30% chunk of greenhouse gases that comes from non-fossil fuel sources isn’t static. It is adding more to the atmosphere each year.’ Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Global Warming Images/Alamy   By Jason Hickel Friday 15 July 2016 07.00 EDTLast modified on Friday 15 July 2016 07.01 EDT It’s time to pour our … Continue reading CLEAN ENERGY WON’T SAVE US

The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-13/we-ve-almost-reached-peak-fossil-fuels-for-electricity?utm_medium=email&utm_source=digg The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end—in less than a decade. That's according to a new forecast by Bloomberg New Energy Finance that plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. Call it peak fossil fuels, a turnabout that's happening not … Continue reading The World Nears Peak Fossil Fuels for Electricity

REPLACING BANKS AND CREDIT CARDS WITH MOBILE MONEY.

  The following is a script from "The Future of Money" which aired on Nov. 22, 2015. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shachar Bar-On and Alexandra Poolos, producers.   http://www.cbsnews.com/news/future-of-money-kenya-m-pesa-60-minutes-2/ VIDEO AT ABOVE LINK Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and PayPal are all steadily rolling out new-fangled services to turn our smartphones into digital wallets … Continue reading REPLACING BANKS AND CREDIT CARDS WITH MOBILE MONEY.

Men In Pakistan Encouraged To “Lightly Beat” Their Wives

by Ally Hickson, May 30, 2016 A constitutional body in Pakistan put forth legislation that would allow men to "lightly beat" their wives if they refuse sex or decline to wear outfits preferred by their husbands, reports NBC News. The Council of Islamic Ideology, also known as CII, proposed the legislation last week and it's already sparked … Continue reading Men In Pakistan Encouraged To “Lightly Beat” Their Wives