Organic Is Pricier, But Better

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Photo courtesy of frenchatfams.wikispaces.com

 

MSN has a video up about the debate over whether organic produce is healthier than conventional produce. The video cites studies done that compared the two and found that organic fruits and veggies have up to 70% more antioxidants than conventionally grown food. The studies also confirm that organic food doesn’t contain chemicals that conventional food is doused with, namely pesticides and cadmium, thus making organic healthier.

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Good Source of Info On Gun Deaths, Statistics, etc.

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Photo courtesy of insidetheegg.files.wordpress.com

 

Propublica.org, an independent online news organization, has compiled a thorough collection of gun-related articles on their website. It’s a great resource for anyone wanting a deeper understanding of gun violence in America.

The website lists a variety of gun-related articles and research, grouped by subject/issue. Issues covered: Are mass shootings increasing?; gun deaths among women and children; the NRA; how politics protect gun dealers who sell guns used in crimes; Stand Your Ground” laws; and others.

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Gun Violence Takes a Child’s Life, And Many More, in Chicago

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Courtesy of progressillinois.com/sites/progressillinois.com

 

There have been many mass shootings in America just within the past few years. But among these high-profile murders are countless low-profile ones like this, reported by ChicagoTribune.com:

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At the US-Mexico Border: Children at the Border are Refugees, Not Criminals

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Photo courtesy of Mr TGT at Flickr.com

 

I got an email with this statement from CredoAction.com about the developing illegal immigration crisis at the US-Mexican border:

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Man Tries to start KKK Rally and Gets Kindness PHOTOBOMBED!!

Tanya:

Tanya’s Comment: Those kids in the picture were really brave to pose in front of that man! Brave and wise beyond their years! They could have done anything- beat him up, yell at him, etc. But they stood there and smiled! What better way to show you are above hate!

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

‘jack1425′ wrote:

“Man tries to start KKK rally”

Man tries to start KKK rally


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Union Cuts Ties With United Negro College Fund Over Accepting Kochs’ Donation

 

I recently wrote a post about the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) accepting a $25 million grant from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation on June 6 of this year. Well, it looks like I’m not the only one who thinks this was a foolish, hypocritical move on the part of the UNCF. Buzzfeed.com says:

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If Rhinos Go Extinct

Originally posted on Fight for Rhinos:

To every thing there is a yin and yang, a balance. The web of all species is intricately connected, each relies on the others.

When we let a species go extinct, we upset the balance. So if we fail the rhino, what will happen to the rest of the savanna?

Rhinos are mega-herbivores, the lawn maintenance crew of the savanna. Their job to the ecosystem is to carve out paths for other creatures (eating), make water holes (digging), and to help germinate plants (defecating).

rhinos eating grass

It may seem simplistic, but they are the only sizable creatures in this habitat to do it. The other mega-herbivores, elephants affect different parts of the savanna, as they eat from a different menu, browsing on taller bushes and trees.

Rhinos eat an average of 23.6 kg during the course of each day. The dung piles they share can be 5 metres wide and 1 metre deep. That’s a sizable…

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Bill Maher Announces “Flip a District” Campaign

Tanya:

Tanya’s Comment: I think this is a great idea! Bill Maher is a well-known TV personality who has strong political views and a very “in your face” presence, so any political candidate he targets on his show will be under a very harsh spotlight. It will be interesting to see what impact this makes on the coming elections. If it does make an impact, hopefully Bill Maher, as well as others in the media, will continue to do this. 

Originally posted on Aware & Fair:

Real Time With Bill Maher: Bill Maher Announces “Flip a District” Campaign (HBO)

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Moments of a Lifetime

Tanya:

Tanya’s comment: To practice self-compassion is to forgive yourself for your mistakes; to stop saying “I should’ve…”; to stop criticizing yourself for things you can’t change. Seeking to improve one’s self is a great pursuit, but constant self-judgement is not productive.

Originally posted on Kindness Blog:

Christopher Germer quote

Meaningful moments

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