With so much new information coming to light, we’ve all asked ourselves the same question: “What can we do to effect change?” Whether it’s the prevention of war or deforestation to the spraying of pesticides on our foods, there seem to be hundreds, if not thousands, of areas where people would like to see change occur.
This can be frustrating sometimes, because the solutions to these problems are already at hand.
The problem lies within humanity itself and the way we treat each other. We create invisible barriers between us that make it impossible to work together and fix things, and at the same time there are those with tremendous power pulling strings behind the scenes, making it more difficult to even try to implement these solutions.
Your colon is vital to your body’s health and plays an important role in your digestive and immune systems. Being of such importance, it’s no surprise than malfunctioning of the colon can cause severe health concerns by holding toxic waste for much longer than is healthy for your body.
With the amount of processed foods we eat, transit time for this waste through your body can go from the standard 24 hours to 70 hours. This can result in 20+ pounds of waste being stored unnecessarily in the body. (source)
I don’t know about you, but I found that to be pretty mind-blowing.
The most common symptom of a toxic, backlogged colon is consipation. Other symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, indigestion, joint pain, bladder infections and depression, fatigue and anxiety. Continue reading →
This safari park is evolving into some incredible.
It’s called the Givskud Zoo, or Zootopia, and was first opened in 1969 as a lion-only park. A year later, elephants were brought in and today “the park has more than 700 animals representing more than 70 species.” Though, it is still technically a zoo, you can currently drive your own car through, much like a safari.
Engineer, Bjarke Ingels has conceptualized the mega-transformation that will turn this park into the safari park of the future where the “humans are confined and the animals run free.” It emphasizes a giant “crater,” where the journey begins; you can walk around and look out into the different continents.
Then, it gets really interesting. You can hop in your pod and ride it like a bicycle through the wilderness (though where you can ride will still be semi-restricted).
Just as we are bringing nature back to our cities with vertical gardens, the goal here is to “make it even better for the animals,” according to Ingels. He continues,
“I think, in a way, we owe our humanity to the fact that we started investigating science and animals … It’s not even a choice to leave nature alone – in a way we do need to take responsibility for it, so we also have to make sure we understand it.”
The overall concept is continually growing, eventually wanting to merge animals and humans in the most safe ways possible.
Below is a video shot from inside the car on safari inside Givskud.
On October first, Oregon became the third state to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Dispensaries in Oregon have started selling recreational marijuana to the public, after less than a year since the bill passed. The bill allows Oregon to join the two states where recreational marijuana sales are already legal in Colorado and Washington.
A similar bill has been passed in both Alaska and Washington, D.C., although the Alaskan government is still working out the details, while D.C.’s laws only legalized the possession of weed, not the selling of it.
Medical marijuana had been legal in Oregon since 1998, but now anyone without a doctors note can buy up to a quarter-ounce per day.
There is an incredibly large market for marijuana that greatly helps pay to keep our societal systems running smoothly. There are already 345 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, yet only about 200 of them are actually registered.
“Recreational sales will be untaxed throughout the rest of this year, with a sales tax of 25% set to be added in January after regulators determine the framework for taxing recreational pot. When that framework is finalized, the state is likely to receive a boost in tax revenues. Continue reading →
San Francisco photographer, Beth Moon, spent 14 years searching the world for the oldest trees in existence. She has come across some of the most fascinating and admirable feats of nature in her journey, as you can see below.
There is something to be said for their magnificence.
Moon developed these photographs by embedding tiny crystals of platinum in the paper, producing the 3D element and giving them a structure that can last thousands of years.
According to Moon, “many of the trees I have photographed have survived because they are out of reach of civilization; on mountainsides, private estates, or on protected land.
Certain species exist only in a few isolated areas of the world. I believe these symbolic trees will take on a greater significance, especially at a time when our focus is directed at finding better ways to live with the environment.”