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Wake Up Call

“Have you ever felt that you’re living through a nightmare of consumption? That you wish you could un-hook yourself and reconnect with a life that is somehow more real and vivid? 18 more words

Pollution

What is the environmental cost of a hot tub? | Lucy Siegle

Although I’ve been dispensing eco advice for a decade, this is the first time I’ve been asked to green-light a hot tub. I should have known this day was coming, because figures suggest the country is awash with them – there are between 2.6m (according to a Lloyds Insurance survey) and a more likely industry estimate of 300,000 out there. 529 more words

World

Labels Can Reduce Environmental Impacts of Livestock

US – With global food demand expected to outpace the availability of water by the year 2050, consumers can make a big difference in reducing the water used in livestock production, according to a Washington State University study. 550 more words

National

Home for the Holidays

Since moving back in with my parents, I have been most looking forward to is Christmas the Holidays. This will be the first year I have a partner coming to my parent’s house for the festivities. 606 more words

Mid-twenties

Kids Only Christmas

Zombies gravitate toward Christmas, and it brings out some of the worst impulses in people, while also highlighting just how shallow, empty, and stuff-centric our lives have become.   361 more words

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Human Resources

The Corporate Christmas is well under way, de-humanizing society and sterilizing traditions and beliefs.

Human Resources is the new term for people who are employed. … 218 more words

Christmas

Are Detoxes a big scam? How to really get healthy

As consumers are we making sure we are well informed before jumping into a detox treatment, pill or diet? Or do we put faith in the entities that are trying to make a profit out of our ignorance? 103 more words

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