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I Like Your Ponytail, A Story About CommitmentI Like Your Ponytail, A Story About Commitment

“I like your ponytail.” I said in a playful manner. “Ponytail?” he repeated in a thick French accent. There and then began the most extraordinary odyssey of my life.…

Avoid 90% of the Pesticides in Food, by Avoiding 12 Foods

Why should you care about pesticides in your food?For starters there may be as many as twenty pesticides on a single piece of fruit you eat.…

My HeroMy Hero

Dear Mrs. Black,It was January 1967 when this 11 year-old, frightened, little Israeli girl walked into your classroom for the first time. I had only arrived in the country two weeks before.…

We Are Sexual BeingsWe Are Sexual Beings

With sex all around us, oozing out of our televisions, theaters, magazines, fashion, on the streets, one would think we are the most sexually informed, open and comfortable nation on the planet.”…

The Banking ImplosionThe Banking Implosion

I’m sure by now you all have noticed the ongoing meltdown in the mortgage industry. The cause of this whole mess is a little bit complicated, rooted in both the structure of the mortgage industry, and human nature. I’ll try to explain both factors here in layman’s terms.…

Breaking old habits; Creating new Ones

We are mostly habitual beings. Webster defines habit as an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary.…

Life is Poetry

  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry
  • Life is Poetry



E.P.A. Issues New Engine Rules

Many of us have had the experience of breathing in the fumes from lawn mowers, weed trimmers and motor boats. You can smell and see the pollutants from these engines. That will all change soon. Stricter antipollution laws will take effect as soon as 2010 for inboard and outboard boat engines, and 2011 for lawn and garden equipment. Catalytic converters will become standard in these engines. The companies that manufacture these products have resisted the change because it would make these items more expensive.  read more »

Friendly Invaders

It has longed been feared that the introduction of invasive species leads to the extinction of native species. In fact some scientists believe that biological invasions are among the two or three forces driving species into extinction. However, in a new study, ecologist and biologists are report that some invasions are not detrimental, and often do not bring about extinctions. They observed that in New Zealand in fact invasive species can even advance the evolution of new diversity. Invasive species may push native species out of their original habitat.  read more »

Finding and Fixing a Home's Power Hogs

With the price of oil climbing continually consumers are obsessing with any idea that will lower their energy bills. Home energy use is one area in which consumers have some control. However, the problem is that there is no way to monitor the amount of energy appliances, TVs, computers, cooling and heating systems actually use. This may all changing the not so foreseeable future. The answer may be home automated networks. This technology would be able to help monitor all of our energy using devices.  read more »

Beijing Has First Workday Under Car Restrictions

The summer Olympics bring about much excitement around the world. However, who could have forecasted that the Olympics would bring about a plan to reduce air pollution in Beijing. New laws governing the use of cars are expected to take 3 million cars off the road. Cars with odd plates are banned one day the next cars with even numbered plates are banned. This must make one wonder how much more governments could accomplish if they were truly committed to ending air pollution. During the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics moves were made to lower air pollution.  read more »

Tiny, Clingy and Destructive, Mussel Makes Its Way West

Once again an invasive specie has made its way into our environment. This time it is the Colorado River that is endangered. The quagga mussel is the culprit. This Eurasian specie of mussel is known for its rapid breeding and has a reputation for bringing about economic and ecological destruction in areas that it inhabits by stripping nutrients and microorganisms from the water. These nutrients and microorganisms are essential for many of the indigenous birds and fish in the Colorado River.  read more »