rePost :: :: Op-Ed Columnist – Winning the Worm War – NYTimes.com

In recent decades, the world has learned that fighting poverty is harder than it looks. But the Guinea worm campaign underscores that a determined effort, with local people playing a central role, can overcome a scourge that has plagued humanity for thousands of years. My favorite moment came when we were bouncing along with Anyak […]

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rePost :: Op-Ed Columnist – New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer – NYTimes.com

I know only smart people read this blog but I think I have to give the context or subtext of this article. I am assuming that  Kristoff highlighted that the two doctors in the 3 doctor panels were both appointees of former president bush to inform the readers of how grave these results/reviews appear to […]

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Book To Buy :: Amazon.com: Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World (9781591843320): Mark Frauenfelder: Books

Hope Fully Booked has this on the shelves. “The problem wasn’t how much money we were spending, it was how we were spending our time. Did we really want to raise our kids in an environment of prepackaged diversions, theme-park rides, trips to the mall, freeway traffic, and incessant e-mails?” -from Made by Hand From […]

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rePost :: Lightweight lifestyle

Like everyone else, hikers become attached to their possessions. But the successful hiker will quickly give up a cherished possession as soon as he learns of a better way. For example, before this hike Wolf taught us how to make a one-ounce stove from a pineapple can which burned alcohol or solid fuel tablets. This […]

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Learned Today:: :: Money can buy happiness if you spent it right | Psychology Today

How did these purchases affect people’s overall sense of happiness? By looking at the data in more detail, the authors found that these purchases affected people’s satisfaction with the area of their lives that were affected by the purchase. People who spent money on experiences related to their social life saw an improvement in their […]

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