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By Bardor Tulku Rinpoche.
Ignorance is that which impedes the recognition of the mind’s nature.
Our minds possess innate qualities of wisdom, which is that faculty of the mind that makes liberation and omniscience possible. For …

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Famous Ginger Cookies
Sun, 29/11/09 – 21:27 | Comments Off on Famous Ginger Cookies
Famous Ginger Cookies

The secret of these divine ginger cookies is the light sugar water topping that cooks into a crispy coating over the top. Teaspoonfuls of cookie dough are dropped onto a baking sheet, then the …

40% of Food Goes to Waste – Eco-Fail
Sun, 29/11/09 – 21:19 | Comments Off on 40% of Food Goes to Waste – Eco-Fail
40% of Food Goes to Waste – Eco-Fail

Nearly 40% of the food supply in the United States goes to waste, according to a new study by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) in Bethesda, Maryland. Eco-Fail!
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Vegan Shoes & Boots – Video
Sun, 29/11/09 – 20:08 | One Comment
Vegan Shoes & Boots – Video

Arti Upadhyay, founder of Neuaura animal-friendly footwear, is committed to bringing uncompromising fashion footwear to animal-friendly consumers. Neuaura was launched out of her concern for the welfare of the animals and the environment, …

Natural Food Dyes – Detox Diva DIY
Sun, 29/11/09 – 18:33 | 4 Comments
Natural Food Dyes – Detox Diva DIY

Choosing to bake with natural food dyes is easy and well worth it. One by one, FD &C food dyes–those that had been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)–are taken off the …

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas – Video
Sun, 29/11/09 – 16:46 | Comments Off on I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas – Video
I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas – Video

This holiday season, Anna Getty—environmental advocate, writer, television personality, chef, mother, and organic living expert—helps families reduce their carbon footprint and save money without sacrificing style or tradition. Anna advises how to best choose a …

Celebrating Wild Turkey Eggs
Thu, 26/11/09 – 8:46 | Comments Off on Celebrating Wild Turkey Eggs
Celebrating Wild Turkey Eggs

I woke up wondering what turkey eggs look like, and thinking about how far most of us are from the origins of our food.
It seems impossible that such big birds come from little eggs, …

The Peace of Wild Things
Wed, 25/11/09 – 9:09 | One Comment
The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me,
And I awake in the night at the least sound
In fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood …

Toxic Pillows! Detox Diva
Tue, 24/11/09 – 17:10 | 2 Comments
Toxic Pillows! Detox Diva

Pillows. There is nothing closer to our noses for seven or more hours a day except maybe glasses, for those that wear them. Now we learn from new research that pillows and car seats give …

Sharing Family Recipes Online
Tue, 24/11/09 – 16:24 | 2 Comments
Sharing Family Recipes Online

I spent an impossible amount of time today surfing the internet looking to find a great site for privately sharing treasured family recipes with my extended family. I signed up and logged into five different …

Lead and Cig Smoke = ADHD Eco-Fail
Tue, 24/11/09 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Lead and Cig Smoke = ADHD Eco-Fail
Lead and Cig Smoke = ADHD Eco-Fail

Study links ADHD to smoking, lead. Exposure to both tobacco smoke before birth and lead during childhood increases a child’s risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder more than eight-fold, according to new research from …