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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 05.17.17

Did you know that ADHD kids have smaller brains?  The esteemed British journal Lancet and 80 plus authors say so, and the media has spread the news.   We must be grateful to my guest, Michael Corrigan, EdD, an educator and researcher, for debunking the study, and looking at what is really going on with this fraudulent diagnosis.  Claiming that ADHD …

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Neil Swidey – The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

IT’S ONE OF THE MOST enduring selling points for the value of higher education: The best route out of poverty is through the college quad. Spend four years in college, and all that book learning, mind opening, and network expanding will help even the lowest-income student jump up several rungs on the economic ladder. Nowhere is that message preached as …

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Millennials more likely than older adults to donate clothing rather than trash it

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In 2012, Americans sent more than 14 million tons of textile waste to trash dumps around the country, despite many options for consumers to repurpose or recycle textile waste, including donating old clothes to charities and recycling the materials to be remade into other products. Pamela Norum, professor and interim department chair of textile and apparel management …

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – Wisdom Horticulture – 02.16.16

Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, www.naturalnurse.com, interviews Horticulturist Jennifer Yates. Jennifer Yates has a deep wisdom of both horticulture, combined with landscape design principles steeped both in beauty and feng shui/ vastu knowledge. She focuses on creating zen for clients, capturing the essence of nature & grounded in environmental balance. Trained in art, architecture & interiors at Rhode Island School of Design. Art history was studied at Brown. Extensive courses at New York Botanical Gardens. ( B I Arch) She lectures in the US on “The Conscious Gardener”, teaching on creating landscapes which can prevent and restoreclimate health. She is a winner of the Golden Trowel award, Greenwich Ct. She works in Palm Beach & Greenwich,CT.

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Interview with Patrick O’Neill, CEO of Amp Your Good – 08.27.15

Patrick O’Neill is the Founder and CEO of Amp Your Good. After graduating from West Point and serving on active duty in the US Army, he began a private sector career focusing upon real estate, energy, technology and social enterprise. He has founded, co-founded and led several companies and has served on the board of directors of for profit, not for profit, public and private companies. He is married and has four children and lives in NJ (the Garden State!) He enjoys skiing, science fiction, youth sports and cooking.

Current projects

The REAL food drive campaign – a national campaign – see www.realfooddrive.org –
Chefs Community Table – restaurant quality meals to help those facing hunger – Bhavani – if you get a chance – watch this video before the interview –
Curbing Hunger campaign

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George Monbiot – The Dawning

The first hour of the day, before the sun is over the horizon: this is the time to see wildlife. In the spring and summer, when no one else is walking, when there is no traffic and the air is dense, so that the sounds of the natural world reverberate, when both nocturnal and diurnal beasts are roaming, you will …

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Gail Tverberg – Deflationary Collapse Ahead?

Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Is this “just another cycle,” or is it something much worse? I think it is something much worse. Back in January, I wrote a post called Oil and the Economy: Where are We Headed in 2015-16? In it, I said that persistent very low prices could be a sign that we are …

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American History: The Forgotten Origins of Wall Street in Slave Auctions – Alan Gilbert

One might think New York was a bastion of abolitionist sentiment before the Civil War.  Hamilton’s Federalists had led a move for gradual emancipation in 1799; the last black person was freed in 1842. They, too, needed John Brown and mass abolitionism from below. Wall Street had founded the slave trade in 1711. Fernando Wood, mayor in 1860, proposed joining the …

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Why fresh water shortages will cause the next great global crisis

Water is the driving force of all nature, Leonardo da Vinci claimed. Unfortunately for our planet, supplies are now running dry – at an alarming rate. The world’s population continues to soar but that rise in numbers has not been matched by an accompanying increase in supplies of fresh water. The consequences are proving to be profound. Across the globe, reports …