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The topics of some resources are too broad and affect too many aspects of our lives for a single cateory. Here are resources which offer general SOLUTIONS to our problems hindering our pursuit of justice and sustainability.

Check out a human library, where you borrow people instead of books. Healthy Diets. Stop saying ’sorry’ if you want to say thank you: A seriously insightful cartoon. America's largest organization for youth volunteering opportunities, with 2,700,000 members and counting. DIY Dorm: Smartphone Projector. Nowadays, we can do almost anything on a smart phone: send emails, play games, and even watch movies.

DIY Dorm: Smartphone Projector

Sometimes, however, squinting at the small screen can leave our eyes feeling tired. Rather than watch a movie or show on the tiny screen, why not magnify it via your very own projector? Check out this fun and simple addition to our DIY Dorm series: What You’ll Need: Shoe boxDuct tapeX-acto knife (works better than scissors)Magnifying glass (try a larger lens – aim for 3-4 inch diameter)RulerPencilPhone stand (or something to act as a stand for your phone) What You’ll Do: Duct tape any openings. 1.Cover all holes and gaps in the box using the duct tape. Mark around the lens. 2.Go to the front and center of the box (on the shorter side). 3.Using your X-Acto knife, slowly cut out the hole you just marked.

Push the lens into the opening. Fresh Perspectives on Sustainable Development. Herbalogue - Herbalist Natural Healing Remedies. Green Living Experience. Effective altruism. Principles[edit] Cost-effectiveness[edit] Applied to charitable interventions, cost-effectiveness refers to the amount of good achieved per dollar spent.

Effective altruism

For example, the cost-effectiveness of health interventions can be measured in quality-adjusted life years. Effective giving is an important component of effective altruism because some charities are far more effective than others.[4] Some charities simply fail to achieve their goals.[5] Of those that do succeed, some achieve far greater results with less money.[6][7] Researchers at GiveWell have calculated that some charities are hundreds or thousands of times more effective than others.[6] Though cost-effectiveness is a newer concept in charity, it is commonly used by economists.

Cause prioritization[edit] Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism. Label It Yourself » Label. We LOVE it when people design their own labels! To see labels that people have submitted click here . Visit LIY TUMBLR to check out what people are labeling and share your own labeling actions.

IMPORTANT!! Remember to educate yourself on what needs to be label and what doesn’t! You can find a guideline here . Print on 2.5″ x 1″ address labels: Word or .pdf HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN LABELS Download the image template of your choice. 2″ x 2″ sticker template: Click here for Word or Click here for .pdf 1.5″ x 1.5″ labels: Click here for Word or Click here for .pdf Imprimir archivo de etiquetas en papel autoadhesivo 2.5″ x 1″: Word o .pdf. The New Survivalist: Survival Doc on Disaster Preparedness and Self-Reliance. Plant Protein Preferable. Since foods are a package deal, Dr. Walter Willet, the Chair of Harvard’s nutrition department, recommends we emphasize plant sources of protein rather than animal sources. Topics Supplementary Info Sources Cited Acknowledgements Transcript The dietary recommendations of countries that rely on their health departments to formulate them rather than their agriculture departments more closely parallel the recommendations of academics such as Walter Willet, the Chair of Harvard’s nutrition department, who, in his essentials of healthy eating guide talks about picking the best “protein packages, recognizing that food is a package deal and so one of his top 3 recommendations is we should emphasize plant sources of protein rather than animal sources.

See, to the metabolic systems engaged in protein production and repair, it doesn't matter whether amino acids come from animal or plant protein. So the bottom line… Go with plants. How to Enhance Mineral Absorption. Iron is a double-edged sword.

How to Enhance Mineral Absorption

If we don’t absorb enough we risk anemia, but if we absorb too much we may be increasing our risk of colorectal cancer, heart disease, infection, neurodegenerative disorders, and inflammatory conditions. See my 3-min. NutritionFacts.org video Risk Associated With Iron Supplements. Other conditions that have been associated with high iron intake include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, arthritis, and diabetes. Why You Should Soak Your Grains, Beans, Nuts and Seeds. 18th October 2012 Mina Shahriary Guest Writer for Wake Up World The prevailing nutritional wisdom nowadays is that whole grains and foods made from whole grains are better for you than anything made with refined white flour.

Why You Should Soak Your Grains, Beans, Nuts and Seeds

But really, this is only a half-truth.What this mainstream nutritional dogma fails to take into account is that unless grains (along with beans, nuts and seeds) are properly prepared, these “healthy” foods can actually wreak havoc on your health. Grains, beans, nuts and seeds have long been staples in traditional diets throughout the world for a simple reason: They can be stored for relatively long periods of time without going bad.

Live Real Community. GOOD Maker. Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. Green Answers to Environmental Questions, Recycling, Nature, Animals & More! YES! Magazine — Powerful Ideas, Practical Actions. Worldchanging: Bright Green.