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The Slow Movement: Making a Connection

The Slow Movement: Making a Connection
Turkish fast food: Real food fast The definition of fast food according to the Wikipedia is food cooked in build and in advance, kept warm or re-heated to order.... Slow Fish a great success Slow Food in collaboration with the region of Liguria, has just finished celebr4ating the event Slow Fish 2007. It was a great success with 42,000 visitors, a much higher number than expected. ... National Sea Change Task Force urges more flood studies

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Installing a Bee Hive: A Nervous Beginners' Experiences A typical package of bees - Image credit: TheBeeYardHow to Install a Bee Hive: It Really Isn't ScaryI got pretty excited about news that the Obamas were including bee hives in the White House garden. After all, honey bees are one of the most important pollinators for our modern food system (and a great source of, errrm, honey). But many people are still very wary of bees - after all they sting like crazy, right? Well having been preparing for a few weeks now, I finally picked up my first bees over the weekend. I'll be the first to admit that I was more than a little nervous - but those nerves proved unfounded. The experience was a sheer delight and I'd recommend it to anyone.

Re-earth the Cities! Home Page Our Home Planet is in trouble, so what can we do? See You CAN live lightly on the Earth! Why the Cities? Fourteen Propaganda Techniques Fox "News" Uses to Brainwash Americans There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press. Access to comprehensive, accurate and quality information is essential to the manifestation of Socratic citizenship - the society characterized by a civically engaged, well-informed and socially invested populace. Thus, to the degree that access to quality information is willfully or unintentionally obstructed, democracy itself is degraded. It is ironic that in the era of 24-hour cable news networks and "reality" programming, the news-to-fluff ratio and overall veracity of information has declined precipitously. Take the fact Americans now spend on average about 50 hours a week using various forms of media, while at the same time cultural literacy levels hover just above the gutter. My curiosity about this question compelled me to sit down and document the most oft-used methods by which willful ignorance has been turned into dogma by Fox News and other propagandists disguised as media.

Sunday Best: Wrap It! Last night I finished my Christmas Shopping and Oh Boy it was crazy out there… Now all I have left is wrapping the presents! Today I am bringing you 20 adorable wrapping ideas to make your gifts look fabulous! 31 Days to {Cheaply} Organize your Home Welcome to 31 Days to {cheaply} organize your home. You are probably here because you want to learn how to organize. Or, you are here because you like to organize. Right? Many think that organizing equals expensive - I hear it ALL the time! WRONG! Locally owned businesses can help communities thrive — and survive climate change Cities where small, locally owned businesses account for a relatively large share of the economy have stronger social networks, more engaged citizens, and better success solving problems, according to several recently published studies. And in the face of climate change, those are just the sort of traits that communities most need if they are to survive massive storms, adapt to changing conditions, find new ways of living more lightly on the planet, and, most important, nurture a vigorous citizenship that can drive major changes in policy. That there’s a connection between the ownership structure of our economy and the vitality of our democracy may sound a bit odd to modern ears. But this was an article of faith among 18th- and 19th-century Americans, who strictly limited the lifespan of corporations and enacted antitrust laws whose express aim was to protect democracy by maintaining an economy of small businesses. At about the same time, two other sociologists, C.

How to Feed Yourself for $15 a Week Our discussion about how to eat for cheap generated a lot of great tips. Daiko shared a detailed explanation of how he once got by spending just $15/week on food. This is a great real-life example of how it’s possible to eat well without breaking the bank. I’m posting it here so that more people will see it. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special…

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