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What 5 Things can You Do to Change the System?

What 5 Things can You Do to Change the System?
A few weeks ago a reader on this blog asked me an interesting question that I have been mulling over for some while: can I list 5 things everyone needs to do to change the system? It’s a tall order, but I decided to give it a bash. I don’t plan to prescribe anything here, and no one should take my word for it as I’m no paragon of purism. But I have at least dabbled in all that I will suggest, and would like to invite dialogue around those suggestions, and others. One glaring problem stares me down: how can we change the system when we don’t have the power? I figured my response should not just be things everyone should do, but things everyone can do – at least to some extent – and can scale up. I don’t think in those mechanistic, reductionist terms whereby every problem can be pared down to its constituent parts, and each part can be tackled separately so that the whole picture, when you put it back together again, looks rosy. 1. This comes in a series of steps. 2. 3. 4. 5. Related:  alt living

GMO, yeah? 5 surprises from an otherwise boring look at genetically modified crops Researchers at the USDA’s Economic Research Service have stepped back to look at the effect of genetically engineered crops since they were introduced in the U.S. It’s a pretty dry and unsurprising document, but when read carefully a few interesting things jump out. Here’s five. 1. There have been thousands and thousands a field trials, which have translated to just a handful of different traits. Click to embiggen. 2. Herbicide-tolerant soybeans grow on more than 90 percent of the soy acres in the U.S. The fact that several researchers found no significant differences between the net returns of adopters and nonadopters of HT crops (particularly HT soybeans) despite the rapid adoption of these crops suggests that many adopters may derive nonmonetary benefits from HT adoption. In addition, farmers pay less for specialized herbicides and for the diesel needed to run a weed-busting cultivator. 3. That’s among both farmers who used GE insect-resistant crops and those who didn’t. Wow. 4. 5.

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5 Freelance Tools To Succeed On Your Own ~ Krrb Blog Working in your underwear? We have the tools you need to make your freelancing career a success! Photo: If you’re looking to take your career into your hands, then the freedom and independence of freelancing can be very exciting. Creative, Inc. This book is a great guide to succeeding as a freelancer. Whether you’re contemplating a freelance career or you’re already there, this book is an inter-disciplinary guide to succeeding. My Price App Photo: Once you’ve decided to become a freelancer, you need to know exactly how to charge your clients. FreeAgent App Reduce your stress with this jack-of-all-trades app! Once you’re freelancing, managing your finances and time effectively, all the while creating invoices and paperwork can be ultra stressful. Freelance Radio Podcast Photo: Sometimes you need to hear advice from real people in the industry to believe it. Community: Photo: Square Register Gadget

Earth Sheltered Earth Sheltered Homes "Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction. It conserves rainwater and fuel and it provides a habitat for creatures other than the human one. Maybe it will catch on, maybe it won't. The earth sheltered house uses the ground as insulating blanket which effectively protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events. Fifteen feet below ground the soil maintains a fairly constant temperature equal to the annual average temperature of the area's surface air. There are two types of earth sheltered building. Honingham Earth Sheltered Social Housing. Looks like vertical placed logs are helping to support the berm on the right. Earth sheltered home with conventional facade. Earth sheltered home, as above. The facade may accommodate any architectural styling of the home owners choosing. An award winning earth shelter dwelling by Cam Architects. Side wall of above Sedum House:

How to Build Self-Discipline Discipline is freedom. You may disagree with this statement, and if you do you are certainly not alone. For many people discipline is a dirty word that is equated with the absence of freedom. In fact the opposite is true. Self-discipline involves acting according to what you think instead of how you feel in the moment. Work on an idea or project after the initial rush of enthusiasm has faded awayGo to the gym when all you want to do is lie on the couch and watch TVWake early to work on yourselfSay “no” when tempted to break your dietOnly check your email a few of times per day at particular times In the past self-discipline has been a weakness of mine, and as a result today I find myself lacking the ability to do a number of things which I would like – e.g. to play the guitar. If you struggle with self-discipline, the good news is that it can be developed. 1. Discipline means behaving according to what you have decided is best, regardless of how you feel in the moment. 2. 3. 4. 5.

About | WikiHouse Open Design WikiHouse is a commons where many companies work together to develop the best, most sustainable building systems ever designed, which are then freely shared for anyone to build upon and improve. Share global, print local The products they design with it are manufactured through the world's biggest factory. A distributed network of local workshops using tools such as 3D printers and CNC machines. Within the rules of the system, the design can be endlessly customised, allowing every house to respond to its user, site & context.

Read More – Knowledge is Power! (Proverbs 3:13-14) | Jenny Fisher │Equipping Women for Life Francis Bacon is credited with having coined “Knowledge is Power” in 1597. The power Bacon was referring to was to be in control of nature, however, it is apparent that over the centuries the phrase has come to have a different meaning which is that knowledge can give power to the one who has the knowledge. Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted “Science investigates, religion interprets. As a woman in the real estate corporate world, I understood that specific knowledge in the field, degrees, certifications and a long list of letters after my name would provide not only credibility but grant me privilege and elevated status within my profession. Throughout history every great man and woman of God had a common denominator and that was that they too had disciplined themselves to fix God’s Word in their hearts and minds, they also tied them as symbols on their foreheads, taught their children throughout the day and in all they did together. In His Service, Pastor Jenny

This new startup is doing hydropower right The Amtrak trip north along the Hudson River from New York City is one of the most stunning train journeys in the U.S. You roll along the river’s east side looking out at dramatic cliffs and lush hills across the water. Near the train tracks themselves, you get the full spectrum of a Rust Belt riverfront’s uses: active and abandoned industrial sites, new loft-style apartment buildings that capitalize on the views, parks and boat launches. The most dramatic building, by far, is the vacant former power plant in Yonkers, N.Y.: a massive, Romanesque Revival brick edifice with two giant smokestacks. An hour and a half further north, in the bucolic town of Hudson, N.Y., you can get a glimpse of a potential revival for riverfront energy generation. The hydropower plant on Kinderhook Creek, a Hudson River inlet, doesn’t look like a power plant at all. The company that owns Chittenden Falls Hydroelectric Project, Gravity Renewables, is a new startup out of Boulder, Colo.

How to Start Freelancing With No Experience The freelancing industry enjoyed impressive growth in the past several years. In 2011, the Financial Times (UK) reported a 12% growth in the number of freelancers from 2008. Popular freelance broker site Elance enjoyed consistent growth in past years, with the number of jobs posted rising from around 200,000 in the first quarter of 2012 to 300,000 in the same period in 2013. In addition to a more flexible work schedule, freelancers tend to be happy. According to the 2012 Freelance Industry Report, 90% of freelancers are happier now than they were before going solo, and nearly half felt no impact from the economic downturn. Perhaps most tellingly, 77% of freelancers were optimistic about their business prospects over the following 12 months. With freelance work being such an enticing prospect, no one would blame you for giving it some serious thought. 1. Just about everything can be outsourced these days. 2. With that in mind, you should narrow down your focus to a specific industry. 3.

Aluminum-clad Airship prefab is a durable, off-grid tiny home (Video) Built using aluminum, stainless steel and wood, this modular prefab is designed to be easily assembled and disassembled. Prefabricated buildings have gained mainstream acceptance in recent years, owing to the relative ease of assembly and reduced construction times. But there can be drawbacks: the process of dismantling them can result in damage to the structure, in addition to materials like wood degrading over a period of time. Those are some of the reasons why Scottish firm Roderick James Architects LLP created the Airship 002, an aluminum and stainless steel prefab that won't rot or rust, is easily disassembled without damage, and can go off-grid as a tiny home, office, or studio, potentially placed in remote areas, or on city rooftops or riverside lots. © Nigel Rigden Seen here, this Airship 002 can accommodate two to four people, and includes a sleeping area, kitchen, bathroom and a workspace and lounge with full views out of the glass windows on either end.

How Brainwave Optimization Works - Brain Training Centers The human brain works on electricity, which is generated by the brain in order to complete its tasks. The electricity is measured in hertz. One hertz is one energy wave per second. The human brain functions utilizing between 0 to 60 hertz each and every second. In order to perform brainwave optimization with real time balancing™, an electroencephalogram (EEG) is performed. While the EEG is recording the brainwave frequencies from where the electrodes are placed, the computer is analyzing 128 soundings per second and running this analysis through algorithms to allow the computer to emit a sound that correlates with each brainwave frequency from 0 to 60. Accordingly, for the point where the electrode is recording, whenever the brain produces a frequency band of 1, it hears the same tone, and for 2 it hears another tone that is always the same when it produces a 2 wave frequency band. Accordingly, the subconscious is exactly aware of each neuron and nerve in the entire body.

Neuroscience Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.[1] Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine and allied disciplines, philosophy, physics, and psychology. It also exerts influence on other fields, such as neuroeducation[2] and neurolaw. Because of the increasing number of scientists who study the nervous system, several prominent neuroscience organizations have been formed to provide a forum to all neuroscientists and educators. History[edit] The study of the nervous system dates back to ancient Egypt. Early views on the function of the brain regarded it to be a "cranial stuffing" of sorts. The view that the heart was the source of consciousness was not challenged until the time of the Greek physician Hippocrates. Modern neuroscience[edit] Human nervous system

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month. Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including: Resources Eddie L. is the founder and owner of WorldTruth.TV.