Articles about Health
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Are Hospital Farms the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Reform?
This summer, St. Luke’s Hospital started sending all new moms home from the hospital with a basket of fresh produce, recipes and literature about the importance of a healthy...
Love Is a Limited Resource: On Trauma and Queer Utopias
As a a person who is queer and politicized and poly (though currently with one partner) my newsfeeds on social media are frequently filled with statuses, tweets, posts and...
Addiction, Climate Change, and the Psychology of Recovery
How does addiction relate to our relationship to the living world?
Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food
How industrial-scale farming is actually becoming anti-science.
10 Ways Truly Happy Couples Argue Differently
1. They aren’t going to just throw down. Instead, they’re committed to helping one another overcome problems and conflicts. Simply being mad at the person won’t resolve...
Of Mindfulness, Meditation and Other Aliases
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
A Simple Guide to 10 Personal Care Products You Can Make at Home
You can make everything from Deodorant to Sunscreen using Coconut Oil as the main ingredient. We have compiled ten different recipes in this Infographic as a guide for homemade...
Falling in Love with the Earth
This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body.
Can Green Spaces at Schools Make Children smarter?
Children delight in playing in the patches of grass, trees and playgrounds in and around most schools these days and researchers have long documented how important this type of...
7 Ways to Support Friends When They're Mentally Unwell
Most of us will experience a mental health difficulty like depression, anxiety or addiction during our lives. And at some point, most of us will have a friend or family member...
Our Addiction to Control Is Enslaving Us
Is there a belief about the Universe or about ourselves that causes all of the conflict in the world?
The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things
You don't have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.
Five Reasons Why You Never Want to Be rich
If you’re suffering from ‘affluenza’ it’s time to recognize that you’re sick.
Masculinity Is Killing Men: The Roots of Men and Trauma
We begin the damaging process of turning boys into men long before boyhood ends.
How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes
Even as the group has publicly celebrated its work, insider accounts detail a string of failures
Nobel Laureate Backs a New Report Which Describes Animal Experiments as Morally 'Unthinkable'
More than a hundred and fifty academics, intellectuals, and writers, including Nobel Laureate J. M. Coetzee, have backed a new report calling for the de-normalisation of animal...
Seven Sins of Our System of Forced Education
Sometimes I find, no matter how uncomfortable it makes me and others feel, I have to speak the truth. We can use all the euphemisms we want, but the literal truth is that...
The More a Society Coerces Its People, the Greater the Chance of Mental Illness
Throughout history, societies have existed with far less coercion than ours. While these societies have had far fewer consumer goods and less of what modernity calls...
When Another Person Makes You Suffer, It Is because He Suffers Deeply Within Himself
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over.” - Thich Nhat Hanh I grew up in a family dominated...
How America's Culture of Shame Is a Killer for Boys
Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing. For Americans, shame is how we make people do what we want. We use it on our children to get them to attend to...
Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch
Mark Greene has one clear reason we should all fight for gay rights. Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well. “Boys imitate what they see...
Violence Is a Preventable Brain Disorder
‘Think of a world without war, a world of social justice, a world of ecological sustainability.’ This is how Robin Grille starts his talk at TEDX Pittwater. Robin is a...
Mutiny of the Soul
Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on...
Argentina: The Country That Monsanto Poisoned
American biotechnology has turned Argentina into the world’s third-largest soybean producer, but the chemicals powering the boom aren’t confined to soy and cotton and corn...
An Anarchist Response to Ebola
Anarchists are part of the global conversation on what’s broken in the world, but when things really fall apart—like with the current Ebola outbreak—is the state the only...
We Don't Need #BandAid30 - African Musicians Made A Song Already
Bob Geldof is going to put out another Band Aid single, another rehash of  the grotesque “Do They Know it’s Christmas?” with slightly altered lyrics. We’ve written about the...
The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD
One psychologist argues that we should consider people with ADHD to be highly imaginative people rather than people with a learning disability.  Where does innovation...
10 Things Food Banks Need But Won't Ask For
Some items are in high demand at the food bank and you may not realize it. Because they aren’t essentials, the staff doesn’t publicly ask for them. A survey on Reddit.com asked...
Wayward Nation: The New American Dream is Censored
Mikey, his best friend Ethan, and their crew set out on the road in Janice the RV in search of the New American Dream. First stop is Vegas, where they meet their first...
A Celebrity Death, Addiction, and the Media - Dr. Gabor Maté
It is always big news when a celebrity is stricken dead by a substance overdose. What never makes the news is why such tragedies happen. The roster of drug- and...
Mesmerizing Photos of People Lying in a Week's Worth of Their Trash
The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more...
Meats: A Health Hierarchy
In case you've not yet purchased your weekend meat, here is a pretty harrowing/empowering case for choosing chicken instead of beef when you can. About a quarter of greenhouse...
18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies
When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would...
Lessons Learned from a Year without Showering
It has been one year since my last shower. Yes, I know that sounds crazy and a year ago I would have agreed with you. I was a regular showering guy for the first 26 years of my...
Top Ten Bill Moyers Videos on the Web
Modern America has a strong generational divide.  Whether it’s cultural or political, there are a wide-range of topics that can be off limits when talking to “the...
The Obamacare We Deserve
Today marks the beginning of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act’s new insurance exchanges, for which two million Americans have signed up. Now that the...
Insurance Scam: How Private Insurance Companies Are Using Obamacare Fears To Rip People Off
By now you’ve probably heard horror stories about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, has forced so many people to lose their insurance policies...
Getting Dirty Is Good for Your Immune System
For much of human history we lived close to the natural world. As civilization evolved we became increasingly urbanized, and most of us now live in cities. As we’ve moved...
Health Care: An Anarchist Approach
The current US debate about health-care funding can be understood as concerned with meeting the challenge of doing three things at once: (1) Ensuring that everyone can...
What We Can't Seem to Remember About MDMA and Why Legalizing Drugs Will Save Your Child's Life
This article is about every person who has ever ingested a mind-altering substance but didn't want to die from doing so. Thanks to our failed experiment with alcohol...
Why French Kids Don't have ADHD
In the United States, at least 9% of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids...
Obamacare Premiums Look Good, But Medicare-For-All Would Be Better
New data shows that many will be paying less for private insurance, but the bad news is that...
Nuclear Crisis at Fukushima Could Spew Out More Than 15,000 Times as Much Radiation as Hiroshima Bombing
We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. There is no excuse for not acting. All the resources our...
Dear Marijuana: A Goodbye Letter
Hi. It’s me, Alexandra. I know I’ve been distant lately. I’ve been avoiding you. After talking things through one night with a friend, I woke up and decided I was leaving...
If You're Young, This Is The Only Obamacare Infographic You Need. I Obamadare You To Click On It.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a comic strip that answers your questions over Obamacare!
30 Things You Should Do Right Now
1. Floss. Shut up about blood and it getting stuck in your teeth or a general fear of dentistry and just floss. 2. Sell your microwave. You’d be shocked how much healthier...
Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness
People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity. For at least...
Let's Talk about a Real Healthcare System (And, No, I Don't Mean "Obamacare")
Let’s talk about healthcare. I don’t mean debating the Affordable Care Act. I mean healthcare, as in: If everyone needs healthcare, guarantee that everybody gets it. I...
Monsanto Protection Act May Soon be Repealed Thanks to Activism
The so-called Monsanto Protection Act signed into law earlier this year caused such an outrage that people around the world are planning to protest the biotech company later...
Open-Source Healthcare
The healthcare industry is a textbook example of what Ivan Illich (in Tools for Conviviality) called a “radical monopoly.” The central function of the government’s “safety”...