Lynn Kinsey

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If Agroecology Is So Great, Why Aren't All Farmers Doing It?

After a half century of pioneering work by farmers and scientists, agroecology has finally penetrated international policy circles. This is due to agroecology's widespread success on the ground and the tireless efforts of agroecologists, food activists and policy advocates determined to break …

The Hidden Discrimination Against Being Fat At Work

Overweight people experience many forms of discrimination at work, and much of it is perfectly legal. These people are trying to change it.<p>Journalist and author Lindy West is done hating her body. As an important step to self-acceptance, she “came out as fat” to friends and coworkers. This is her …

#Gardening : Square Foot Gardening Layout

Gardening<p><b>The ten basic tenets of square-foot gardening are:</b><p>1. Arrange your garden in squares, not rows. Lay it out in 4′x4′ planting areas.<br>• 2. Build …

The Green Cone is a backyard solar digester that reduces 90% of food waste

<b>This ingenious digester/composter, made in Ontario, is the simple, natural way to divert food waste from landfills.</b><p>No matter how much I think about …

Sustainability

How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Lessons Learned Preparing for TED That Will Inform Future Teaching

Presenting a TED Talk was on my bucket list.<p>Ever since I saw my first one several years ago, watching them has become a ritual and investing in new …

Mushroom Butter Masala [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

grilled cheese

50 states ranked by intelligence scores

If you had to pick the state that was home to the smartest people in the U.S., which one would you choose?<p>Wonder no more.<p>The Washington Post ventured …

The top 24 farmers' markets in Toronto by neighbourhood

Farmers' markets pop up in most Toronto neighbourhoods once per week to offer fresh produce and other locally made foodstuffs. Stop by to support the …

Toronto

Poverty Can Alter Your DNA So You’re At Greater Risk For Depression

Being poor isn’t just about not having money–it also has damaging physical effects.<p>Being poor is about more than just finances. A growing body of research has shown for awhile that the cycle of poverty is also psychological–and physiological. Having no money makes people stressed, which changes …

Genetics

Businesses Could Make Solar Panels And Electric Cars As Commonplace As Home Computers

Energy officials are working to bring companies into the fold<p>Energy officials from the world’s largest economies are meeting in San Francisco with the aim of accelerating the shift to zero-carbon power. Today, they announced a new campaign that will grease the wheels for businesses to buy into …

Renewable Energy

A switch to ecological farming will benefit health and environment – report

A new approach to farming is needed to safeguard human health and avoid rising air and water pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss, a group of 20 leading agronomists, health, nutrition and social scientists has concluded.<p>Rather than the giant feedlots used to rear animals …

Agriculture

Mother Teresa's Top 15 Ways To Find Happiness In Your Life

If there is anyone whom I can see as a peaceful and happy soul in the universe, it would be Mother Teresa. Her wisdom is eternal. It touches our …

Happiness

19 Plants Beneficial Insects Love - Organic Gardening

<i>The following plants will make your garden a boon to beneficial insects that will in turn provide you with free, all-natural pest control.</i><p><i>By Vicki</i> …

This Spoken Word Piece By A Harvard Education Grad Looks At Injustice In The Education System

Meet Donovan Livingston, a member of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. He just earned his master’s degree from the hallowed Boston institution and, according to Twitter, he intends to add a doctorate in Education Leadership and Cultural Foundations from the University of North …

Fight Between Faith and Reason: Trump and the Consequences of Ignorance

We live in an age of denial perpetuated by a political culture of ignorance that willfully embraces anti-intellectualism. There are consequences to this, including real and present threats to our national security.<p><b>Happy "400 Day"</b><p>The earth, and its human occupants, reached an important milestone …

7 Empowering Thoughts to Tell Yourself Next Time You're Stressed

It's only Tuesday, and you're likely still drudging through the priorities and responsibilities Monday had to bring. But when it comes to to-do list, nothing is less empowering than getting down on yourself. Acting with fear, trepidation, and worry wastes valuable time not just in the workplace, …

Cowboys and Farmers

Understanding personas is the first step in telling a story that works<p><i>This is an article about change, about leadership, about commerce. It’s about</i> …

A Level-Headed Discussion of Capitalism vs. Socialism

Capitalism isn't Bad, Even if Some Capitalists Are<p>Bernie Sanders came to my town of Lexington, Kentucky, earlier this month. Thousands of supporters showed up, and in this week's state Democratic primary, a mere couple thousand votes separated him from the frontrunner. The self-described …

More Americans Want Socialist Healthcare Than You Think

A new poll is just the latest piece of evidence that while everyone hates Obamacare, the idea of letting the government take over health insurance is actually pretty popular.<p>Bernie Sanders, a longtime supporter of single-payer healthcare, speaks in Puerto Rico on May 16. (Photo by David …

Health Care

Low Thyroid? Low Function. Hypothyroidism and Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study confirmed an under-active thyroid and a "low normal" thyroid, puts people at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, this news isn't a surprise. All too often, I meet patients being treated for a low thyroid as well as many who are undiagnosed or bypassed by …

Diabetes

Broadband service tends to stop at the poverty line in the US

Fast internet is a basic need for Netflix viewers, but for rural residents, it’s a real lifeline. In fact, that’s the name of the federal program designed to provide affordable communications to low-income households. That program has a lot of work to do.<p>A recent analysis of public data by the …

Net Neutrality

How Cattle Ranching Can Positively Affect Carbon Absorption - Homesteading and Livestock

Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey Through Carbon Country <i>(Chelsea Green Publishing, 2014) addresses a crucial question: What can we do about the seemingly</i> …

16 Modern Realities Schools (and Parents) Need to Accept. Now.

It’s been interesting to watch over the last year or so a growing chorus of parents, authors, educators and even some policy makers begin to …

Feds' transgender guidance provokes fierce backlash

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Obama administration's directive on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students has provoked a torrent of criticism. It also marks a new front in America's long-running culture wars.<p>The latest battle over transgender rights and sexual identity comes in response to a joint letter …

LGBTQI

How Global Warming Is Making Some Diseases Even Scarier

Americans should expect a surge in deaths from heat waves, flooding, and respiratory disease as the climate warms, according to a wide-ranging White …

Public Health

15 Whole Foods-Based Lunches and Dinners That Won't Break the Bank - One Green Planet

While it can be tempting to grab one of every organic apple variety that you’ve never heard of, fresh produce, and the latest vegan products to hit …

Healthy Eating

Top 5 garden herbs to grow, and how to grow them | The Star

I am no cook, but I can grow stuff! I happen to be married to an excellent cook who not only possesses amazing natural talent in this department, but …

Gardening

How To Raise Smart Kids: Unmissable Secrets Of Parenting

We all want our children to do well – to become something great and lead happy and healthy lives. Intelligence in a child has its advantages but …

Kids