Christine K

29 Flips | 8 Magazines | 12 Likes | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @scientist_bean | Sustainability scientist passionate about bees. Also interested in history, rock climbing, and mindfulness to name a few.

How to avoid overthinking at night, reveals a leading mindfulness expert

Reclaim your sleep with these top tips<p>We've all had those night's when you can't quite manage to switch off and your thoughts keep running through …

Mindfulness

7 Highly Effective Early Morning Routines to Prime Your Day

It’s amazing how energetic, motivated and driven some people are all the time. This is especially true in the case of successful entrepreneurs.A few …

Pranayama

5 Proven Steps to Cure Your Burnout at Work | Inc.com

Can't stay focused? Keep losing your concentration? Wondering how to stay motivated even when all you want to do is take a break? It could be that you're burning out.<p>When people burn out, they usually exhibit symptoms that are relatively easy to spot so that you can take the time to rest, recover, …

Wellness

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

Meditation

How to do a news detox while still staying informed

You’re not alone if reading the news is giving you anxiety. No matter who you cast your ballot for, the country is in transition and people have …

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

This New "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat Theory Will Make You Rethink Which House You're In

As any <i>Harry Potter</i> fan knows, Gryffindors are known to be brave, Ravenclaws are the intellectuals, Slytherins are cunning, and Hufflepuffs are loyal and hardworking—and chances are, if you <i>are</i> a fan, you know exactly which house you'd be sorted into yourself. After all, the house you identify with …

Books

How Organic Produce Can Make America Less Healthy

Regardless of whether you’re a parent, an environmentalist, or just a plain old shopper, chances are you’ve gazed out over the supermarket produce …

Six books to read while drinking your afternoon tea (or coffee)

Food for thought, quite literally.<p>Way back in the 1840s, Queen Victoria’s lady in waiting, Lady Anna Marie Russell, the seventh duchess of Bedford, …

Books

Don't Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes Root

Colin Curwen-McAdams opens the door to his greenhouse in Mt. Vernon, Wash., and a rush of warm air pours out.<p>"Basically, it's summer all year long here," he jokes.<p>Curwen-McAdams, a PhD student at Washington State University, and WSU professor Steven Jones have developed a new species: a cross …

Forestry

Scientists Say What Brits Already Know, Tea Can Have 'Lifesaving' Potential

Put the kettle on.<p>Scientists have finally discovered what all Brits have known for years, a cup of tea really can solve anything.<p>Well, almost …

Don't waste it, eat it

Why don't we eat crooked cucumbers and knobbly carrots? Because they're hard to find, that's why. Initiatives in Germany and the Czech Republic are …

15 Calming Mindfulness Quotes That Will Help Soothe Your Anxious Feelings

Anxiety is becoming a big problem for people in America. According to most recent estimates, anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the …

Mindfulness

Here Are the Official British Rules for the Perfect Cup of Tea

If there’s one group of people who know how to make a cup of tea the right way, it’s the Brits. Do you pour the boiling water over the tea bag, or do …

Bumblebees Are Dying Out Because They’re Too Fat to Mate

Scientists are working hard to slim them down.<p>Before the 1990s, the rusty-patched bumblebee could be found in 28 states throughout the Midwest and the New England region. Then, it vanished mysteriously. Within a few decades, 90 percent of rusty-patched bumblebees were gone in an ecological <i>poof .</i> …

What the World Would Look Like If Humans Hadn't Killed All the Animals

If it weren't for the ascent of mankind, the entire world would still look like the Serengeti, a galloping, roaring, thunderous paradise.<p>An African safari represents the highest form of interaction with terrestrial giants remaining in the world. The smell of sunlight on acacia leaves and sprawling …

Wildlife

J.K. Rowling Responds to People Burning ‘Harry Potter’ Books

She doesn't mind. Really.<p>J.K. Rowling, alongside being one of the best-known authors in the world, is also outspoken about her beliefs and has been particularly vocal about her dislike of the Trump administration. However, not all of her fanbase agrees with her, and some of them aren't hesitant to …

Beleaguered bees hit by 'deformed wing virus'

Paris (AFP) - A wing-deforming virus shortens the lifespan of wild honeybees already contending with a startlingly long list of existential threats, …

Vegetarian diets are not going to save the planet from climate change

<i>“The world should just switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet.”</i> — seemingly everyone, regarding the food-sustainability problem<p>If someone offers a solution to the Gordian Knot of food sustainability, run it through the following gauntlet:<p>Does it allow you to do most of your food shopping at the grocery …

Agriculture

Global Fisheries Are Collapsing -- What Happens When There Are No Fish Left?

(Photo: Paul Symes)<p>"Commercial overexploitation of the world's fish stocks is severe," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said back in 2012. "Many …

Conservation

Thieves steal hundreds of beehives primed to pollinate Central Valley almonds

Montana beekeeper Lloyd Cunniff shipped his 488 hives of bees in fresh, new pallets to Northern California in late December, hoping to pollinate acres of almond trees in the Central Valley.<p>But the bees never got to pollinate because thieves got to them first.<p>"Somebody stole some good colonies of …

Insects

Amish targeted over environmental problems

LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - William Kautz grew up in the Chesapeake Bay’s backyard. He remembers standing in water up to his hips that was so clear he could …

Amish Mennonites

Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary believes you can pray drought away.

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue — no relation to the poultry agribusiness — is Trump’s final cabinet nominee, another white man joining an already …

5 mental tricks to help you manage stress and be more 'mindful' in 2017

If there's one thing that 2016 has taught many of us, it's that it helps to have a way to calm our minds and quiet our hearts. Just how do you do that? Try "mindfulness."<p>That, essentially, means being more attuned to what's going on around you and inside of you. "Mindfulness is an open-hearted way …

Mindfulness

How “open source” seed producers from the US to India are changing global food production

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that NASA astronauts grew and ate in space. For nearly 20 years, Morton’s work was limited only by his imagination …

Fighting Bugs with Bugs

Every night as Marshall Hinsley walks through his farm in Texas, hundreds of tiny bright dots light up the land when he shines his flashlight into …

Food security & climate benefits through nationally appropriate mitigation actions in agriculture

The infographic demonstrates that agriculture sectors’ mitigation potential is recognized by 86% countries in their Intended Nationally Determined …

Agriculture

Farming needs the best of old and new to avoid disaster

What does a sustainable food system look like? One that could guarantee that everyone on the planet has reliable physical, social and economic access …