How to turn good people evil

Were you surprised when White House officials first referred to refugees and immigrants as "animals infesting our country"? Or are you already used to the dehumanizing wording? Did you cry when you thought about the drugged children in cages? Or do you feel it's their own fault? I am sure you have asked yourself how […]

The "Body Positivity" Misconception

What's wrong about "end body shaming" I wanted to write this short post on the misunderstanding about body positivity and body shaming for a while now. My intention could not be farther from hurting anyone's feelings. I hope I will succeed. The topic has potential to polarize and leaves room for misunderstanding. Shaming vs Body […]

Sustainability Challenge - Week 7

Can you guess the biggest hurdle for people who flirt with the idea of minimalism? The potential loss of social status and fear of what others might think when they give up their status symbols. A minimalistic way of life is not for everyone. De-cluttering and simplifying our lives, on the other hand, is good […]

Plastic Waste found in Deep Sea Creatures

No place on earth is safe from our plastic garbage. As reported by the Independent, scientists could document remainders of plastic waste in deep sea creatures. Both, macro- and micro-plastics were found in creatures living in the deepest part of the sea. Plastic waste in deep sea Deep sea means nearly 7 miles depth. Scientists […]

Texas Shooting: Division or Bridges?

These days I am often shocked by what I see on my timelines. Mainly Twitter, the site I am most active. Hate speech. One camp adores a guy who makes fun of a disabled reporter and calls unattractive women "pigs" while the other camp makes as spiteful "fun" about a president who cannot think very […]

How Monsanto Lies About Cancer Risk

Yesterday, I told someone that in order to be able to help people and fight unfairness, we have to conserve our energy, pick our fights carefully and push away "heavy thoughts" at times. And that is true. As you all know, Monsanto is a company with such horrible business ethics that they are one of […]

This Present Moment, Frankly, Sucks!

Guest Post by Nicole Chardenet Nicole caught my eye after reading some of her outspoken, thought-provoking yet entertaining pieces. I know you'll love her just as I do. I am happy and proud to present: Mindfulness teaches us to live in this present moment which is the only moment we have. Unfortunately, what I was […]

Why am I so angry?

Why am I so angry? I am furious. The world is becoming a snakepit full of violence and hate. Are you angry too?   Deplorable Mitch Mitch is getting ready. He puts on his Lakers shirt, a pair of baggy Jeans and his "Make America great again" cap. He'll meet with friends to have a […]

How social media makes lonely

Is it true? Social media makes lonely? But, perhaps not? John joined Facebook in 2011. He was a guy who never had a ton of friends but Facebook changed that. John now has over 700 friends. Every time he posts something many people like and share his posts. So much love for John. Patricia lives […]

War of Wrists - Apple vs Fashion World

The war of wrists has just begun At first, the fashion industry was not interested in getting into the smart watch market. But now they want a piece of the pie. Especially brand names who serve the mass market are pushing and they are not willing to leave the field to Apple.   Apple vs […]