Category Archives: Good health

Ideas that add up #205

A hunter-gathering society has, on its doorstep, the equivalent of its supermarket, hospital, place of worship, and entertainment centre, and none are shut at weekends. There are no admission fees, no bills, no tax, no mortgage, and no pensions. A … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #199

Werifesteria: Leonie Bell wrote to ask about this word, which is circulating in social media. It’s said to be Old English, meaning “to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery”. Its popularity suggests that it meets an inchoate … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #195

It can be surprisingly difficult to determine where to ‘aim’ your gratitude. Contemporary western culture gives the impression that we are all ‘entitled’ to the good things of life. At the same time, the ‘good things’ are implicitly and explicitly … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #162

Our experience with the canoe demonstrated that the Innu had not lost the capacity to think as Innu people. In places like Utshisk-nipi, life can be easily compromised by bad judgments, inappropriate temperament and arrogance. Innu believe that lack of … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #150

From his trawl results, Moore measured six pounds of plastic particles for every pound of zooplankton…  Bucky McMahon, ‘Gyres: The terrifying true story of the garbage that could kill the whole human race‘ in Matter Charles Moore began studying ocean plastic after inadvertently … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #139

This gives us an insight that goes much deeper than the need to understand addicts. Professor Peter Cohen argues that human beings have a deep need to bond and form connections. It’s how we get our satisfaction. If we can’t … Continue reading

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Ideas that add up #116

The pace wasn’t too fierce; the Bushmen average about ten minutes a mile, but many of those miles are in soft sand and brush, and they occasionally stop to study tracks. They’d still fire the jets and take off at … Continue reading

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