Tag Archives: Sustainability

Finnish citizens given universal basic income report lower stress levels and greater incentive to work | The Independent

This is an interesting report on an Universal Basic Income programme in Finland. Initial results are promising, as the recipients can work part-time and start businesses without the disincentives of losing support often found with current social security benefits. Interestingly, … Continue reading

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A Quiet Leader Is Still a Real Leader – Quiet Revolution

I have always preferred quiet, and disliked loud and exuberant but can quiet people lead? Certainly the answer is yes. In many cases, yes! My experience is that often quiet leadership works well. Think of Toastmasters and Scouting and voluntary … Continue reading

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In lament of the NZ Farm – Pure Advantage

Toward a resilient and sustainable way of life in New Zealand we must diversify away from intensive agriculture.  Business as usual is an enormous risk.  Here is why. On the road to becoming the Detroit of agriculture. Colleague and Christchurch … Continue reading

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Can scientists agree on a definition of curiosity? — ScienceDaily

What a find for a Sunday afternoon.  Curiosity is one of my most important drivers.  Ultimately I earned my science degrees because I was curious and because learning is fun.  And clearly humans are successful, to a degree, because we … Continue reading

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Increased curiosity is the ‘silver lining’ of a quarter life and midlife crisis — ScienceDaily

It seems that crises in life have an upside.  Post crisis adults are more curious and open.  Evidence of this was presented to the British Psycological Society by Dr Oliver Robinson and James Demetre of the University of Greenwich and … Continue reading

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Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach

Ecotopia: by Earnest Callenbach Ecotopia is my favourite vision of a future we can work toward; a positive vision of the future. This is the story of William Western a reporter from New York sent to spend six weeks in … Continue reading

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How should we talk about mental health? |

Mental health is a growing challenge here in New Zealand, and elsewhere.  Something like 20% of New Zealanders will have depression at some stage in their lives, and my view is we must support those afflicted. The link below leads … Continue reading

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The most beautiful libraries in America – in pictures

This is awesome and amazing and wow! Maybe I could spend my life visiting beautiful libraries. In any case;  I have a day off today, and it is wet and cold.  I think I will go to the library. After … Continue reading

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This is a 3D model of a clitoris – and the start of a sexual revolution | Minna Salami | Opinion | The Guardian

Sustainability and Beauty. One of the directions to move in is to more equal relationships between adults.  What is more,   knowledge builds sensuality trust and relationships.  And, access to accurate information and contraception and sex aids, paradoxically, leads to less … Continue reading

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Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’ – ThinkProgress

Over the last year I am finding more and more articles that make this point. Solar is becoming cheap!  Good news! Source: Solar Delivers Cheapest Electricity ‘Ever, Anywhere, By Any Technology’ – ThinkProgress

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