Adding Fuel to the Fire: Why Climate War Is Not the Answer

The metaphors we use speak to our assumptions about the world. Whether we’re addressing a diagnosis like cancer or the condition of our rapidly warming planet, speaking about waging warfare can seem like an important—even heroic—way to rally people to the cause. But seeing the condition of our cells and the state of the climate …continue

Free Will Astrology 8/25–8/31

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the coming weeks, I hope you won’t scream curses at the rain, demanding that it stop falling on you. Similarly, I suggest you refrain from punching walls that seem to be hemming you in, and I beg you not to spit into the wind when it’s blowing in your face. …continue

Written in the Stars: An Introduction to the Notorious Saturn Return

Those approaching the big 3-0 know that diving into your thirties can be both daunting and exhilarating. Adding that extra candle on your birthday cake can signify a new chapter in your life, whether it’s a new relationship, an evolving career, or personal growth. From an astrological perspective, the reason for these changes is guided …continue

Moons of Jupiter: Io and Europa

Excerpted from The Night Sky, by Richard Grossinger. The Moons of Jupiter Io There was nothing to prepare Earth for Io, the first Jovian world visited by Voyager in 1979. Instead of drab craters as expected, Io startled Earth with vistas of flaky sulphur-yellow sands that looked like a gigantic pizza from which volcanoes were actively shooting …continue

Recipe Monday: Samosas with Pomegranate Sauce & Nori Lime Dressing

Wheat- and gluten-free samosas! These store well in the freezer and can be reheated in the oven without a problem. This recipe is versatile and can be made with the equivalent amount of chickpeas, ground turkey, or ground beef. Samosas can be baked immediately or frozen for later use. Filling Ingredients 2 pounds ground lamb, …continue

New Release: Water Wars

In her new book, Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit, award-winning scientist and activist Vandana Shiva details the severity of the global water shortage, exposing the destruction of the earth and the disenfranchisement of the world’s poor as they are stripped of their rights to a precious natural resource. The book takes readers on a …continue

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