Sometimes lessons are best taught via storytelling. As a freethinker, however--it can be pretty tough to find any worthwhile stories to listen to. Reality TV doesn't cut it--and it's fake anyway... These three movies each offer a perspective on something profound that...
Shazam! When I was a kid, I remember being cautioned with dire warnings to never eat anything that didn't come from the grocery store. My parents were generally really cautious about nature. Poison ivy could be out there, you know. At...
What if I told you that North America has an easy-to-grow native tropical fruit tree that you've never even heard of? The Pawpaw is our largest native fruit, and it tastes something like banana and mango with hints of vanilla...
Do you let your kids play with fire? For most Americans, child safety means keeping kids far away from anything sharper than a nerf ball. However, you might be surprised to learn that not all countries treat their children like delicate...
Have you ever heard that tomato leaves are poisonous!? What if I told you they not only aren't poisonous but that they're actually really tasty and medicinal! Like all vegetables, they contain alkaloids that help defend against overgrazing, but...
A classroom in Maryland has gotten rid of desks for its students, and is reporting that the kids are able to do more and better quality work. Apparently, sitting at desks all day isn't what's best for the minds...
A poem, penned by Khalilah Bilal, of Beacon Hill Community Garden, San Antonio, Texas:  Choking in anger, anger sat in my bowels It is the fiber of my hair, debilitated from fear I begin to weed, it takes the pain away. It takes...
Fascinating new research has revealed that we're not the only species that use an internet to communicate. Plants may seem like they don't do much from day to day, but they are actually able to send and receive complex communications...
What if I told you that trees sleep and talk to each other? Nope, this isn't some Lord of the Rings tale or the latest vegan (breatharian?) manifesto--it's science! Plants go through physiological changes during each stage of the day, says...
The US Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday that they will no longer allow the Dakota Access Pipe Line to be built underneath the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. The river provides drinking water for the...