The Smithsonian Institution Announces an Official Climate Change Statement | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

This kind of holistic approach is what we need to adapt to a changing planet. Humanity can probably survive a major climate change, but good planning – and implementation – can help us survive well.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/smithsonian-institution-announces-official-climate-change-statement-180952822/?no-ist

Heavier Babies Do Better in School – NYTimes.com

Throwing intensive health care interventions at natural, healthy pregnancies does not bring about better outcomes. Let those babies stay in the womb until they’re ready to be born.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/10/12/upshot/heavier-babies-do-better-in-school.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&abt=0002&abg=1&_r=0&referrer=

Lay Off the Almond Milk, You Ignorant Hipsters | Mother Jones

Yes, this. I get so tired of these stupid food fads, and I freely admit that most of the worst offenders are people who (like me) want food that is simple (as in simply food), organic, and sustainable.

But hold on. Sustainable is EXACTLY the problem with this alternative milk fad. Nut milks are so far from sustainable you can’t even see the horizon.

http://m.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/07/lay-off-almond-milk-ignorant-hipsters

“Shut the Door and Walk Away” | Evolutionary Parenting | Where History And Science Meet Parenting

Let me come down on one side in this debate. I don’t like the idea of “cry it out.” I think it’s wrong, selfish, and damn dangerous.  Babies are the only truly innocent human beings. They deserve to have their needs met.

http://evolutionaryparenting.com/shut-the-door-and-walk-away/

The Next Green Revolution – National Geographic

The last 5 or 6 paragraphs of this article hold the seed (pardon the pun) to the best techniques for world agriculture. Organic farming, along with diverse crops, builds healthy soil, reduces and eliminates pests, prevents pollution due to fertilizers,  and eradicates farm debt. It also increases yield and prevents destruction of whole crops due to monoculture.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/foodfeatures/green-revolution/

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