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What techno-obsession gives: Overlooking the multiply-positive plants for the single-use artificial leaf

#BetterLivingByEcology

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/why-use-artificial-leaves-in-space-when-real-leaves-work-just-fine
A new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming spa…
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Between voluntary simplicity or even intentional poverty and nomadically independent "designed" or jet-setting luxury lifestyles, there seems to be a vast space of ordinary lives with little room f...
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As I said. China, best example economic growth isn't all. And development is a good thing. Or would be if only we made it work better...
China is undergoing a surprising reverse migration: As millions leave to find work in the cities, some well-educated urban dwellers are relocating to small towns.
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The strength of a country lies in the functioning and resilience of its ecosystems and the knowledge and skills of its people.
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Glorious. Hunter S. Thompson on meaningful life:
"A man who procrastinates in his CHOOSING will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. So if you now number yourself among the disenchanted, then you have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else. But beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living WITHIN that way of life."
http://ow.ly/quFkd
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"Does our essence still lie in what we know, or are we now content to be defined by what we want?" Excellent question by Nicholas Carr in The Atlantic.

Notice how knowing includes skill, knowing how to do stuff?
We rely on computers to fly our planes, find our cancers, design our buildings, audit our businesses. That's all well and good. But what happens when the computer fails?
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Forgot to post the link... Between people going "Homeward Bound," call to "Bring Back Home Ec.!," and what's currently considered a normal life, there's a wide and fertile field of the ecology of better living...
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After some gestation (#slowsharing), returned to Emily Matchar's Homeward Bound. Still highly recommend it, and it'll be used in forthcoming articles...
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New post: The Trap of the Obvious and Easy

http://www.beyond-eco.org/2013/11/the-trap-of-the-obvious-and-easy/
The brain is a miraculous thing. A mass of neurons interacting in such a way as to not just regulate the rest of the body, but also make it react appropriately to stimuli, to exhibit a fascinating ...
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Do you even live? ;)


As part of your environment, the ecosystem that you are and are a part of? Active and engaged? Creative and growing?
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I like to call them 'simplets'. Those easy, clear answers we keep getting and telling ourselves that are, unfortunately, also wrong. Or not wrong so much as answering the wrong question...
What do you need to live well? More money. What does the economy need to work for us all? Growth. Why does education fail? Bad teachers. Where is the grass greener? On the other side. Why aren't we addressing climate change? Political will. We seem to have a natural tendency to focus on single ...
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living richer by living better, incidentally "for the planet," too