Do you only feel worthwhile when you are busy doing something? What is your busyness really doing to you?
Archives for July 2011
Once a year, Joshua S. Hill’s sleeping pattern is utterly dedicated to the greatest sporting event in the world: the Tour de France.
At age 86 and on her deathbed, Minnie Rose Lovgreen dictated a lifetime of sage advice to her neighbour on raising chickens for eggs. As cities across North America debate whether or not to allow chicken coops within city limits, Minnie’s book offers charming common-sense instruction in how easy and rewarding it is to keep laying hens anywhere.
Humans like the affection of dogs. We find it reinforcing when they come to us for petting and attention. Once they find something that annoys us, they can be masters at using it to get us to do things in order get them to stop doing it. It’s cause and effect, consequences dictating behaviour. And they know it. As Jean Donaldson put it in her book Culture Clash, “Dogs do what works.”
For more than a decade, Gil Namur has been rescuing seedlings, tending to them and letting them grow in clay pots. Recently, he discovered the bonsai talents of Graham Potter, whose love of tending trees has yielded such inspiring results.
What causes a person to be intentionally cruel? Is it carelessness? A genetic predisposition involving a lack of empathy? A lack of proper nurturing? A culturally indoctrinated tendency? Mary Rose searches for answers.
Here’s a great Wikileaks-supportive parody on the fact that major credit card and online payment companies have withheld over $15 million in donations to WikiLeaks.
Donna Leskosek has spent years working with children and trying to understand life from their perspective. In this insightful article, she talks about how she deals with kids of all ages who are in the midst of tantrums. What she doesn’t do is just as important as what she does do.
Get the inside scoop on how visitors to the unique port of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — a new UNESCO World Heritage Site — can get the most out of this history-laden little town.
My 98-year-old Dad has broken his neck, is in hospital, and we need to choose a nursing home for him, today. How do you do that?