From The Blog

Healthy foods are often seen as expensive and only available to people with money. Consider the unfortunate nickname Whole Foods has earned: “Whole Paycheck.”

But what about offering people in need access to fresh foods at affordable prices?

That is exactly what a new grocery store concept called The Daily Table aims to do. You won’t find items like chips and sodas on their shelves. Instead, they secure what they call “wholesome, nutritious food” that would ordinarily end up in the landfill — and sell it for low prices.

Composting can seem daunting. But when you realize all the benefits of practicing this natural way of recycling, you’ll want to begin composting right away — and the infographic below can help you.

Composting reduces food waste, enriches soil, requires fewer chemical pesticides and fertilizers, lowers your carbon footprint, and saves you money. In addition, composting produces healthier plants and healthier foods with higher nutrient contents.

Compassion health

By Cynthia Milburn • Originally by the International Fund for Animal Welfare 

For those of us in animal welfare, we are intrigued by and do our best to analyze the capacity to have and exhibit concern for others, a trait called compassion, both in and out of our own species.

Going beyond whether we feel compassion or not, or how much compassion we feel in a certain situation, there are those of us who want to know if compassion can be fostered, changed, even manipulated or suppressed. What’s more is it good for people to feel compassion and how can they best act on it?

The effects of compassion are far reaching and have been shown to have benefits for physical as well as psychological health. A wealth of evidence demonstrates that social support, when humans connect in a meaningful way, helps in the recovery from illness as well as promoting increased levels of mental and physical wellbeing.