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Why Is Everyone Talking About Berkey Water Filters?

The water molecule is one of the most versatile structures known. Water is absolutely essential for all forms of life. We experience this every day when we become thirsty. Why do we need so much water? Simply because our bodies consist of approximately 75% water. Show More Summary

The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World

Why did the book, The Lion in the Living Room, call to me? I had two cats that lived a long time before they passed several years ago. I loved them. I miss them. When I saw the cover of Abigail Tucker’s book, I thought reading it would...Show More Summary

Discover how to use sunlight to prepare for emergencies

Learning to cook with the sun has help us to be better prepared and baking outdoors has reduced our utility bills. Sun Ovens are the most commonly used solar cooker to activate the sun’s power to bake, boil, steam and dehydrate food....Show More Summary

Photos my Grandfather Took During WWII

My beloved grandmother passed away recently, and my mother and I have been going through old photos. We rediscovered photos my grandfather took while stationed in Africa during WWII. Here are some of my favorites. As far as I can tell, these were all taken by my grandfather. Show More Summary

On Childfree Sterilization: Shifting from Paternalism to Reproductive Autonomy

I sure like seeing more pieces out there these days on childfree sterilization in popular women’s publications. A recent piece in SELF on this topic deserves mention. After Deputy Editor Nina Bahadur relays a few women’s frustratingShow More Summary

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari

Review by Melanie Holmes In Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari asks the question: Will the three major historical revolutions that have shaped the world we see today bring about the end of the species we call Homo...Show More Summary

Spring, Snow or Storm?

A nor'easter gets its name from the continuously strong northeasterly winds blowing in from the ocean ahead of the storm and over the coastal areas. A ccording to the National Weather Service it’s “a popular expression of a rapid intensification of a cyclone (low pressure) with surface pressure expected to fall by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. Show More Summary

To What Degree Does Childhood Abuse or Trauma Influence the Childfree Choice?

Danielle Corcione, writing for, recently posted an article on her wish to remain childfree titled: I want to be childfree because I'm still working through my own childhood trauma — and I don't think I'm alone Yes, apparently...Show More Summary

Be SPRING Ready!!

Well, spring is upon us, beautiful trees and budding flowers are not all that comes with Spring but it brings along Tornadoes. Time to brace ourselves and prepare ourselves.. Well, Tornadoes are strong currents of winds, strong enough to destroy any man-made structure and or trees. Show More Summary

Understanding the “Whole of Women’s Reproductive Lives”

Pew Research Center recently came out with an interesting report on the numbers of women having children. Based primarily on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s June Supplement of the Current Population Survey, Pew Research Center collected...Show More Summary

Water... The essence of life.

Want to learn more about how to provide safe drinking water for yourself and your family? Attend this webinar to learn more about this from the experts at Survival Still, what better way than to learn from the makers of the distillers...Do not miss it!!! Register Here... Copyright 2007-2016 by Safecastle LLC

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

by Brittany Brolley Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling doesn’t take itself too seriously, much like Kaling herself. Kaling’s debut collection of essays are light, fun, and, of course, undeniably hilarious. Show More Summary

Fight the Flu..

INFLUENZA (FLU) In this world of scientific developments and cures, our common flu remains the ‘most common’. Influenza, as we know it as Flu is a news wide-spread these days, this is a contagious viral disease, sometimes deadly if ignored. Show More Summary

Environmental Benefits of Being Childfree

Today’s guest post is from Ivan Cicin-Sain, an environmentalist working for Population Matters (, a UK charity concerned about population growth. As Organisational outreach officer he is keen to create contacts and partnerships with other organisations promoting smaller families or being childfree. Show More Summary

At the Heart of the Childfree Decision

With the rise in articles and posts about being childfree these days, I especially appreciate those that give good summaries of the childfree decision. Take the recent post, “Why Many Millennials Have Decided To Be Childfree (And That’s Okay)” by Liz Greene on Show More Summary

Childfree Response to Climate Change?

Are more and more young adults heeding the environmental cost of giving birth and raising a child? Is the childfree choice the most environmentally ethical and responsible choice that young couple must contemplate? A timely article by Maggie Astor earlier this month sums up the dilemma. Show More Summary

Q&A with Kristen Tsetsi, Author of The Age of the Child

I recently had the pleasure of talking with author Kristen Tsetsi about her new provocative novel, The Age of the Child. Yes, a novel; while I focus on nonfiction in my review collection, there are always worthy exceptions! Set in aShow More Summary

Initiation to Preparedness...

This is the era of technology prevailing over human-kind. We are technologically dependent in our day to day lives, be it your kitchen appliances or your high-tech computers without which we are handicapped. At the same time, we have managed to find equal number of ways to destroy ourselves as well. Show More Summary

A war that no one is talking about!! Are we prepared?

Being prepared for an emergency is the need of the hour! And NO, I am not talking about the first aid kit in your car or home but real-life emergency preparedness that warrants you to be prepared for earthquakes, floods, wild-fires, tsunamis and Nuclear attacks!! That is the reality we live, in today’s world. Show More Summary

How Joe Strummer and The Clash Have Helped Me Through the Trump Era

I don’t remember the first time I truly listened to Joe Strummer. It may have been when I heard “Clampdown” off the band’s seminal 1979 album, London Calling. The song warns young men of the inherit soul-crushing nature of capitalism and reminds them that they?—?not the government, not The Establishment?—?have control of their lives. Show More Summary

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