5 Ways To Avoid BPA

There are lots of different views on BPA and evidence around the risks of exposure to it. Here we will go through ways that you can proactively avoid it. 1.Fresh vs, Packaged foods Environment health perspectives found that evidence of BPA in… decreased 2.Glass vs Plastic Containers Recycled over and over again – Plastic Last longer …

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Awesome Parenting in the Animal Kingdom: Photos of Cute Animals

mommy daddy giraffe cute

Photo by Jan Pelcman

baby animal photo

Photo by Wolfgang von Vietinghoff


baby animal photos cute

Photo by Daniel Münger

baby bear mommy daddy animalPhoto by Tin Man

baby beaver bathPhoto by Chuck Babbitt

baby bers

Photo by Edwin Kats

baby birdies bird cute tropicalPhoto by Ric Seet

baby elephant thailandPhoto by Laurie Rubin

baby liger cutePhoto by Michael Nichols

baby mousePhoto by Andre Pretorius

baby penguins cutePhoto by Frederique Olivier/John Downer Productions

baby real bearsPhoto by Marco Mattiussi

baby squirrel pet cutePhoto by pensivesquirrel.wordpress.com

bird baby cutePhoto by Jim Ridley

birdie num numPhoto by Michael Milicia

cute baby beaverPhoto by hqwide.com

fox cute babyPhoto by Igor Shpilenok

animal mommy daddyPhoto by Jeanette DiAnda

alligator parent

Photo by Udayan Rao Pawar

animal parent 01

Photo by Anton Belovodchenko

animal parent 02

Photo by Anton Belovodchenko – And thanks Bored Panda

The B and Bee Honey combs Hotel


B and Bee is a portable hostel concept by Compaan and Labeur, designed to improve sleeping conditions for patrons of outdoor events and festivals throughout the world.


Each cell is equipped with luggage storage, a locker, lighting, power supply, and a king-sized bed which can be easily folded into a comfortable lounge seat. The beds are non standard an wont work with the likes of IKEA mattress etc.


Compaan and Labeur partnered with Achilles Design and One Small Step to apply for the CICI 2014 scholarship, powered by Flanders DC and IWT. The “Honeycomb Hotel” concept was selected as one of the 16 projects and is currently undergoing development, prototyping, and testing.

The first 6 stacked cells will be presented to the public at DOK Ghent during the Ghent Festivities 2014.

tiny house honey comb




Extreme Couponing to Feed the Homeless

With a little organization and a keen sense of humanity you can feed the homeless on a large scale, like Jerry Ascione did.

Hunger is a food distribution problem, not a food shortage problem, says Ascione. Watch the video below to figure out how he used every day coupons to feed the homeless on a large scale.

In Canada, you could focus on “money makers” with Checkout 51.

Inspire Kids: Dream Adventures

Queenie Liao, a free-lance artist based in California and mother of three boys often wondered “do babies dream when they sleep?”

With that question in mind, and inspired by the work of Anne Geddes and Adele Enersen to propel her imagination, she set out to create her own original and artistic creations under the title “Wengenn in Wonderland”.

Wengenn in Wonderland











The inspirational work of Queenie Liao can be found on her Facebook page. All images above are copyright Queenie Liao.

Inspire Kids: Not Just a Girl

An image can echo through time and inspire purpose for generations to come, transforming mindsets and instilling authentic perspectives in the minds of young men and women.

We’ve been deeply inspired by a number of crafty moms out there, who are elevating their children through photography. With this in mind, we’ve decided to start showcasing them in our “Creative Mom” series.

Let’s set aside the Barbie Dolls and the Disney Princesses, and show our girls the real women they can be – Jaime C. Moore

Todays post highlights the work of Jaime Moore from Austin, Texas. Jaime believes as we do that the Disney Princess ideal “is an unrealistic fantasy for most girls”.

With that in mind, she celebrated her daughters fifth birthday by educating her about five real heroes, and emulating them under the scope of her camera. Heroes she selected ranged from Amelia Earhart to Jane Goodall.

Coco Chanel


Amelia Earhart


Helen Keller


Jane Goodall


Susan B. Anthony


The inspirational work of Jaime C. Moore, Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer can be found on her website. All images above are copyright Jaime C. Moore.

You’ll never believe what Nestlé is up to

Oh, Nestlé.

There are few companies more sinister, and in our books Nestlé is up there with other corporate giants such as Monsanto, BP, and Philip Morris.

What makes an organization evil isn’t so much its clever marketing, it’s the profit-thirsty minds behind it; Meet Peter Brabeck, former CEO and now Chairman of Nestlé.

Peter gets his water for free, and sells it back to people in every country on the planet at a premium.

Peter also believes water is not a human right, and at around 2:10 in the video above, you can hear it in his own words, and in his own language (with subtitles).

Peter unfortunately does his part to run the largest distributor of food and water the world has ever seen.

How does Nestlé get its water for free?

The short answer: Lawyers and outdated laws.

By example, in British Columbia and other provinces and states Nestlé does pay, but only about $3.71 per million litres. That means it can turn one tanker load of water which costs Nestlé approximately $10 into $50,000.

Laws in North America from the west to the east loosely relate water sources to land property ownership. In Maine, which is an Absolute Dominion state, allows the owner of a parcel of land to extract as much water as he or is physically able. Back in the day, they used buckets. Today, they use pipelines and trucks, just like they do for oil. The rule was adopted in the late 1800s and reaffirmed in 1999 by the Maine Law Court. The basis for this common law rule is that owners have an unlimited right to resources under their property. This law is echoed in similar verbiage throughout our continent, in Canada and the United States alike, and due to collusion with the company, governments are often powerless.

What’s legal and ethically moral are two different things – Bottled Life

Join the fight

Of course, where there is a shadow, there is light. Concerned citizens from all over the globe are beginning to wake up and take action; We live in an era where if one wants to have a life of meaning, one not look too far for a cause worth fighting.

Canada is leading the charge against Nestlé, and they’ve racked up several wins against the bully recently. Archaic laws surrounding water extraction are being reviewed, but more needs to be done. We need more heads in the game.

In the news;

Updated B.C. water act means large-scale users like Nestlé will have to pay

Nestlé gives in on water drawing conditions in Ontario

Nestlé’s Digital Acceleration Team

Nestlé too, has its army fighting for the hearts and minds of those trying to decide what is right, before the fight gets too loud and others take notice.

The video below comes from Nestlé directly; Using social media intelligence methods (and plenty of marketing doublespeak), they are trying to change the discussion and take the focus off their deception.

Take it to school, take it to heart

We encourage teachers, students, alumni, and all faculty to embrace the use of modern bottle refilling stations in Canadian schools and abroad.

Through education, we can cut Nestle’s prime income source at the root by appealing to the younger generations who Nestlé preys on. If this post got you fired up, please go back to your local school and share the downloadable and editable presentation below.

Although Nestlé is not the focus of School the Bottle, it need not be.

The practical point here is not to make you angry at one company or another, but merely to illuminate the truth; Canada has the worlds largest supply of fresh water and drinking from bottles is not only unnecessary, but ignorant.

Surely there is a way we can make canteens fashionable again.

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Please support our swing at the cause; You can find School the Bottle on Facebook, Twitter, and on Slideshare.

Thoughts? Please share them in the comments!

Inspire Kids: School the Bottle

Have you ever wondered how much trash in the ocean is plastic? Or which type of re-useable water bottle is the safest to use? Find out answers to these questions and a number of others with this infographic by Water Filler.


The gravity of the plastic pollution problem is becoming too hard to ignore. We discovered that a truly substantial way to cut back on plastic bottle pollution in our oceans was to help students convince faculty to implement modern water bottle refilling stations.

“All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

We created a downloadable slideshow students can edit, change, and present to their teachers and peers in an effort to eliminate bottle waste coming from Canadian schools at all levels of academia.


What do the rich do differently?

What is an asset?

The easiest definition of an asset would be anything that makes you money.

What is a liability?

Again the most basic definition would be anything that costs you money. Using this definition a few common assets become liabilities. The best example is home ownership. The majority of homeowners view their home as an asset and many even consider it a resource towards retirement. This is wrong. A home costs you money months by months from the mortgage & taxes, to upkeep and insurance a home is one giant liability. This case is best illustrated by what happened during the 2008 crash where thousands of homeowners were no longer able to pay their bills and were foreclosed upon. Another good liability that banks and the masses would consider an asset is car ownership again the car has value, usually depreciating value, and also a pile of expenses. A car then like a home using this definition is not an asset. Unless of course they are making you money after expenses.

So remember if times are tough; An asset feeds you. A liability will eat you.

What do the rich do differently?

The poor and middle class buy liabilities. The rich by contrast buy assets and then they buy more assets. That is the main difference between the rich and middle class is simply what they spend their money on. Lets look at this a little more closely.

A rich person buys a assets then they spend the profit from that asset. So they are left with the asset in the future which will keep making more money. A poor or middle class person works just as hard if not harder but they then go and spend their money on rent, food, clothes, everything but assets, so at the end of the day they have to go and earn more money. They follow the age old advice that simply working harder will solve all their problems the next raise or next promotion and poof problems solved and life on easy street. A raise or promotion will not help the middle class become rich the masses are not taught this simple rule of life. Buy assets not liabilities.

So at the end of the day instead of spending all of their money the rich save their money and spend their profits. Again the poor spend their money the rich save it. Thats it.