Surfing originated in Western Polynesia over 3,000 years ago. But it was only after Polynesians settled in Hawai’i that it became the popular sport of epic proportions for which it is known today. Ancient Hawaiian kings relished in high...
Written by Nancymarie B. Do you suffer from severe wanderlust like I do? There's nothing like jet-setting into the limitless skies (or waters) and traveling to some far-off land to embrace all that's exotic and new to you. As life-changing...
In today’s world of extremely divided politics, little room is left for those who wish to show compassion for the other side. As a result, it seems that people who hold the political center ground are standing in a...
Written by Dr. Elizabeth Trattner It’s National Relaxation day!  There are many ways to relax and quickly recharge your body, mind and spirit. The easiest way to relax is for readers to plan a day trip somewhere outdoors with bad cell...
Written by Andrew Williams The world’s most influential scientists have proven, unequivocally, that Mother Earth is under severe threat. The planet’s rich atmosphere, the requisite element of our existence, is going through an unprecedented period of carbon dioxide warming. This...

VOLUNTEERING AND TRAVEL

By Renee Daly A 'NATURAL' PROGRESSION As we become more conscientious, so too does our idea of travel and the ‘imprint’ we want to make on the world as we go. After a while, taking short vacations to hit up...
"Herbal remedies may date back centuries, but their appeal to the modern consumer is unprecedented. Experts project herbal supplement sales will soon surpass $86 billion globally, and industry groups claim over 170 million Americans consume supplements each year. As pharmaceutical prices continue...
Parenting in a Fear-Based Society Written by Brittany Shenk Parenting expectations have shifted with each new generation. Parenting in the 1960s was different than parenting in the 1980s, and even further removed than parenting in the 2010s. We are living in...
Taking On the World’s Environmental Issues, One Person at a Time By Natalie Montanaro It may feel as if you are alone in the world when it comes to dealing with issues of noise and air pollution, waste management, clean and...
Do You Know Which Plastic Packaging Items Aren’t Recyclable? By Natalie Montanaro The facts are undeniable: plastic waste and its effects on the environment have reached phenomenal proportions. The world’s oceans have been inundated with non-recyclable plastics that choke and...

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