Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Using Ultrasound

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A new way of treating Alzheimer’s disease with ultrasound has been demonstrated in mice, clearing the amyloid plaques in 75% of the animals.   Untreated Alzheimer’s mouse (left) and treated with ultrasound (right)   Researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), part of Australia’s University of Queensland, have shown that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory in mice. This innovative, drug-free method breaks apart the neurotoxic amyloid plaques … MORE

Ron Finley, “Guerilla Urban Gardener”

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Ron Finley is a brilliant, inspiring, hands-on visionary who is unleashing the transformative power of “guerilla gardening” on the residents of South Central LA. In doing so, he is transforming communities, connecting kids with their food, and simultaneously practicing what he calls, “the most therapeutic and defiant act you can do.” Watch his celebrated TED talk here: Finley understands the connection between food and community “South Central LA, home of the drive-thru, and the drive-by,” … MORE

Raif Badawi, Activist, Humanitarian & Free Thinker

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Raif Badawi, born 13th january 1984, is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and the creator of the website Free Saudi Liberals. He was arrested in 2012 on a charge of insulting Islam through electronic channels and brought to court on several charges including apostasy. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes in 2013, then resentenced to 1000 lashes and ten years in prison plus a fine in 2014. The lashes … MORE

Saltwater Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings

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Delray Beach’s famous beer spot, Saltwater Brewery, is making waves for their innovative new packaging that it hopes will lead to saving marine life. The devastating effects that plastic six-pack rings can have to both wildlife and the environment has been proven time and time again. Several years ago, PakTech introduced new packaging, a hard plastic cover that clamps to the top of a six-pack of cans. You know, the one that allows six-packs to be … MORE

Matt Damon Speaks out Against Oligarchy, “Our Problem is Civil Obedience”

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Damon makes some crucial points in this passionate rant against the system, and what he calls a “topsy-turvy” world. . “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy turvy. That things are all wrong,” starts movie star and author Matt Damon in this powerful speech calling on people to question authority. The wrong people are in jail, and the wrong people are out of jail,” Damon goes on. “The wrong people are in … MORE

Russia, France Shun GMOs; U.S. Media Remains Silent

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Back in September, France followed in the steps of other European Union nations– Scotland, Germany, Latvia and Greece– and revealed an opt-out from growing GM crops. The nation asked the European Commission to exclude its nationwide territory from the release of 9 GM maize varieties currently authorized (1 GM Maize range– MON9810) or waiting for authorization by the EU. France had actually already prohibited cultivation of Monsanto’s GM maize, saying it had severe doubts that … MORE

CWA Uncovers Massive Verizon Offshoring Operation in Philippines

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VERIZON’S ATTEMPTS TO DECEIVE PUBLIC ON THE EXTENT OF ITS OFFSHORING EXPOSED; CWA DELEGATION SEEKING MEETING WITH VERIZON MANAGEMENT IN PHILIPPINES IS CONFRONTED BY ARMED VERIZON SECURITY AND SWAT TEAM CARRYING AUTOMATIC WEAPONS Friday, May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Over the course of a four-day visit to the Philippines this week, four representatives of Communications Workers of America who are on strike discovered that the extent to which Verizon is offshoring work is far … MORE

Nestle Is Trying to Break Us: A Pennsylvania Town Fights Predatory Water Extraction

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Big corporations privatizing clean water to make a profit is stealing a human right. BY ALEXIS BONOGOFSKY Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Flickr/ CC 2.0) This post originally appeared at Truthout. Donna Diehl, a 55-year-old school bus driver from Kunkletown, Pennsylvania, a small historic town located on the edge of the Poconos, wanted to do three things this year: drive the bus, paint her bathroom and learn to crochet. Instead, Diehl, along with dozens of her neighbors, … MORE

DIY All Natural Purpose Spray Cleaner Without Toxic Chemicals

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Why make your own non-toxic All Purpose Cleaner?  The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. With products containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price to your family’s health: According to the press release: Just 7 percent of cleaning products adequately disclosed their contents. To uncover what’s in common household cleaners, EWG’s … MORE

Denied Breaks, U.S. Poultry Workers Wear Diapers on the Job

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Workers in plants run by the largest U.S. poultry producers are regularly being denied bathroom breaks and as a result some are reduced to wearing diapers while working on the processing line, Oxfam America said in a report Wednesday. “It’s not just their dignity that suffers: they are in danger of serious health problems,” said Oxfam America, the U.S. arm of the U.K.-based global development group. The group works for a “just world without poverty” and … MORE