Feng Shui

Everyone’s done it at some time or another — rearrange the furniture in your bedroom, living room, apartment or home. There’s a reason we do things like that. Organizing things isn’t necessarily due to obsessive/compulsive disorder. It’s actually a pretty natural thing to do. And it has to do with energy.

Arranging things, whether it’s furniture in your new apartment or just tools in a drawer is something most people do based simply on “feel.” But when you do, you may have unknowingly been following (or violating) vital laws of placement included in the art and science of feng shui.

Feng shui (pronounce it fung schway) is an ancient Chinese practice dating back thousands of years. It parallels some Native…

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Our uniform future

Soon, we will see the return of business uniforms. Businesses will brand themselves, not just by their logo, but by the clothes their employees wear. This will begin with an expansion of existing unforms: Fast food places, in particular, will start to dress their employees in well-tailored signature uniforms. But it will quickly expand, first to sales staff in big businesses, then to white collar employees, and, eventually, even politicians will wear uniforms that identify their positions in government.

When people are at work, it will soon be possible to identify where they work, and even what specific job they do, just by looking at their uniform. Even the President of the United States will have his own uniform, a…

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Nanotechnology

Commercial toothpaste is a waste of time since there are better dentifrices to use. Many people recommend baking soda or salt or just a clean brush. When I’m camping, a drop or two of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Peppermint Castile Soap does a great job.

But I confess, we have a tube of Nature’s Gate All-Natural Toothpaste sitting on the bathroom sink. It’s just so easy to grab and use. Add a dip of the brush in baking soda and it’s the best of both worlds: commercial and truly natural. But it seems the Nature’s Gate formula has changed recently and it’s creamier, smoother in texture. Seems to clean and polish better than ever; so much so that I had a…

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<p>Future hunters will be more like the dogs in this image than the man.</p>The most dangerous game

The sport of hunting is about to take a turn toward the weird. The next decades will give humans unprecidented ability to modify their own bodies, both by altering their genes and with custom prosthetics. As a result, there will develop a style of hunting based around modifying the body so that the hunter can chase, capture, and kill his prey just as a wild animal would.

These hunters will be equipped with inhuman speed, metalic talons, and oversized jaws and teeth, and they will often hunt in packs, like wolves. They will insist this is the purest form of hunting, in which they literally battle an animal to the death and then devour it on the spot.

As technology…

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Acupuncture: More than just a prick with a pin

There are a couple ways to test the effectiveness of a healing modality. One is “FDA Approval.” Most Americans buy into this version, where a drug company pays for and runs very selective tests then shows the results to the federal regulatory body known as the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA stamps approval and the procedure or drug enters the marketplace, usually paid for by health insurance which now all Americans are forced to purchase. An informed person should be aware that the reviewers, doctors and administrators at the FDA are in the back pocket of Big Pharma, either receiving direct payouts or having worked for the drug companies in some capacity in the past. It’s the famous “revolving…

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<p>The bombs will stop falling and the bullets will cease to fly.</p>The end of war

In the next 100 years, we will see the end to war. Through mutual agreement and international policing, war between nations will be outlawed, and world leaders who push for war will be subject to the death penalty. An international police force will be tasked with keeping the peace, and they will be authorized to arrest and put on trial military commanders, rogue militias, and even presidents and prime ministers who authorize war.

The world's militaries will be dismantled, sometimes by force. Attempts to organize armed military groups will be met with quick action, sometimes including execution by drone.

There will be an exception to this: Armed resistance against the state will be allowed in some circumstances, with the recognition…

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Lettuce Alone

Four or five times a week, our evening meal will be some variation of a large salad. The garnish may go from a grass-fed burger or filet to sardines or maybe hardboiled eggs. But always the bed of the salad is a mixture of greens with avocado and tomato and various raw veggies. And, True Confessions time, we’ve been buying those packaged organic lettuce mixes for a few years now. We like the variety those blends offer and it’s nice to get unusual choices like mustard greens, arugula, baby spinach and herbs all pre-washed in one package. Our summertime kale or chard augment but the apparent convenience of just tossing the packaged leaves onto the plate is hard to beat.…

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Acupuncture: More than just a prick with a pin

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