This genius! Everyone should read this book! It is a lucid and logical analysis of how technology and the availability of free information has empowered and transformed us to the point where a new economic system(not based on wages and the control of knowledge and the means of production) will take the place of present day capitalism. (Sonia Cruz de Baltodano)

Though this event might not affect Central America , other tectonic plates,within the ring of fire, will. Like the Cocos plate and Nazca plates. The latter cuts through Nicaragua and Costa Rica at the point of the Rio San Juan. (Sonia Cruz de Baltodano)

Millions of the world’s poorest children are denied a fair start in life and many more will be left behind unless they’re put at the centre of new development goals for 2030, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday.

The reason why developed countries don't have the same quality of life as underdeveloped nations , like Nicaragua, I believe is due to marketing. Americans for example are bombarded with messages that what they have isn't good enough. As the author says they are under constant pressure to upgrade. Americans throw away 70 lbs of clothes a year. This accounts for 5% of the garbage in landfills. They change their cars every 3 years. Buy new homes every five years and remodel them top to bottom before moving in. They are in a treadmill of earn and spend that never stops. It's what fuels the economy but what does it do to their quality of life? Having things clearly doesn't make you happy. Nicaragua, one of the poorest countries in the Americas tops the list as having some of the happiest people. (Sonia Cruz de Baltodano)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year. Off-the-charts heat is "getting to be a monthly thing," said Jessica Blunden, a climate scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. June was the fourth month of 2015 that set a record, she said. "There is almost no way that 2015 isn't going to be the warmest on record," she added. NOAA calculated that the world's average temperature in June hit 61.48 degrees Fahrenheit (16.33 Celsius), breaking the old record set last year by 0.22 degrees (.12 degrees Celsius).

Practice the humility that is fundamental to the teachings of Christianity, bhudism etc...we will not fall prey to these diseases.(Sonia Cruz de Baltodano)

Pope Francis has made no secret of his intention to radically reform the administrative structures of the Catholic church, which he regards as insular, imperious, and bureaucratic. He understands that in a hyper-kinetic world, inward-looking and self-obsessed leaders are a liability.

Right now our education system is doing more to indoctrinate our children than to educate them. In fact, that has been the case for quite some time. Our young minds are being told to accept authority as truth instead of truth as authority, and teachers talk at the students instead of with them.

We’ve seen 3D-printed lamps, chairs, houses and even self-replicating 3D printers, but Deniz Karahasin’s mindbending Osteoid cast looks like something from a sci-fi movie. The designer has created a concept design for a custom cast that could speed up bone healing by nearly 40 percent using 3D printing and ultrasound technology.

A particularly windy 24 hours over northern Europe kicked Denmark’s wind turbines into high gear, enabling the country to not only generate all the electricity it needed, but also to share with Germany, Norway and Sweden. A report in the Guardian details that by the evening of July 9, wind turbines were producing 116 percent of the nation’s energy needs, and that by 3am on July 10, when demands were lower, that figure jumped to 140 percent.

Allergy season has begun again. Coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, mucus, tiredness…ugg what about allergies IS good? Nothing. As I have observed our clients over over the last couple years, I have noticed one thing, allergies are getting worse, not better. More people have allergies and the severity of symptoms seems to be ever increasing. What is causing this phenomenon and is there anything we can do to alleviate allergies form happening in the first place?

We’re already fed up with bottled water companies for sucking the water out of California and other drought-threatened areas, but this latest news is really one for the history books. In a last minute amendment to a House spending bill, the insane notion has been proposed that bottled water companies should have a legally protected right to sell their wares inside the boundaries of National Parks. At this time, it’s uncertain what the chances are of that language making it into law, but the fight between Big Water and the National Park Service is a competitive one, and it’s clearly not over yet.

Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles EastmanBlack Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers. Raised in the traditions of his people until the age of eleven, he was then educated at the Carlisle Indian Industrial Boarding School of Pennsylvania, where he learned the english language and way of life. (Though a National Historical Landmark, Carlisle remains a place of controversy in Native circles.)