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They Just Don’t Make Them Like They Used To

If it wasn’t for the availability of the chimney, solid, multi-functional, well-made, generational furniture would’ve never caught on.

You see, before the chimney, most homes in Medieval Europe had one room: the hall. Everyone lived, ate, and slept in the hall. In the center of the room was effectively a twenty-four-hour bonfire, and roofs had a little hole in the center where smoke could escape.

Attn Night Owls: Trick Your Body into Rising with the Sun

The battle has long raged between larks and night owls — who is healthier, wealthier, and wiser? Who has more fun? Who gets more done?

Despite myriad studies and tons of scientific insights, the answer seems clear: merits are spread and divided across the two and only personal preference makes one better than the other.

Some studies show night owls outperforming morning larks in intelligence tests.

Others seem to confirm that night owls are more susceptible to developing rotten habits, like smoking and drinking.

A Guide to Speaking the 6th Love Language

Hades and Persephone had it down.

Do you remember their arrangement?

Persephone’s mother, Demeter, wanted her back above ground after Hades, Greek God of the Underworld, kidnapped her. But Persephone had fallen in love. So they compromised.

Persephone would spend four months of the year with Hades, and spend the remaining eight in the land of the living. (That’s why we have seasons, or so the legend goes.)

Exterminate EDCs by Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals have leached into our homes, our bodies, our bloodstreams, and our endocrine systems.

If you’re unaware, the endocrine system is responsible for producing and regulating the hormones in your body. The series of glands that make up the endocrine system handle your metabolism, growth and development, sexual and reproductive function, sleep, and mood. It’s where estrogen, testosterone, insulin, and other hormones are produced.

So when we talk about endocrine-disruptors…

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.