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How not to be mindless

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Mindfulness can be a lot more fulfilling than a good chocolate cookie. The reason for this is that when you are mindful you live and when you are not, you let life pass you by because you are not living in the moment. …

It just means you are clueless

The only constant is change, and that’s even more true on Medium. As soon as you become too comfortable here, as soon as you think you’ve got this and start getting followers and making some money, the one thing you can be sure of is that it won’t last.


Lessons in resistance we should all apply in our daily lives — Sophie Scholl and the White Rose

To me, Sophie Scholl was a saint. And indeed, another member of White Rose, the group she belonged to, a Russian-German student Alexander Schmorell, was canonized as a saint by the Russian Orthodox Church in 2012. Given her life and death, Sophie should have been canonized too.

The White Rose


It has a lot to do with how our society deals (or fails to deal) with it

When life deals us a blow, such as the loss of the loved one or emotional trauma, the pain can be excruciating and visceral. We can literally feel it in our body. …


A list of awesome plastic-free products that will help you do just that

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Let’s make this clear — recycling is not really happening, we’ve been lied to, waste plastics are accumulating at an unprecedented rate and have already formed not one but two (!) giant plastic islands in the Pacific Ocean.

We need to STOP doing this and we need to stop doing…

You can no longer promote any environment-related content in the US unless you are a US citizen

As the president of the Society for Bright Future here in Slovenia (incidentally, also the birth country of the current First Lady Melania Trump), I write about sustainable living, global warming, and environmental protection in order to promote discussion on these issues and root for positive changes.

Since pollution and…

And published a book about her groundbreaking discoveries

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It was an incredibly courageous thing to do. Dr. Monica Gagliano was in the middle of her doctoral degree when she radically changed the direction of her studies and focused on the intelligence of plants instead of marine ecology she started with.

The intelligence of plants?! Yes, you read that…

We all can and should do this

There is no greater evil in this world than the oil industry — not only because of traffic and exhaust gases that contribute to global warming but also because oil is behind the plastic pollution we are facing with no end in sight. …

Tribute to female scientists — Part 1

Dr. Ellen Langer and her counterclockwise research

Dr. Ellen Langer — photo Harvard Gazette

Dr. Ellen Langer is a Harvard professor of psychology who received the Liberty Science Center Genius Award for her groundbreaking research and out-of-the-box approach. …

Not everything that sounds positive is positive

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Positive psychology became all the rage due to its promise of an easy fix. The premise “all you need to do is think positive and everything will be alright” has the allure of an instant solution to every problem. Unfortunately, things are not that simple.

Simplistic ideas such as the…

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