What We Read This Week


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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week!


SOCIETY

All the lonely people

“Social isolation just may be the greatest environmental hazard of city living — worse than noise, pollution, or even crowding.” Study after study deliver similarly grim prognoses: loneliness is as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day; having no friends may increase the risk of premature death by about 30 percent; social isolation can be twice as deadly as obesity; it’s as big a killer as diabetes and it hikes the risk of dementia by 64 percent. Loneliness is a quantifiable health hazard.”…Read Full Article

From ucobserver


SPIRITUALITY

Listen! Mother’s calling

When our mother calls, best we listen. We always show up when it’s time to eat, but other times, not so much. This month, I’ve been keenly listening to our mother. Earth, that is. …Read Full Article

From ucobserver


ENVIRONMENT

Zombie Wildfires

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about with the start of wildfire season, we now have to face the reality of zombie blazes: fires that never really die….Read Full Article

From grist


FAMILY

Confessions of a Media-Protective Parent

How do we protect our kids from toxic stuff while not overprotecting them in a way that’s harmful in the long run?…Read Full Article

From Christianity Today


HEALTH

Could Thinking Positively About Aging Be The Secret of Health?

In one  study, Levy looked at people’s attitudes about aging when they were in late middle age and then followed them over time. Some of these people thought of older people as weak or dependent. Others thought of them as experienced or wise. What she found was that the people who had a positive view of aging lived about 7 and half years longer than the people who saw aging in a negative light…Read Full Article

From npr


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Categories: Christian Life, Daily Life, environment, Health, Life style, People, society, spirituality

Author:Wood Lake Publishing

At Wood Lake Publishing we are passionate about supporting and encouraging an emerging form of Christianity, which is rooted in ancient wisdom and attentive to the movement of spirit in our day. Visit us online at woodlakebooks.com

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