Living Well


1. Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldahyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2. Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldahyde.

3. Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4. Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldahyde from the air.

5. Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also know to remove formaldahyde and trichloroethylene.

6. Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen over night.

If you can’t even put a plant in your living room…

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the image that a nation uses is very telling

Canada is a mosaic – every new immigrant demographic bringing it’s distinction to the whole

while America is a melting pot – which ends up being lowest common denominator

a haiku that I recently wrote:

to a mosaic
a melting pot
means glue

Source of Inspiration

You are different from me,
I am afraid of you.
You are different from me,
our differences create
opportunities to grow.

It is a matter of perspective;
a multicolored quilt is joyous
and comforting, its random
patterns merging into a work
of art to be enjoyed by all
who welcome its warmth.

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business and then none of your business

what is wrong with America that so many people seem to think that they are entitled to impose their personal beliefs and views into the public sphere?

what happened to the individual being the social unit of consequence with the freedom to take liberties with what makes you happy?

what happened to freedom of religion, which includes freedom from religion, for every one individually? where does anyone get off thinking that they know best or better for everyone else?