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Recipe Post - Chocolate Rum Pecan Balls

by: Heather on 12/16/2008
Posted in: Cooking

To help get you in the holiday spirit, here's a perfect vegan recipe from ExtraVeganZa for a festive cookie to make on special occasions - rich with rum, chocolate and ground pecans. Hold the diet!

Chocolate Rum Pecan Balls


  • 2 cups spelt flour (500 ml)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (1 ml)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (2 ml)
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder (or carob …
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Weapons of Mass Instruction: A Schoolteacher's Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling

by: Heather on 12/15/2008
Posted in: New Books

John Taylor Gatto's Weapons of Mass Instruction is the long-awaited, critically-acclaimed follow-up to the bestselling classic Dumbing Us Down. Just off press, this radical work argues that the real function of the modern educational system is to render the masses manageable and to train the next generation for subservience to the state.

Gatto has …

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Making Room for Your Parents

by: Heather on 12/12/2008

According to US Census data, the number of parents who moved in with their adult children grew 67 percent to 3.6 million from 2000 to 2007. That's a lot of extra bedrooms!

With the deepening financial crisis it's entirely reasonable to assume that many of us will be expanding our households to include family or friends in order to help meet …

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Ethical Holiday Chocolate

by: Heather on 12/11/2008
Posted in: Activism

Buying chocolate as a holiday gift? Check out this episode of Better World TV featuring Ellis Jones, author of The Better World Shopping Guide, to ensure that your gifts are socially and ethically responsible. Better yet, wrap up a copy of the Shopping Guide to accompany those sweet treats!

Check out The Better World Shopping Guide to find out …

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Obama Promises to Address Climate Change

by: Heather on 12/10/2008

President-elect Barack Obama promised yesterday to adopt an aggressive approach to global warming - good news for both the environment and the economy. Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore met to discuss plans for addressing climate change through a massive recovery program which will help stimulate the U.S. …

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