“On the second day, a sail drew near, nearer, and picked me up at last. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.” Herman Melville, Moby Dick
For Zapotec artist and weaver Porfirio Gutiérrez, colour is a way to connect with his ancestors’ way of life, which has sustained civilisations by living in symbiosis with nature. (BBC)
Let’s Do This Thing!
If you needed another reason to ditch bottled water and turn on the tap, a new study shows that it’s 3,500 times more harmful for the environment than tap water. This number comes from assessing everything from extracting the raw materials (to make the bottles) to manufacturing, distribution, transport, usage, and disposal. The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) focused on bottled water usage in Barcelona, Spain, and gives one more reason to stop relying on bottled water.My Modern Met
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving and growing when all we’re growing is our ego (Scientific American)
Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away. (New York Times)
Stressed? Exhausted? Depressed? Here’s a surefire way to clear your head and improve your health. (Elemental)