Category Archives: health

want to look younger than you are? the answer is genes or wealth..or…(+op-ed..)

Recently I had the opportunity to investigate the domestic habits and behaviours of a little understood human genus: Homo plutocratus. The super-rich if you will. I spent time with them in their natural environment,\ – observed them at close quarters … Continue reading

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who is the worse corporate-sociopath? the banking industry or the car industry..?

The emissions scandal has revealed the motor industry’s stunning disregard for public health. Who knows how else they’ve been putting our lives on the line? Since the financial crisis of 2008 we have had multiple scandals about banks and bankers … Continue reading

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the nimbys who are opposing the cycleway over the auckland harbour bridge..(+op-ed..)

In a suburb beneath the bridge a battle has been raging over a path to allow people to use two legs instead of four wheels to cross the harbour. As a region Auckland overwhelmingly supported the SkyPath… Kaipataki Local Board … Continue reading

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vw and shell prove what complete and utter bastards they are..

VW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars – saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead. The EU is planning two new fuel efficiency … Continue reading

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alcohol-pushers are responsible for the carnage their product causes..

Research has found that alcohol increases aggression more than any other psychoactive substance and thus the risk of violence. Perpetrators of violence tend to be heavy drinkers and more than 40 per cent of alcohol consumed in New Zealand is … Continue reading

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’tis better to exercise under the influence of cannabis.. (+ op-ed..)

At first thought it seems counterintuitive – but read and think again. The words ‘marijuana’ and ‘exercise’ may not go together upon first glance but they actually go hand in hand. The marriage of the two is something you may … Continue reading

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government just fiddles while we burn..

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett has greeted the Royal Society’s report on New Zealand’s response as a ‘useful resource as we transition to a low-emissions economy’. ‘I hope it sparks more innovation and discussions on how we achieve this’ she … Continue reading

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