Why Utah’s new prison design is cutting edge | Deseret News

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***Transforming Prisons Series: New Designs for Rehabilitation***

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          Prisons in the US are, for the most part, disasters. There are exceptions–some are taking a truly rehabilitative approach through college classes, use of the arts as therapy, gardening, and animal therapy programs. A real need is the physical redesign of prisons and Utah is leading the way in learning from other countries. The Deseret News explains the new prison under construction there.

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Source: Why Utah’s new prison design is cutting edge | Deseret News

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of the Human Spirit to Change!

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Glass Artists Making A Difference | Hilltop Artists

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***Artists Making A Difference: Dale Chihuly & Hilltop Artists***

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

          Dale Chihuly’s new exhibition at the New York Botanical Gardens opens tomorrow. I thought this would be a good time to look beyond his spectacular art to the difference that Chihuly is making to young people in his community of Tacoma, Washington through the Hilltop Artists. Explore the full website here and learn about this wonderful way of helping young people through the arts.

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Source: Who We Are | Hilltop Artists

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Courtesy of Dale Chihuly

The Creative Apothecary Supports the Arts for All Young People!

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Shakespeare, ecology, and environmental concerns – An Earth Day essay

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***Shakespeare Birthday Series: Shakespeare & Nature***

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          Happy Birthday, Shakespeare! Enjoy this earth-day related essay about ecology and the environment in Shakespeare’s day. Reflect also on the important of nature in Shakespeare’s work.

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Source: Shakespeare, ecology, and environmental concerns – An Earth Day essay

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Courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Creative Apothecary Rejoices in the Timelessness of Shakespeare!

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2017’s Greenest States | WalletHub®

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***Earth Day 2017 Series: How Green Is Your State***

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            How green is your state? Wallet Hub has published this fascinating assessment of the US by state, looking at several dimensions of “greeness.”

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Source: 2017’s Greenest States | WalletHub®

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9 things you absolutely have to know about global warming | World Economic Forum

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***Earth Day 2017 Series: WEF on Global Warming***

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The World Economic Forum shares this important article on global warming for Earth Day.

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Source: 9 things you absolutely have to know about global warming | World Economic Forum

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Helping the Earth through Conservation!

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Maasai Community Teach their Students about Solar Power for Earth Day – Little Sun

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***Earth Day 2017 Series: Little Sun in Africa***

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          Little Sun is an extraordinary organizations–an art design that became a company bringing both solar energy and entrepreneurship to poorer countries. Little Sun is also one of the “Beacons of Hope” in the first of the Living Through Creativity resource guides. Today’s post shares the story of how Little Sun is helping the Maasai Community in Tanzania teach their young people about solar power.

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Source: Maasai Community Teach their Students about Solar Power for Earth Day – Little Sun

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The Creative Apothecary Supports the Work of Little Sun!

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The Invention Of The Solar Cell | Popular Science

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***Earth Day 2017 Series: The Solar Cell & Little Sun***

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          On the eve of Earth Day 2017, the creators of Little Sun remind us of the origins of the solar cell in this article from Popular Science. The featured images are all from Little Sun.

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Source: The Invention Of The Solar Cell | Popular Science

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Earth Day 2017!

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A Compendium of Shakespeare’s Plants, from Juliet’s Rose to Ophelia’s Bouquet

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***Shakespeare for the Joy of It Series: Shakespeare’s Botanicals***

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          We are coming up to the annual celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday on April 24. I thought this would be an appropriate time to share this lovely volume on the plants in Shakespeare’s plays. Botanical Shakespeare is a wonderful gift for yourself or someone else who appreciates both Shakespeare and botanical art. Thanks to Hyperallergic for the essay.

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Source: A Compendium of Shakespeare’s Plants, from Juliet’s Rose to Ophelia’s Bouquet

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The Creative Apothecary Loves the Flowers in Shakespeare’s Plays!

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Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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***Arts in Healthcare Series: Music & the Brain***

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          In taking care of ourselves and others, there is no better medicine than music. Music has powerful effects on the brain and on human development. This is a particularly relevant post, sharing as it does the experience of a physician and some of the basic science about music.

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Source: Music has powerful (and visible) effects on the brain — ScienceDaily

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Music in Our Lives!

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100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: A Mini-Course in Becoming More Creative***

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          This absolutely wonderful share from Medium is one to keep and return to frequently. It is NOT a quick read but truly a mini-course in becoming more creative, with each one of the 100 ways with links to a suggested reading. This is really one for exploration over time. You can dip into it at any point and get a good idea.

          I decided that the most appropriate featured images for this post were some Story People from Brian Andreas, an creative person indeed! (You can see more of Brian’s work at http://www.storypeople.com)

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Source: 100 Ways to be More Creative – The Mission – Medium

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Creative Spirit in All of Us!

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