August 2008

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Global Briefs

Backyard Campout

Getting ready to camp out is half the fun. And the National Wildlife Federation puts everyone in touch with every tip they need.

Resume Rep

FastWeb.com, the Internet’s leading scholarship search service, helps students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, funding tuition, and finding jobs and career-launching internships.

E-Transport

While soaring pump prices raise even mass transit fares, electric commuter bikes are picking up speed.

21st Century Tutor

Educators predict that by 2019, half of courses in grades 9 to 12 will be delivered online to homeschools and virtual classrooms.

Sweet Success

U.S. Sugar, the nation’s largest producer of cane sugar, has announced that it is leaving the Everglades, selling nearly 300 square miles of land to the state of Florida for Everglades restoration.

Birthing Crisis

“The world of childbirth in the United States is in turmoil, and viable solutions must be found,” says Alan J. Huber, founder and director of the first “Controversies in Childbirth Conference.”
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Health Briefs

Safe Play Makeup for Kids

Non-toxic Dress-up Fun

Mercury Rising

Choose Salmon over Tuna

Organic Milk

Up to 80 Percent Healthier

Calcium Supplement News Update

Re-evaluating this Postmenopausal Nutrient

MSG by Any Other Name

Do You Know What's in Your Food?

Hemp—a new superfood

Try Adding these Versatile Seeds into Your Favorite Foods

ADHD Alternative

Homeopathy Fights Hyperactivity

Energize Body and Mind

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Health

Chelation Therapy

For the past 50 years, more than a million patients have undergone chelation therapy for a wide range of circulatory problems. Yet, at present, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration only approves the therapy for treatment of heavy metal poisoning. What do these patients know that officials have yet to understand?
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Fit Body

Be Your Kids’ Personal Trainer

Chances are, if you get up, turn off the television and embark upon a quick walk around the block, your kids will enjoy both the movement and the time spent together.
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Conscious Eating

The Edible Schoolyard

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may be a lunchtime mainstay for many schoolchildren—along with other cafeteria fare of questionable nutrition and taste. Or worse, soda, snacks and candy from a hallway vending machine. But better, more healthy alternatives are on the horizon, thanks in part to the vision of renowned restaurateur Alice Waters.
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Green Living

Breathe Easy — It’s Green Paint

Today’s safer interior paints are durable, affordable, and less harmful to humans and the environment. When considering painting a room or two or three, today’s rainbow of more planet- and people-friendly options allows us all to breathe a little more easily.
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Inspiration

An Interview with Bill Milliken

The founder of Communities in Schools, Bill Milliken, discusses his program for keeping kids in school, why kids drop out, and the basics for helping America's youth stay in school.

How to Truly Forgive

The practice of forgiveness, which is central to every faith and spiritual tradition, can transform lives. These seven steps will lead us on the path of true compassion.
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Wise Words

An Interview with Bill Milliken

The founder of Communities in Schools, Bill Milliken, discusses his program for keeping kids in school, why kids drop out, and the basics for helping America's youth stay in school.
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Healthy Kids

An Interview with Bill Milliken

Founder of Communities in Schools and author of The Last Dropout: Stop the Epidemic
The founder of Communities in Schools, Bill Milliken, discusses his program for keeping kids in school, why kids drop out, and the basics for helping America's youth stay in school.

Be Your Kids’ Personal Trainer

Chances are, if you get up, turn off the television and embark upon a quick walk around the block, your kids will enjoy both the movement and the time spent together.

Early Bloomers

A recent report is the latest in a series of studies to spotlight a disturbing trend to which anyone visiting a public swimming pool or shopping mall can attest: kids are growing up faster than ever.

Pay Attention!

Natural Treatments for ADD/ADHD
Today’s epidemic of attention problems in children have been linked to everything from food allergies, heavy metal and pesticide exposure, celiac disease and genes to name a few. One expert believes that the solution lies in the practice of good, conscientious medicine that is careful, thorough and patient-centered.
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Natural Pet

A Better Pooper Scooper

Whether you’re a thoughtful pooper scooper or still working to reform, when you scoop pet poop, you have three choices of how to properly dispose of it.