February 2007

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Global Briefs

A Farewell to Harm

Millions of ordinary citizens in countries around the world are unhappy with corruption and want their governments to stop it, reports a recent survey.

Smart Homes

Breakthrough construction technology by Millennium Chemicals of Britain may help to create buildings that actually absorb pollution.

Bullish for Peace

The likelihood of a white bison calf being born is less than one in a million. Yet 10 such calves have arrived in the past decade.

Happy Workers

Though flexible work schedules aren’t new, a twist on the idea at Best Buy known as a “results-only work environment” promises to transform corporate culture for the better.

Under Pressure

Al Gore launches a national grassroots campaign calling for a federal “freeze” on the carbon emissions behind global warming.

Mountain Shout

The famed Appalachian Trail may become a barometer for environmental and human health conditions.

School of Sustainability

Arizona State University (ASU) inaugurated the nation’s first School of Sustainability.

Think About It

A series of worldwide web based mind-over-matter experiments monitored by physicists and psychologists will measure how directed thought energy changes the world around us.

Sacred Ground

While development overruns 2 million acres of open space, farms and forest a year, private land conservation jumped 54 percent, from 24 million to 37 million acres.

Fish Tale

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006 spells relief for hard-pressed coastal sea life within the overfished 200-mile U.S. offshore zone.
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Health Briefs

Low-Fat Foods Can Lead to Obesity

Avoid These Tricky Tastes

Chew Well to Lose Weight

Reasons to Chomp a Little Longer

GE Foods Update

Think You Aren't Eating Them? Think Again.

Poetic Art for the Heart

Healthy Poems

Why Our Body Loves Salad

Reasons to Eat One Daily

A Truly Sweet Heart

5 Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol
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Health

From the Heart

If you’ve recently survived a heart attack or had cardiac surgery, you may feel overwhelmed with questions about recovery—especially regarding your diet. Find out what to eat, what to avoid, and where to go from here.
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Fit Body

Retro Fit

One of today’s hottest trends borrows heavily from the past, taking the lightweight hula hoop and transforming it into a fitness tool.
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Conscious Eating

From the Heart

If you’ve recently survived a heart attack or had cardiac surgery, you may feel overwhelmed with questions about recovery—especially regarding your diet. Find out what to eat, what to avoid, and where to go from here.
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Green Living

EarthTalk

Dear EarthTalk: I’m moving into a freshly painted apartment, and am curious to know whether it makes any sense to repaint the walls with non-toxic paint in hopes of “covering up” the toxic stuff already there. Or is it too late?
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Inspiration

Love: An Unconditional Experience of the Heart

Best-selling self-help author, workshop leader and relationship guru Byron Katie's approach to healing broken relationships can help even in the midst of crisis.
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Healthy Kids

Science You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

Sealants and Amalgam
Here’s the latest research on some rather toothy topics: dental sealants and mercury fillings.
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Natural Pet

Animal Attraction

Online dating services are proving that profiling one’s single self along with one’s pet can yield fun along with a suitable match in the dating scene.