July 2009

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Global Briefs

Summer Internships

More liberal arts students seeking an academic break, meaningful work or training and engagement in social change are headed to farms this summer.

Groundbreaking Films

Three movies offer an educational and entertaining look into the food industry, the petrochemical industry and Americans' wasteful habits.

Batters Up

Ballparks across the country are going green by cutting energy use, upping recycling efforts and taking the first steps into renewable energy.

Country Life

Agritourism is often a fast-growing dimension of regional tourism. Many family farmers now welcome the public onto their properties so they can sustain their agricultural lifestyle.

Vacation Biking

Coast-to-coast, independent bicycle dealers are now making it easy to hook up with everyone’s bicycle of choice by the hour, day, week or month.

Wild Zones

Major strides are being made in preserving America’s wilderness heritage.

Becoming Human

Debate is heating up as to whether December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar, heralds a global doomsday or the dawn of a golden age in consciousness.
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Health Briefs

Cherries to the Rescue

Tart Fruit Brings Relief from Pain

Plums Compete with Blueberries

A New Superfood is Revealed

10 Tips to Green Any Vacation

Easy Eco-travel Advice

Food for Thought

Smart Eating

Natural Remedies for Motion Sickness

Help for Keeping these Symptoms at Bay

Creams Can Dry Skin

Some Moisturizers Cause More Harm than Help

Spicing Up Health

Benefits of Golden-Colored Turmeric
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Health

Healing Foods

Eating strictly raw foods can be a difficult thing to do, but with a few simple tricks, we can conquer cooked-food cravings, as well as other common obstacles to a raw foods diet.

Reflexology

Reflexology, a natural approach to rebalancing and encouraging internal healing processes, could be just the boost that your body needs.
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Conscious Eating

Healing Foods

Eating strictly raw foods can be a difficult thing to do, but with a few simple tricks, we can conquer cooked-food cravings, as well as other common obstacles to a raw foods diet.

A Conversation with Michael Pollan

Acclaimed author and journalist Michael Pollan argues that Americans eat too many “edible foodlike substances” and not enough real food. His best advice? “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
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Green Living

Honeybee Rescue

Today, small-scale, organic beekeeping is making a timely comeback, with renewed interest in and respect for these lost arts from a simpler time.
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Inspiration

Americans as Global Citizens

Today, Americans have the opportunity to embrace a more expansive, updated and urgently needed ethic, known as global citizenship.
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Michael Pollan

Acclaimed author and journalist Michael Pollan argues that Americans eat too many “edible foodlike substances” and not enough real food. His best advice? “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
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Natural Pet

Whole Food Supplements

Everyone knows that vitamins are fundamental to health and wellness, and concerned pet owners are beginning to realize that even the best food sources may not be enough. Pets’ diets may need additional fortification with nutritional supplementation.