July 2012

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Global Briefs

Senior Trips

Multi-generational travel is a hot trend, with grandparents often footing the bill.

Earth Quaking

Vermont has become the first U.S. state to ban fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, a controversial practice that may imperil groundwater and cause mild earthquakes.

Shine On

White or light-painted roofs could reduce the local ambient temperature by 5 percent or more during hot summer months, cooling local and global warming.

Sweet Survival

As honeybees continue to die off around the world, a new, ongoing project hopes to breed a superbee that can resist pests and disease.

Perfect Pools

Chlorine kills germs, but exposure to the toxic chemical causes side effects to skin, hair and lungs. Safe, refreshing options are available.

Storm Clouds

Giant data centers, or virtual online “clouds,” consume huge amounts of energy worldwide.

Expanding Problem

Expanding cities around the globe are putting the world under increasing environmental stress.
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Health Briefs

Rice Syrup Alert

Consider Avoiding Foods with This Ingredient

Wondrous Watermelon

Summertime Treat Offers Health Benefits

To Stay Sharp, Keep Moving

Boost Your Heart and Brain

The Lowdown on Low Iron

Problems More Serious Than Fatigue

Cancer Prevention in a Spice

The Healing Power of Turmeric

Why Corn Syrup is Worse than Sugar

Learn about the Dangers of HFCS
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Natural Summer Skin Care

Learn helpful ways to shield your skin from without—using chemical-free sunscreens and other tactics—and nourish it from within, by eating a protective diet.
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Fit Body

Play the Inner Game

Tim Gallwey, author of The Inner Game of Tennis, offers insights that can enhance learning and heighten performance and enjoyment of life, both on and off the court.
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Conscious Eating

Outdoor Entertaining

Easy, simple and utterly delish—make the most of backyard cookouts and picnic takeouts with these savory summer recipes.
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Green Living

Urban Walkabout

Explore the multiple benefits of urban walkability and learn how to initiate movements towards your own more walkable hometown.
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The Ultimate Minimalist

When he left Earth, this remarkable political and spiritual leader had fewer than 10 possessions. We can all be enriched by his admirable legacy of how to live.

Simple Summer Pleasures

Long days and languid nights are the ideal time to cultivate the art of treating ourselves to simple pleasures. Natural Awakenings publishers and contributors around the country look at summers past and present to suggest springboards to enjoyment.
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Wise Words

The Truth about GMOs

Noted plant pathologist and Purdue University Professor Emeritus Don Huber, Ph.D., speaks out internationally about the risky business of biotechnology.
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Healthy Kids

Happy Fourth of July!

Fun Ways to Celebrate with Kids
These 10 simple daytime activities will make the most of the holiday for everyone.
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Natural Pet

Keeping Pets' Ears Healthy

Ear infections disrupt your four-legged friend’s health and well-being. Integrative veterinarian Dr. Matthew Heller offers helpful, holistic advice.