June 2008

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Global Briefs

Trash to Treasure

Five million Americans have joined more than 4,000 community groups around the globe to give and get good stuff for free from neighbors all around town.

Driver Alert

Co-op America’s new Adopt-A-Dealer program is an organized way to get auto dealers on board with consumers' desires to purchase gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.

Fauna under Siege

America’s biggest pollinators are sounding an alarm bell that has the Department of Agriculture taking notice. Bats, the world’s greatest insect eaters, are the latest to hit the headlines.

Righteous Investing

Finally, profit-motivated green investors have an easy way to match up with forprofit ecopreneurs to help solve global environmental challenges.

Green Wedding

Eco-savvy invitations are the perfect way to celebrate love for each other and the planet, because recycled and tree-free paper options are just as pretty as their virgin-pulp paper counterparts.

Natural TLC

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently studied 20 dogs and 40 cats, and found them contaminated with 48 of the 70 industrial chemicals for which they tested.

Trees Please

Over the years, 100 million acres, more than half of all national forest, already have been damaged by 380,000 miles of roads.

Ocean Victories

The first interstate system of marine parks is now approved, stretching from North Carolina to the Florida Keys.

Park-like Place

In Hasbro’s first-ever worldwide version of its famous Monopoly board game, the Water Works have been flushed and the Electric Company has been disconnected.
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Health Briefs

The Perks of a Happy Marriage

The Benefits to Living Happily Ever After

Fibromyalgia Relief

Aquatic Therapy Helps Relieve Pain

Creativity at Work Pays

Healthy Working Habits

Green Tea Gets a Boost

Get Even More Antioxidants with This Drink
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Health

MANopause

Although male menopause has been under the radar for years, the condition has gained credibility in recent years. Learn about the controversy behind it and natural solutions that are recommended.

Colon Hydrotherapy

We regularly clean, soften and beautify every inch of our exterior, from hair to toenails. But how clean are we on the inside?
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Fit Body

Smart Conditioning for Weekend Warriors

Learn about ways to transform yourself from a weekend warrior into a wise warrior.
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Conscious Eating

Staying Power

Naturally grown fruits and veggies plucked fresh from the field are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But whether or not these nutrients stay around long enough to nourish us depends on how they’re treated during their journey to our table.
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Inspiration

Sacred Time with Children

Parenthood is a calling—a way to find meaning in your own life. Spirituality is about transcending any limitations on your vision. In raising a child, you are contributing to society and to the future.

On Manhood

Jesse Lee Peterson uses every communication medium at his disposal to advocate a new culture of self-responsibility and moral renewal in America.
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Jack Canfield

Originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, Success Coach and author of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be talks with us.
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Healthy Kids

Sacred Time with Children

Parenthood is Calling
Parenthood is a calling—a way to find meaning in your own life. Spirituality is about transcending any limitations on your vision. In raising a child, you are contributing to society and to the future.
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Natural Pet

Wheatgrass

After discovering that several of his regular customers were feeding their pets wheatgrass pulp and juice, Harley Matsil, owner and CEO of Perfect Foods, the largest retail wheatgrass grower in the world, did some research.