June 2009

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Global Briefs

Mark Twainism

While America’s problems are serious, a professor of political science cites six reasons why America’s leading role on the world stage isn’t over.

Gleeful Frugalistas

These days, online browsing turns up an abundance of websites and blogs showing people how to make the most of what they have, rather than bemoan what they had.

Testing Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is reducing its reliance on animal testing to assess human risk of chemical toxicity.

Shrinking Land

Budget cuts have caused a significant scale back of Florida’s $1.34 billion plan to help restore the Everglades.

Dreaming Big

Chinese leaders have adopted a plan aimed at turning their country into one of the leading producers of hybrid and all-electric vehicles.

Download Now

A study shows that downloading software online generates eight times fewer greenhouse gas emissions than buying the same product through a retail store.

Cosmetics Packaging Recycling Program

Cosmetic and personal care product maker Origins now accepts empty glass and plastic jars, bottles, tubes, lipstick covers and caps from any cosmetic brand for recycling.
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Health Briefs

Nature’s Viagra

Recent Discovery on Watermelon

Colorful Diet

A Secret to Stronger Bones

Lose Anger, Lose Weight

Reduce Rage to Drop Pounds

The “It” Nutrient

Vitamin D Promises Health Benefits

Black Raspberries Fight Cancer

Powerful Berries

Phosphates Alert

Dangers of this Inorganic Chemical

Happy At Work

Love What You Do
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Health

Men’s Health Handbook

We asked top integrative physicians who specialize in heart health, sexual wellness and prostate protection to share their best natural healing tips for men. Here’s what they have to say.

Get Good ZZZs

You lie awake at night, tossing and turning, your mind racing. The sleepless often seek relief with over-the-counter and prescription medications, but several more natural sleep-inducing habits may be just as effective at facilitating better shuteye.
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Fit Body

Cross Training

You want to get faster, improve your swing, lengthen your stride, boost endurance or simply avoid boredom, while pounding the pavement for miles. Cross-training can do all that. Find out what kinds of cross-training best complement your core sport.
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Conscious Eating

A Flexitarian Diet for a Flexible Life

There’s a new term in town, ‘flexitarian’, which gives us a handle on what many of us are likely doing anyway; we are inclined to eat less meat and more plant foods, but not ready to completely give up chicken or the occasional burger.
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Green Living

Hot Buys on Cool Cars

The environmentally conscious showroom shopper can take advantage of the opportunity to step into a wealth of intriguing models, sweetened by a buyer’s market.
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Inspiration

Spirit Zone

The connection between sports and spirituality might seem hard to see at first, but the desire for spiritual experience is one reason why people play sports.

An Interview with Michael Bernard Beckwith

Dr. Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, the founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center, in Los Angeles, teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality.
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Wise Words

An Interview with Michael Bernard Beckwith

Dr. Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, the founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center, in Los Angeles, teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality.
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Natural Pet

Trail Fixes

To unleash enjoyment of the great outdoors with your dog, take along these first-aid fixes, which work for both humans and pets.