June 2010

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Global Briefs

Train Travel

Due in part to higher gasoline prices and frustrations associated with airline travel, long-distance rail travel has been increasing by about 20% per year.

Growth in Grace

According to the World Tourism Organization, spiritual pilgrimages, religious retreats and other faith-based journeys comprise one of today’s fastest-growing travel markets.

New Newscape

Nine in 10 American adults now get their daily news from multiple media platforms, including the Internet, television, radio and local and national newspapers, with the Internet at the center on how people’s relationship to news is changing.

Military Intelligence

Pentagon records show that from 2004 to 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense invested $300 million to protect endangered species—more than the previous 10 years combined.

Action Plan

The U.S. Government has released a five-year blueprint to repair a century’s worth of damage to the Great Lakes.

Wet Hands

The Ecosystems Experience at the California Science Center provides guests with the knowledge to become better stewards of the environment.

Oil Spill Cleanup

Environmental cataclysms from oil spills are staggering. Here are some ways you can help when these disasters occur.
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Health Briefs

Why Late Night Snacks Put on Weight

Say No to Midnight Munching

Can Soft Drinks Cause Cancer?

The Danger of Soda Pop

Train Less to Run Faster

Less is More

Brains in Trouble

The Ineffectiveness of Multitasking

Hypnotherapy Eases Irritated Bowels

New Remedy for Sufferers of IBS

Nutrition for a Healthy Prostate

Cancer-fighting Foods

Natural Ways to Quiet Snoring

Tips for a Peaceful Night Sleep

Yoga Boosts Heart Health

Build Up Your Resistance to Stress
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Health

Everyman's Rx from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz shares the simple routins that work for him. Adopt some of these steps, and you'll like your life more in just a few weeks. Plus, you'll live longer.

Healing the Root Cause of Addiction with Ayurveda

Yogi Amrit Desai explains how Ayurveda, a holistic health system and sister science of yoga, can help to reduce stress, a leading cause of addiction.
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Fit Body

Kayaking for Health

For years, much media coverage of kayaking has characterized it as a young person’s adrenaline sport. Lately, the focus has changed to encompass a wider audience by spreading the word on sea kayaking, day-touring and recreational paddling.

The Hunt for Buried Treasure

Summer trailheads can tempt even the most diehard computer fans to push away from desktops, lace up hiking boots, pack dog treats and trek into the great outdoors to become their own search engines in pursuit of the next geocache.
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Conscious Eating

Ready, Set, Grill Anything!...

Try these grilling tricks to cook up a fun feast for family and friends.
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Green Living

Clean Composting

Turn everyday scraps into rich, fertile soil. These helpful how-tos and resources get you started.
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Inspiration

Say “I Do” to a Green Wedding

Couples are using sustainable alternatives to standard wedding practices as an opportunity to nurture their personal and financial well-being, protect the environment and support their communities.
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Wise Words

Everyman's Rx from Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz shares the simple routins that work for him. Adopt some of these steps, and you'll like your life more in just a few weeks. Plus, you'll live longer.

Everyday Life Lessons from Yoga

Baron Baptiste, founder of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga, yoga teach, author and leader in the realm of personal transformation, talks about yoga’s life-changing benefits
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Healthy Kids

Kayaking with Kids

An Interactive Experience Between Children and Parents
Kayaking provides a wonderful way to solidify the bond between a child and parent, by sealing it with nature itself.
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Natural Pet

The Hunt for Buried Treasure

Summer trailheads can tempt even the most diehard computer fans to push away from desktops, lace up hiking boots, pack dog treats and trek into the great outdoors to become their own search engines in pursuit of the next geocache.