March 2009

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Global Briefs

Victory at Sea

New international standards will force oceangoing vessels, such as cruise and container ships, to be subjected to pollution limits.

Farm Animals Gain Ground

California recently joined other states in outlawing the confinement of veal calves, pregnant pigs, and/or egg-laying hens in crates so small they can’t turn around.

Landmark Victory

Citizens’ groups have successfully closed a loophole that polluters have long relied upon, at the expense of neighboring communities.

The Buzz on Bees

U.S. beekeepers surveyed by the Agricultural Research Service are reporting major losses in their honeybee colonies.

Faith on the Hill

Although a majority of the members of Congress are Protestants, like the nation, the body is more religiously diverse than it was 50 years ago.

Wireless E-reader

Although not the first on the market, the handheld Kindle e-reader ups the ante by going wireless.

Giving Back Business Philanthropy

More than a quarter of wealthy business owners recently surveyed said they have allocated funds for green investment.
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Health Briefs

Lingering Stress Worsens Allergies

New Research Explains "Delayed" Symptoms

New Role for Chicken Soup

It Fights Colds--and May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Innate Fountain of Youth

A Healthy and Active Lifestyle Holds the Key

Brain Insurance

Vitamin B12 May Protect the Mind

Grins Help Us Reach Goals

Good Moods are Key to Attainment

Grapes Protect the Heart

Eat this Fruit to Reduce Your Risk

Grab ZZZs to Fight Cancer

Exercise and Rest are a Winning Combo
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Health

Green Foods

Which is better for our health: fresh greens or “greenfoods,” dehydrated vegetables in powder or pill form? It’s up to us, as individual consumers, to learn more about the choices and make informed decisions.

Hypnotherapy

Practitioners believe that hypnotherapy can help an individual access their belief system anchored in the subconscious, a storehouse of memories, habitual self-talk and negative messages. Then, guided by professional counsel, the person is able to create new behavior patterns that help them reach their fullest potential.

Emotional Freedom

Synthesizing the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting-edge knowledge of intuition, energy and spirituality to create a new blend of healing wisdom, Dr. Judith Orloff believes that the future of medicine depends upon integrating all these elements to achieve emotional freedom and total wellness.
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Conscious Eating

Green Foods

Which is better for our health: fresh greens or “greenfoods,” dehydrated vegetables in powder or pill form? It’s up to us, as individual consumers, to learn more about the choices and make informed decisions.
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Green Living

Natural Burial

The green burial movement is taking shape through the efforts of its advocates, with slow, but steady growth worldwide, preventing the burial of toxins and non-degradable materials into an already endangered ecosystem.

Sea Reef Burial

In life and in death, we can quite literally go green, whether by land or sea. One way to have a green burial is to put in place a memorial reef ball.
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Inspiration

Natural Burial

The green burial movement is taking shape through the efforts of its advocates, with slow, but steady growth worldwide, preventing the burial of toxins and non-degradable materials into an already endangered ecosystem.

Sea Reef Burial

In life and in death, we can quite literally go green, whether by land or sea. One way to have a green burial is to put in place a memorial reef ball.

Rules of Kindness

If we live by these simple truths, rather than merely admire them, they could change our life, whatever our age.

Emotional Freedom

Synthesizing the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting-edge knowledge of intuition, energy and spirituality to create a new blend of healing wisdom, Dr. Judith Orloff believes that the future of medicine depends upon integrating all these elements to achieve emotional freedom and total wellness.
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Wise Words

Emotional Freedom

Synthesizing the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting-edge knowledge of intuition, energy and spirituality to create a new blend of healing wisdom, Dr. Judith Orloff believes that the future of medicine depends upon integrating all these elements to achieve emotional freedom and total wellness.
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Healthy Kids

Why Pets Help Kids

They Serve as Comforters, Teachers, Listeners and Friends
Children love their pets—and for good reason. Creatures both large and small teach, delight and offer a special kind of companionship.
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Natural Pet

Holistic Pet Care

The alternative and complementary therapies that work so well in humans can also have value for your animal companion.

Six-legged Runs