May 2009

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Global Briefs

Staying Real

Customers tired of robotic answering machines, low CD rates, overdraft fees and megabanks’ lack of personal relationships are turning to local banks, where they are offered a comforting antidote to the “too big to fail” promises of surprisingly vulnerable supersize institutions.

Gas Pump Savvy

A nonprofit organization has created a website that offers instant, user-friendly access to the today’s lowest priced gasoline pit stops, by area.

World Ocean Day

Thousands of concerned citizens will gather on World Ocean Day, June 8, to deepen awareness of the universal benefits and alarming plight of Earth’s oceans, and the need to stop human activities from harming them.

Survey Surety

A survey revealed that the current economic climate is not discouraging consumers from purchasing green-leaning products.

Group Holiday

When seeking to economize on an eco-vacation rental, search for a “self-catering” property, ideal for groups of up to 10 people who do not need to be waited on.
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Health Briefs

Soda Study

Women Should Take Caution with Soft Drinks

Do Hormones Shrink the Brain?

Dangers of a Common Postmenopausal Treatment

Menopause & Depression

A Natural Cure for Menopausal Women

Friendship Among Women Benefits Health

Turn to Your Girlfriends to Reduce Stress

Plants Help Heal

The Power of Flowers

Bonding with Baby

A Benefit of Natural Delivery

Vigorous Exercise Cuts Breast Cancer Risk

Engage in Challenging Workouts to Reduce Your Chances
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Health

Boning Up

Millions of Americans either suffer from osteoporosis or have low bone mass and are at high risk for developing the disease. The main reason is simply underuse. Apply these tips to help improve your bone health.

No Periods

Say Goodbye to Toxins

Toxic overload, whether on a physical, mental or emotional level, can contribute to a person’s health issues. Learn ways to cleanse, let go and give ourselves a much-needed rest.
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Fit Body

Boning Up

Millions of Americans either suffer from osteoporosis or have low bone mass and are at high risk for developing the disease. The main reason is simply underuse. Apply these tips to help improve your bone health.
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Conscious Eating

Mom's the Word

When it’s a special day for someone in the family—Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or a birthday—a nice gesture is to surprise that person with breakfast in bed. Here are some tips and recipes for creating a hassle-free meal for your loved one.
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Green Living

Eco-Friendly Baby Showers

These entertaining ideas will make it possible to host a baby shower in a green theme that honors the mother-to-be, while cherishing the Earth as a welcoming destination.

Gardening with Kids

Whether kids have access to a large yard or only a windowsill planter, young gardeners’ inborn curiosity encourages them to discover nature’s cycles firsthand, while learning respect and concern for Earth’s larger ecology.
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Inspiration

Women As Leaders

Since 2005, the power of media images has been stretching our collective imagination and changing the perception of what is possible for young girls and women who dream of using their leadership skills to make our world a better place to live.

Eco-Friendly Baby Showers

These entertaining ideas will make it possible to host a baby shower in a green theme that honors the mother-to-be, while cherishing the Earth as a welcoming destination.
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Ina May Gaskin

Since 1971, nationally renowned midwife Ina May Gaskin has influenced and inspired women around the world with her views on natural childbirth.
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Healthy Kids

Gardening with Kids

Have Fun and Teach Valuable Lessons with the Beauty of Nature
Whether kids have access to a large yard or only a windowsill planter, young gardeners’ inborn curiosity encourages them to discover nature’s cycles firsthand, while learning respect and concern for Earth’s larger ecology.

A Conversation with Ina May Gaskin

The Leader in America’s Natural Childbirth Movement
Since 1971, nationally renowned midwife Ina May Gaskin has influenced and inspired women around the world with her views on natural childbirth.
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Natural Pet

Make Fleas Flee

If you share your life with a dog or cat, fleas are often a fact of life, especially during warm weather months. Implementing a holistically designed prevention and control program is the way to go. These suggestions will help you get through, flea-free.