November 2011

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Global Briefs

Toxic Redux

Manmade chemicals and imprisoned poisons are being released as sea ice and snow continue to melt.

Community Currency

Private mints are on the upswing as a way to locally focus business capital.

Fairer Trade

New B corporations (the B is for benefit) operate for the good of society, not just their shareholders.

sOccket to Me

Like soccer? The new sOccket ball device creates and stores energy during play.

Banking Freedom

Today, more than a dozen websites connect borrowers and lenders without using banks as middlemen.
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Health Briefs

Home is Where the Healthy Meal Is

Home-cooked Food Tends to be More Nutritious

See the Good

Savor Happy Memories for Greater Life Satisfaction

Happier and Healthier at Work

A Way to Increase Productivity on the Job

Taking Steps Against Diabetes

Physical Activity Key to Prevention

Shop for Gifts in Pleasant Surroundings

Welcoming Shopping Environments Ring Up Sales
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Health

Calming Anxious Kids

In today’s media-saturated world, children are no strangers to stress. Our experts offer tips to discern normal versus unhealthy levels and to help kids develop useful coping skills.
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Fit Body

Our Worst Fitness Habits

How you work out makes all the difference in staying safe, seeing better results and keeping your body balanced. Here’s how to avoid sabotaging your fitness routine.
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Conscious Eating

Eating Out? Eat Green

It’s a given that many local mom-and-pop restaurants are doing it right, but some chains are worth considering, too. Review our recommendations and check-list for recognizing eco-friendly eateries.
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Green Living

Shop Smart

Circulate your dollars within the community and align purchases with your values to enjoy multiple benefits, from shoring up local home values to ensuring access to regional produce.
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Inspiration

Economics of Happiness: The New Economy

Is more economic growth always good for us? What is the economy really for? Explore these thought-provoking questions and some eye-opening answers as we focus on how to create an economy based on quality of life.

10 Steps to Abundance

Cultivate gratitude, nurture your dreams and create room for greater possibilities in your life with these simple steps.
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Wise Words

Empower Local Businesses to Strengthen Local Economies

Michelle Long, the executive director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), discusses how we can boost our communities’ triple bottom line: people, the planet and profit.
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Healthy Kids

Calming Anxious Kids

Six Ways to Ease Upsets
In today’s media-saturated world, children are no strangers to stress. Our experts offer tips to discern normal versus unhealthy levels and to help kids develop useful coping skills.
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Natural Pet

Good Dog!

Respect your pet as a thinking, feeling partner and you’ll build lasting bonds, encourage good behavior, and have more fun together.