September 2009

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Global Briefs

Advantage Cosmopolites

According to researchers, living in another country, a classic prescription for artists seeking to stimulate their imagination and hone their craft, may actually expand a person’s mental creativity.

Tour de Force

The Global Oneness Project offers a free, online living library of video shorts that explore how the radically simple notion of oneness is made practical in our increasingly complex world.

Switching Religious Affiliations

A survey found that almost half of American adults have changed religious affiliation at least once during their lives.

Cowboy Churches

Texas is the epicenter of a welcoming, come-as-you-are, 40-year-old faith movement that’s grown gangbusters in the past decade.

Media Impact

According to a survey, many Americans see satirical news-oriented television programs replacing traditional news outlets.

Online Swap

Websites and businesses promoting cash-free transactions are booming around the world as people find new ways to make ends meet through bartering and swapping just about any product or service.

Home Schooling Gains Momentum

A report shows that the number of home-schooled students has surged significantly over the past eight years.

The Happiest Place on Earth

A survey found that Costa Ricans lead the way in life satisfaction, life expectancy and consumption of natural resources.
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Health Briefs

Harmonizes the Brain and Heals the Heart

Music as Medicine

Doodling Aids Memory

A Way to Prevent Daydreaming

Less Salt Means Longer Lives

Reducing Salt Intake can Extend Life Expectancy

Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Patients Feel Better

Healing the Spirit

Changing How Genes Respond to Stress

Meditation and Yoga Encourage the Relaxation Response

Reduce Your Chance of Macular Degeneration

Vitamins Lower Risk of Blindness-causing Disease
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Health

Spice of Life

Members of the chile pepper family have added a kick of flavor to otherwise bland food for hundreds of years. These spicy dynamos not only make our tongues sizzle and our faces sweat, they also deliver an array of health benefits.
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Fit Body

Nia: Cardio and Consciousness

Looking for a cardio workout that engages both mind and body with a side order of consciousness? The Nia Technique may be just the ticket.
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Conscious Eating

Spice of Life

Members of the chile pepper family have added a kick of flavor to otherwise bland food for hundreds of years. These spicy dynamos not only make our tongues sizzle and our faces sweat, they also deliver an array of health benefits.
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Green Living

Green Art

Art and nature have always been the closest of companions. Today’s eco-artists go beyond taking inspiration from their surroundings; they give back substance that helps nature thrive.
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Inspiration

How a House Becomes a Home

Home. It’s a small word for a universal idea, one that resonates deeply with complex individual meanings and associations. Learn how to create a home that truly expresses your deepest self.

7 Zones of Success

Here’s a key to vanquishing that one problem that’s keeping us from ultimate success in love, financial abundance and creativity.

Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone

Internationally renowned author and speaker Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., discusses his new book, Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits.
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Wise Words

Wayne Dyer: Excuses Begone

Internationally renowned author and speaker Wayne Dyer, Ph.D., discusses his new book, Excuses Begone! How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits.
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Healthy Kids

Children’s Intuition

A Special Key to Success in Life
A child’s intuition, or sixth sense, may be more important in the life of a child than many people realize. Nurturing children’s intuition and keeping it alive helps them maintain a clear connection to their inner compass.
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