September 2010

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Global Briefs

Entrance Exam

Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, now invites prospective students to submit an optional, one-minute personal video to supplement their admissions application.

Creative Computing

From Darkness, Light is the debut album of Emily Howell, a computer program with the ability to synthesize musical pieces resembling the works of history’s most renowned classical composers.

National Park Art

The National Park Service offers opportunities for qualifying two-dimensional visual artists, photographers, sculptors, performers, writers, composers and craft artists to live and work in the parks from several weeks to several months of the year.

Prized Junto

The Creativity Laureate Prize honors the most gifted thinkers and catalysts in all areas of human endeavor—the arts, sciences, humanities, technology and public service.

Sound Play

Animal researchers like Gisela Kaplan, Ph.D. and Irene Pepperberg, Ph.D., have determined that birds not only sing to communicate daily needs, many engage in sound play, most often when they’re alone, but sometimes also when humans are present.

Go Ahead, Daydream

Daydreams help us generate our sense of self, hone social skills and serve as a font of creativity for those who pay attention to them, all of which make us feel vibrant, aware and engaged with life.

Legislative Imperative

On October 10, citizens in communities around the world will launch global work parties aimed both to reverse climate change caused by dangerous levels of carbon dioxide emissions and send a clear message to governments that it’s past time for elected officials to get busy.

Gulf Update

In response to British Petroleum’s use of toxic chemicals to disperse the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, American citizens are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to immediately delist products of concern from the National Contingency Plan Product Schedule.

Not So Eco-Friendly Skies

According to the National Resources Defense Council, nearly 75 percent of in-flight generated waste is recyclable, but only 20 percent actually gets recycled.

Musical Fusion

Latin rhythms and melodies have been spicing up popular music for years. Now, the infectious influences from every corner of Central and South America are turning up in concert halls, performed by symphony orchestras across the United States.

Natural Awakenings' Family of Franchises Keeps Growing

Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) recently welcomed a group of new publishers who completed an August training program at the corporate headquarters, in Naples,Florida.
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Health Briefs

Eat Your Grapes

They may protect against heart disease and diabetes.

When More Isn't Better

A surprising finding on antioxidants in supplements.

The Renewable Human Heart

Latest research suggests that heart cells can regenerate.

Dance Away

Older adults in dance-based therapy reap multiple benefits.

Flaxseed Busts Cholesterol

New study shows promising results for men.

Clapping Hands Sharpens The Brain

Children ages 6 through 10 boost motor and cognitive skills.
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Health

Creative Expression

Mounting scientific evidence makes it clear that personal creative expression, once perceived as a luxury, sideline or hobby in our busy lives, is in fact a keystone of our most healthy and worthwhile activities.
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Fit Body

Seane Corn

Seane Corn shares her advice on choosing a style of yoga and creating a home practice.

Titans of Yoga

The essence of yoga, no matter its style, is a journey of self-discovery and transformation. It becomes a way of life that embraces a system of physical science, while honoring the quest for mental and emotional stability and balance.
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Conscious Eating

Savoring the Sun

The mounting desire to eat locally grown food, know what’s in our food and reduce our carbon footprint, as well as shrinking household budgets, are contributing to a renaissance in home food preservation.
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Green Living

Arts & Crafts

Is one person’s trash really another’s treasure? According to a Durham, North Carolina-based arts and crafts store, it is.
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Inspiration

Creative Expression

Mounting scientific evidence makes it clear that personal creative expression, once perceived as a luxury, sideline or hobby in our busy lives, is in fact a keystone of our most healthy and worthwhile activities.
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Wise Words

Feel Good Films

Co-founder of the Spiritual Cinema Circle produces dramatic films of transcendence and transformation that show humanity at its best.
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Natural Pet

Step Up To Good Grooming

It pays to hire pros: Getting your dog groomed can be a costly investment, but the price includes more than a fluff and cut.