September 2014

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Global Briefs

Ice Cubed

The latest research shows that Greenland’s glaciers are melting faster and farther inland than previous climate models had predicted.

Cleaner Air

The Environmental Protection Agency has set specific targets for states to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, with the goal of a 30 percent decrease nationally by 2030.

Safer Shampoo

In the face of a lawsuit filed by an environmental health organization, 26 shampoo makers have agreed to stop using a cancer-causing chemical called cocamide DEA.

Apple Crunch

Thirty years after planting an orchard in Pennsylvania, the Rodale Institute is hosting a festival there to celebrate organic apples that are pesticide-free and brimming with flavor.

Radioactive Sea

San Diego scientists have found radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan in kelp collected along California’s coast.

GMO Gung-Ho

Despite consumer resistance, conventional American farmers grew 12 million more acres of genetically modified crops last year.

Apple Corps

On September 27, parents, teachers, students and others will undertake local projects to make schools healthy, safe and effective.

Online Opportunity

Prevention, nutrition, and biotechnology are among the courses that the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences will offer students enrolled in its online integrative medicine program.

Cell Bill

Charging cellphones for only two hours increases their battery life and can help save up to $100 a year in electricity costs.

Planetary Push

Hundreds of grassroots groups are heading to New York City September 21 to demand action at the United Nations Summit on Climate Change.
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Health Briefs

Vitamin D3 Cuts Antibiotic Use by Elderly

Supplement for Seniors

Mindfulness Meditation Can Hinder Onset of Alzheimer’s

Helps Those with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Licorice Root Reduces Dangerous Fat

Supplement Shrinks Waistlines

Raisins Lower Blood Pressure and Diabetes Risk

Healthy Snacking with Big Benefits

Tongue Diagnosis Reveals Sleep Disorders

Saying 'Ah' Can Tell A Lot

Pre-K Education Linked to Better Health 26 Years Later

Early Schooling Can Lead to Future Wellness

Antioxidant Supplements Improve Eye Health

Boost Optical Wellbeing

Yoga Boosts Hearts, Shrinks Waistlines

Health Benefits of Hatha
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Sparking Creativity in Elders with Dementia

Creative activities can pierce the cloud of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, bringing smiles to elders and caregivers alike.
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Fit Body

Say Yes to Yoga

We often start doing yoga to realize greater flexibility but its deeper benefits include calmness, better relationships and a feeling of vibrant connection with the Divine.
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Conscious Eating

Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Indian cooking offers potent health benefits, from blood sugar control to warding off cancer.
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Green Living

A Lovely Loo that’s All Green, Too

Low-flow faucets are just the first step in creating a green bathroom that’s squeaky-clean, luxuriously fragrant and planet-friendly.
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Om Sweet Om

When chanted correctly, Om vibrates at the core frequency underlying all nature, which tunes us into a greater sense of life.

Conscious Caregiving

We can lighten up caregiving by gently supporting ourselves as well as our loved ones.
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Wise Words

Kamini Desai Explores a Yogic Life

We can captain of our own ship to the peace, clarity and causeless happiness that emerge from a vibrant yoga practice.
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Healthy Kids

Mindfulness for Little Ones

Teaching Kids to Be Calm and Focused
Even little ones can learn to breathe deep, make sense of their emotions and enjoy regular quiet time.
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Natural Pet

The Great Classroom Pet Debate

What are the best ways for students to learn about caring for other species?