April 2009

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Global Briefs

People Say, Shift Now

People around the world think that their governments should put more emphasis on solar and wind energy systems.

Rethinking Education

In a knowledge economy, the ability to articulate and solve problems, generate original ideas and work collaboratively across cultural boundaries is essential, and growing exponentially in importance.

Grid Parity

Some engineers believe that we are not far away from a time where energy from solar will be competitive with fossil fuels.

Sex Ratios Shifting

A report based on 250 scientific studies around the world has concluded that male fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals—including humans—are being feminized by environmental pollution.
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Health Briefs

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

Cultivate Your Vital Life Force Energy

Sleeping on It Helps Us Learn

Restore Your Mind by Catching Some ZZZs

Wormwood Fights Cancer

Powerful Ancient Herb

Conquering Cravings

Fight Off Unhealthy Urges

Cocoa Mulch Alerts

It Can Be Toxic to Pets

Pectin Power

Another Reason to Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

Acupuncture in Armed Forces

Pain Relief for Wounded Troops
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Health

Healthful Herbs

Herbs, whether prepared as extracts, infusions, compresses, poultices or tinctures, are ancient remedies garnering new public favor.
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Fit Body

Functional Fitness

So, you can bench press 200 pounds, run 10 kilometers in 45 minutes and turn heads when you slip on your Speedo. But, can you hoist your suitcase into the overhead compartment without throwing your back out, or squat to tie your toddler’s shoes without grimacing? According to advocates of “functional training," these are the questions and answers that really matter.
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Conscious Eating

Bottled Gold

With so many choices when it comes to choosing which oil to cook with, we need to be aware that some oils are more useful than others, in terms of light, healthy and flavorful cooking.
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Green Living

Welcome to Green Collar America

The previously nascent green economy is taking shape, bringing with it the promise of new jobs. Among these will be well-paying manufacturing jobs; management and sales opportunities with huge growth potential; and abundant niche positions for enterprising students and others seeking alternative careers.

Discover Top 10 Green Jobs

Across every industry, new job possibilities are emerging for those with the skills to bridge the divide between the old, fossil-fuel-based economy and the new, energy-efficient one. Many corporations are partnering with nonprofits and hiring corporate social responsibility managers.
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Inspiration

Welcome to Green Collar America

The previously nascent green economy is taking shape, bringing with it the promise of new jobs. Among these will be well-paying manufacturing jobs; management and sales opportunities with huge growth potential; and abundant niche positions for enterprising students and others seeking alternative careers.

Discover Top 10 Green Jobs

Across every industry, new job possibilities are emerging for those with the skills to bridge the divide between the old, fossil-fuel-based economy and the new, energy-efficient one. Many corporations are partnering with nonprofits and hiring corporate social responsibility managers.

Lama Surya Das, on Acceptance

Author Lama Surya Das talks about the transformative magic of acceptance and how it can lead to contentment and change.
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Healthy Kids

Easing Homework Overload

Family Benefits of a Reality Check
These days, beginning as early as kindergarten, homework is a consuming nightly activity. Unfortunately, homework takes up time that could be spent in ways that better contribute to a child’s overall health, well-being, and intellectual development.
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Natural Pet

Why Dog People are Naturally Greener

Although studies regularly document the significant health benefits that dog owners experience from a close animal/human relationship, only recently have we understood more about its environmental impact.