August 2011

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Global Briefs

Outdoor Workouts Trump the Gym

Choosing between the treadmill and the park? Opt for outdoors, to boost mental as well as physical well-being.

Conservation Matures

The World Wildlife Fund celebrates its 50th anniversary with hope.

Green Dads

A new dimension of sustainable fathering is emerging among Americans.

Storytime Pals

Can therapy animals help children learn to read? In a word, yes.

Age-Appropriate Lessons

The Ocean Project reaches out to teens and tweens, offering online tips and resources for educators working with children.

Name Game

Popular culture assigns each generation its own nickname—enjoy this historical perspective.

Sacred Vows

A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that most Americans take a positive view of marriage.

Green Schools

Earth Day Network (EDN) has launched the first interactive social network for K-12 educators and students.
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Health Briefs

The Fattening Secret of Fructose

A Factor in Nationwide Obesity and Diabetes Epidemic

Pick a Safer Sunscreen

Online Guide Helps You Make Better Choices

Meditation Eases Anxiety in Kids

Mindfulness Benefits Children, Too

No Junk Food Babies

Avoid Sugars and Fats While Pregnant

Kid-Friendly Clues to Healthy Eating

The "Nutrition Detectives" Program

Cruciferous Cancer Fighters

Powerhouse Veggies Prevent Abnormal Tumor Growth

Just Say No to Indoor Tanning

Melanoma Incidents are on the Rise

Sticky News on Peanut Butter

Caution to Those Grinding Their Own Peanuts

Kids Know What’s Fair

Toddlers Understand Sharing

Are Fit Kids Smarter?

Another Reason for Kids to Stay in Shape

Diet at Puberty Linked to Breast Health

Avoid a High-Fat Diet During these Years
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Health

Natural Approaches to ADHD

Naturophatic doctors offer natural wellness approaches to treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Drug-Free Kids

Children metabolize drugs differently than adults do and may suffer more from side effects. Try these options to treat common childhood complaints.

Headache Remedies

These approaches can ease the pain and help improve health in the long run.
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Fit Body

Aquatic Fitness Fun

Everybody in the water! With these simple, water-based routines, you don’t need to immerse your head or move your feet from the bottom.
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Conscious Eating

Juice Up

Juices extracted from whole fresh produce deliver pure liquid nutrition for clean, bio-available fuel and cell-quenching hydration.
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Green Living

Chemical-Free Lawns

Pioneering communities across the U.S. are now embracing organic lawn care, creating more sustainable landscapes that benefit everyone.

Hobby Farming

Small-scale farming satisfies many Americans’ yearning to work the land for pleasure as well as profit. These homestead farms are sprouting up in cities and suburbs, too.
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Inspiration

Kids Teach Us Joy

The world delights and awes kids on a daily basis. It can do the same for us, too.
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Wise Words

Upgrading School Food

Chef Ann Cooper, the “Renegade Lunch Lady,” is transforming school menus to offer smarter, healthier foods.
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Healthy Kids

Natural Approaches to ADHD

Naturophatic doctors offer natural wellness approaches to treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Drug-Free Kids

Natural Alternatives to Common Medications
Children metabolize drugs differently than adults do and may suffer more from side effects. Try these options to treat common childhood complaints.
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Natural Pet

Everybody Outside!

A backyard is a place to grow cherished summer memories. Here’s how to create a space where everyone can safely play and coexist.