July 2008

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Global Briefs

Straw Poll

Candidates across the political spectrum are feeling the pressure from polls showing that most Americans think global warming is a serious problem.

Taste of Heaven

For the cost of a good restaurant meal, Americans can help an entrepreneur in a developing nation buy farm equipment, purchase a business license or join a community bank.

Boomerang Solution

Meaningful opportunities to prepare for life after graduation are rare among our nation’s leading colleges and universities. Now, a handful of schools are moving to change this troubling trend.

Poisonous Plastics

Target, the fifth-largest U.S. retailer, fired the starting gun on meeting its commitment to eliminate toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC), commonly known as vinyl, from many of the products it sells.

Community Bull’s-eye

VolunteerMatch.org regularly welcomes 115,000 visitors a week and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for tens of thousands of participating nonprofits.

Deep Impact

According to a new study, human activity has tainted all but 3.7 percent of the world’s oceans, and 41 percent are heavily affected.

Transparent Lives

Climate Counts’ second annual Company Scorecard reports an average 22 percent improvement over last year in major consumer companies’ efforts to cut greenhouse gases.

Travel Minder

Following these five driving tips will save us $20 to $50 a month at the pump.

Florida Forever

The Florida Forever land acquisition and protection program got a new lease on life, following unanimous approval by the Florida Legislature.
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Health Briefs

Diabetes Newsflash

A Reason to Skip the Cup of Coffee

Flower Power

Treat Your Feet

The Secret Life of Feta

More Than Just a Flavorful Cheese

Foods That Combat Ovarian Cancer

Eat These to Cut Your Risk

Socially Smart

Intelligent Chit-Chat

Nutrition for Healthy Vision

Foods that Promote Eye Health
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Health

Starving For Perfection

The average women’s magazine cover promises a diet plan that can’t fail—and pictures a dessert that will never be part of it. Advertising images portray models whose body types belong to a scant five percent of the population—or, thanks to the unmentioned miracle of airbrushing, to no one at all.

Timeless Beauty

Learn what makes skin age, how to make youthful looks last and tips to rejuvenate skin now.

Face of Change

Traditionally, we think of a man’s toiletry products as a bar of soap, shaving cream and shampoo. But that’s changing. Learn what the average man’s skin care routine should consist of.

High-tech Skin Care

For those who seek to roll back the years on the face in the mirror, Natural Awakenings’ glossary of high-tech terms for facial rejuvenation serves as a handy reference in communicating with physicians, dermatologists, estheticians and health practitioners.
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Fit Body

Happy Trails

Home to more than 200,000 miles of trails, America offers abundant opportunities for citizens to get out into nature, breathe fresh air, escape daily stress and support overall health.
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Conscious Eating

Radiant Tresses

Healthy hair is a beautiful sight to behold on man, woman or child. Here are 10 key nutrients to healthy hair, and most can be found in a good breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Inspiration

A Conversation with Dean & Dudley Evenson

Dean and Dudley Evenson are visionary musicians and cofounders of Soundings of the Planet. They pioneered a whole new musical genre with Soundings, as well as founded the Partners in Healing Program for returning combat vets.
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Wise Words

A Conversation with Dean & Dudley Evenson

Dean and Dudley Evenson are visionary musicians and cofounders of Soundings of the Planet. They pioneered a whole new musical genre with Soundings, as well as founded the Partners in Healing Program for returning combat vets.
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Healthy Kids

Starving For Perfection

Hope and Healing for Eating Disorders
The average women’s magazine cover promises a diet plan that can’t fail—and pictures a dessert that will never be part of it. Advertising images portray models whose body types belong to a scant five percent of the population—or, thanks to the unmentioned miracle of airbrushing, to no one at all.
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