June 2011

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Global Briefs

Green Wedding Traditions

Eco-friendly customs and traditions from other nations offer stand-out global strategies.

Global Dividend

Eliminating natural gas “flares” could save money and energy while cutting emissions. Political will and investment incentives are key.

Eco-Europe

A new report by the European Commission proposes to eliminate gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks by 2050.

California Dreamin’

The Golden State has set strong standards for green energy that must be met by 2020.

Act Now

Now is the time to stand up for keeping open-pollinated seed safe and available.

Wear Blue, Tell Two

Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 by wearing a blue shirt and telling two other people about the ocean’s vital role in Earth’s ecology.Celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8 by wearing a blue shirt and telling two other people about the ocean’s vital role in Earth’s ecology.

Favor Sustainable Flight

Follow these tips to help minimize the eco-impact of personal air travel.

Touch Nature

Farm Stay USA has created a directory of farms that welcome visitors—an ideal way for urbanites to reconnect with their food sources and support local, family farms.

Local Eats

The federal government is encouraging use of local farm products in school meals across the nation, a win-win for kids and farmers.
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Health Briefs

Cautionary Note on Glucosamine Intake

May Cause More Harm than Help

Play Together, Stay Together

Develop Closer Intergenerational Bonds

Trans-Fats and Depression Linked?

New Study Finds Connection

Berries May Protect Against Parkinson’s

Lower Your Risk with These Fruits

Natural Relief for Constipation

Ways for Keeping our Digestive Tracts Active and Happy

Preventing Gum Disease

Fight Inflammation and Curb Periodontitis

No Soda is Kind to Your Heart

Diet Drinkers Beware

Feed Your Feet with Castor Oil

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Mercury-Free Dentistry

U.S. Supports Ending Amalgam Cavity Fillings

An Antioxidant Boost for Male Fertility

An Easy Route to Success
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Health

Bye-Bye, Belly Fat

There’s no quick fix to shedding unwanted abdominal avoirdupois, but sound nutrition, exercise and stress management can help.

Just Take Five

Adopting this simple, five-step plan, with its easy-to-do list of habits, can be key to enjoying a healthier, happier, longer life. After all, who doesn’t need more years to accomplish their bucket list?
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Fit Body

Barefootin’

The latest research suggests that barefoot running, when approached slowly and sensibly, may allow individuals to reach new goals.
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Conscious Eating

Foods that Feed Our Follicles

Experts say that including certain nutrients in our diet can help prevent, and even reverse, hair loss.
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Green Living

Zippy E-Bikes

Ditch the car for one of these fun, eco-friendly ways to get around town and beyond.
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Inspiration

The Power of a Father’s Story

Every dad wants to feel emotionally close with his children. Sharing appropriate stories with them—about your goals, fears, joys and triumphs—can nurture strong connections.
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Wise Words

Really Rich: Balancing Wealth with Health

The self-made multi-millionaire is also a spiritual guru, and his idea of “having it all” is not what you might imagine. Here, he shares his thoughts on how we can heal ourselves, from the inside out.
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Natural Pet

Fitness with Fido

Man’s best friend makes a great workout companion. Try these tips for simple ways to bond and get healthy with your favorite four-legged friend.