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Sense of place

August 4, 2013

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by Jesse Wolf Hardin —  Much has been made about the phenomenal photographs of Earth taken from outer space, brilliant blue with wispy white beards set against a solid black backdrop. Their message is that Earth is a single finite home without national borders, a lifeboat we all share, spinning in an airless sea of […]

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Love, wisdom and hurricanes

July 15, 2013

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson — With Katrina and Rita, two powerful hurricanes, arriving so close together, many people are wondering about storms. What is their meaning for us? More importantly, what good comes from storms and other disasters? Natural disasters have occurred for as long as mankind has been on this planet. They are […]

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BPA free does not mean BPS free

May 30, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Products labeled “BPA free” may be just as toxic as those made with this increasingly shunned original chemical, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas and published in the January 17, 2013, issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. BPA (bisphenol A) is an industrial chemical […]

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We have vampires and wall warts in our houses

May 16, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Households across the world are now infested with vampires. That is what energy experts call those things with two sharp teeth that dig into a wall socket and suck juice, every hour of the year. Most people assume that when they turn off the television set, it stops drawing power, […]

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Cloves — A star in the kitchen and in health studies

May 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree that are picked by hand and dried until they turn brown. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to gingerbread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, but they also can make a […]

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Your environment impacts your health

May 5, 2013

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by Joy Abrams —  While many understand that feng shui is concerned with the flow of energy in space and how we resonate within this space, few realize that ignoring its precepts can negatively effect health. In principle, this idea is easy to grasp: If your space is not healthy, you will not feel well. […]

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Fluoride alert EPA scientists ask for fluoride moratorium based on new cancer study

April 24, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  A landmark study by Dr. Elise Bassin at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine showed that boys who drink fluoridated water have a seven-fold increase in osteosarcoma, an often fatal bone cancer. Based on this new study, which confirms earlier fluoride and cancer studies by the National Toxicology Program, […]

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Classical feng shui and Western feng shui — A world of difference

April 19, 2013

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by Denise A. Liotta-Dennis —  Feng shui, introduced to America about 28 years ago, continues to be well-loved; there are more than 1,000 books on the subject, worldwide. However, even many of those who are well-read on the subject are unaware that there are different types of feng shui. There is the authentic, classical and […]

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What does organic really mean?

April 2, 2013

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Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or ionizing radiation. The USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) defines organic as follows: “Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water […]

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Big retailer bans PFCs in clothing

March 29, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Swedish retailer and fashion company H&M Group is pledging to stop the use of certain toxic chemicals. The company said it will no longer use perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in any items it buys after January 1, 2013. PFCs are used as a water-repellant to protect against stains, usually on outer garments, […]

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GE salmon: a precedent-setting approval

March 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Despite some 400,000 public comments opposing genetically engineered (GE) salmon, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on December 26, 2012, that it is prepared to give transgenic salmon its final stamp of approval. The FDA issued a positive environmental assessment and a preliminary “finding of no significant impact.” The public […]

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GMOs and Agent Orange

March 21, 2013

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by Liz Anderson —  How is it that huge multinational chemical, pharmaceutical and agricultural corporations of the world can continue to produce genetically modified (GM) crops, without the normally required testing, supervision and impact reports regarding their effects on our health and their potential threat to our food supply and environment? Our Congressmen and health […]

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How to remove kitchen odors

February 18, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — If you have to clean something that has a strong odor, put a bit of Vick’s® VapoRub® under your nose (not inside the nostrils). You will not smell anything else, and its menthol scent will also keep your sinuses clear. Following are some cleaning hints to help you in the […]

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