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The ancient cultures who inhabited this blue planet before we did honored the Earth with prayers, rituals, and rites, ensuring harmony and balance with their surroundings. Although we rely on the same planet, Earth Day - now an international holiday - is a relatively new tradition in modern times.
This spring, we celebrate the 40th birthday of Earth Day, warranting a…Continue
Earth Day is coming... why don't take care of many things that affect our living world saving money at the same time?
While having clean clothes is obviously both hygienic and neighborly, how they get that way may be more open to imagination and experimentation than you may have considered. And consider you should, because as it turns out, the…Continue
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It's no secret that nuts are good for your heart. We know that consuming nuts can dramatically reduce cardiovascular disease risk, but scientists are just beginning to figure out how this works. A recent study found that almonds have a potent… Continue
Fast-food companies market grilled chicken as a healthful option, but most consumers have no idea that the products harbor a dangerous carcinogen. Two Connecticut residents have teamed up with The Cancer Project to file a class-action lawsuit demanding that Burger King, Friendly’s, and McDonald’s warn customers that their grilled chicken products contain PhIP, a chemical that increases cancer risk… Continue
I was having breakfast with a friend recently, and when I peeled my banana, I discovered that the top half was brown and bruised. I nonchalantly broke the banana in half and proceeded to eat the non-offending portion, but my friend was horrified. “How can you eat that?” she said. “Isn’t it dangerous?”…
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Oh, I love eggplant! It is one of my favorite veggies. It has to be cooked right though. I usually have an eggplant dish when
eating at a Thai or Indian restaurant. Of course they use lots…
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Feb. 8, 2010 -- Drinking as little as two soft drinks a week appears to nearly double the risk of getting pancreatic
cancer, according to a new study.…
A baby eating baby food. A late introduction of baby food, rather than duration of breastfeeding, may protect against becoming overweight in adulthood.…
Added by Susana on February 17, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Consumer Reports magazine published the details of their…Continue
If your goal is to live more sustainably, including supporting a more sustainable food system, Valentine’s Day is the year’s first holiday to put that resolution to the test.…
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Though we’ve all heard of chia pets, it’s less known that the tiny black seed responsible for the chia “fur” is a bona fide nourishing food crop, once cultivated by The Aztecs, and even used as a currency.
Chia (Salvia columbariae, S. hispanica) is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) Family. Salvia, the genus name, derives from the Latin salvere, meaning,…Continue