Eat Plants to Live Longer

At least one-third of early deaths could be prevented if people moved to a largely plant-based diet, prominent scientists from Harvard University Medical School have calculated. An international initiative, “Food in the Anthropocene” published in the medical journal The Lancet linked …

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Aysha Akhtar on Our Symphony With Animals

by Julie Peterson As a neurologist, Dr. Aysha Akhtar wanted to acknowledge that medicine has largely overlooked our relationships with animals and their impact on our health. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and bullying, she gained strength and …

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Loving Ourselves Madly

Practicing Intentional Self-Love by Scott Stabile It’s not enough to wish for more self-love. We must be intentional about creating it and commit to loving ourselves by practicing these habits every day. Don’t believe our thoughts. Our minds lie to …

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Beyond Sustainability

Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change by Yvette C. Hammett Most people have never heard of regenerative agriculture, but there’s plenty of talk about it in the scientific and farming communities, along with a growing consensus that regeneration is …

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Feeding Healthy Habits

Your 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive by Melinda Hemmelgarn It’s not easy raising children in today’s media-saturated landscape. From TV and video games to internet and mobile devices, our kids are exposed to a steady stream of persuasive marketing …

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Fluorescent Findings

Artificial Light Tied to Inflammation Fluorescent lighting is one of the most common sources of artificial light, but new research from Texas State University suggests there may be unexpected consequences at the genetic level. Team member Ronald B. Walter says, …

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21st-Century Parenting

Preparing Kids for the Future by Meredith Montgomery Today’s children have more opportunities to change the world than ever before. Teenagers are organizing global activism movements, LEGO lovers are mastering robotics and young entrepreneurs are launching successful businesses before they’re …

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Quit Smoking to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stopping smoking has the long-term benefit of reducing the risk of developing seropositive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by 37 percent over 30 years, say researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston. The study was based on data from the 230,000 …

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Coral Care

  Reefs to Get Their Day in Court Critical habitat is threatened for 12 coral species in Florida, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, while all corals worldwide are experiencing dramatic declines due to the impacts of climate change, pollution …

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