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When Caring Becomes Stressful

  Too often many of us who care about social causes and the environment separate our personal stress level from our social or environmental mission. We may think that chronic stress in th…

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Free-Range Rats: A Growing Market?

Free-range and organic. Those are two of the redeeming qualities that Cambodian farmer Chhoeun Chhim, 37, likes to tout when promoting his newest export from his rice fields - wild rats. BBC report…

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Quinoa Cakes

These cakes are delicious and not hard to make. They’re good plain or with the pesto sauce on top (see sauce recipe at bottom).  Adding avocados, or salsa, is tasty, too! 4 eggs, well beaten ½ c…

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What Your Cravings Mean

Who hasn’t experienced the overwhelming desire to eat some­thing specific, whether it be chocolate, potato chips, a burger, or some other food? We’ve all experienced cravings, but we should be careful…

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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Rustic Roasted Tomatoes With Garlic & Herbs

The tomato harvest is in full swing at my house and we've been picking some big, beautiful juicy red tomatoes and tons of little, yellow-orange sungold cherry tomatoes, too. We've mostly been dehydrat…

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Dead Cobra Bites And Kills Chef

Call it bad luck or karma, but either way, this story about the untimely death of a chef will make your skin crawl. According to the Daily Mirror in the U.K., a Chinese chef was preparing snake sou…

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7 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

There are countless claims on the internet about seemingly miraculous health benefits of apple cider vinegar consumption, but is it all true?  I hit the research journals to separate fact from fiction…

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4 Ways to Help Raise Awareness for World Water Week

Two and a half times the number of people that live in the U.S. don't have access to clean water! Millions of women and children in the developing world spend hours daily—walking up to six miles—t…

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Cucumber Seaweed Salad with Sesame Dressing

This delightful salad comes to you via my mom-in-law, Annette, who's traveled extensively and is a gifted cook, among other things. While living in Tokyo years ago, she learned to make wakame kyuri su…

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jane you are so full of it. I lift weights which gives me a thicker body. I got cancer and my oncol…

Black cats are no different than any other and should be given an equal chance to live. It is a sham…

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