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‘Mind Over Platter’: 5 Things That Make Us Eat More Food

You know you should stop eating that pile of food on your plate but it's soooo good and it's just so hard to stop eating.  How much will you eat?  You may be surprised to learn some of the factors tha…

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Awesome Doggie Makeovers Save Lives

I don't know about you, but I love seeing makeovers of people in magazines or on television. Well, now I love them even more, because dogs across America are getting their chance to let their inner an…

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Monsanto Partners with Media Conglomerate to Spread its Message

According to new information from the Organic Consumers Association, Monsanto is partnering with media conglomerate Condé Nast to help spread its message. Condé Nast is the publisher of such magazi…

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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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How Green are These Alternatives to Electric Light?

There are plenty of reasons to look for an alternative to electric light. You might want an outdoor light source for your backyard or deck, a money-saving measure, an emergency back-up in case of elec…

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Should Marijuana be Legalized?

The New York Times conducted a poll asking readers whether marijuana should be legalized or not. While I anticipated that many people favor legalizing marijuana, their results were still shocking: onl…

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The Worst Food for our Planet?

A new study by American and Israeli researchers has determined the environmental cost of producing beef, dairy, poultry, pork and eggs. Their findings reveal the high price the planet pays per calorie…

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Monsanto is Messing With Animals’ Sperm

Animals exposed to the commonly-used pesticide Roundup are more likely to have an impaired sperm structure, suggests new research from the University of Caen, France. The scientists investigated th…

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13 Labels to Look For When Shopping & Considering the Planet

Buying "green" can be confusing! Many products claim to be "natural," "eco-friendly," and "biodegradable." But what in the world does that mean? Unfortunately, because there's no standardized definiti…

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We’re Wasting Food & Money By Misreading These Labels

"Sell By," "Best By," "Use By." If food labels are confusing you, you're not alone. That confusion is causing us to dump tons of perfectly edible food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic R…

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I have a Bull Mastiff / Lab mix, and despite her size and ability to be aggressive, she's not unless…

Karen T. Many dog breeds are raised in a loving home, and some dogs of all breeds turn. Fact is, …

WHY did they choose to name the stuff after a classic British fox-hunting club?

diana d. don't worry. He doesn't kill them, just scoops them up in a cup and puts them outside. Pea…