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5 Ways to Pay it Forward During the Holidays Without Spending a Dime

Christmas season isn't just about shopping and opening gifts, it's also a reminder to open our hearts to those in need and less fortunate than us. Even if you don't have extra money for donations, som…

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Why Rudolph And His Reindeer Friends Are in Danger

In spite of their Christmas fame and status as Santa's sidekick, reindeer populations are declining worldwide, according to a recently published study in the Journal for Nature Conservation. Populatio…

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How to Turn ‘Giving Tuesday’ into Giving Every Day: Ideas for Year-Round Acts of Kindness

With the passing of two big bargain bonanzas (Black Friday and Cyber Monday) comes Giving Tuesday — a day dedicated to giving back and doing good in our communities. I’m a big believer of year-round a…

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Starbucks Misleads Consumers about Genetically-Modified Foods

Starbucks has responded to petitions which combined have over 357,000 signatories telling Starbucks to stop supporting genetically-modified foods through its membership dues in the Grocery Manufacture…

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These are the Cities You’ll Want to Live in When You’re Old

Raise your hand if you're tired of seeing the following headline, "Top [insert number here] Cities for Seniors." Assuming that most people reading this put their arm in the air, let's get one thing st…

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12 Wacky Weather Facts: From Moonbows to Blood Rain

With our warming climate, weird weather is making headlines nearly monthly - abominable snowstorms, crippling heat waves and  flash flood of biblical proportions. But weird weather has been around lon…

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4 Surprising Things Your Body Language Is Saying

We’ve all encountered people whose physical presence makes us vaguely uncomfortable. They might perch on our desk rather than sitting in a chair, or lean in a little too close for a chat. They might…

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Can a Positive Attitude Reverse the Effects of Aging?

The world is full of stereotypes. Some are born from over-generalized kernels of truth, while others are more like misguided myths gone wild. And, at some point in our lives, we've all experienced the…

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Mama Earth Has A Nasty Fever And It Is Our Fault

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its final report this week and the prognosis for the patient - Mama Earth - is not good. The report explains quite straightforward…

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Warning: #BearSelfies Are A Dumb Idea

Just because someone owns a smart phone doesn't make them "smart." Could this be any more apparent than in Lake Tahoe, California, where a disturbingly stupid trend to rush toward wild bears in an eff…

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The lengths that some magazines go to for publicity is amazing & disgusting! I would think there…

Thanks. I use ground flax as you say, or chia seeds (but I wasn't grinding them!). The potato starc…

When I make a fresh juice, mostly vegies like beetroot, celery, carrot with some ginger and pear and…

A person's sexual freedom is a very private affair that should be protected. However, if the person…