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Climate Change: 20+ Reasons for Hope

Good news about climate change? We all know the bad news when it comes to climate change. Climate change is here. Itís big. Itís bad. Itís hurting us. Itís hurting our economies. What most peopl…

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A Soda A Day Increases Cancer Risk

It's no secret that soda consumption is directly linked to obesity, but could a can a day also be linked to cancer? According to a Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…

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Support These Places: 28 Stores Thankfully CLOSED on Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred? This Thanksgiving, a growing number of stores -- like Kmart, Walmart, Target, Gap, Macyís, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Kohlís -- are planning to open even earlier for Black Friday s…

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The Top 10 Happiest Countries

Think the US is the happiest country in the world? Think again: It doesn't even make it into the top 10, according to the latest Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, which looks at financial sta…

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Meet Vladimir Putin, A New Convert to the Locavore Movement

Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Obviously not Russia. Vladimir Putin is forcing Russians to become locavores, whether they like it or not. Last Thursday, his governmen…

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Woman Who Stopped On Freeway To Rescue Ducks Faces Life In Prison

A Canadian woman parked her car on a Montreal-area highway in 2010 to help a group of ducklings; almost four years to the day later, Emma Czornobaj was last Friday found guilty of causing the deaths o…

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Whole Foods Caught Overcharging in CA

Ever feel like you've been swindled of your hard earned cash when you leave Whole Foods? Have you stumbled out, starry-eyed and startled, with bags full of crisp green kale and wallet stripped of foli…

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Why Using Your Middle Initial Will Make You Sound Smarter

Want to be seen as an intellectual? Here's an easy first step: Start using your middle initial in writing. Doing so, a study finds, boosts "positive evaluations of people's intellectual capacities and…

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Taco Bell Explains Mystery Ingredients, Almost

In response to past lawsuits and a general trend towards transparency in the fast food industry, Taco Bell is now publicly displaying the not-so-secret ingredients in their famous mystery meat. Accord…

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Study: Animals Can Fall In Love

In quite possibly the most awww-inspiring experiment ever conducted, researchers found that animals can love, just like humans. Paul Zak writes about a series of studies in which he was involved in th…

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Just another food scare article. The vegetarians love these anti-meat tirades but everyone else can…

Cameron F. I totally agree with you. You said just exactly what I going to say. Thank you.

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Excellent post! I've explored these sites and they are amazing! Such a shame I don't live in the US,…

Not so for everyone. Guess it depends on your situation, if you lost your job, live in a crappy cond…