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4 Countries With the Right Approach to Dementia Care

By the year 2050, 277 million aging adults are expected to be dependent on others for personal care. Of those 277 million, approximately half will be struggling with symptoms of dementia, according to…

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3 Ways to Take Responsibility for the Whole World

America has the highest per capita in prison in the world. 1 in every 31 adults in the USA (7.3 million) is behind bars, or on probation or parole (2009). In other words, 743 adults per 100,000 pop…

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Bhutan Aims to Be First Country With 100% Organic Agriculture

By Mat McDermott, TreeHugger Bhutan is taking another interesting step towards creating a more ecological sustainable world. NPR reports that the tiny Himalayan nation, sandwiched between India an…

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5 Red Hot Secrets Every Visionary Must Know

Are you a visionary? You know you’re a visionary if: You sense that something’s wrong with the world and long to be part of the solution You’re doing it, you’re part of the solution and your …

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Activists Clash with Japanese Whalers

Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd releases new footage of clashes at sea with Japanese whalers, including one of their members being knocked off a jet ski by a water cannon. Simon Hanna reports. Scie…

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Sinking Britain

The British Coastlines are threatened by erosion by the North Sea, with the nation debating what they can do to hold back the rising tide in their ever-shrinking island. Tilting geology and rising sea…

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Poland’s Abandoned Animals Taken in from the Cold

As Europe's cold snap continues, some are sparing a thought not just for people affected by the freeze, but for animals too. Images of a center for abandoned animals in Celestynow, Poland. World…

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Mexico Tackles Obesity

Mexico's health officials open a new clinic for obese patients, which offers not only affordable surgery but also advice on how to live healthy. Health Videos by NewsLook var nl_rand = "z4yJ…

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Mexican Drought So Bad, Even Drug Trade Is Taking a Hit

Severe drought reduces illegal marijuana and opium planting in Northern Mexico. The drought afflicting the area is described as the worst in 70 years. World News Videos by NewsLook var nl_ra…

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South Africa Considers Legal Sale of Horns to Prevent Rhino Extinction

South Africa's government is considering a legal market for rhino horns to combat the booming illegal trade. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "taHSkjCd25XQjpvp", NewsLook = NewsLook ||…

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