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The 411 on Styrofoam, Image: GrabillCreative/GettyImages.co,The 411 on Styrofoam  
Why We Should Just Say No  

Because it is heat-resistant, extremely lightweight and relatively sturdy, Styrofoam is commonly used for takeout food and beverage containers, egg cartons, craft materials, home insulation and product packaging. The harm it causes to...

Beyond Kibble, Image: mat hayward/AdobeStock.comBeyond Kibble  
How to Shop for the Healthiest Pet Food  

People are always striving to improve the quality of life for their pets. For some, this means making homemade dog and cat food or buying meat directly from a local butcher, but not all pet parents have the necessary time, space or finances. While there are better...

The Heart-Mind Connection, Image: wayhome studio/AdobeStock.comThe Heart-Mind Connection  
How Thoughts and Emotions Affect Our Heart Health  

“Does your wife show you her love?” In a study of 10,000 married men, this question turned out to be revelatory. Among men with high levels of anxiety, a whopping 93 percent that answered “No” developed angina-related chest pains within five years—nearly twice the rate of those answering “Yes”...

Fermenting for Foodies, Image: pixelshot/AdobeStock.comFermenting for Foodies  
Preserving Food and Traditions  

If fermented food is a trend, it’s the oldest one on the planet. More and more people are rediscovering the time-honored foodways of fermentation to promote health, boost flavor and preserve the...

Power Up Your Workouts, Image: expressiovisual/AdobeStock.comPower Up Your Workouts  
A Guide to Protein Powders and Shakes  

Protein, from the Greek proteios, means “primary,” which sums up its vital role in the human body. Its structure of amino acids enables myriad bodily functions, from repairing and building tissues to creating...

David Perlmutter, Image: photo by  Peter RussellDavid Perlmutter  
on the Role of Uric Acid in Metabolic Health  

Board-certified neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., has written five New York Times bestsellers, including Brain Wash, Grain Brain and Brain Maker. His latest book is Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid—The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health. ...

Living in the Frequency of Love, Image: Benjavisa Ruangvaree/AdobeStock.comLiving in the Frequency of Love  
  

Most of us refer to love as an emotion, but in essence, love is a verb, a powerful call to action. When we remember its true nature, we can answer its call with our...

Secondhand Fashion, Image: stokkete/AdobeStock.comSecondhand Fashion  
Online Used Clothing Stores Good for the Wallet and Planet  

The online commerce of used clothing is booming. According to ThredUp.com, a prominent virtual consignment and thrift store, the secondhand market is projected to double in the next five years, reaching a whopping...

Purposeful Shopping, Image: netrun78/AdobeStock.comPurposeful Shopping  
How Fair Trade Can Change the World  

Fair trade is an alternative international business model that puts people and the planet first. It is designed to help growers and producers in developing countries achieve sustainable, fair relationships with...

Fostering Love, Image: Alan/AdobeStock.comFostering Love  
Tips for First-Time Pet Foster Parents   

For people that love cats and dogs but can’t adopt one—or one more—a heartwarming solution is to foster pets without homes that need a place to temporarily lay their heads and be loved until...

High Times for the Cannabis Industry, Image: foxyliam/AdobeStock.comHigh Times for the Cannabis Industry  
Emerging Trends with a COVID-19 Caveat  

It’s fair to say that the cannabis industry has arrived. Recreational marijuana has now been approved in 17 states, and 37 have allowed marijuana for medical purposes. “We have CBD!” proclaim store signs selling the buzz-free cannabidiol. In 2020, more than 240,000 people...

Peter Russell, Image: photo by  Peter RussellPeter Russell  
on the Healing Power of Letting Go  

In Letting Go of Nothing: Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature, Peter Russell reminds readers what lies at the heart of all spiritual traditions. Based on his half-century of practicing Transcendental Meditation and...

The Electric Vehicle Revolution, Image: In a pinch, the Ford F-150 electric pickup can power a house.The Electric Vehicle Revolution  
Moving Toward an All-EV Future this Year  

Almost certainly, electric cars are in everyone’s future. Not only are automakers—from General Motors and Volvo to Rolls-Royce and Bentley—pledging to stop producing gas and diesel cars, but a long list of countries in Europe and Asia plus three U.S. states are planning to ban them by 2040 or earlier, often citing...

Why Words Matter, Image: loran4a/AdobeStock.comWhy Words Matter  
  

From witchy incantations in Shakespeare’s Macbeth to ancient Sanskrit mantras; from the stirring speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the divinely inspired poetry of the Sufis, words have bridged the chasm between the visible and the invisible since...

Zen Zone for Kids, Image: Crystal Sing/AdobeStock.comZen Zone for Kids  
Create the Perfect Calm-Down Corner at Home  

Children and teens are sensitive beings, and like adults, they need daily tools to offset the stresses of life. Whether a child is overwhelmed by COVID-19 protocols at school, is on the autism spectrum or is highly sensitive or anxious, creating a special place to decompress can help manage big...

Unleash Your True Potential, Image: alfa27/AdobeStock.comUnleash Your True Potential  
Working with a Life Coach Can Help   

Hiring a life coach can be an empowering decision for people that want to understand themselves better and lead fulfilled lives. Coaches may specialize in distinct topics like business, parenting or weight loss, but...

Whole-Person Fitness, Image: images/articles/2022/01/Article-IN-WordPower-202201Whole-Person Fitness  
Current Trends in Wellness Tools  

Insiders agree that the idea of fitness is changing, and this means an exciting wave of trackers and apps that go beyond achieving the ultimate six-pack abs. “So many of us want a nice exterior, but now more than ever, we realize how important it is that the interior match that exterior,” says Dominic Kennedy, a Los Angeles trainer and founder...

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