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Jenny Odell  Jenny Odell
on the Importance of Doing Nothing

Jenny Odell, a visual artist and writer based in Oakland, California, is known for her creative use of second-hand imagery from Google Maps, YouTube, Craigslist and other online sources. Her work has been...

Slow Food Takes Root Slow Food Takes Root
Global Movement on Fast Track

The global Slow Food movement is fast gaining momentum, uniting more than 100,000 people in 150 countries with a shared passion for delicious food and a moral conviction about the people and places that sustain it. It satisfies foodies’ hunger for...

Spinal Solutions Spinal Solutions
Chiropractic Care Yields Unexpected Results

Chiropractors are often perceived as back pain specialists, but optimal chiropractic care treats the whole person from the inside-out, starting with the nervous system. This means practitioners can...

Ayurvedic Cooking Ayurvedic Cooking
Ancient System Restores Balance

First developed in India some 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. It works to rebalance mental and physical health in coordination with mind-body energy types called...

Age-Defying Bodywork Age-Defying Bodywork
How to Turn Back the Clock

It has been said that stress kills, and it often can be a slow and premature process, leading to common but avoidable symptoms of decline: impaired memory, loss of mobility, fatigue and decreased libido. Good nutrition, getting enough sleep and...

The Power of Yoga The Power of Yoga
Tapping Into the Life Force

Longevity is something most of us strive for, and increasingly, research shows that implementing a consistent yoga practice can be a fruitful investment toward that goal. Yoga is an eight-branch...

VENOUS RISING VENOUS RISING
Natural Help for Varicose Veins

The season for wearing shorts and swimsuits may be coming to an end, but the unsightly—and often painful—puffy, blue streaks caused by varicose veins will likely remain...

The Re-Use Revolution The Re-Use Revolution
Plastics Peril Drives New Strategies

Daily news footage and photos capture the damage plastic is doing to the planet’s oceans: turtles ensnared in plastic nets, whales with guts full of plastics and aerial views of the burgeoning island of floating detritus known as...

Digital Kids Digital Kids
How to Click With Young Techies

Many Silicon Valley executives that design devices and apps have put their own children in tech-free Waldorf schools, reports The New York Times; even Bill Gates and Steve Jobs strictly limited their kids’ screen time. They know firsthand...

PET PEEVE PET PEEVE
Natural Remedies for Allergies to Furry Friends

Jessica Martinez, a medical assistant and part-time dog groomer in Rockford, Illinois, was growing her family—a husband, two daughters and a young beloved husky. When their third daughter was born with...

Wild and Wonderful Wild and Wonderful
Foraging for Foodies

There is such a thing as a free lunch, and it awaits adventurous foragers in backyards, city parks, mountain meadows and even sidewalk cracks. From nutritious weeds and juicy berries to...

Take a Cerebral Spin Take a Cerebral Spin
Cycling for a Healthier Brain

Hopping on a bicycle on a beautiful day or taking a spin class at the gym offers proven cardiovascular benefits like lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. Now, growing research shows that it also...

LOVING OURSELVES MADLY LOVING OURSELVES MADLY
Practice Intentional Self-Love

It’s not enough to wish for more self-love. We must be intentional about creating it and commit to loving ourselves by practicing these...

Beyond Sustainability Beyond Sustainability
Regenerative Agriculture Takes Aim at Climate Change

Most people have never heard of regenerative agriculture, but there’s plenty of talk about it in the scientific and farming communities, along with a growing consensus that regeneration is a desirable step beyond...

Healing Harmonies Healing Harmonies
Music As Medicine

From ancient Mongolian shamans that used drumming for physical and emotional healing to modern, board-certified music therapists that work with special needs kids, science now confirms what we’ve always known: Music makes us...

Toning the Vagus Nerve Toning the Vagus Nerve
Relief for Pain, Anxiety and Inflammation

Research is helping doctors connect the dots between seemingly unrelated conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, revealing a common denominator: the multitasking vagus nerve, the longest in the...

Feeding Healthy Habits Feeding Healthy Habits
A 10-Step Guide for Helping Children Thrive

It’s not easy raising children in today’s media-saturated landscape. From TV and video games to internet and mobile devices, our kids are exposed to a steady stream of persuasive marketing messages promoting...