Feature Stories

Simplified Parenting

By Deborah Shouse | July 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Simplified Parenting

Why Less Means More Happiness by Deborah Shouse Parents wishing to simplify child-raising seek less stress and more fun; less scheduling and more casual time; less “shoulds” and more “want-tos” less second-guessing and more confidence. For a happier family life, experts encourage parents to stay true to their own values, strengths and sense of family…

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Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

By Melinda Hemmelgarn | June 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Organic Farmers: Growing America’s Health

Restoring the Nutritional Value of Crops by Melinda Hemmelgarn When we think of scientists as men and women in lab coats peering into microscopes, what’s missing is farmers. Our society doesn’t tend to equate the two, yet farmers are active field scientists. How they choose to grow and produce food greatly impacts our shared environment…

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By John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on LIVABLE COMMUNITIES WE LOVE

Good for People and the Planet by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist Many people define a livable city as one that is easy to get around in by foot, bike or public transportation. Many also prioritize ready access to fresh, local, organic food via farmers’ markets and community gardens. Others champion affordable housing and…

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By Paul Taubman | May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Natural Approaches Resolve Major Illnesses by Linda Sechrist Although natural health enthusiasts may recognize alternative healing modalities as a preferred approach to treatment, in the face of major health issues, even they tend to join the crowd that’s turning first to conventional medicine. Thus, many gentler modalities described in The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, co-authored…

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Healthy Climate, Healthy People

By Lisa Marshall | March 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Samantha Ahdoot’s son Isaac was 9 years old when he collapsed from the heat while playing clarinet at band camp. It had been a record-hot summer following a mild winter and early spring, and Dr. Ahdoot, an Alexandria, Virginia, pediatrician, had already noticed a string of unusual cases: A toddler had contracted Lyme disease in…

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The World’s Healthiest Cuisines

By Judith Fertig | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

What Five Countries Can Teach Us about Good Eating Americans love to explore ethnic cuisines and then put their own “more is better” spin on them, like a Chinese stir-fry turned into chop suey with fried rice or a pasta side dish super-sized into a whole meal. “We’ve Americanized dishes to the extent that they…

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By April Thompson | January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle by April Thompson At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. We can prepare now for…

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