Make a commitment to move more. Even just a few minutes a day will add up to a happier you. (Matt Ferrara Photography)

Tired of Being Tired?

Have you been feeling more tired than usual lately? Do you find yourself having a slump at 3 p.m. and reaching for coffee or a sweet treat? This can happen from a lack…

The civil rights leader Martin Luther KIng (C) waves to supporters August 28, 1963, on the Mall in Washington, D.C. during the "March on Washington." (AFP/Getty Images)

10 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes Worth Knowing

  On the day the United States celebrates civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (it was actually on Jan. 15), it’s well worth revisiting some of the most famous quotes King—arguably…

A single aspen tree covers over 100 acres in Utah. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

World’s Oldest and Heaviest Tree

Estimated to be between 80,000 and 1,000,000 years old, a quaking aspen grove (Populus tremuloides) in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest wins the prize for not only oldest organism, but also heaviest. With over…

Tourists look at the blooming Titan Arum plant July 22, 2013 at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower or stinky plant, is blooming and it may remain in bloom for 24 to 48 hours, and then it will collapse quickly. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

World’s Tallest Flower

Reaching heights of over 10 feet, Amorphophallus titanium, produces the world’s tallest unbranched flower. Commonly referred to as the corpse flower, or corpse plant, this plant is native to Indonesia, but due to its…

Ozone is a toxic component of the smog that blankets Houston, Texas, in this photo from March 25, 2012. Photo by: Kyle Colby Jones.

Forests Could be a Thrifty Way to Fight Ozone Pollution

Planting trees may be a cost-effective way to reduce ground-level ozone, a toxic component of smog that contributes to the deaths of about 152,000 people annually worldwide, according to new research. The study…

The 'Thank you tree', designed by Swedish artist Lasse Åberg, represents a number of trees planted in Africa, and is meant to replace cut flowers as a gift to performers. (Courtesy of Vi Agroforestry)

‘Thank You Tree’ Contributes to a Better Environment, and Fights Poverty

STOCKHOLM—A Swedish aid organization has developed a re-usable work of art, in order to replace the flower bouqets frequently given to actors and artists after performances.  But, it’s not just about “the gift…

Gomphidius glutinosus is a common woodland mushroom that concentrates radioactive cesium-137 to over 10,000 times background levels. (Bernd Haynold/Wikimedia Commons)

Radiation-Loving Fungi Can Remove Toxic Waste

When Russian scientists sent a robot into the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 2007, the last thing they expected to find was life. Inside the most radioactive areas of the breached core was…

Juniper

Evergreen Essential Oils: Healing with Seasonal Scents

‘Tis the season for evergreens: pine wreaths, juniper branch arrangements, and whole trees invited to reside indoors. This seasonal greenery not only serves as decoration, it brings a woodsy aroma that no synthetic…

Studies assessing the hazards of synthetic hair dyes are limited and conflicting. Your safest bet is to use plant-based dyes. (Valua Vitaly/iStock/Thinkstock)

Hair Dye Dynamics: Beauty Versus Health

NEW YORK—Have you ever wondered if coloring your hair is safe for your health? With toxic chemicals like para-phenylenediamine (PPD) found in most hair dyes, you have a right to be concerned. PPD…

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5 Natural Methods for a Strong Immune System

When it comes to battling pathogens—from Ebola to the common cold—the first line of defense is a strong immune system. Without an immune system the human body would quickly be ravaged by microbial…

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