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The Good and Bad of Xylitol

Nothing exemplifies the promise of having your cake and eating it too quite like sugar substitutes. All the problems associated with sugar (addictive, empty calories that can lead to diabetes, obesity, candida, and tooth decay)…

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The Magic of Matcha

If you haven’t already hopped onto the matcha train, you should consider getting onboard. Matcha is high in antioxidants, boosts memory and concentration, increases energy levels, enhances calm, and helps detox the body….

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5 Herbs for Bone Health

Bones need a proper balance of minerals. Anything that upsets this balance compromises bone health. (Shutterstock.com) The key to understanding bone health is understanding minerals. The primary mineral in your skeleton is calcium, but…

New York City's first commercial-scale wind turbine to generate electricity for Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn on Jan. 14, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

Massive Wind Turbine Crowns Sims Recycling on Brooklyn Waterfront

The city can now add wind energy for commercial use to its list of sustainability initiatives. Once a New York Police Department tow-pound lot, an 11-acre stretch of the South Brooklyn waterfront has…

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…

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