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Some Green Products Not Really So Green

Green, recycled, biodegradable—words like these are attractive to environmentally minded consumers, but on Oct. 29, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced enforcement actions against six companies marketing a product with more environmental virtue…


Take the Pressure out of Staying Awake

  While caffeine dehydrates your body and energy drinks leave you with the jitters, using your body’s own pressure points to help unblock and stimulate the natural flow of energy may be your…


Depression Treatments: Looking Back, Looking Forward

NEW YORK—Though treatments exist, fewer than half of those suffering from depression receive help, according to the World Health Organization. In the last decade, treatment for depression has come a long way. Short…


Mindfulness Training Helps Reduce Stress for Teachers

How teachers cope with demands in the classroom may be made easier with the use of “mindfulness” techniques, according to new US research. Learning to pay attention to the present in a focused…


Five Early Autumn Gardening Projects

Summer is coming to a close, but the change of season still offers a wealth of gardening opportunities before winter sets in. 1. Grass Seeding One of the best times to plant grass…


GMO Field Trials: Contamination Concerns

In August, representatives from over 150 farm and food groups met with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack. Wheat farmers, plant breeders, seed companies, and agriculture nonprofits called for better oversight…


GMOs, A Global Debate: Brazil, Second Largest GMO Producer in World

RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil is the second largest producer of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the world, behind only the United States. Brazil has about 37 million hectares (92 million acres) of land planted…


In East New York, an Unlikely Oasis for Superfoods

NEW YORK—What began as helping a few people sell their garden vegetables on a street corner has now expanded to 60 farms in an area where you would not expect it, the fresh…


Hops: The Manager’s Herb

Are you the type of person who lies awake at night unable to relax as your mind runs through all the jobs you didn’t get done that day at the office? Do you…


Grand Centennial Parade of Trains at Grand Central Station

  Trains used to be much more than for commuting from one place to the next. They were a way to travel in style at least back in the heyday of train travel….

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