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Alyssa Milano’s Anti-Aging Secrets

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Her Natural Lifestyle Choices Keep Her Young GERRY STRAUSS Alyssa Milano has grown up, and most of us have grown up with her. From her days as preteen tomboy Samantha Miceli on Who’s the Boss? to witchy woman Phoebe Halliwell onCharmed, the actress has been a vibrant, relatable and beautiful persona we’ve come to know via television. She was even named a ... Read More »

    Olive Oil Compound Kills Cancer Cells

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    Spares Healthy Functioning Cells Researchers from Rutgers University have found that an ingredient in olive oil will kill cancer cells in under an hour. The researchers tested a compound called oleocanthal, a central component of extra virgin olive oil, and found that it caused the premature death of cancer cells in the laboratory by puncturing cancer cell vesicles, called lysosomes. ... Read More »

      Bifidobacteria Probiotic Fends Off Colds and Flu

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      Supplement Leads to Fewer, Less Severe Illnesses In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that supplementing with bifidobacteria probiotics will reduce colds and flu. The study followed 581 college students for six weeks as they prepared for their final exams. During the study period, the students consumed a placebo or a daily supplement with one of ... Read More »

        Green Goalposts

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        Super Bowl Eco-Stadium Gains National Spotlight   The 50th Super Bowl will take place February 7 at the brand-new Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara, outside San Francisco, and the anniversary isn’t the only thing that’s historic. As part of a trend toward sustainability in athletic facilities, it’s the greenest and most technologically advanced professional football stadium in the U.S. The ... Read More »

          Nice Spice

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          McCormick Going Non-GMO McCormick, the world’s largest spice company, plans to eliminate almost all genetically modified (GMO) ingredients from their product line by 2016. In response to increased consumer demand for healthier options, 80 percent of its overall gourmet herb and spice business in the U.S. will be both organic and non-GMO by 2016, as well as all McCormick-branded herbs, ... Read More »

            Pioneering Aspen

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            Ski Town Runs Entirely on Renewables Aspen, Colorado, with a population of 7,000, has become the third municipality in the country, along with Burlington, Vermont, and Greensburg, Kansas, to receive all of its power from renewable sources. Its energy portfolio now consists primarily of wind power and hydroelectric, with smaller contributions from solar and geothermal. The development reflects a decadelong ... Read More »

              Eco-Friendly Dating

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              AVERY MACK Americans are staying single longer these days. Instead of marrying in our early 20s like in the 1960s, today we’re more likely to be upwards of 27 before committing. Careers and family obligations are among the factors causing delays, allowing couples to learn what really matters before they walk down the aisle. “A good partner is someone that ... Read More »

                Deep Listening

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                Our Wholehearted Attention Is Our Greatest Gift KAY LINDAHL Perhaps one of the most precious and powerful gifts we give another person is to really listen to them with quiet, fascinated attention and our whole being; fully present. Deep listening occurs at the heart level, and we must ask ourselves how often we listen to each other so completely. Such ... Read More »

                  Your Mouth Tells a Story

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                  Functional Dentistry Connects Oral Health to Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease LINDA SECHRIST The focus of functional medicine—whole person health care—easily expands to include dentists trained in oral systemic health. Currently embraced by a small percentage of today’s farsighted dentists and doctors, this relatively new field of prevention and wellness views the mouth as a key portal when considering the ... Read More »

                    The Power of Friendship

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                    It Sustains, Nourishes and Supports Us JUDITH FERTIG Childhood friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck collaborated on the Oscar-winning screenplay for Good Will Hunting. Fierce tennis competitors Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki like to get together for a gal-pal getaway after a major match. Country music artists Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood married following an 18-year friendship; “We had a lot ... Read More »

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