Must Reads

June 2017 Issue

Clarity for Expiration Dates on Food

Many Americans have been confused by the “Sell By” labels on groceries for 40 years. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the two largest industry trade groups, are adopting voluntary standardized regulations to clarify. Instead of using up to 10 different phrases to communicate safety, they have settled on just two: “Use By”, a safety designation ... Read More »

Green Car Buying Tips

Fuel Economy Plus Sales Incentives Equal Big Savings While some carmakers are filling showrooms with ever-larger gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles (SUV) thanks to lower gas prices, some car buyers want to do just the opposite and go greener with their wheels. Fortunately, more eco-friendly options exist than ever before—many of which come with surprising personal benefits in addition to a ... Read More »

Backyard Pizza Party

Grill Scrumptious Pizzas and Flatbreads CLAIRE O’NEIL Summer is high season for grilling when just about anything sizzled over high heat tastes great. Grill masters Karen Adler and Judith Fertig recently put this theory to the test when they fired up their grills—gas and charcoal—to cook bruschetta, panini, flatbreads and pizzas. The results tasted so good that they created a ... Read More »

Family Screen Time

How to Set Boundaries in the Digital Era APRIL THOMPSON Minecraft. Pokemon. Snapchat. Digital media dominates childhood. That time youngsters used to spend playing with friends, being with family or sleeping has been zapped. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8-to-10-year-olds are daily exposed to nearly eight hours of on-screen media and heavy media users are twice ... Read More »

Break Free of Chronic Pain

Natural Ways to Feel Much Better KATHLEEN BARNES According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of Americans, or 76.2 million, are suffering from pain that lasts more than 24 hours at this very moment: Ouch! Lower back pain alone keeps Americans from going to work a total of 149 million days each year, costing the U.S. economy ... Read More »

Homeopathy for Joint Injury and Pain

Six Remedies for Relief SHAWN MESSONNIER Joint disease, specifically arthritis, is a common problem in dogs and cats, especially as they age. The causes are many and include obesity, inflammation, immune dysfunction and normal wear and tear in joints. Conventional therapies include steroids, non-steroidal medications, analgesic medications to control pain and surgery, when applicable. Clinical signs of arthritis include joint ... Read More »

Have The Great Well-Being That You Deserve For A Lifetime

Is it possible to always feel good and energized? Can you really wake up every day feeling good about life? What must you do in order to have a life where you always wake up feeling great? Even though nowadays it can be a challenge to have that great well-being that we all need due to the pressures of life, there are many things that ... Read More »

Tarot Master Class and Q & A

Aum Shanti Bookshop will host a Tarot Master Class on Saturday, July 22 from 1-4pm. The panel features Rachel Pollack, Robert Place and Sasha Graham, and is geared for all levels of tarot experience. Rachel Grace Pollack was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1945. She holds an honours degree in English from New York University, a Masters in English from Claremont Graduate School and ... Read More »

36 Stories of Pushing Past Adversity

Upcoming Release Adversity coach Harriet Cabelly has just published a new book, and the spring launch is perfect timing. “Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal,” she says. “This can be a calling to come out of our darkness, our pain and sadness, and look toward the growth and beauty of spring to guide us out of despair. Just ... Read More »

Good Therapeutic Massage Involves “Detective Work”

Good therapeutic massage is mostly detective work, says licensed massage therapist Lee Noonan. “The crucial lasting aspect of treatment is discovering the underlying cause of pain, whether acute or chronic.” She describes a recent client who said his lower back had been aching for three weeks, and then told her all about his new car as she rubbed his sore lumbar muscles. “I asked him when he got ... Read More »