Must Reads

December 2018

Pound-Shedding Workouts

Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio BY MARLAINA DONATO Exercise daily. Whether it’s a light, moderate or heavy workout is not as important. Consistency is the key. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, but most trainers agree that consistent exercise is vital. According to studies by the National Weight Control Registry, 90 percent of individuals that are successful at ... Read More »

Jacob Liberman on Light as Our Essential Nature

BY DEBORAH SHOUSE As a boy growing up in Havana, Cuba, Jacob Liberman struggled with reading—that’s one reason this Maui resident finds it miraculous that he was called to write books. An optometrist, Liberman initially specialized in helping children with vision-related difficulties find ways to better learn and pay attention. That evolved into working with professional athletes and eventually earning a Ph.D. ... Read More »

Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Family-Pleasing Holiday Meals BY JUDITH FERTIG The festive season might signal indulgence, but it also calls for simple, healthy recipes with easy cleanup. We might have friends that drop by, family staying for the weekend or last-minute guests. The simpler we can make meals, the better. Many chefs and home cooks have found the ideal method: the sheet pan supper. ... Read More »

Live Christmas Tree Shortages

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, more than 27 million holiday trees were purchased in the U.S. last year. But during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009, growers didn’t have the funds to plant adequately, and smaller crops are just starting to hit the market now, creating higher prices. Some varieties take up to 12 years to reach ... Read More »

Alcohol Fallout

Beer and Wine Contaminated with Monsanto Poison In 2016, beer testing in Germany revealed residues of glyphosate, a suspected carcinogen, in every sample of beer. The environmental organization EcoWatch has found glyphosate in all of the most popular brands of wines in America and the world. One common factor in the tests is the presence of Monsanto Roundup, which is ... Read More »