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Not only do organic foods have a reputation for being “healthier,” but a new study shows people think they are also better tasting and of greater value than their non-organic counterparts. Cornell University researchers found that people generally consider organic food all-around better than comparative non-organic foods, the small new. . .
No, this is not going to be a soliloquy on being being a vegetarian for Thanksgiving, or giving a reprieve to what once could have been our National bird, the Turkey. Greening Thanksgiving covers a wider range of life style issues that we could all use. With a nod to. . .
The 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year has all the features you’d expect from a vehicle that has earned that honor. It has a light body, advanced design, a roomy cabin, and plenty of load capacity. What the Tesla Model S doesn’t have is an internal combustion engine. And. . .
Researchers found that people over 70 who took regular exercise showed less brain shrinkage over a three-year period than those who did little exercise. Psychologists and Neuroimaging experts, based at the University of Edinburgh, did not find there to be any benefit to brain health for older people from participation. . .
A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, either with or without taxes and regulations similar to those imposed on alcoholic beverages, according to a new poll conducted by YouGuv in conjunction with The HuffPost. The poll found that 51 percent of adults support legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol,. . .
The Presidential debates really haven’t been actual debates. More like who could out shout the other one. The Biden Ryan exchanges were more debate like than the Presidential ones. Having said that, what was bothersome during the debates was the total lack of discussion on all issues environmental, there was. . .
Levi Strauss, the jean company we know so well, has created a new line of jeans made from recycled plastic bottles. Your next pair of Levi jeans may include black trays, brown beer bottles, clear water bottles, and green soda bottles. Levi’s calls their new line of jeans the WasteLess. . .
Out of the Netherlands comes a great building concept in using natural materials like hemp, coconut husks, potato peels, and tree bark in creating a very interesting habitat – a kid’s playhouse. Adults need not apply, this is strictly one for the kiddies, the Dutch consortium BE-Basic created the Bio. . .
Researchers at UCLA have been able to prove that a little ethanol can go a long way to increasing a life span – the life span of a worm that is. While the worms, known as Caenorhabditis elegans – typically live for 15 days, their life spans increased to 20. . .
This year’s winter solstice will occur at 12:30 am on December 22 kicking off the official start of winter in the northern hemisphere. Besides being the shortest day of the year, the annual winter solstice also marks the start of a long progression towards summer, with days becoming increasingly longer. . .
Here’s a novel idea for Thanksgiving dinner – turn the power off. After the bird is cooked, assuming you’re a carnivore, shut down all of the lights and do what our predecessors did, light the candles. Romantic, energy saving, or reducing your carbon footprint, you pick the reason for lighting up. . .
Yesterday marked the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST). You may still be feeling the groggy effects of falling back an hour and seeing your daylight end one hour earlier. I’m not a big fan of DST, and pretty much everyone I speak to agrees with that position. Even though. . .
Coffee lovers beware; global climate change may bring the hammer down on your highly addictive lifestyle. Starbucks, the world’s largest purveyor of coffee drinks is raising the alarm that its business model could be significantly altered within the next 10 years. Though nothing has been confirmed, rumors are circulating that. . .
Buying an electronic car, or EV as we pundits call it, will be a questionable decision for most of us. Range anxiety ranks as one of the highest hurtles EV ‘s face in the marketplace. But, now Nissan plans on releasing a fast charger that can re-charge your EV in. . .