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Articles by Paula Moore

  • Mar
  • 24

PETA Prime Book Club: ‘Fix Your Mood With Food’

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What if every time we ate, we had “the opportunity to improve our quality of life”? According to Heather Lounsbury , author of Fix Your Mood With Food, we do!

Lounsbury, a Los Angeles–based acupuncturist, combines her extensive knowledge of Western nutrition, holistic health, and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to illustrate how the foods we consume can impact not only …

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  • Feb
  • 9

Deal kindly with uninvited houseguests

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Early this morning, I was awakened by a sound that no homeowner wants to hear: chewing. Something, or rather someone, was in the attic, noisily munching away.

Although it can be unsettling to realize that you’re sharing your home with a family of squirrels or mice , we can’t really blame these animals for seeking shelter when snow and …

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  • Jan
  • 27

Declawing Cats Is a Mutilation, Not a Solution for Scratched Sofas

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New York state could one day be cats’ favorite place to live. That’s because New York Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal has penned a bill that would ban declawing statewide, except in those rare cases when it’s truly necessary for medical reasons, such as to remove a tumor.

And it’s about time. Declawing is a painful mutilation that should be illegal—and not just in New York. This cruel procedure is …

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  • Jan
  • 19

PETA Prime Book Club: Let’s Get Cooking!

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According to recent studies, just 8 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually achieve their goals. A third of us don’t even make it to the beginning of February before losing our resolve. Sound familiar? If you find yourself struggling to make good on your resolutions for 2015, here’s a tip: Start with dinner. Whether …

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  • Jan
  • 7

What Our Growing Girth Is Costing Us

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According to a recent report by the McKinsey Global Institute , nearly 30 percent of the world’s population is overweight or obese. That’s almost two and a half times the number of humans worldwide who are undernourished. And, say the report’s authors, unless we do something soon to change the current trajectory, almost half of the world’s adults will be …

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  • Jan
  • 6

PETA Prime Book Club: ‘Animals and World Religions’

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When scholar and activist Paul Waldau was asked which religions are the most animal-friendly, he replied, “All the ones that are listening to their heart.” His quotation, included in the introduction to Lisa Kemmerer ‘s Animals and World Religions , neatly sums up the premise of this compelling book.

Kemmerer’s exhaustively researched text examines the core moral teachings of seven of the world’s …

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  • Nov
  • 17

PETA Prime Book Club: The Urban Bestiary

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If I had to sum up the theme of Lyanda Lynn Haupt ‘s delightful book The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild in one sentence, it would be: “How we live matters.” If I had two sentences, I would add: “Take the time to get to know your more-than-human neighbors, and be kind.”

In fact, these are recurring themes in …

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