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Health

  • Jul
  • 1

Meet the Woman Who Went Vegetarian at 86

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This warmly-written, inspiring article by Sherrey Reim Glickman, the late grandmother of Jasmin Singer from  Our Hen House , proves that it really is “never too late to change the world.”

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  • Jun
  • 24

The True Cost of Cheap Leather

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When a multistory building that housed several clothing factories collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013, killing more than 1,100 garment workers, the world got a rude awakening: Our cheap clothes come at a high cost to others. This issue is back in the news now that police in Bangladesh have filed formal murder charges against dozens of people for …

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  • Jun
  • 22

Risotto, Dressed for a Party

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Arancini – from the Italian word for “orange” – are delectably creamy rice balls with a crispy, crunchy coating. This recipe gets its creaminess from starchy short-grain Arborio rice and an added vegan béchamel sauce. For a healthier twist, the balls are baked instead of deep fried. With a light coating of bread crumbs and herbs, they will …

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  • Jun
  • 9

Are Meat-Eaters Selfish?

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According to a new study by an international team of researchers, your thoughts about marriage equality and racial justice could be linked to your affinity for steaks and sausages. In other words, if the idea of killing another living being for dinner doesn’t leave a bad taste in your mouth, then you’re probably not too bothered by …

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  • Jun
  • 2

How to Live to 100

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The Blue Zones

National Geographic Society researcher Dan Buettner has traveled all over the world to find the secret to long life—and he’s pretty sure that he’s found it. After analyzing reams of data, he and his team identified five clusters around the world, called “Blue Zones,” where people not only live longer but also live better: Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, …

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  • May
  • 26

Should You Still Be Concerned About Cholesterol?

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A recent report by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has many people wondering if they still need to worry about how much cholesterol they consume.

The short answer is yes: Dietary cholesterol is still cause for concern.

The relationship between the cholesterol you consume and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (aka “bad cholesterol”) levels in your blood …

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  • May
  • 18

Stopping Bird Flu Starts at Dinner

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Several years ago, I had a friend named Apollo. He would struggle to his feet as soon as he saw me and carefully shuffle to my side. His little sounds of happiness filled the air as I scratched and petted him. He ignored virtually every other human, but he lit up when I was around. I wasn’t …

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