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Global health to suffer under Trump

Global health to suffer under Trump

President Trump is trying to enact drastic cuts in foreign aid for global health initiatives. This is one of the deepest cuts ever proposed and represents a dramatic shift away from U.S. leadership of humanitarian efforts. The cuts are supported by the secretary of state Rex Tillerson and would be phased in over 3 years. Currently the U.S. offers $10 billion in global health aid.

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Should you Avoid BPA’s?

Should you Avoid BPA’s?

BPA is an industrial chemical called bisphenol A and is used in many resins and plastics. Most plastic containers that you store food in, plastic water bottles and the resin used to line canned foods, dental sealing products and bottle tops contain this chemical. In preliminary studies, scientists have found that BPA’s can cause high blood pressure and have detrimental effects on the brain, the prostate gland, unborn babies, infants and children. They have been linked to breast and other cancers, reproductive issues and heart disease.

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Thich Nhat Hanh on how to deal with Trump

Thich Nhat Hanh on how to deal with Trump

How do you remain at peace within and, at the same time, respond appropriately when you see something wrong? Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most respected Zen Buddhist leaders in the world today and is an environmental and political activist.

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Loneliness may kill you

Loneliness may kill you

Over 70 studies compiled by Brigham Young University have now concluded that living alone, loneliness and isolation contribute to increased risk of early mortality. Loneliness increased the risk of early mortality by 26%. Living alone increased the risk by 32% and isolation increased the risk by 29%. It didn’t matter if you were male or female. These studies come from MEDLINE, PsyclNFO, CINAHL, Social Work Abstracts and Google Scholar. In all, there were over 3 million people participating in the studies.

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New study: organic diet reduces allergies

New study: organic diet reduces allergies

The European Union now accounts for 24% of the land farmed organically in the world. In the United States only around 2% of food production is organic. In 4 years organic food production is expected to increase to $200,000,000,000.

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Trump to eliminate Federal coal mining & carbon bans

Trump to eliminate Federal coal mining & carbon bans

President Trump is expected to reveal next week an order lifting restrictions on coal mining and drilling on federal lands and the elimination of initiatives to limit carbon emissions. He and the Republican congress are seeking to roll back Obama green initiatives to end global warming and climate change which Mr. trump sees and unprovable and a limit to corporate profits and job growth.

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Lead and water pollution clean-ups main targets for budget cuts

Lead and water pollution clean-ups main targets for budget cuts

President Trump’s budget proposes to take 25% of the funding from the EPA and divert those resources into a 10% increase in military spending, immigration enforcement and corporate tax cuts. The programs that would be cut involve preventing air pollution and lead contamination and those involved with climate change and global warming. EPA staffing is expected to be cut by 20 to 25%. Also targeted are enforcement programs of environmental laws. Enforcement programs are expecting a 10-12% cut. Certain industrial clean-up operations, some already started, would be cut by 35-45%.

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Ecological Mindfulness or Getting Angry

Ecological Mindfulness or Getting Angry

When we come together to discuss things like the Environmental Protection Agency, Global Warming or The Clean Air Act let us arrive with compassion for ourselves, the other and the planet. Some feel we need to do away with these things to further prosperity and others think we need more regulation to protect the planet. When we come together with distrust, pre-conceptions, anger and fear we miss the point of the present moment.

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Vegetable Chow Mein

Vegetable Chow Mein

This favorite one-skillet ( or wok) noodle dish is powerful on flavor and just the right amount of vegetables to go with the noodles. The recipe calls for Chinese egg noodles but it works with rice noodles for gluten free or vegan.

I prefer using fresh noodles from the deli section of our grocery market, it shortens the cooking time when I remember to pick some up. Otherwise, dry noodles are often what I have on hand.

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Hugh Jackman and cancer- again

Hugh Jackman and cancer- again

Hugh Jackson is once again appearing in public with his nose bandages after having yet another basal cell carcinoma removed from his nose. The star of X-men took to Twitter and was asking his fans to protect their skin with sunscreen following his surgery.


He reminded fans that it was due to frequent checks and amazing doctors that he’s well. This is Hugh’s second carcinoma surgery. He said his first run in with this cancer surfaced while filming X-Men: Days of Future Past. He had noticed blood on his nose and assumed he had scratched it in a filming fight. It was his make-up artist who bugged him to get it checked.

Doctors say basal cell can look like psoriasis or eczema at first. It can appear as a scar-like area that is white, yellow or waxy and often has irregular boarders. The skin appears shiny and taut. It then develops into an open sore that bleeds, oozes or crusts and remains open for a few weeks. It will heal and then bleed again. It is common that it appears as a non-healing sore in the early stages.

BCC”s can be easily removed and treated in the early stages. If left untreated they will not spread to vital organs but can cause disfigurement and sometime cause nerve or muscle damage.

If removed in early stage only minor marks or scars will be left. If removed in late stages and the tumors are deep, skin grafts may be necessary for cosmetic reasons and proper healing.

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5 minutes to forgiveness

5 minutes to forgiveness

When someone does something “to” you there is a tendency to hold that memory and ruminate on it. It’s like a cow with multiple stomachs. We might chew on it and swallow it only to continue to hold it and subtly chew on it, possibly forever. It tends to create gas though, just like the cow does. Cows are the largest contributors to methane. When we hold onto something someone has done to us we also create negative fumes and energy within. Sometimes we let it out and expand the negativity.

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Greenland disappearing

Greenland disappearing

Calling something OMG will create attention so in 2015 NASA decided to call their project that measured how the ocean was melting Greenland by this name. NASA is using planes, ships and scientific tools to measure how the warming ocean is moving into the fjords and under the existing ice sheet, and melting Greenland.

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Cancer Deaths Down 25%

Cancer Deaths Down 25%

New statistics from the American Cancer Society report that death from cancer has fallen 25% from its peak in 1991. That is a total of 2,100,000 fewer deaths.

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Ending Future Tripping

Ending Future Tripping

We are trained from birth by our parents, conditioned in school and taught by society that we must provide for our future. On another level, we feel a subtle and sometimes dominant dissatisfaction with life in this moment. Because of this we look to the future for ‘more’. And on yet another level we are advertised to that getting ‘this’, owning ‘that’ and being ‘there’ will make us happy. A new relationship, a new car, a new house will make our life better. This all relates to the future and this causes us to become attached to outcomes and grasp for something better in the future. It also causes anxiety that we will not be able to provide enough money, be healthy enough, the relationship will not survive in the future or life will generally implode. Now that has expanded to outright fear of a terrorist attack. All of this is future tripping.

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Cement production to destroy rarest plants of Cambodia

Cement production to destroy rarest plants of Cambodia

Millions of years ago coral reefs and mangroves inhabited the Mekong Delta of Cambodia. Over the centuries the water receded and the newly formed land was carved by wind and rain, producing rare habitat for exotic plant and animal life. The surrounding lowlands have been denuded of their forests and put into rice cultivation, but these limestone spiked areas remain untouched and relatively uninhabited.

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Privately run prisons known for abuse to be retained by Trump administration

Privately run prisons known for abuse to be retained by Trump administration

The U.S. Justice Department has just reversed an order by the Obama administration to phase out the use of private contractors to run federal prisons.

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Matt Damon: bringing pure water to the world

Matt Damon: bringing pure water to the world

Matt Damon and a group of dedicated humanitarians have created Water.org. So far they have delivered pure water and sanitation to over 5 million people around the world who were without it.

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Simple and Quick Raspberry Salad

Simple and Quick Raspberry Salad

Raspberries remain one of the world's most consumed berries and it's no wonder with their their rich color, sweet juicy taste, and antioxidant power. They are known as Nature's candy and have been gathered for thousands of years by humans and animals alike. 

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Indian Garbanzo Tofu

Indian Garbanzo Tofu

Spices have been closely connected to magic, cultural traditions, preservation, medicine and embalming since early human history. Spices were a key component of India's external trade with Mesopotamia, China, Sumeria, Egypt and Arabia , along with perfumes and textiles - as far back as 7000 years ago - much before the Greek and Roman civilizations.

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Baked Stuffed Artichokes

Baked Stuffed Artichokes

The Globe Artichoke, available 12 months of year, is  believed to be a native of the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands. It belongs to the Thistle group of the Sunflower family. 

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