Transforming the Way Women Relate to Men: An Interview with Alison Armstrong

by April Thompson

For 25 years, relationship expert Alison Armstrong has worked to evolve society by changing the way women relate to men. Her yearning to understand the opposite sex was born from personal challenges, including a failed marriage in her 20s.

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Chinese Herbs Lessen Postpartum Blues

A study from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, in Beijing, reports that Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) can be an effective treatment for patients with postpartum depression. Traditional Chinese Medicine advocates herbal treatments based on underlying issues.

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Fortified Foods Cut Into Supplement Use

A September 2016 survey from Packaged Facts, a division of Market Research Group, LLC, showed that as much as 20 percent of the U.S. adult population is cutting back on supplement use due to consumption of fortified foods.

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Watch the Birdie: Selfies Promote Animal Cruelty and Death

Zachary Crockett, of Pricenomics.com, has found that since 2014, 49 people were killed in attempts to take pictures of themselves with wild creatures. Although there are no statistics on how many animals have been harmed due to selfies, wildlife organizations such as Care for the Wild International are appealing to the public to stop using animals as props.

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Free Fuel: Hydrogen Conversion From Water Making Gains

Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in Stockholm, report that they have finally unlocked a major barrier to exploiting a renewable energy source through extracting pure hydrogen from water.

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Heave Ho: Abandoned and Lost Fishing Gear Pollutes the Seas

Abandoned and lost fishing gear such as traps, crab pots and nets litter the ocean floor in coastal areas worldwide, continuing to attract, entrap and kill fish and other marine life. The Associated Press reports that global nonprofits, governments and companies are engaged in efforts to retrieve and recycle as many of the items as possible to protect the environment, save marine life and reduce hazards to marine navigation.

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KEEP DECAY AWAY: Kids Do Best with Holistic Dentistry

by Linda Sechrist

According to a 2012 New York Times story, “Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities,” more dentists nationwide are recommending that children be administered general anesthesia at hospitals due to the severity of decay.

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Fungus Among Us: Genetically Altered Mushrooms Approved for Consumption

Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is a new method of editing genomes of farm animals and food crops. White button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) that have been genetically modified to delay the natural browning process are the first CRISPR-edited organisms to receive approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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Fenugreek Eases Menopause

A randomized, double-blind study from the Sri .Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, in Bangalore, India, has found that an extract of fenugreek husk (FHE) called FenuSMART can provide relief from common symptoms of menopause, including night sweats, insomnia, headaches, hot flashes and mood swings. ……..Researchers studied 88 menopausal women between the ages of 45 and 58.

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Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with Kite Tails and Dog Tails on March 18

Celebrate the arrival of spring at McAllister Park during the 11th Annual Fest of Tails Kite Festival and Dog Fair on Saturday, March 18. The all-day event starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Participants at the free event will enjoy live music, arts and crafts, kite flying, a pooch parade and hot air balloon rides.

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