Articles from: October 2015

NEW DATE! NEW LOCATION! Enjoy Fun WITH the Sun at Solar Fest, Nov. 14 at Roosevelt Park


Solar Fest 2015 has a new date and location. Enjoy all the fun with the sun on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Roosevelt Park. Build San Antonio Green and Solar San Antonio (now one organization under the Build San Antonio Green umbrella) plan to reach a broader audience by making this year’s event bigger and better than ever.

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by Wayne Dyer

Heaven is a state of mind, not a location, since Spirit is everywhere and in everything. You can begin making a conscious decision to look for the unfolding of Spirit in everything and everyone that you encounter. I personally do this by making an effort to look upon my world as if I were observing it through lenses that filter out the form and all of the material aspects of what I’m seeing, and I can only view the spiritual energy that allows what I’m noticing to exist.

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Animal Chiropractic The Benefits of a Well-Adjusted Pet


by Linda Sechrist

Although pet owners may consider animal chiropractic services as a modern-day phenomenon, it’s been around since the early 1920s. Proof resides at the Palmer College of Chiropractic library in a report describing an equine chiropractic adjustment course created by B. J. Palmer, who expanded on the work of his father, D.D. Palmer, the founder of chiropractic.

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Butterfly Run 5K on Nov. 8 Supports SAISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy


The Young Women’s Leadership Academy is one of the most acclaimed public school environments in Texas. The all-girl college preparatory school, a charter school within the San Antonio ISD, offers accepted students an amplified academic environment that’s intended to boost student performance and launch them into sought-after university programs; every YWLA student is expected to attend and graduate from a four-year college or university.

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EARLY PUBERTY: The New Normal?


by Kathleen Barnes

21st-century girls are reaching puberty at dramatically earlier ages than their mothers and grandmothers.

Many American girls today are experiencing budding breasts and pubic hair before they are 7 years old, according to the government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The threshold age has been steadily falling for decades, with the most dramatic decrease between 1997 and 2011. A pivotal 2011 study from the University of Cincinnati showed that U.S. Caucasian girls on average entered puberty at 9.7 years old, three to four months younger than the average age reported by University of North Carolina scientists 14 years earlier and much younger than data from the 1960s.

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Learn to Create a More Livable, Sustainable and Safe Community at the 2015 Health and Built Environment Conference, Nov. 13


Interested in helping create a healthier, more livable, more equitable and safer community? To do that, you must focus on the built environment, which encompasses all of the individual elements that make up a large urban area, things like roadways, sidewalks, neighborhood development and design, parks and greenspaces, food availability, public transportation, social services and much more.

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Ground Rules for RUNNERS: A Guide for Running on All Terrains


by April Thompson

Many fitness-seekers run because it’s so simple and adaptable. Running can be done in groups, pairs or alone, with little equipment, skill or planning needed. Anyone can run virtually anytime, anywhere—an indoor treadmill, scenic trail, beach or sidewalk. But all surfaces are not created equal. Recently, opponents of running on hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt claim they are more apt to cause injuries or pain than dirt or grass.

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Congressman Urges Hearings on Vaccines After Receiving New Info From Whistleblower

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On July 29, Congressman Bill Posey, a Republican representing Florida’s eighth district, took to the U.S. House floor to discuss possible changes in how the medical community views vaccines. According to documents cited in Posey’s testimony, Dr. William Thompson, a vaccine safety researcher for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), revealed to Posey that he attended a meeting in which he was directed to destroy data in the CDC’s research that demonstrated a clear link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism.

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The Zen of Slow Cooking: Savor Your Autumn Harvest in One-Pot Dishes


Autumn’s shorter days remind us how precious time is, especially when we can spend the hours with good friends and loved ones. That’s why Chicago mothers and bloggers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay decided to try slow cooking with a Zen approach in creating family meals. With the time they save in food preparation— especially when one recipe can yield an extra lunch or dinner—they free up moments for both family interaction and their own spiritual practices.

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U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Liquids


A 2015 study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has found that more than half of American children are dehydrated. The research analyzed data from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for children 6 to 19 years old. The study also found that boys have a 76 percent greater likelihood of being dehydrated, and African-Americans were 34 percent more likely to not drink enough water compared with U.S. Caucasians.

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