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Featured Events: We Did It For You! Women’s Journey Through History

This is a powerful musical that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America.

Is Your Sweet Tooth Setting You Up For A ‘Sugar Crash’?

“Sugar Crash,” a documentary, details the havoc that excess sugar consumption is causing for the people of Ireland, a country that ranks No. 4 in sugar consumption worldwide.

Good News Headlines 8/14/18

In 1979, a teenager became so concerned with soil erosion that he planted a few trees…

EarthTalk: Do Animals Respond To Music Played Humans?

Essayist and poet Gary Snyder likes to tell the tale of coming home from a walk through the forest surrounding his home in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains to find a wild cougar sitting under a window…

Over 50 Industrial Chemicals Found In Average Pregnant Woman

Scientists at UC San Francisco have found a way to screen people’s blood for hundreds of chemicals at once, a method that will improve our ability to better assess chemical exposures in pregnant women, and to identify those exposures that may pose a health risk.

How Did Plastic Straws Take Over The World?

In the U.S., nearly 500 million plastic straws are used every day, many of which end up polluting the environment.

A Mohawk Midwife’s Birth Stories

I was born to a Mohawk woman from a reservation across the St. Lawrence River from Montreal, Kahawague, by the rapids.

DowDuPont’s Own Scientists Confirm Critical Differences Between Gene-Editing And Conventional Plant Breeding Techniques

The biotech industry has long insisted that genetic engineering is no different than, or at the very least a continuum, of traditional plant breeding techniques.

Good News Headlines 8/7/18

Curators plan exhibitions years in advance, but they have a funny way of becoming specific to our moment…

Transforming Food And Health In Native Communities Through Vertical Farming

7 Generations, a Washington State-based AgTech farm development and food distribution company is introducing indoor vertical farms to Native communities across the United States.

Report Finds Flint Water Crisis May Have Killed 119—Nearly 10 Times Official Death Toll

Less than a week after a federal watchdog blasted all levels of government for their failures to prevent and quickly respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, an ongoing investigation by PBS's "FRONTLINE" found that the death toll may be much higher than the official number reported by the state.

More Evidence CT Scans Increase Brain Cancer Risk

More evidence from a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that CT scans increase the risk of brain tumors.

Our Throw-Away Society

We are at a crossroads not just for the health of our planet, but also for the health of our society.

Lending A Helping Paw: Dogs Will Aid Their Crying Human

From Lassie to Balto, pop culture loves stories of a dog coming to a person’s rescue.

Compassionate Mental Health Reform Began With Taking Off The Handcuffs

Rural Virginia in particular has implemented policies that try to treat people with more dignity.

Good News Headlines 7/31/18

After the summer break, Delhi’s children returned to school this month and found a new class added to their schedules: happiness.

Is Showering Or Bathing Better For Your Health?

A randomized intervention study from Japan has compared the physical and mental health effects of daily full-immersion bathing with showering.

7.5 Billion And Counting: How Many Humans Can The Earth Support?

What will happen if we do nothing to manage future population growth and total resource use? These complex questions are ecological, political, ethical – and urgent.

15 Actions That Can Shut Down Trump’s Assault On Immigrant Families

Whether from your phone or on the front lines of the border crisis, here are things you can do to help.

A Riot Of Perfume

In the shrines of Sufi saints across India and Pakistan, the passion and fervor of Sufi poetry is brought to life by Qawwals — singers and musicians whose voices give body and life to a deep longing for union with the Beloved.

Can IV Vitamin C Soothe Immune Stress?

If you have ever struggled with a cold or flu, you know how much they can make you suffer.

How Roe v. Wade Changed The Lives Of American Women

The recent announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement has ignited widespread speculation about the future of Roe v. Wade.

Good News Headlines 7/24/18

Rather than ostracize Deaf community members, the people of Bengkala created Kata Kolok, a distinctly local sign language that’s spoken by 80 percent of the population.

Massachusetts Bill Threatens Consumers’ Access to Yoga, Reiki, Tai Chi and Other Services

SB2621 discriminates between the many healing art practitioners, endorsing and allowing some to practice and rejecting others, only endorsing those persons willing to get mandatory generic government endorsed education.

Overcoming

There are so many challenges we human beings have to face and resolve in order to have a life of dignity, purpose, fulfillment, and happiness.

Tips For Successful Lobbying At The Statehouse

Massachusetts Bodywork practitioners need your help to stop SB 2621 from moving in the MA House of Representatives!

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Magnesium Deficiency

Is a mineral deficiency the root cause of your constant exhaustion? Can boosting your magnesium levels boost your energy and change your life?

Shelter Design Can Help People Recover From Homelessness

Some 544,000 people in the United States have no shelter every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homeless families make up over one-third of this total.

With “Mountainous” Evidence On Plaintiffs’ Side, Hundreds Of Cancer Cases Against Monsanto Get Green Light

After opening arguments kicked off in California state court on Monday for a Bay Area man’s landmark lawsuit alleging that Monsanto’s popular weedkiller Roundup…

Pre-Existing Conditions: The Age Group Most Vulnerable If Coverage Goes Away

Coverage for pre-existing conditions, which has reduced the uninsured rate by an estimated 22 percent, has been a cornerstone of the ACA. But now, that coverage is imperiled by proposed challenges to mandated health insurance coverage.
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Daily Astrology

August 15, 2018

The waxing Libra Moon tangles with Pluto this morning. Direct confrontations are pointless. Stubborn sorts will only dig their heels in deeper. Put your intelligence to use. Carefully study your current situation and companions…
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August 2018

A fantastic shopping and educational experience for the whole family! Vendors come from New England, across the US, and many foreign countries to exhibit minerals, fossils, gemstones, jewelry,...

Cost: $8 adults, under 13 free

Where:
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA  01089
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Sponsor: LLD Productions, Inc.
Telephone: 505-867-0425
Contact Name: Regina Aumente
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Readings, healings, vendors, presentations.

Cost: Free

Where:
Hilton Garden Inn
85 Glastonbury Blvd.
South Glastonbury, CT  06066
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During the weekend of August 10-12, 2018 we will gather again at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for the 44th Annual NOFA SC. This immersive annual gathering is an opportunity to come...

Cost: See website

Where:
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA


Sponsor: Northeast Organic Farming Association
Telephone: 774-262-7986
Contact Name: Marjorie Bailey
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August 13 - 17, 9am - 1pm Instructor: Peyton Pugmire For student entering grades 6-8 iPhones are amazing, but you know what’s even more amazing? You! During this imaginative week...

Cost: $250

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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August 13 - 16 Juan Li has been teaching Daoist energy practices for the last 27 years. He has created a sequence of practices based on the I Ching, adapted to the emotional and mental...

Cost: $950 single retreat; $1650 for both retreats (8/16)

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: Tao Retreats
Telephone: 212-243-6771
Contact Name: Sharon Smith
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August 13 - 14 This fun and exciting healing workshop guarantees you valuable knowledge and powerful skills to keep you in a higher vibration of energy and flowing with infinite intelligence and...

Where:
Royal Plaza Best Western
Marlborough, MA


Sponsor: Geozuwa
Telephone: 646-606-9935
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August 13 - 21 With NLP training and master healer certification. This course is specifically designed for healers of every modality. For information call (646) 606-9935 or visit...

Where:
Marlboro, MA


Telephone: 646-606-9935
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August 14 - 24 For millennia people have entered the wilderness to encounter Spirit and seek their direction, purpose, or medicine. If you are seeking guidance and renewal, or you’re...

Cost: $1295

Where:
Somerset Lake
P.O. Box 48
Putney, VT  05346
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Sponsor: Circles of Air and Stone
Telephone: 802-387-6624
Contact Name: Sparrow Hart
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What better way to end a busy day than with a little bliss. We'll support your body right where it is today and help you to open your spine to find more movement and flexibility. Begin and end...

Cost: $18

Where:
Body Love Wellness Center
484 Bedford St
East Bridgewater, MA  02333
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Sponsor: Bliss Through Yoga
Telephone: 508-331-3564
Contact Name: Janice
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Yoga is an ancient behavioral practice that allows for the development and enhancement of mind-body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, self-regulation of internal...

Cost: Free

Where:
CIC Cambridge
One Broadway
Charles Conference Room, 14th Floor
Cambridge, MA  02142
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Sponsor: CIC Wellness
Telephone: 617-953-0674
Contact Name: Shakti Rowan
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Barbara Macias will present an information workshop on the benefits of essential oils. A demonstration of the oils will be included. Please RSVP at katboston@comcast.net

Cost: Free

Where:
NBA Business Center
145 Washington Street
Route 53
Norwell, MA  02061
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Sponsor: Mind Balance Hypnosis
Telephone: 339-788-1193
Contact Name: Kathryn Caruso

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Relax and restore this summer with free outdoor yoga classes on historic Rogers Field! We’re packing the lawn with yogis of all levels for yoga led by experienced practitioners from Dragonfly...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rogers Field
Devens, MA


Sponsor: Dragonfly Wellness Center
Telephone: 978-487-7181
Contact Name: Anne Ferguson
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August 16 - 19 Magnetic-harmonic vibrational therapist, Jay Emmanuel, A.K., N.S.,V.M. shares powerful energy techniques that use the forces of sounds produced by the human voice in combination...

Cost: Please see our website

Where:
Eastover Estate & Retreat Center
430 East St.
Lenox, MA  01240
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Telephone: 866-264-5139
Contact Name: Yingxing Wang
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August 16 - 19 Juan Li has been teaching Daoist energy practices for the last 27 years. He has created a sequence of practices based on the I Ching, adapted to the emotional and mental...

Cost: $950 single retreat; $1650 for both retreats (8/13)

Where:
Angels’ Rest Retreat
63 North County Road
Leyden, MA  01337
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Sponsor: Tao Retreats
Telephone: 212-243-6771
Contact Name: Sharon Smith
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Daily practice for peace, healing, Christ mindedness, meditation, awakening.

Where:
Milton, MA


Telephone: 617-696-5685
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With June Edward, “The Massachusette Medium” This is a mediumship gallery with June Edward, the “Massachusetts Medium!” Have you ever wanted to talk to someone on the...

Cost: $55 on Eventbrite, $60 at door

Where:
Plymouth Lodge AF & AM
116 S Meadow Rd
Plymouth, MA  02360
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Sponsor: June Edward “The Massachusetts Medium”
Telephone: 508-259-1231
Contact Name: June Edward
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Guide: Peyton Pugmire Ages 16+ Like meditating with a paintbrush! Escape your stress and routine and re-connect with yourself, your heart and soul - one brushstroke at a time. This fun...

Cost: $85 (includes cost of all supplies)

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Telephone: 781-797-0389
Contact Name: Peyton Pugmire
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