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Open-Source, DIY Machine Recycles Household Plastic Into New Products

Plastic has been described as a lot of things, but precious? That’s a new one. However, one team in the Netherlands is working to change how we view plastic, taking it from a waste product that is clogging up our oceans, landfills and animals, and reframing it as a valuable resource.

Kindergartners Get Little Time To Play. Why Does It Matter?

Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade.

Online Musings: 43 Years After Roe Vs Wade

Slavery, imprisonment, rape, disease, murder, kidnapping. Any situation where an adult is not in control of his or her own body is a loathsome one, and one we avoid at all costs and even criminalize to help protect ourselves.

Featured Events: Dr. Tel-Oren Skin Clinic

Remove skin lesions painlessly and without surgery. Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren uses a non-surgical approach to remove skin growths, moles, tags, rough spots and blemishes…

Edamame Spring

Edamame are young soybeans that are harvested before they harden. These unripened, green soybeans are tender, soft, and high in protein with a delicate flavor. They are also a rich source of fiber, omega fatty acids, calcium, iron and vitamins C and A.

The Pragmatic Impacts of Sanders’ Big Dreams

Even with last week’s campaign setbacks, Bernie Sanders’ pledge to make the country more equitable and sustainable is more realistic than some people are letting on.

Good News Headlines 5/3/16

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed a bill Thursday to automatically register to vote any eligible Vermonter who visits a Department of Motor Vehicles.

Choosing Childlessness With Life In Mind: A Private Decision With Global Consequences

Aged 27, I provisionally decided not to have children. I remember the moment clearly — lying still, late at night, sleepless, listening to the rain, whilst on a Buddhist retreat in the Brecon Beacons in mid-Wales during a particularly fecund spring.

11 Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Both Mom And Baby

Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for babies. It has the right amount of nutrients, is easily digested and readily available.

Nation's First Library Social Worker Connects Homeless With Meals, Healthcare And Housing

Public libraries have long been safe places for homeless people. In San Francisco, library administrators realized that because of their safe-place reputation they had a unique opportunity to reach out to the local homeless community.

3 States Of Mind To Embrace The Coming Energy

There is a barrier of wisdom that is being shattered by those who are choosing light over darkness and love over hatred. Right now there exists a potential for this planet that has never been felt or witnessed at any time in history, and it is mostly due to those who are surfing the new wave of consciousness and showing others how to do the same.

Trees Share Their Survival Skills

Swiss experiment on the interdependence of trees gets to the roots of the role forests play in managing atmospheric carbon for the rest of the living world.

Online Musings: Reader’s Digest Health Recipe

The May 2016 Reader’s Digest cover story is “Secrets Your Body Is Trying To Tell You.” I love how RD gives credence to revolutionary cultural memes, like the mind/body connection and self-healing.

Good News Headlines 4/26/16

Move over Andrew Jackson – one of history’s most hailed abolitionists is taking over the face of the $20 dollar bill…

Spiralizing: The Fun And Easy Way To Make Pasta!

Like other foodies, I love a good kitchen gadget! A few years ago, I added spiralizers (also known as spiral slicers) to my collection of kitchen equipment, and I’m so glad that I did!

Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes A Disorder

Healthy eating can lead to major improvements in health and well-being. However, for some people, the focus on healthy eating can become obsessive and morph into an eating disorder known as orthorexia.

Top 10 Recycling Questions

Recycling makes the biggest impact when the only things in our recycling carts are items that can be processed by the local MRF and efficiently recycled into new products. Of course, it’s not always clear just what those things are, and it seems like every day brings a new reason to ask: Is this recyclable?

10 Human Behaviors That Stress Dogs Out

Your dog can become stressed for a variety of reasons. But what many people don't realize is the extent to which we, as pet guardians, can create stress in our dog.

Restricting Opiate Use: But What About The Pain?

There is no question that Americans are prescribed too many narcotic (opiate) medications and that the potential harms definitely outweigh the benefits, many of the latter which are unproven or temporary at best.

UpStaging Lung Cancer

The Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and UpStage Lung Cancer have joined forces to present SingOut! To Upstage Lung Cancer on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm to raise money for the Young Lung Genome Study, and to bring together Boston’s musical and medical communities.

10 Ways to Celebrate the International Year of Pulses

2016 is the United Nations International Year of Pulses (IYP). Pulses, or grain legumes, include 12 crops such as dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils, which are high in protein, fiber, and micronutrients.

4 Arrested at National Grid's Headquarters in Waltham

Four people were arrested at a sit-in in National Grid's North American Headquarters after refusing to leave the premises on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

How Artificial Sweeteners Affect Blood Sugar and Insulin

Sugar is a hot topic in nutrition. Cutting back can improve your health and help you lose weight. Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners is one way to do that…

Good News Headlines 4/19/16

The Snow Leopard Trust team began working toward achieving State Protected Area status in 2012. Now, 4 years, this effort has paid off, and Tost should remain a safe haven for snow leopards.

The 3 Most Environmentally Damaging Habits You Might Be Able To Change

If going green seems complicated, here are a few key choices that can have a big impact on the planet we call home.

Is There Really A Secret To Inner Peace?

Everyone has his or her definition of what inner peace is. You may describe it as feeling physically, emotionally and spiritually at peace with yourself.

Introducing The Food Rescue Locator

The Food Rescue Locator helps provide information to food donors and connects them with organizations in need. The Locator shows location, hours of operation, type of food recovered, contact information, and other information.

Now In Its 20th Year, Expressive Arts Institute At Salve Regina Accepting Applications For Its Foundation Course

The expressive and creative arts are being widely used worldwide in a variety of human service arenas, including as complementary treatment programs for patients recovering from cancer, heart disease and many other chronic and life-threatening illnesses.

It’s Strawberry Season! Enjoy Them As Nature Intended

This week EWG released the 2016 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, including the annually updated EWG Dirty Dozen™ list. For the first time ever, strawberries leads the list for the product with the highest number of pesticide residues, displacing apples, which headed the list for the last five years running.

What I Learned From My March With Democracy Spring

The political march is a tool for social transformation in itself. This one gave me a taste of the connected, empowered society I’m working to create.
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May 6, 2016

The Taurus New Moon is part of a fantastically fertile Grand Trine in earth signs also featuring the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Pluto. With so much grounding earth energy accentuated, it’s hard to imagine a more fruitful launching pad for new…
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May 2016

Celebrate May Day! The LoonWitch is hosting a free open ritual to celebrate Beltane (May Day). Join in the celebration of the fertility of Spring. Following the ritual will be a free Celtic...

Cost: Free

Where:
III Suns
665 Orchard Street
New Bedford, MA  02742
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Sponsor: The LoonWitch
Telephone: 508-789-5141
Contact Name: Sha Blackburn

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Acupuncturist and Tong Ren expert Aimee Poirier, Health Psychologist  Dr. Julie Capella, and licensed social worker and tapping expert Christine Kensicki work together to bring you healing on...

Cost: $260 - $235 - $210 (pick price based on need)

Where:
The Chrysalis Center
28 Church St.
#5
Winchester, MA  01890
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Sponsor: Denise Costello
Telephone: (781) 729-2000
Contact Name: Denise Costello
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Based on “A Course In Miracles”, the “at home” retreat is for those who want to experience consistent joy. For details or registration visit www.teachersofgod.org/40day/....

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CPR and First Aid for the Energy Healer Blending the medical with the spiritual is not always easy. Join us for a teaching of the American Heart Association CPR guidelines within a context we...

Cost: $65 for CPR, $95 for CPR/First Aid

Where:
Anastasia's Health Happenings
Boston North Technology Park, Bldg C
110 Haverhill Rd, Suite 319
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: Anastasia's Health Happenings
Telephone: 978-621-8435
Contact Name: Patti Anastasia RN, Holy Fire Reiki Ma
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This class is designed to develop your spirit medium skills. It will help you to link with the spirit world through practice and knowledge of the art of mediumship. Your intuitive skills will...

Cost: $10

Where:
First Spiritualist Church of Brockton
243 Winthrop St.
Intersection Rte 118 and Rte 44
Rehoboth, MA  02769
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Sponsor: First Spiritualist Church of Brockton
Telephone: (774) 826-9572
Contact Name: Myrna Westgate
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Start your week on a positive note! Each Monday, we will come together to discuss meditation techniques followed by the opportunity to put those techniques into practice with a goal of developing a...

Cost: $10

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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Personal consultations and healing treatments with Patti Anastasia BS, RN, CWOCN, Holy Fire Usui/Karuna Reiki Master Blending the medical with the spiritual Patti Anastasia, owner of...

Cost: $60-90

Where:
Anastasia's Health Happenings
Boston North Technology Park, 110 Haverhill Road
Building C, Suite348
Amesbury, MA  01913
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Sponsor: Anastasia's Health Happenings
Telephone: 978-621-8435
Contact Name: Patti Anastasia
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Yoga for beginners, seniors, or anyone wishing for an effective slower-paced class. The teacher will modify poses for you as the need arises, and there are many props available.  Classes...

Cost: $15

Where:
Cambridge Health Associates
335 Broadway
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Telephone: (617) 959-2562
Contact Name: Barbara Lyon
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The ancient tradition of Reiki (“ray-key”) is used to channel universal life force energy through practitioners to those in need of healing for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual...

Cost: Donation

Where:
Women of Wisdom
118 Washington Street
North Easton, MA  02356
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Telephone: 508-230-3680
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All yoga classes are conducted in a temperature of between 68-70 degrees fahrenheit. It is Not Hot Yoga! The atmosphere is calm and serene and one where you are encouraged to go to your own limit....

Cost: Free - $20

Where:
Reiki of Greater Boston
160 School Street, Suite 1-1
Waltham, MA  02451
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Telephone: 508-335-3814
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Featuring Wendy Cox, Certified Dr. Hauschka Esthetician & Colon Hydrotherapist Learn about our spa therapies that not only feel good but boost your immune system, relax the parasympathetic...

Cost: Free

Where:
Groton Wellness
Mill Run Plaza
493 Main Street (Rte. 119)
Groton, MA  01450
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Sponsor: Groton Wellness
Telephone: 978-449-9919
Contact Name: Christine Habermann
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Please join us for meditation, discussion, and refreshments. Newcomers and experienced meditators both welcome. Instruction provided.

Cost: Free, $10 suggested donation

Where:
Advaita Meditation Center
28 Worcester Lane
Waltham, MA
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Yoga for seniors, beginners, or anyone wishing for an effective slower-paced class. The teacher will modify poses for you as the need arises, there are many props available (including doing poses...

Cost: $15

Where:
Art & Soul Yoga Studio
91 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA  02139
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Telephone: (617) 959-2562
Contact Name: Barbara Lyon
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Retreat in a deeply relaxing and supportive environment. Cushions and blankets are used to support the body as we move through the major muscle groups for full relaxation. Using the breath we...

Cost: $15 Class, $55 Series

Where:
Pathways to Wellness
50 Elm St.
2nd Floor, Sakura Yoga
Worcester, MA  01609
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Sponsor: Sakura Yoga at Pathways to Wellness
Telephone: 508-556-7022
Contact Name: Ginny
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All yoga classes are conducted in a temperature of between 68-70 degrees fahrenheit. It is Not Hot Yoga! The atmosphere is calm and serene and one where you are encouraged to go to your own limit....

Cost: Free - $20

Where:
Reiki of Greater Boston
160 School Street, Suite 1-1
Waltham, MA  02451
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Telephone: 508-335-3814
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Johnson Compounding and Wellness is hosting our popular Customer Appreciation Open House on Saturday, May 7th.  Representatives from many of our most highly regarded brands will be on hand...

Cost: Free

Where:
Johnson Compounding & Wellness
577 Main Street
Waltham, MA  02452
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Telephone: 781-893-3870
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Take time to deepen your relationship to balance and harmony with our one-day Ayurvedic retreat. Ayurveda is a 5000 year old system of health care from India derived from an understanding...

Cost: $150, includes a nutritious lunch, snacks and tea.

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03290
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Eclectic-Fest is a family friendly festival for all ages. A celebration of all Spiritual faith and practice. This eclectic gathering is to unite in joy and love all people no matter spiritual...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Parish Church
76 Church Green
Taunton, MA  02780
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Sponsor: Spiritual Circle
Telephone: 774-208-6195
Contact Name: Brother Granite
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Key Facts About Allergies and Respiratory Distress According to the World Health Organization: More than 20% of the world population suffers with asthma and allergies, which are defined...

Cost: $35

Where:
Remote/Distant Healing (available everywhere)


Sponsor: The Way To Balance, LLC
Telephone: 978-834-0341
Contact Name: Sue & Aaron Singleton
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Learn how to use Reiki to more fully express your human potential. Reiki Level II offered on 6/25-26.

Where:
Framingham, MA


Telephone: (508) 808-5696
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