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Seven Home Design Elements To Help Children Learn Language

Children's language development can be enhanced through home design. Families can evaluate how their home supports speaking and listening for both children and adults. Many design solutions can be identified and economically implemented that enhance language development. Consider the following seven home design elements and solutions.

Serendipity Leads to Revolutionary Ergonomic Design

We live in a square Western culture, but ergonomics are based on round and moving centrifugally. As a furniture designer living and working in a small fishing village in downeast Maine back in 2009, I was working on a solution for surviving a faltering economy when serendipity struck.

EarthTalk: Your Environmental Questions Answered

Why do environmentalists consider Hawaii “ground zero” in the fight against genetically engineered crops?

Extinction On Your Plate?

The Center for Biological Diversity released extinction facts labels as part of its Take Extinction Off Your Plate campaign.

Should You Be Concerned About Plastic And Other Human Debris In Your Seafood?

Plastics and other debris can harm marine wildlife and can leach harmful chemicals into the ocean. Does that mean your seafood might be carrying these hazards, too?

Seven Questions With Denise O’Brien, Farmer And Founder Of Women, Food And Agriculture Network

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Denise O’Brien, farmer and founder of Women, Food Agriculture Network, who will be speaking at the 1st Annual Chicago Food Tank Summit on November 16, 2016.

Tom’s Foolery

Tom’s of Maine, that homespun brand from the quaint little state of Maine, wouldn’t lie to you about its toothpaste, would it?

Ten Questions With Gene Baur, Co-Founder And President Of Farm Sanctuary

Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Gene Baur, Co-Founder and President of Farm Sanctuary, who will be speaking at the 1st Annual Chicago Food Tank Summit.

The $25,000 Open Source, Modular, Eco-Home

The Open Building Institute is an open source effort to make affordable housing widely available while fostering collaborative and ecological practices. The project is focused on low cost and rapidly-built structures that are modular, ecological, and energy efficient.

Celebrate The Urban Wildnerness Right Where You Live

Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.

Can Technology Help Fashion Clean Up Its Act?

Fashion designers are now utilizing technology to create new, environmentally conscious clothing. Though generally relegated to the catwalk, these designs offer a glimpse of the future – and a critique of an industry that will soon be forced to address some of its problems.

10 Tips to R-R-R At Your Next B-B-Q

From the type of grill you use to your post-food-coma cleanup, there are tons of ways to reduce waste at your backyard barbecues (and maybe even reduce your carbon footprint while you’re at it). Here are 10 tips to ensure the best and greenest barbecue season.

Animals To Humans: Be Quiet, Already

Human noise is reshaping the soundscape — creating concerns for creatures on the edge.

What To Do About Gypsy Moths

According to the Associated Press, this may be the worst infestation of gypsy moths since the 1980’s. Now that they’re here, what can we do about them?

6th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards Recipients

Rodale Institute has announced the recipients to be honored at the upcoming 6th Annual Organic Pioneer Awards.

12 Ways To Get Rid Of Weeds Without Using Roundup

You don’t have to resort to chemical herbicides in order to get rid of invasive weeds. Safer options exist that will work just as effectively.

The Art Of The Wild

Painter Thomas Paquette celebrates a half-century of the Wilderness Act.

How To Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals

Mosquitoes don’t like fans, and other tips to keep them off naturally.

A Park Where You Can Walk Among 1,500-Year-Old Bears And Birds

Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.

12 Fascinating Facts About Fireflies

The flying, twinkling lights of fireflies are a mystical summer attraction. While lightning bugs are common in nature, there’s a few things you might not know about them. Here are 12 fun and interesting facts about nature’s glowing wonder.

What Massive Land Rehabilitation Project Teaches Us About Ecological Health, Poverty And Our Prospects For The Future

The featured film, “The Lessons of the Loess Plateau” by John D. Liu reveals the pitfalls of agriculture. Yet it gives hope for the future…

27 Versatile Uses For Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is incredibly popular, and for good reason. It offers many health benefits, has a delicate taste and is widely available. It’s also an extremely versatile oil with a number of uses you may not be aware of.

This Giant Straw Is Actually A Vertical Bladeless Wind Turbine

Small-scale wind generators, especially vertical designs, are the renewable energy pariahs, and the clean energy concept that many cleantech enthusiasts love to hate.

The Pros And Cons Of Electric Vehicle Ownership

Every year new electric and hybrid cars hit the market. From budget-friendly U.S. manufacturers to luxury German brands, there’s an electric car at every price point and for every kind of driver these days.

EarthTalk: Can We Ward Off Zika With Better Environmental Management?

Dear EarthTalk: Can we ward off the spread of the Zika virus with better environmental management?

To Better Conserve Wildlife, Consider All Kinds Of Animals, Not Just The Ones We Hunt

For close to a century, the dominant method of conserving wildlife in the United States has been to protect and manage the areas where animals live. But land managers' top responsibility is typically to increase populations of animals that people like to hunt.

3 Reasons You Should Skip Fabric Softeners And Dryer Sheets

Using fabric softeners sounds like a no-brainer. These common laundry products promise soft, fresh-smelling clothes, free of static and wrinkles, along with less stretching, fading and pilling.

White Shark Populations Are Growing. Here’s Why That’s Good News

Tell people how happy you are that the great white shark population is on the rise, and you won’t find many who will join in the celebration. It’s understandable. We have an inherent and sensible fear of predators…

EarthTalk: What’s The Best Bang For My Buck On The New Plug-in Cars?

Dear EarthTalk: I’m finally ready to make the switch from my old gas guzzler to an electric or plug-in hybrid car. What are the best bang-for-my-buck deals on these newfangled vehicles?

World Naked Gardening Day Is Here — 12th Year Of Putting Humans Back In Touch With Nature

World Naked Gardening Day (WNGD) is an annual international event celebrated on the first Saturday of May by gardeners and non-gardeners alike.
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July 19, 2018

Early birds smartly snap to attention as the Libra Moon and Mercury harmonize. Minds are quick and inventive, traffic moves smoothly and the day is off to a fast start. By midday the energizing First Quarter Moon makes her presence felt. As with all…
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July 2018

Join us for a monthly gathering of like-hearted people to give and receive angelic energy healing. This session is a combination of group meditation and discussion, along with working in pairs...

Cost: Scale $5-$20 ($10 suggested)

Where:
Pathway Of Joy
884 Broadway, Suite 12
Upstairs in the Spiritual Renaissance Center building
South Portland, ME  04106
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Sponsor: Pathway Of Joy
Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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This special 2-part evening offering. Earn your Integrated Energy Therapy® certification in two evenings, while leaving your summer days and weekends open to enjoy the season. Part 1 is...

Cost: $195

Where:
Pathway Of Joy
884 Broadway, Suite 12
South Portland, ME  04106
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Telephone: 207-329-7192
Contact Name: Linda Huitt
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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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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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If you are worried about getting Parkinson’s or have beginning symptoms, check out a free intro on how to rewire your brain from the inside. First and third Wednesdays of the month,...

Where:
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Please note this event is held at an off-site location at the Double Tree Hilton in Danvers, MA There will be a book signing following the mediumship demonstration, and as part of your ticket...

Cost: $45

Where:
Double Tree Hotel
50 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA  01923
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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July 20 - 22 The Chinese internal martial arts derive their extraordinary power from the conscious control of one’s subjective state-of-being and the use of jin (internal power)....

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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The mission of the 4th Annual Compassionfest is to unite like-minded people that believe in the values of being just, kindness, equality and compassion. We’ll gather for delicious vegan food...

Cost: Free

Where:
Whitneyville Cultural Commons
1253 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT  06517
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Sponsor: In Defense of Animals
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Saturday, July 21, 10:00am – 4:00pm & Sunday, July 22, 10am – 4:00pm With Patty Collinsworth Get the beginner certification before Linda Howe comes in person to teach a new...

Cost: $170

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
90 Main Street
Andover, MA  01810
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Saturday, July 21, 10:00am – 5:30pm & Sunday, July 22, 10am – 3:30pm Instructor:  Peyton Pugmire What brings you joy and a sense of purpose?  These are your soul...

Cost: $160

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 617-817-4547
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July 21 - 22 NEMHoFest, is New England’s premiere metaphysical festival. This year’s line-up includes world renowned guest speakers and vendors from across the...

Where:
Augusta Civic Center
Augusta, ME


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The GFAF Expos are the greatest events on earth for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Sample hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons and...

Where:
DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA
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