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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.

150+ Sustainability Resources – Ways To Save Energy, Water And Food

This resource campaign was launch to educate everyone from kids to adults – here you’ll find over 100 ways to conserve water, energy and food with individual tips on how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

5 Japanese-American Women Activists Left Out Of U.S. History Books

A herstory lesson about five women whose World War II internment inspired them to action.

‘Just the Beginning’ As 400 Arrested On Capitol Steps Protesting Big Money In Politics

The civil disobedience campaign known as Democracy Spring is in the midst of an unprecedented mobilization featuring marches, sit-ins, teach-ins, and rallies in the nation's capital, all aimed to pressure lawmakers to take a stand against the corrupt campaign finance system.

Good News Headlines 4/12/16

For close to a decade, Simratpal Singh felt torn between the ideals of his faith and those of the U.S. Army. No more…

The 10 Worst Foods To Eat In The Morning

Eating an unhealthy breakfast can be far worse than not eating at all. Here are the 10 worst foods you can eat in the morning.

Rebuilding The Bridge With Cuba

I had the opportunity to travel to Cuba March 18-25, 2016, with my mother and two siblings to visit family members, take in the spectacle of President Obama’s visit and Tampa Bay Rays versus Cuba National Baseball Team game, and reacquaint myself with Cuban culture.

The Personal As Ecological: Chinese Medicine And Climate Crisis

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, it’s clear to me that this dynamic — of warming planet that is less able to absorb greenhouse gases — is not only appearing in the world around us, it’s happening within us as well.

Beans 101 – Cheap, Nutritious and Super Healthy

Beans have a lot going for them. For starters, they’re inexpensive, simple to prepare and a great addition to many dishes. They’re also a delicious way to load up on fiber and plant-based protein.

10 Black Women Innovators And The Awesome Things They Brought Us

From a better hairbrush to modern 3D technology, ten things that might never have existed without the invention or innovation of black women.

I Was a Fourth-Generation Coal Miner. Here’s Why I Quit

I was raised in a union home in southwestern Virginia and, like most kids of my generation, was encouraged to do well in school to avoid a life in the mines. For a while, it seemed possible.

Online Musings: A Belief in Spooky Healing

Einstein called it “spooky action at a distance.” Last year quantum scientists were finally able to prove with certainty that subatomic particles — the stuff of which the entire universe, including you and I, are made — can affect each other at a distance.

EarthTalk: Radical Environmentalism

Dear Earthtalk: What ever happened to the radical environmental group Earth First!? Are they still around and what other groups are leading the charge when it comes to so-called “radical environmentalism” these days?

Good News Headlines 4/5/15

Iran’s Department of the Environment has announced it will no longer issue permits allowing wildlife to perform in circuses, effectively ending the practice in all 31 Iranian states…

Abortion-by-Mail Pilot Program Could Usher In Women's Health Revolution

A first-its-kind pilot program, launching in four states this spring, aims to expand medical abortion access for women at a time when brick-and-mortar clinics are closing at a record pace.

The 9 Personalities Which Are Changing The World

Nine distinct personality types make humanity very special, not only in their interactions with each other, but within themselves.

How Capitalism Is Changing Vermont's Maple Syrup Industry For The Worse

It’s almost sugaring time here in Vermont. On our homestead, we tap about 25 trees, boil down the sap on the kitchen cookstove, and -- in a good year -- end up with four or five gallons of maple syrup…

A No-Drug Solution To The Opioid Crisis

National Institutes of Health's estimate of 2 million Americans suffering from substance use disorders related to opioid pain relievers, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the first national standards for prescription painkillers.

Bumps and Bruises: When There's More Going On

Getting a bump or a bruise every once in a while is just a normal part of life. But bruises aren't always so harmless. They can signal a potentially serious health condition…

Food Companies Plan To Label GMOs—But Is There More To The Story?

The world’s largest food corporations have spent hundreds of millions of dollars (some of it illegally) to avoid being required to label the genetically engineered ingredients in their products.

Good News Headlines 3/29/16

Nigerian troops have freed more than 800 people held by Boko Haram militants in the country’s northeast, the army said Thursday…
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Daily Astrology

January 18, 2018

Long time friends, as well as those who have shared many lifetimes together may fall into reveries of remembrance. The Aquarius Moon is conjunct her own south node today, the symbolic point of karma. Look with interest at the current state of your…
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January 2018

Two Sundays, January 14th and February 11th Learn advanced techniques for self-care, to offer Reiki to others from a distance and for manifesting what you want in your life! Facilitated...

Cost: $250

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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Join us the Second Sunday of the month at the Northeast Reiki Center classroom in Framingham for a Reiki Circle in the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. We are a gathering of Reiki...

Cost: Free

Where:
Northeast Reiki Center
61 Nicholas Road, Suite B2
Framingham, MA  01701
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Sponsor: Northeast Reiki Center
Telephone: 508-808-5696
Contact Name: Lou Orsan
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January 15 - February 23, 2018 A cross-cultural midwifery and global health experience ***Application Deadline November 3*** Come spend six weeks at the ACAM birth center, located in a...

Where:
ACAM Birth Center
Western Highlands of Guatemala, MA


Sponsor: Maya Midwifery International
Contact Name: Dena Moes
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is...

Cost: $11-$15 per class

Where:
Chelmsford Wellness Center
3 Littleton Road, 2nd Floor
Westford, MA  01886
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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January 8 - February 12, 2018 Intuition + Energy Medicine + Energy Psychology = The REAP Healing Method This 6 week certification training course provides you with the understanding and the...

Cost: $695

Where:
Live Online
Comfort of Your Home
, MA
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Sponsor: The REAP Healing Method
Telephone: 978-877-8651
Contact Name: Pamela Dussault
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Experience the power of singing gospel music with more than 250 others as part of the Mystic Chorale, led by award-winning director and composer, Jonathan Singleton. Join Mystic as we prepare...

Cost: $105

Where:
First Parish Unitarian
630 Mass Ave.
Arlington , MA
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Sponsor: The Mystic Chorale
Telephone: 781-738-1920
Contact Name: Jai Kaur Annamaria
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Change is what happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing.” – Rav Berg, Spiritual Director, Kabbalah Centre Last year, you most likely set New...

Cost: Free

Where:
MGH at Charlestown Navy Yard
Building 114, Room D1
114 16th Street
Charlestown, MA  02129
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Sponsor: Kabbalah Center
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Qigong and tai chi are 2500+ year old healing arts originating in China. These moving meditations offer unique health benefits that western medicine is integrating into treatment plans. By...

Cost: $12-$17 per class

Where:
Dragonfly Wellness Ceneter
176 Jackson Road
Devens, MA  01434
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Sponsor: Cultivating Qi
Telephone: 978-856-8118
Contact Name: Dave Crocker
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6 Week Series with Sherri Snyder-Roche Start your year with greater awareness. In Kundalini Yoga, we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the...

Cost: $90

Where:
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center
104 East Hartford Ave.
Uxbridge, MA  01569
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Telephone: 508-278-2818
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Removing limiting beliefs and shaping your future with Julie Rost and Tracey Miller The new year brings forth a natural and truly beautiful human desire to seek more from life. But resolutions...

Cost: $150 (includes lunch)

Where:
YogaLife Institute of NH
6 Chestnut Street
Lower Level
Exeter, NH  03833
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Sponsor: YogaLife Institute of NH
Telephone: 603-969-8968
Contact Name: Brian Serven
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Reiki is a gentle energy healing method from Japan that anyone can learn. Reiki 1 is the basic Reiki attunement that allows people to work on family members, pets, plants and more. During class...

Cost: $150

Where:
Perfect Fit Pilates and Stretch
85 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA  01748
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Sponsor: Elder Grove Shamanic Healing
Telephone: 774-232-2343
Contact Name: Deb Fate-Mental
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Join Diane Lewis for a very special author event! Diane will be introducing her new book From Psychic to Soul. From Psychic to Soul is a reveal of how every person is psychic. How we already,...

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
1 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA
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Sponsor: Barnes & Noble
Telephone: 617-645-6415
Contact Name: Diane Lewis
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