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After Orlando, LGBTQ Muslims Call For Resistance To ‘Forces of Hatred’

In the wake of Sunday's horrific mass shooting in Orlando, LGBTQ Muslims are speaking out with words of mourning for the victims and to caution against using the tragedy to stir increased Islamophobic sentiment.

Sprouting: How To Grow Sprouts At Home For Low Cost Nutritious Meals

Sprouting at home is a simple way to lower your food costs, increase the amount of raw food in your diet, and be assured that the sprouts you eat are safe.

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…

This Two-Minute Tweak To Your Posture Could Change Your Life

Simply by standing or sitting in a powerful or confident posture for just a few minutes a day, you can change your brain chemistry by reducing cortisol levels and increasing testosterone levels.

Amazon Tribes Resist US Anthropologists’ Attempt To Forcibly Contact The Uncontacted

In the absence of government support, Indigenous peoples are increasingly speaking out in defense of uncontacted tribes.

Good News Headlines 6/7/16

A bill that would bar discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations and allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the gender they identify with won overwhelming approval in the Democratic-controlled Massachusetts House.

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.

Remembering Muhammad Ali

One of the greatest conscientious objectors the world has ever known.

Salmonella Alert: The Worst Chicken You Can Eat

Antibiotic-resistant infections affect 2 million Americans annually, leading to the death of at least 23,000. Even more die from complications related to the infections, and the numbers are steadily growing.

A Small European Island Teaches Conservation Through Its Herbs And Spices

A group of conservationists is hoping to change local attitudes about threatened habitats through a series of public workshops where people can exchange knowledge about Malta’s native plants and their significance in the local culture and cuisine.

13 Clever Tips For Mindful Eating

On average, you make more than 200 decisions about food each day. However, you’re only aware of a small fraction of them. The rest are performed by your unconscious mind, and can lead to so-called mindless eating.

Bunions: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

Bunions are an anatomical deformity possibly resulting from a congenital structural defect or may be initiated from poor foot function and tight musculature.

14 Ways To Start Community Sharing Events

Organizing a local sharing event is a great opportunity to bring people together and cultivate a culture of cooperation in your community. Whether it's a one-off skillshare or an annual ShareFest, events show people that sustainable, reciprocal societies are possible — and they're a lot of fun too.

Good News Headlines 5/31/16

A baby born with a cleft palate in an underserved country could very well starve to death just because she has problems sucking. But that baby, along with 7.6 million preterm infants in Africa and Asia, could be saved once a simple $1 cup hits the market later this year…

A Gentle Way To Manage Chronic Pain

Integrated Positional Therapy founder Lee Albert’s surprisingly simple pain management solution.

Finding Solitude In An Era Of Perpetual Contact

Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective, which enhances intimacy and fosters empathy.

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.

Magic Mushrooms Finally Being Accepted As Viable Treatment For Depression

First cannabis and now magic mushrooms are slowly being introduced back into the vocabulary of medical scientists. Shamans have known for millennia that the benefits of psychedelics for human health far exceed any perceived risks which are close to none.

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.

Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

As awareness spreads that bullying is not just a childhood rite of passage but a significant public health issue, the demand for action has increased.

Did Your State Make The Top 10 List For Its Commitment To Local Food?

Vermont once again tops all the other states in terms of their commitment to local food, according to the 2016 Locavore Index.

Good News Headlines 5/24/16

Florida's Saltwater Brewery has a pretty clever idea for replacing those environment-destroying plastic rings holding your Tecate cans together: animal food.

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?

Your Name Reveals Who You Truly Are

Do we make up our minds about others because of first impressions or does it go deeper than that? Are we subconsciously picking up something held in a person’s name, which is not recognized consciously, such that we have an immediate impression of who the person is?

After A Century In Decline, Black Farmers Are Back And On The Rise

These Black farmers don’t stop at healthy food. They’re healing trauma, instilling collective values, and changing the way their communities think about the land.

Alternative Medical Treatments for Chronic Pain

For those suffering from chronic pain, many medication and surgery options are hugely expensive, with some even not guaranteeing results. Because of this, more and more patients are turning to natural remedies and treatments to combat their symptoms.

The Pause

Life can occasionally hand you a time-out whether you asked for it or not. It could take the form of a health challenge, a job loss, a missed connection, or a misunderstanding. You are zooming along nonstop when suddenly an impenetrable wall appears right in front of you.

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.

13 Habits Linked To A Long Life

Many people think life expectancy is largely determined by genetics. However, it seems that genes play a much smaller role than originally believed. Instead, environmental factors like diet and lifestyle are thought to be the key determinants. Here are 13 things you can do to increase the chances of seeing your 100th birthday.

Grow Full Size Fruits In A Fraction Of The Area With Bonsai Trees

Bon sai is an art that has been practiced in Asia for many centuries. It isn’t genetically altered to make it smaller. Bonsai trees are grown from the same seeds as trees that grow to full size. They are grown in small containers and trimmed and trained so that they remain small and elegant.
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Daily Astrology

June 24, 2018

Attending Sunday services, a family get together or meet up with like-minded friends can brighten the morning hours. Taking a drive is another good option. By late morning the waxing Scorpio Moon is void of course. Life slows, which is just fine for…
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June 2018

The largest event of its kind in Western Mass. Bringing together practitioners, providers, merchandisers, all metaphysical, spiritual, holistic and new age offerings. Readers, healing modalities,...

Cost: $5

Where:
Storrowton Carriage House and grounds
1305 Memorial Dr.
West Springfield, MA  01089
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Telephone: 413-732-9700
Contact Name: Dianna Robinson

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Do you desire more connection and intimacy? This experiential workshop is the missing link to consensual dating and conscious relationships. Whether you are single or come with your partner, you...

Cost: $147/person

Where:
Watertown Center for Healing Arts
22 Mount Auburn Street
Watertown, MA  02472
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Sponsor: Conscious Intimacy
Contact Name: Brynn Bishop
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Strawberry Moon - Healing herbs for women's health Part II Herbs for common imbalances. Please email rjrcnm@gmail.com if interested. Attendees will receive address upon enrollment. ...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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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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June 28 - July 1, 2018 Flying Phoenix Qigong II is an intensive workshop-retreat that teaches Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing Chi (Fei Feng San Gung), a rare and...

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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Material medica, proper usage and preparation for medicinal purposes. An exploration of pain pathways and how to interrupt them.

Where:
Boston School of Herbal Studies
Arlington, MA


Telephone: 781-646-6319
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June 30 - July 5, 2018 Plant Spirit Medicine as Spiritual Exploration and Discovery This course is for those who wish to explore the natural world and discover themselves. You may be a...

Where:
Margaretville, NY


Telephone: 845-586-3225
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