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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…

Massachusetts Clinic Treats Refugees With Mindfulness and Medicine From Home

After doctors realized their exam room reminded traumatized patients of torture chambers, they invited Buddhist monks and Cambodian healers to bring age-old therapies to the clinic.

5 Ways Happiness Affects Your Cellular Structure

There is an irrefutable argument in favor of happiness: Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand and scientific studies have been finding that happiness can make our hearts healthier, our immune systems stronger, and our lives longer through enhancements of our cellular structure.

Bucking Establishment, Elizabeth Warren ‘Still Cheering Bernie On’

Citing the political revolution he’s sparked on the left, progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren declared Thursday that she does not think Bernie Sanders should get out of the presidential race.

Letting Kids Stand More In The Classroom Could Help Them Learn

Study after study has connected inactivity with negative health outcomes, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension. But most of this attention has been focused on adults in an office environment, and the negative impact of sitting on physical health.

Emissions Standstill Boosts Paris Hopes

The link between global economic growth and emissions growth has been further weakened as greenhouse gas levels show no increase for the second year in succession.

Frances Moore Lappé: Why I’m Facing Arrest To Get Money Out Of Politics

On April 11, thousands of marchers with Democracy Spring will arrive in the nation’s capital. It’s expected to be the largest civil disobedience action in decades.

Those Post-Binge-Watching Blues? They Might Be Real

Many report feeling sad or anxious once a TV binge-watching session has concluded.

Online Musings: Belief-Based Healing

Can the mind completely cure the body? The human brain is said to have more synapses than the Milky Way has stars, so that’s a miraculous amount of intelligence the brain is channeling from birth to death. Anything is possible.

Why One Elephant's Long Walk Is A Hopeful Sign For War-Torn Somalia

A lone male elephant named Morgan has shocked conservationists after walking 220 kilometres (137 miles) from Kenya to Somalia. The animals have rarely, if at all, been spotted in Somalia in the last 20 years due to the country's civil war.

Good News Headlines 3/22/16

Prince William got 40 transport companies to sign a declaration that sets the wheels in motion for a plan to stop wildlife trafficking, earlier this week.

The Female Heart Reacts More Sensitively To Stress

While the number of men dying from a heart attack has been constantly decreasing during the past twenty years, the fatal risk particularly in young women has increased significantly, finds a study.

Forget Yogurt — These Two Natural Probiotics Are A Far Better Value

One of the best and least expensive ways to optimize your gut microbiome is to eliminate sugars and processed sugars and eat traditionally fermented foods, but probiotic supplements can also be beneficial.

15 Ways To Donate 15 Dollars To Build Food Justice Right Now

Slow Money Boston, a network of investors and entrepreneurs seeking to grow the local food economy, is facilitating effective funding of food projects through collaborative knowledge and mutually reinforcing relationships.

As European Women Stream To ISIS, This Reformed Extremist Is Offering Them A Different Path

When Yasmin Mulbocus found no justice after being sexually abused, she was drawn to an Islamic extremist group she believed could protect her. Twenty years later, she’s trying to stop other women from making the same mistake.

How Your Body Metabolizes And Uses Nutrients

Nutrients are substances necessary for the proper function, health, and support of your body and its processes. Essential nutrients are those that either cannot be made by the body at all or cannot be made in high enough amounts and must be consumed in the foods you eat.

Two Billion People Eat Insects And You Can Too

Crickets and other edible insects are delicious, environmentally sound and high in nutritional value.

Pesticide Reduction: A Goal For American Agriculture

Flawed regulatory schemes have led to a passive, albeit legal, poisoning of the environment that we should no longer accept.

Why Boys Need To Have Conversations About Emotional Intimacy In Classrooms

What does it say when a teacher who encourages students to discuss nonsexual ways to express love causes controversy?

How Might My Higher Self View This Election?

If the election has you up in arms it could be because you don’t know how to integrate the relationship between the macrocosm and your microcosm. You might be looking at our political candidates from the perspective of what they will do or not do for us, and there is that, but there is also that they reflect who we are, both light and dark.

Good News Headlines 3/15/16

Arizona Tea Partiers are furious with the government after their heinous plot to sell off Native American sacred land to be plundered for corporate profits was foiled by President Obama…

Best Foods To Ease Varicose Veins

They say that food is the best medicine. Nature has provided us everything we need to treat and heal ourselves, and dietary treatments comes with few, if any, side effects.

Make Sure The Products You’re Putting On Your Body Are Not Toxic

Products with a new certification that aims to solve the chemical conundrum for consumers are hitting store shelves this spring.

Lowering Meat Consumption, Reducing The Impacts Of Climate Change

Reduction in global meat consumption is key to mitigating climate change, according to a new report by Chatham House.

‘We Do Not Need A Militia Of Toddlers’: Handguns For Kids Law Advances In Iowa

If approved, bill would allow children of all ages to use handguns as long as they are under adult supervision…

Only One Liquid Is Necessary To Control Weight And Reduce Sugar, Sodium And Fat

For people who want to control their weight or reduce their intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, water may be the answer.

The End Of Night: Why We Need Darkness In The Age Of Artificial Light

Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.
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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

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

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.

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

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...

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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.

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...

Margaretville, NY

Telephone: 845-586-3225
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