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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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Daily Astrology

May 27, 2019

Sentimental favorites are a big attraction this Memorial Day. The Moon is in the emotionally charged sign of Pisces. Moods are apt to change from moment to moment. Psychic sensitivities are also activated. A lunar nod to Venus graces the early hours…
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May 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Healing herbs for women's health part I: tonic herbs for hormonal balance—normal cycling and aging. Rachel has created a 10...

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

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-45

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: Linda Simons
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This is a light fun evening to help get you going into the summer season. This evening we will be discussing and working with Geraniums and Pelargoniums. We will be discussing the plants, their...

Cost: $ 20 includes material, pre-reg required

Where:
Brookside Farms
8 Mammoth Rd
Sute #A
Pelham, NH  03076
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Instructor: Pam Driscoll Wednesdays, April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm Join us for the Mid-Week Meditation Sampler at Creative Spirit…an opportunity to pause,...

Cost: $20 per class

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Be An “Eat to Thrive” Graduate This Summer. Come to an introductory class for the summer session from June 6–August 15 in Point of Pines, Revere, MA. Congratulations to the...

Cost: Free—all are welcome!

Where:
Point of Pines
Revere, MA


Sponsor: Eat to Thrive
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Activists and artists will create inspiring chalk imagery encouraging kindness to animals On May 31, people around the world will gather to create colorful chalk imagery promoting compassion for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester City Common
Worcester, MA  01604


Telephone: 617-5430189
Contact Name: Melissa Scher
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Experience the process to a past life. Learn why it is beneficial and potentially: Clear emotional trauma and physical issues Calm feelings of stress and/or sadness Get insight into...

Cost: $50

Where:
Voice of Clay
16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd
Brookline , NH  03033
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Sponsor: Voice of Clay
Telephone: 603-672-2626
Contact Name: Wendy
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You do not need any musical background but please be sure to register early! Class is limited to 16 students. 6-hole flutes in G are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Learn an intro to the magick and science of dowsing. Tools, techniques for information, clearing, balancing, healing, and more. Bob will introduce you to dowsing and basic radiesthesia,...

Cost: Class is $45

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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In celebration of ushering in the Strawberry Moon Cycle and we will be doing a new moon planting. This is a great opportunity to literally sow the seeds for some of our other upcoming workshops...

Cost: Pre-reg $35, $40 at the door, materials included

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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June 1–2 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual alchemy.

Where:
Chester, VT


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life You know how you want to show up in the world—expressing yourself through your essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and...

Cost: $90 prepaid by May 30th, $100 at the door

Where:
Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwoods, MA
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Telephone: 617-784-4426
Contact Name: Janet Kessenich
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May 4–June 8, 2019 Saturdays 10am–11:30am Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a healing martial art using breath and movement. It is just one way to stay young and healthy. It...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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