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“Pink slime” has been making headlines in the past couple of weeks. What is it, why should you care, and what can you do about it?

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Babyccinos: Coffee for Babies

February 21, 2012

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“Babyccinos” made headlines
last week as the latest hip trend in Brooklyn – coffee shops serving up cutesy beverages, “babyccinos”, to children. After which, the story seems to have gone in two separate directions. One is a debate (ranging from outrage to indifference) and the other is denial. An ABC journalist tried to cover the story only to conclude that there was no story – the coffee shop owners denied the trend, saying they weren’t really selling many of these kid drinks. Is that really true? After all, maybe some café owners didn’t want throngs of angry parents boycotting their shops? In fact, one of the café owners in the original article admitted that she doesn’t allow her own two kids have the “faux-adult beverages”. Other newspapers have confirmed more occurrences of these “babyccinos”, so lets get back to feeding babies coffee. And let’s start with what the heck a babyccino actually is. Keep reading…


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“EMF Pollution… the New Tobacco?” – Nora Gedgaudas, Primal Body – Primal Mind

Smart meters have been making their way into BC for the last several months, and are scheduled to complete at the end of 2012. If this were about the stupidity of smart meters, well, let’s just say it would be a long post. There’s enough on the internet about why smart meters should never have been allowed and all the health complaints people have had about them. Yes, complaints meaning problems people have had after they’ve been installed, not just concerns prior to installation. But I digress. Instead, this post is meant to empower – there’s some good resources out there for BC residents who are opposed to Smart Meters. The best resource by far is Citizens for Safe Technology, who have put together a “Smart Meter Action Kit.” Here’s a summary of what you can do to stop Smart Meters: Keep reading…


How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body

January 10, 2012

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Before anyone hits send on a hate email, let me clarify that I’m in no way bashing yoga. I have done it myself in the past, and really enjoyed it. It can be healing, relaxing, and wonderful in many ways. I just question what passes for “yoga” nowadays. And this article in the New York Times on How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body was a refreshing take on its potential dangers. It’s not every day that you hear the following from a well-respected and sought-after yoga teacher:

“Black has come to believe that “the vast majority of people” should give up yoga altogether. It’s simply too likely to cause harm.“

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In South Korea, you can grocery shop while you wait for your subway train. You scan items of a Tesco’s Home plus virtual storefront using your smart phone, and the groceries will be at your door by the time you get home.

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