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Lifestyle guru Danny Seo is spreading his passion for green living 15.9.2016 LA Times: Health

Danny Seo’s magazine — “Naturally, Danny Seo” — is filled with guidance for living a “green” and healthy lifestyle including food, beauty, travel, home and entertaining tips. Now, his brand — which has been billed as “the green Martha Stewart” — is expanding to include a TV show launching on NBC...

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For kids, anxiety about school can feel like 'being chased by a lion' 14.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Anxiety is the most frequently diagnosed mental disorder in children. A unique school in Fairfax, Va., tries to help students with severe anxiety who have trouble going to class.
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We Need to Use a Different Part of Our Brain to Crack the Sustainability Challenge 13.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Former UN climate change negotiator Christiana Figueres has credited the teachings of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh for giving her the strength to play a leading role in last year's gruelling international climate talks. Figueres was praised for her ability to bring warring factions together with warmth and calm, and for the pivotal role she played in securing agreement to limit global warming to below 2oC. Buddhist meditation -- and its recent secular incarnation in mindfulness -- is clinically proven to help build resilience to cope with life's stresses. It's inspirational to know that it played a part in ensuring December's historic deal in Paris. But Buddhists may also be on to something else very important for those of us interested sustainable living: we may have been using the wrong part of brain to crack the sustainability challenge. I spent a month earlier in the summer as a guest at the San Francisco Zen Center - a monastery in the heart of the city. I have had a long interest in Buddhist ...
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Steamboat briefs: Steamboat Springs selects new manager for airport 13.9.2016 Steamboat Pilot
An aviation professional with more than 23 years of experience has been selected to serve as the city of Steamboat Springs’ new airport manager at the Steamboat Springs Airport. Stacie Fain is the owner, president and consultant for Ruby Aviation in Colorado Springs. She has a master’s of aeronautical science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is currently working on a Ph.D. in aviation. “I look forward to having Stacie as part of the public works team and working with her to shine the diamond in the rough that is Bob Adams/Steamboat Springs Airport,” Public Works Director Chuck Anderson said in a news release. Fain has experience in military aviation, program management and business development in the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense and the commercial environment. She is an FAA commercial pilot, unrestricted Naval aviator and certified flight instructor with more than 2,300 accident-free hours in various military and civilian aircraft, including the HH-60J ...
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Review: River Whyless, a band with a fresh sound emerging from Asheville 10.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
From Asheville, N.C., an eclectic fusion of retirees, back-to-the-land hippies, tourists and natives to the region, a band called River Whyless emerges, blending American and international influences into a dreamy, spiritual mixture. The quartet’s latest album, “We All the Light,” combines bluegrass-inflected harmonies with gorgeously adventurous fiddle-playing and guitar to create a distinctive vibe that will ring familiar bells without sounding quite like any of them. (They will perform Nov. 3... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Men avoid 'green behaviors' to preserve their macho image 7.9.2016 TreeHugger
Manliness is killing the planet. Sort of. But new research suggests that masculine branding of eco-friendly products could help change that.
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Jill Stein tells The Times editorial board why she thinks voting Democrat or Republican makes little difference 7.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The following is a transcript of Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s meeting with the Los Angeles Times editorial board.

Nicholas Goldberg (editor of the editorial pages): Do you want to start with a very brief introduction?

Jill Stein: Yes, so… I’m a medical doctor by training. I’m a...

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Bright green magic of matcha: powerful flavor, gentle buzz 5.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

Recipes for Matcha Ice Cream; Matcha Yogurt Cooler; Black Sesame and Matcha Tuiles.
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Every movie being released this fall, including 'Sully,' 'Girl on the Train,' 'Magnificent Seven,' 'Loving,' and many more 1.9.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The 2016 Fall Movie Preview is a snapshot of the films opening through early November. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Kevin Crust, are subject to change.

Sept. 9

Antibirth

A rapidly progressing, highly abnormal pregnancy in a hard-partying woman forces her to confront what could...

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Attorneys for 'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch Ask To Have Him Released 1.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Lawyers for the Texas “affluenza” teenager who killed four people while driving drunk are seeking to have him released from a two-year jail term, arguing the judge who sentenced him had no authority to place him behind bars. The attorneys for Ethan Couch claimed in a motion filed late on Tuesday that Tarrant County Judge Wayne Salvant should not have sentenced Couch because the case became a civil matter, and not a criminal one, when it was transferred to the judge from the juvenile system. Due to a gag order imposed by the judge, the defense lawyers, prosecutors and the judge did not offer comment on the motion. “All orders, judgments, conditions of probation and/or other decrees entered or imposed by this court are void and must be immediately rescinded,” the motion released on Wednesday states. Couch was 16 and had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit of an adult when he struck and killed four people in June 2013. At his trial in juvenile court that year, a psychologist testifying on his ...
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Fellas, your manliness could be hurting the planet 1.9.2016 Washington Post
Researchers have known for decades that women tend to beat men on environmental metrics. Here's why.
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A former Green Beret and NFL hopeful writes a powerful letter to Colin Kaepernick 31.8.2016 Washington Post
A former Green Beret and NFL hopeful writes a powerful letter to Colin Kaepernick
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Trumpism, Consumerism And The Destruction Of Citizenship -- Fighting Back 30.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Donald Trump's candidacy gives rise to many descriptors -- authoritarian, bigoted, divisive. It is also the culmination of long-developing dysfunctions of a culture where market values have spread beyond appropriate limits and radically eroded citizenship. Though many feel hopeless about changing this culture, resources are appearing for revitalizing citizenship and for building a movement for a deeper democracy, across party lines, after this sour and dispiriting election. Susan Faludi describes the consumer culture well in her 1999 book, Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man . Drawing on interviews with groups of men from African-American shipyard workers to veterans to evangelical Christians, she shows how ideals of loyalty, team play and the mastery of a vocation were replaced by "a competitive individualism... robbed of craft or utility and ruled by commercial values that revolve around who has the most, the best, the biggest, the fastest." Masculinity became something "to drape over the body, ...
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A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board 26.8.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A transcript of Jill Stein's meeting with The Washington Post editorial board
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Waste Not, Save More 24.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
On average, each person in the US  throws away five pounds of solid waste each day . While many eco-conscious citizens do their due diligence to  recycle , compost, and reduce waste, others remain  apathetic  about preserving the environment. Wherever you might land on the eco-friendly scale, innovative "Pay As You Throw" (PAYT) programs are incentivizing people nationwide to increase (or start) recycling and composting through a usage-pricing model. Basically, the less trash you send to a landfill, the less you pay. Over 7,000 communities in the  US report  using this green solution, with cities seeing an average of 45 percent less trash. Though various types of PAYT programs have been tested, waste-reduction company WasteZero reports the most cost-effective and convenient option for reducing waste is  using specialized bags . With this approach, residents purchase uniquely printed bags approved by their municipality, just like you would purchase garbage bags from a store. Trash collectors only pick up ...
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Establishment Republicans Tired Of 'Slick Moral Preening' By GOP Trump Opponents 24.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON ― Every day of the Donald Trump campaign seems to bring with it a new article about an establishment Republican whose conscience can’t bear to back the reality TV star. For those who haven’t made that decision, these relentless news items are starting to smart. Some Washington Republicans wish these folks and their consciences would shut up.  The most recent insult came Monday with a Politico story that began, “Former President George W. Bush’s Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy is the latest high-ranking Republican to announce his support for Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.” Setting aside where the bar is for a “high-ranking” Republican, the undersecretary in question was James Glassman, the author of Dow 36,000, a 1999 book whose title prediction, to be fair, fell hilariously short. He followed a parade of former officials from both Bush administrations, and some from the Ronald Reagan White House, who’ve all publicly condemned Trump. Other Republicans think the Never Trumpers ...
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The latest pastime in an Arizona hippie enclave: speculating about why Warren Buffett's son is in town 21.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

“Electric” Dave Banham slugged back the last of his beer, wiped his lips and resumed his barstool rant about the new rich guy in town.

“What’s he up to? What are those towers? Who is he driving around with?” Banham asked the bartender at the Double P Roadhouse and a couple of whiskery locals nursing...

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When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom 19.8.2016 NPR News
An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching.
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Flowering meadows benefit humankind 18.8.2016 Environmental News Network
The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in "Nature". More than 60 researchers from a number of universities were involved, including the Technical University of Munich, the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt. A diverse ecosystem populated by many species from all levels of the food chain provides higher levels of ecosystem services, the team reports. Even rather unpopular insects and invisible soil-dwelling organisms are important in maintaining a wide range of ecosystem services. The results underline the necessity of maintaining species-rich ecosystems for the good of humanity.
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5 Environmentally Safe Actions That Will Increase Your Home's Value 17.8.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Image source: PhotoDune Sustainable building is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Climate change and the undoing of the earth's delicate ecosystem is no longer a point of conjecture. According to the EPA , "The global average temperature increased by more than 1.4°F over the last century." And "the decade from 2000 to 2010 was the warmest on record." Global warming is a real thing. And the sooner we as a society adapt to this reality, the sooner we'll adjust the way we live to be kinder to planet earth. I've written in the past about " Ethical consumerism ." That is the idea that we can buy our way to a better version of ourselves. I would also like to suggest that ethical consumerism extends to the home you live in. In other words: the idea that green homes do less harm to the earth has marketable value. If you reside in a more progressive neighborhood, this value is even more enhanced. Recently, the Institute for Market Transformation released a study showing a positive correlation between ...
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