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A vegetarian world would be healthier, cooler and richer - scientists | Reuters

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could avoid several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate damage, researchers said.<p>Raw …

Diets

How a new butterfly species can help scientists measure climate change

A researcher from the University of Florida thinks he's discovered a new species of butterfly in Alaska. If the butterfly, which would be the first …

Global Warming

A 3-Minute Body Scan Meditation to Cultivate Mindfulness

Time required20-45 minutes, three to six days per week for four weeks. Research suggests that people who practice the body scan for longer reap more …

Mindfulness

A Meditation for Releasing Unhealthy Patterns

Find nourishment in this powerful meditation from Sonima to unlock the rigidity involved in unhealthy patterns and return the mind and heart to their …

Meditation

How to Reduce Inflammation

The standard approaches for calming chronic inflammation include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs, like ibuprofen, and other …

How to Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet in 21 Days

Experts agree that most folks are OD’ing on sugar—a disaster for our health and waistlines. Spend the next three weeks ditching the sweet stuff, …

Nutrition

This futuristic Chinese opera house looks like a spaceship

Following in the tradition of iconic opera houses around the globe — think of Sydney's well-known waterside structure, or the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles — Harbin now has its own unique cathedral to the classic art.<p>Designed by MAD Architects, a Beijing-based firm responsible for major …

Architecture

Sweet pitched roof house in France gets a green makeover with bio-sourced materials

Sometimes the smallest interventions have the biggest impact. French architect Patrice Bideau gave this pitched roof house in France a green …

Architecture

ZfEL Ep. 20: Mindfulness at Work: How to Bring Mindfulness to the Workplace

Can Big Data Help Psychiatry Unravel the Complexity of Mental Illness?

Brain science draws legions of eager students to the field and countless millions in dollars, euros and renminbi to fund research. These endeavors, …

Machine Learning

The Four Keys to Well-Being

<i>This article is adapted from a talk by Richard Davidson, neuroscientist and founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin,</i> …

WOW Air moves up Canadian launch date and expands flights

A discount airline based in Iceland offering rock-bottom prices for flights between Canada and Europe says it has been so overwhelmed with demand …

Street Murals Conquer Austin at SXSW [Photos]

From trumpeting armadillos to real snakeskin boots, these street artists an amazing mark on Austin last week.<p>The lights are out on Austin's yearly tech, music, and media bacchanal, South by Southwest, but the work of POW! WOW! founder Jasper Wong and his meticulously curated band of local and …

Streetwear
Medicine

Chickens and Permaculture Garden Design - Homesteading and Livestock

<i>Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn</i> …

Going somewhere? Try one of the 10 places named as most ethical travel destinations

Ethical traveling means protecting the environment and respecting local people and cultures. Bon voyage<p>The late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, an inveterate wanderer, described life as “a journey through a wilderness.” With a skyrocketing human population currently consuming the equivalent of 1.6 …

Sustainability

Breath Awareness Might Be The Ultimate Source Of Wisdom: 4 Ways To Tap Into It

Life doesn’t come with a “road map,” so to speak. But we get clues along the way, by means of external signs, mental responses, and physical cues. …

Gay "Cures" Are Harmful And Don't Work, Says World's Largest Body Of Psychiatrists

Exclusive: The World Psychiatric Association has condemned so-called conversion therapy and called on governments around the world to decriminalise homosexuality.<p>The largest international organisation for psychiatrists is to publish a statement condemning conversion therapy as unscientific, …

Writing

An Anonymous Artist's Erotic Utopia | Monday Insta Illustrator

Anonymous artist Alphachanneling has drawn more naked bodies than you can count.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>Simple, evocative, passionate drawings are the name of the game on anonymous artist Alphachanneling's massively popular Instagram account. Austere characters, either smiling sweetly …

Art

15 Useful Ways To Manage Anxiety

Living with anxiety can be challenging at times – what appears to be simple tasks become almost impossible to do.<p>Some people may choose to take …

12 healthy ways to cope with a chronic illness

In 2007, Tami Stackelhouse, then 35, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that caused pain throughout her body, brain fog and extreme fatigue.<p>“I remember thinking, ‘<i>If I could just close the door, turn off the lights and lie down on the floor of my office, I would be asleep</i> …

Breast Cancer