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Wendell Berry: A Strong Voice For Local Farming and the Land

Wendell Berry wrote about and practiced “sustainable agriculture” long before the term was widely used. His 1977 book, <i>The Unsettling of America:</i> …

Farm bill to limit USDA power over crop insurers – What to watch for in food and ag policy in 2014 – Mexico implements soda tax

<i>With help from Helena Bottemiller Evich</i><p><b>FARM BILL TO LIMIT USDA POWER OVER INSURERS:</b> “The Agriculture Department once saved the federal government $6 billion by simply reducing payments made to the companies that manage crop insurance programs. But don’t look for that to happen again if Congress …

Agriculture

Farm bill signed; USDA on the clock

Now the clock starts ticking for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.<p>President Barack Obama on Friday signed a new five-year farm bill that will sink billions more dollars into crop insurance, provide desperately sought disaster assistance for ranchers and overhaul the way the government supports …

USDA Greenlights Dow's 2,4-D Seeds

On January 3, USDA welcomed in the new year by presenting Dow AgroSciences with a bountiful gift: a virtual green light for the pesticide company’s new genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean seeds. These crops are designed specifically to be used with Dow’s infamous herbicide, 2,4-D.<p>Dow has …

GMO USDA Lawsuit Filed By Food Safety Group Over Missing Documents

The Center for Food Safety is suing the USDA over missing documents related to potential GMO dangers. The genetically modified food related lawsuit …

The Psychology of Self-Control

Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. And yet, if the market for …

AgFunder crowd funding for agriculture, launches first deal | Reuters

Feb. 12 (Reuters) - Crowd funding has found the farm.<p>AgFunder, an online platform for agriculture-related companies to seek capital through a form of crowd-sourced fundraising, said Wednesday it was launching its first campaign by focusing on a California agricultural data company.<p>Through the …

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

The Psychology of Trust in Work and Love

<i>“When you trust people to help you, they often do,”</i> Amanda Palmer asserted in her beautiful meditation on the art of asking without shame. But what does it really mean to “trust,” and perhaps more importantly, how can we live with the potential heartbreak that lurks in the gap between “often” and …

Psychological Theories of Love

Why do people fall in love? Why are some forms of love so lasting and others so fleeting? Psychologists and researchers have proposed several …

The History of American Folk Music

American folk music has no precise nameable origin because it organically grew out of a communal tradition more than for entertainment or profit. …

12 Really Simple Things You Can Do To Reach Optimal Health

When making changes, some people (like me) prefer to go all-in and change everything at the same time. But others prefer the longer, slower approach… making small changes, one at a time.<p>Neither approach is better than the other, it's just that people have different personalities and like to …

Life is Now

I started to uncover the secret to true happiness and inner peace, late one busy Sunday afternoon. I was working on a project with a Monday morning deadline when suddenly an inclination to check my email struck me. I have a standing ban on email and Internet surfing while working. However, faint …

Deepak Chopra's Timeless You

"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." This famous quote by Marcel Proust can easily be dismissed as a quirky thought, or one can view it as a piece of wisdom. I choose the latter. The lens through which we see our world impacts our thoughts, our …

The 15-Minute One-Dumbbell Workout

Downsize your equipment, maximize your results<p>Fancy equipment. Pricey gyms. Experienced personal trainers. All are nice pluses—but you don't need them to sculpt a better body. In fact, when you're short on time, stuck at home, or navigating a packed gym, scaling back can make you more …

Workouts

16 Simple Healing Foods

Cure for: Stress or anxiety<p>Next time your buttons get pushed, reach for a banana, says Molly Kimball, RD, a certified specialist in sports dietetics …

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods

Healthy Eating

5 Secrets To Behavior Change

<i>By Art Markman, Ph.D. for YouBeauty.com</i><p>At some point in your life, you have probably made a New Year's resolution. Maybe it was this year, and you set a goal to live your life differently in some way, big or small. You might already have abandoned your plans. Perhaps you have given up making …

Jennifer Hudson's Seriously Smart Weight Loss Advice

The singer and actress just shared a great tip for people looking to slim down<p>Over the weekend, Jennifer Hudson shared some seriously inspiring words of wisdom for anyone who’s trying to shed pounds: “The key about losing weight: You have to do it for you,” she told <i>People</i> on the BET Honors red …

Weight Loss

7 Weird Things That Promote Weight Loss

And get this: One of ‘em is chocolate!

Weight Loss

10 Fascinating Things That Happen to Your Body When You're in Love

Those butterflies in your stomach aren't the only way your bod responds when you're head-over-heels

Relationships

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs

Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the Women's Health Big Book of Exercises. …

Workouts

7 Boxing-Inspired Moves That Torch Calories

Punch, kick, and jump your way to a toned bod<p>Whip yourself into fightin' shape with this circuit of seven moves borrowed from boxing and mixed-martial arts gyms. Do the exercises one after another and complete the circuit up to three times (taking breaks between the moves and sets if you need to) …

Workouts

3 Workout Moves to Sculpt Gold-Medal Legs

U.S. Olympic ice hockey team forward Hilary Knight shares her favorite lower-body exercises<p>Bulky hockey gear hides the awesomely sculpted legs of puck-handling athletes, but trust us…they've got 'em! See for yourself as U.S. Olympic ice hockey team forward Hilary Knight demonstrates three …

Ice Hockey

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 abs exercises for women that are so much better than crunches.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that target all the regions of your core—upper and lower abs, obliques, …

Workouts

6 Reasons He Doesn't Want to Have Sex

The good news: It usually has nothing to do with you<p>Contrary to popular belief, men aren't always raring to go all day every day. And surprisingly, guys can have long-term dips in desire just like women. In fact, 14.4 percent of men reported a distressing lack of sexual interest lasting at least …

Relationships

Tone All Over Circuit Workout: 15 Minutes to Total-Body Fit

Tone every inch and leave no muscle behind with these four total-body moves<p>Get ready to get fit! This efficient and intense circuit workout just uses four moves, but targets your muscles from head to toe. Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., fitness editor at <i>Women's Health</i> and author of <i>Shape Up Shortcuts</i>, walks you …

Workouts

Mindfulness: 5 Practical Methods for Your Daily Life

Mindfulness implies balance, focus and living in the moment. We often associate mindfulness with meditation and dedicated practice. It is even better if it can become a habit and a continuos process.<p>I have found the most challenging part of mindfulness trying to carry over the benefits of practice …

7 Flat Belly Food Tricks

7 super easy tips for how to slim down stat<p>1. Eat Dessert<p>Yes, always. "A small amount can signal that the meal is over," says Barbara Rolls, PhD, author of The Volumetrics Eating Plan. She ends her meals with a piece of high-quality chocolate.<p>2. Get a Mustache<p>Consuming 1,800 milligrams of calcium a …

Nutrition