Green Groceries!

You go to the supermarket and pick out a can of tuna. Any brand. What difference could it make? Well, a lot actually. Some companies catch tuna in ways that may harm dolphins. If you refuse to buy tuna from a company that uses fishing practices harmful to dolphins, you send a message that you’re interested in protecting the environment. If enough people send that message, they can effect change. And in the case of tuna, people did. On April 12,1990, H.J. Heinz, the world’s largest producer of canned tuna, agreed not to purchase any tuna caught by methods that harm dolphin. tuna-issuesAs a consumer you have the power to help the environment. Because you live in the environment, it affects the state of your health. So preserving a healthy environment is in your own self-interest. Unfortunately, no labels proclaim a product or service environmentally unfriendly. So you have to educate yourself as…

The Politics Of Snacking

Clay slipped a bag of potato chips into the shopping cart. “Caught you!” Dara announced as she added boxes of cookies and crackers. She grabbed the potato chip bag. “There are loaded with fat. Mom trusts us to pick out good stuff to eat. That includes snacks.” Dara and Clay did the family grocery shopping every other week. Clay pointed to the bag. “The big yellow letters on the front say ‘Fat-Free,’ They’re baked, not deep-fried, and have no fat.” “Nice save,” said Dara. Clay grinned. “Bet Mom will be pleased with us. Lots of healthy eating here.” “Good choices,” Mrs. Lawson praised her two teens as they unpacked the groceries at home. She stared at four boxes of cookies. “Why so many cookies?” “They’re fat-free. We can snack on a lot of them,” Dara answered. Mrs. Lawson shook her head and laughed. “Fat-free doesn’t give you the license of pig out!” Fat-Free…

RAID 10 Recovery Is Different From Other Levels

rrlThe levels of RAID are all different from one another. This is because of different methods and strategies used in the RAID levels. These levels are distinct in terms of the patterns of data storage and ease in controlling the situations of data loss. RAID 10 recovery is included in the complex recovery methods of data loss. The lower levels of RAID disks are the simple levels. On the other hand, the higher levels of RAID are the complex levels that involve difficult categories and steps of RAID. Depending upon the levels of RAID disks, the recovery methods are selected. RAID 10 recovery includes so many steps and procedures. People can choose the multiple levels of configuring RAID systems. The system is made with several disks and when problems occur in the functionality and working of drives, it results in data loss problems. When the disks are failed, the whole system can be…

Naturopaths: The Real Deal Or Shady Witchdoctors?

npBusiness is booming for naturopaths, who treat patients with everything from color therapy to snake venom. Have these healers discovered miracle cures–or are they doing more harm than good? Judy Lederman had killer migraines, the kind that forced her to lie motionless in a darkened room for at least two days a month. Frustrated with prescription medication that wasn’t quelling the pain and put off by what she considered a “less than sympathetic” doctor, she made an appointment with a…

Abused Woman Finds Hope On The Other Side

awfhoOn the bad nights of their childhood, the sisters would huddle together on the double bed they shared and try not to hear the angry adult voices that shot through the house like shards of glass. Nicole, who was 6, would pull her legs up under her nightgown and begin to cry. Angela, 10, would wrap her arms around her baby sister’s shoulders. “It’ll be okay,” Angle would whisper as she stroked the younger girl’s hair with her own small hands. “It’ll be okay.” But it wasn’t okay. Too often the arguing escalated into screams, sobs, threats of violence, and the dull, pillowy sound of hitting. At those times, the girls knew they had to be quiet as mice or the rage and the hitting might be turned m their direction. In the daytime, their lives almost seemed normal. After school, the sisters would play together in the front yard of their tract…

Resolutions Can Cause Pollutions!

rccpSince ancient times, September has marked the beginning of the real new year, a time for reflection, reconnection, and resolution. When the trees start to don a rustic palette of russets and golds, it’s time to turn over a personal new leaf and begin again. “What we need in autumn is…an emotional or spiritual shot in the arm,” Katharine Elizabeth Fite wrote in Good Housekeeping in 1949, urging our mothers to dream up positive resolutions. “Why don’t we make the effort that would provide something new in our lives?” Rediscovering what you love–your authentic passions–always boosts the spirits. I have a friend who has decided to make good on an old promise to herself–she’s signed up for a course in botanical illustration. Another friend is joining a book club. What about you? Would you like to master Thai cooking, or learn how to raise…