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Life Lessons Learned from Dogs

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If Lucy were a person, she’d be medicated—Zoloft, Xanax, Valium. She’d be in psychotherapy two-three times a week, multiple 12-Step programs. She’d have all sorts of labels—anxiety and borderline personality disorder, obsessive compulsive, misophoniac, mean…

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Vegan Tips for Beginners

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Before following a vegan diet, I suffered from a number of chronic health conditions—constipation, sinus infections, low energy—even long after giving up eating land animals. Instead of energizing me, each meal I ate was enervating….

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Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

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The residents of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, a farm animal rescue, rehabilitation, and shelter located amid the Endless Mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, do not arrive at their new home because life had been good to them….

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Dear LeBron, 2 Words: Hot Yoga

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LeBron James, you need to practice hot yoga. It seems, you just can’t take the heat. Hot yoga will help. Practicing hot yoga creates a stronger, more flexible body and mind. If you can stand…

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Going Green

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I’ve always hated St. Patrick’s Day. Growing up in a small, parochial, predominantly Irish town, St. Patrick’s Day and its parades and festivities, its raucous, prideful celebration of cultural heritage underscored my feelings of ethnic…

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It’s Hard to Be Healthy Without Healthy Water

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On the 4th anniversary of Let’s Move!—Michelle Obama’s initiative to stamp out childhood obesity—this week, journalists and bloggers were invited to a conference call with Sam Kass, executive director of the program. Kass gave an encouraging report….

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In Defense of Figure Skating

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For me, Russian figure skater Adelina Sotnikova was the clear winner of the Olympic Individual Ladies free skate on February 20th. In awarding her gold, I believe the judges got it right, and the cacophony of…

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