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City Homesteading

Across the country, people in communities of all sizes are crafting ways to grow food, build eco-homes and live in harmony with the environment and each other.

Big Breakfast, Lower Body Mass

People that make breakfast their largest meal of the day have lower body mass, while those that make dinner the biggest meal are likely to weigh more, a recent study concluded.

Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer

University of Texas researchers have found that zinc supplements can inhibit or slow the growth of esophageal cancer cells.

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

A mere one hour of exercise a week reduced depression in 12 percent of Norwegian study participants.

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Children born to Swedish mothers that took antidepressants when pregnant had a slightly higher risk of autism compared to mothers with psychiatric conditions not taking the meds.

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to oneself in the third person, such as “Why is John upset” instead of “Why am I upset”, improves emotional control, say Michigan State University researchers.

Self-Love

Silent film star Charlie Chaplin shares wisdom gained through a long, well-lived life.

Do-Good Dogs Do Almost Anything

Able to do open doors, pick up items, brace their person against falls and call 911, service dogs create a more active and pleasurable life for people living with disabilities.

Rising Above Adversity

By choosing self-direction instead of self-pity, we can turn difficult times into opportunities to grow and even thrive.

Chocolate and Olive Oil Help Heart Health

Italians eating dark chocolate combined with olive oil had lower cholesterol and blood pressure in just 28 days.

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