EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

99 Percent of Non-Organic Raisins Tainted With at Least Two Chemicals Nearly 70 percent of the fresh produce sold in the U.S. contains residues of potentially harmful chemical pesticides, according to EWG’s analysis of the latest test data from the federal Department of Agriculture. But the dirtiest produce commodity, according to the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program, is not a fresh fruit or vegetable but a dried one – raisins. Traditionally, EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ has included fresh…

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11 Habits That Can Create Positive Relationships

11 Habits That Can Create Positive Relationships

The definition of a habit is: “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” Once formed and ingrained into your being, habits are very difficult to break. This includes habits that are practiced in your relationships – positive or negative. Upon closer examination, it becomes evident that positive habits are a foundation of positive relationships. When bad habits are present, the relationship is challenged. On the flip side, good habits create and maintain…

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How To Create A Morning Routine That Reduces Anxiety And Stress

How To Create A Morning Routine That Reduces Anxiety And Stress

The self-care rituals you practice in the morning can improve your mental health for the rest of the day. As a person who’s dealt with anxiety since I was a kid, I find that I’m often most anxious first thing in the morning. When I open my eyes, all of the worries and potential stressors that await me flood my mind. The pit in my stomach makes me want to stay in bed as long as I can so I…

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Environmental Groups Applaud Loblaw’s Commitment to Phase Out Receipts With Phenol

Environmental Groups Applaud Loblaw’s Commitment to Phase Out Receipts With Phenol

TORONTO – Loblaw Companies Ltd. is winning praise from a coalition of environmental, health and labour groups for its commitment to stop using receipt paper that contains a potentially dangerous chemical. The grocery and drugstore chain confirmed Tuesday its plan to transition to phenol-free receipt paper across all its divisions by the end of 2021. The move was applauded by groups that said it will help protect workers and customers from harmful chemicals. It also renewed pressure on other Canadian…

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The Weight Loss Diet That Automatically Stops Overeating

The Weight Loss Diet That Automatically Stops Overeating

Unlike the Western diet, this diet naturally puts you off overeating.   No matter how much you like to eat, a Mediterranean-style diet can protect you from overeating.   According to a study, a Mediterranean diet stops the feeling of hunger and over-consumption, unlike the Western diet that causes prediabetes, obesity, and liver disease.   However, a Mediterranean diet can have similar amounts of carbohydrates, fat, and protein to other types of diets because what we eat is important.  …

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How Anxiety and Your Diet are Connected, According to Experts

How Anxiety and Your Diet are Connected, According to Experts

The baseline existential dread of the pandemic has made me more attuned than ever to my generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms. These days, I’m especially mindful about not only checking in with my therapist and refilling my medication on time, but also about my intake of caffeine, booze, and foods I have trouble digesting, all of which seem to worsen my anxiety. For the past several years, researchers have also been interested in the connection between what we eat and…

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11 Ways to Cultivate Resilience

11 Ways to Cultivate Resilience

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”  – Carl Jung Bouncing back is a concept well understood in the context of recovering from a sports injury. Following favorite players’ comeback stories fills fans with inspiration, encourages perseverance in pursuit of personal goals, and fosters a sense of self-confidence, like we can do it if they can. Cultivating resilience in the face of all life’s challenges is a proactive way of dealing with the…

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How To Overcome A Lack Of Sleep

How To Overcome A Lack Of Sleep

A lack of sleep leads to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. Just ten minutes of mindfulness helps the mind and body recover from sleep deprivation, new research finds. Failing to get 7-8 hours sleep per night is linked to memory problems, inability to make plans, poor decision-making and a general brain fog. But mindfulness has a remarkable restorative effect. Ten minutes of mindfulness during the day is enough to compensate for 44…

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The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To A New Study

The 4 Steps That Will Increase Happiness, According To A New Study

Researchers believe these daily habits will train your brain to achieve better overall well-being. (Worth a try, right?) Researchers believe they’ve cracked the code when it comes to achieving overall emotional and mental wellness through four key pillars. This past year has been an excruciating one for millions of North Americans, and our collective well-being has taken a serious hit. A majority of adults in the United States say their mental health is worse now than it was pre-pandemic. Feelings…

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10 Exercises That Can Make You Mentally Stronger

10 Exercises That Can Make You Mentally Stronger

Building a little mental muscle could have a big impact on your life. If you want to lift heavier objects, you need more physical strength. Large biceps and a strong back will go a long way toward helping you do the heavy lifting. Well, the same can be said for your mental muscles. If you want to be able to tackle bigger challenges and overcome more obstacles, you need more mental strength. Like physical muscles, your mental muscles require a…

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