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Letter from The Publisher

After reading the inspiring article “Into the Woods—Hiking for Health and Happiness,” in this month’s Fit Body section (see page 32), I felt compelled to share a story from my university days.
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Take Action to Reduce Pesticides in Scottsdale

Local Action Alert
Approximately 160 communities in more than 20 states restrict the use of toxic pesticides. Scottsdale BELIEVE, a grassroots group of Scottsdale residents, is working to make Scottsdale the first in Arizona.

What Do Your Toes Know?

The story of our lives, with all its twists and turns, appears in a place many of us wouldn’t think to look—our toes.

Earth Day Spotlights Species

Protection Is the Focus of 2019 Campaign
This year, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is asking people to join its Protect Our Species campaign to raise awareness of the crucial roles that plants and animals play in the ecosystem and the current threats faced by many of them.

The Journey to Home

John Butler Inspires Hope and Awareness
If I can give that feeling to one person at every gig I play—because of what that experience gives to them, what it gives to me and in turn, what it gives to the world—if I can be a vehicle of that energy, then I’m doing my job.
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Bringing Up Kitty

Get Off on the Right Paw
Adorable as new kittens are, they need the right conditions, from bedding to food to scratching surfaces—and a proper introduction to their new home—to thrive.

Loving Nature

Outdoor Adventures for Kids
In a time in which digital devices often rule, kids will happily head outdoors for adventures involving gardens, bugs and birds that spark their interest and creativity.

Potluck for the 21st Century

Breaking Bread, Building Community
Using phone apps as well as workplace and neighborhood contacts, friends and strangers are coming together to share healthy, home-cooked meals.

Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid
Costs are down, technology is up and tax credits are up for grabs. There’s never been a better time to declare energy independence and explore solar, wind and geothermal options.
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News Briefs

Rent Eco-Friendly Moving Boxes for Your Next Move

Moving season is right around the corner! Green Bin rents eco-friendly moving boxes for less than it costs to buy cardboard boxes.

Kunlun Seminars Are Coming to Phoenix

The Kunlun seminars take place Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix-Scottsdale.

Inaugural Arcosanti International Film Carnivale

Arizona’s first all documentary film festival, the Arcosanti International Film Carnivale, will take place Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 in the beautiful, otherworldly eco-city of Arcosanti.

Free Class at Hypnotherapy Academy

The Hypnotherapy Academy of America, in Albuquerque, is excited to announce a special free, two-hour class being held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10.

Embracing Your Journey Expo Slated for April 28

This is PLP’s fourth year producing the Embracing Your Journey expos in the Valley of the Sun and the second year celebrating Earth Day.

Deva Premal and Miten with Manose:

Sponsored by Cities of Light Media, these evenings will feature mantras from their best-selling recent release, DEVA, including the transcendental Seven Chakra Gayatri Mantra.

The 19th Annual Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival

Located 100 miles north of Phoenix in North-Central Arizona’s Verde Valley, the Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival gives participants the opportunity to experience birding during the peak spring migration season.

35th Anniversary Open House at Longevity Medical Health Center!

The center has been providing excellence in naturopathic medicine to its patients since 1984.
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Kudos

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Muddled Message

GMO Labeling Diluted

Worldwide Worry

Environmental Risks Register as Top Threat

Over Dose

Citrus Crops to Receive Human Antibiotics

Fuel Folly

Nuclear Waste Disposal Remains Elusive

Support Citizen Action Against Plastics

Our Planet

Netflix Series Reveals Its Fragile Beauty

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See More »Health Briefs

Household Cleaning Products Affect Babies’ Guts and Weight

Disinfectants Linked to Health Concerns

Smoking Bans Lower Blood Pressure

Local Restrictions Improve Health for Citizens

Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

Increases Sperm Count and Motility

Sugary Drinks Linked to Kidney Disease

Dangers of Sweetened Beverages

Stress May Be Worse in the Evening

Increases Later in the Day

Probiotics Ease Bipolar Disorder

Supplements Aid in Mental Health