Fish pedicures grew in popularity in the United States in 2008, but new findings about possible health and environmental effects are giving state and local governments reasons to take another look at the unusual spa treatment.
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Summer is here, and the temperatures are rising. It’s time to unpack your shorts and sandals and load up on everything you need for healthy, beautiful skin—fruit. The essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants found in fruits will give your body’s largest organ an all-natural makeover without the use of expensive creams or procedures.
Cutting down on car emissions and using less fuel are two ways that help us green our lives. Commuting by bicycle is a great way to do this, but what if you live too far from work to make this a feasible option? How can the average person who doesn’t own a bicycle take advantage of all its green benefits? The answer is a bicycle share program, of course. In fact, there may already be a share site in your area.
Cooking’s a killer activity in the developing world: millions die from smoke inhalation, and forests are stripped bare as billions gather wood for their stoves (or for making charcoal for cooking). Take a look at five organizations working to address these multiple challenges.
Ready to start gardening this Spring? Wherever you live – in a house with a yard or an apartment with a balcony – you can use these tips to grow some of your own produce.
At least 215 million women want to prevent or delay pregnancy but are not using effective contraception. This “unmet need” for family planning may be due to poor reproductive health information, social pressures, or insufficient access to contraceptive options. In Africa, more than 1 in 4 women have unmet need — by far the highest rate of any region.
Where do we get our water? What do we use it for? The answers may surprise you, and clarify why we need to focus even more on conserving our precious water resources.
Got a usable pair of eyeglasses that don’t work for you any more? See why donating them to an organization that provides glasses to the world’s poor can make a huge difference for someone.
Most public health and nutrition experts would say that it would be better if Americans ate even more fruit and vegetables than they do because of their value in addressing obesity, cancer and other health concerns. How does that goal reconcile with these recent supply statistics?
As women, we spend the majority of money in the marketplace, so we have the power to change how manufactures produce cosmetics by not buying those doused in chemicals. Here are a few easy tips to help you choose a great all-natural lipstick.
Are we Americans driving ourselves to obesity… literally? Yep, we love our cars here… but our reliance on them for nearly all of our transportation could be killing us… and costing us a ton of money.
How difficult is gathering wood for cooking? The Paradigm Project’s Woodwalk plans to introduce this human and environmental hardship directly to Southern Californians.
Smallpox plagued humanity for thousands of years. In the 18th century, smallpox killed one out of every ten children in France and Sweden. Over the 20th century, the virus caused between 300 and 500 million deaths worldwide. No effective treatment was ever developed. The eradication of this devastating disease is one of public health’s greatest […]