Forget New Year’s health goals, try ‘Monday resolutions’ instead

(CNN)With the end of the year approaching, it’s not uncommon to start thinking about health goals for the new year, like losing weight, eating healthier, exercising and quitting smoking. But though we may have good intentions, choosing January 1 to make promises to get on a healthier track year-round doesn’t…

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Saudi entrepreneur and Amish farmers bring camel milk to US

(CNN)When Walid Abdul-Wahab met the Amish and Mennonite farmers he now works with, they didn’t suspect he was a Muslim from Saudi Arabia. “They assumed I was Amish because of my beard,” he says. As a result, the market is awash in dairy alternatives including almond, oat, coconut, rice and…

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Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

(CNN)A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars — or, in the worst-case scenario, more than 10% of its GDP — by the end of the century. David Easterling, director of the…

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El Paso to drink treated sewage water due to climate change drought

(CNN)The people of El Paso, Texas, are resilient. Living in the middle of the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, the city has no other choice. On average, 15 days every year spike over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The city gets little relief with annual rainfall of just about 9 inches. It’s one of…

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‘Romaine’ calm: Funny and meaningful memes to ‘lettuce’ get through this recall

(CNN)Spinach. Arugula. Butterhead. Boston bibb. Iceberg. Kale. These are all perfectly acceptable salad bases to use in case, say, a massive recall of romaine lettuce were to go into effect. People flexed their strong pun games. While others got topical. How about, instead, we just go full HGTV with it?…

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Food for thought: the smart way to better brain health

The human brain is made of food, so what we eat and drink affects our ability to keep a healthy, alert and active mind We all intuitively appreciate that the foods we eat shape our thoughts, actions, emotions and behaviour. When you are feeling low, you reach for chocolate; when…

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Britain welcomes the global cannabis revolution

(CNN)The British government has added cannabis to the pharmacopoeia of medicines available to patients on the National Health Service. After the uproar, Javid said in June, “we completely sympathize with the families who have been facing desperate situations as they try to find treatment.” Javid listened to concerns from parents…

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Grit author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when its okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit

Today, in San Francisco, at a gathering of roughly 400 women investors and founders organized by the young AllRaise — a growing group of female funders and founders who aim to accelerate the success of their peers —  we sat down with Angela Duckworth. Ducksworth is a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania…

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Plants and extreme fitness: How one man added years to his life

(CNN)Three years ago, Khaled Al-Suwaidi, now 35, received advice that changed his life forever. He was warned that he might not live much longer. In 2013, he moved back to Abu Dhabi, and in 2015, he took on the role of executive director at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies…

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How to guide your children through the political season

(CNN)Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is based in fact, an unsubstantiated smear, or typical campaign overstatement? The media plays a huge role…

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Goop has been reported to UK regulators for ‘unproven’ claims

Goop has been reported to theNational Trading Standards and the Advertising Standards Authority for unscientific claimsImage: FilmMagic Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial lifestyle and wellness brand Goop is facing some adversity these days. Just a month after settling a consumer protection case in California over unscientific claims, Goop has been reported to…

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