Monday, April 30, 2012

What's One More Layer Of Nuclear Safety Worth?

Monday, April 30, 2012
From her home, Mary Lampert, 70, has a clear view of the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, which sits just across the Duxbury and Plymouth Bays in coastal Massachusetts. The proximity, Lampert says, lends itself to a good deal of contemplating "what ifs." Among these: what if the Pilgrim plant experienced a meltdown like the one that unfolded just over a year ago in Fukushima, Japan?
EPA Official Resigns Over Controversial Comment
National Zoo Live Tweets Panda Insemination
READ: Southern California's Garbage Mountain
Exxon Mobil Cleans Up Spill
Baseball-Sized Hail Hits St. Louis Suburbs
Bill Maher: Celebrating 20 Years of Free the Animals
Free the Animals tells the riveting, real-life story of the people who put on disguises, use fake IDs, or jimmy their way into laboratories in order to carry out the daring rescues of animals used in experiments and of the insiders, the whistleblowers, who risk their jobs to help them.
Richard Schiffman: Guess What Drugs and Illegal Substances Are Showing Up in Chicken?
Antibiotic-resistant infections kill tens of thousands of people every year, and the problem is on the rise because antibiotics are recklessly overused, especially in the commercial livestock industry, where 80% of all antibiotics manufactured in the U.S. end up.
Richard Olsen: Most Beautiful Handmade Houses (PHOTOS)
In my new book Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design (Rizzoli) I explore the history of ecological architecture, telling the story through a presentation of homes located in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
Sunil Sharan: Obama's Big Greenwash
What has made Mr. Obama veer away from clean energy?
Nil Zacharias: No Room for Debate: Why a Plant-Powered Diet Is Good for Everyone
Ideological discussions have their time and place, but some facts about food choices and our health hold true no matter what your personal beliefs may be on eating or avoiding animal products.

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The World's 50 Best Restaurants Named, Tacocopter Flight, Best Rums & More

Monday, April 30, 2012
Noma restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark has been named the best restaurant in the world for the third year in a row by Restaurant magazine's World's 50 Best list.
New Link Found Between Fast Food Ads And Obesity
The Best Things You Ate In April
PHOTOS: Incredible Food Carvings
Tacocopter Makes Historic First Flight
Restaurant Denied Trademark Due To "Immoral" Name
Tony Sachs: The Rumpire Strikes Back: A Dozen Sipping Rums To Challenge Your Preconceptions
For far too many imbibers, rum is something that comes in a bottle with a pirate on it, and should be followed by the words "and Coke." It breaks my heart, it really does.
Wenonah Hauter: 5 Reasons a 'Global Cattle Drive' to China Is a Bad Idea
China is importing 100,000 heifers to boost domestic dairy production in the wake of scandals that have decimated China's relatively small dairy industry. There are so many problems with this scenario, but here are just five.
Wendy Fontaine: My Year on Food Stamps
I had worked as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade, interviewing presidential candidates and reality TV stars. I had a college degree and a retirement account. Never once had I thought I would need help with something as basic as buying food for my kid.
David Rosengarten: The Riesling Key
One could argue that we Americans have been a little slow on the Riesling uptake because of our national delusion that Riesling is necessarily sweet -- and therefore not good for food.
Katherine Gustafson: Farmers' Markets Move Online
Smart use of the Web can shift the focus of food retail away from industrial suppliers and toward those in the position to offer on-demand delivery of the freshest food around.

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13 Foods With More Saturated Fat Than A Cheeseburger

Monday, April 30, 2012
By now, we know there are both "good" fats and "bad" fats. But what's the difference?

First, the good. Unsaturated fats, which include both monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, are found primarily in plant-based sources and can decrease cholesterol levels and inflammation and regulate heart rhythms, according to Harvard School of Public Health. These fats can be found in avocados, nuts, fish, flaxseeds and olive, peanut and canola oil, to name a few. (For examples of foods that can naturally lower your cholesterol, click here.)

And now for the bad. Trans fats, which are created during processing, raise bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower the good (HDL). And saturated fats, which are found mostly in animal products and some plant oils, can raise blood cholesterol levels, and ultimately increase the risk of both heart disease and stroke, according to the American Heart Association.
Best And Worst Nuts For Your Health
10 Tips For Making Italian Takeout Healthier
Another Reason Dark Chocolate (In Moderation!) Is Healthy
5 Post-Workout Pains That Are OK To Ignore
Russell Bishop: Are You Shortchanging Who You Truly Are?
Living in a world of always connected but never connected has become an epidemic form of reality out there. Anxiety and stress seem to be rising everywhere, and yet most people are responding as though there's no choice.
Christy Matta, M.A.: Communicate With Confidence: 10 Quick How-To Tips
Let's face it: How you interact matters. In fact, how you act when you communicate may matter as much as and sometimes more than the words that you say.
Dr. Michael J. Breus: How Sleep-Friendly Is Your Bedroom?
As much as we may appreciate our bedrooms as a retreat and a haven, the poll shows we're still not actually getting enough sleep there.
Christine Carter, PhD: 5 Tips For Boosting Your Willpower
Who among us has not made a plan to get up in the morning and exercise, but then hit snooze one time too many, sleeping through our morning jog?

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