Thursday, May 31, 2012

Are You Eating Flame Retardants With Your Peanut Butter And Jelly?

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Nothing says "lunch time" to an American kid quite like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Slices of deli meat might be a close second. Unbeknownst to most parents who pack school lunch boxes, however, both of these favorites could expose kids to toxic chemicals.
BP Emails Reveal Internal Struggle Over Oil Spill Flow Estimates
World's Air Hits 'Troubling Milestone'
New Mexico Wildfire Grows To Nearly 300 Square Miles
Study Foresees Job Gains With Greener Policies
Proposed North Dakota Pipeline May Be Scrapped
Colleen Becker: 'Drop-In' Biofuels: The Best of All Possible Worlds?
Given the potential of drop-in biofuels, the U.S. and EU have every reason to raise renewable fuel thresholds higher. Advantages include energy security, reduced dependence on foreign oil, fewer carbon dioxide emissions and domestic job creation.
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato: Sustainability Leadership Through Branding: A Woman and a Community of 50,000
I recently interviewed a woman affecting positive environmental changes through the process of branding. Branding -- as in, corporate branding done by corporate marketers? Yes, but we must understand how she defines branding first.
Mera McGrew: Our Blue Mind
What is it about being on a white sandy beach that makes people happy? Why does the sound and smell of the ocean make people feel relaxed? Why is "ocean view" the most valuable phrase in real estate?
Phil Donahue: One of Nature's Most Fascinating Dramas
My brain caught fire the moment I first saw a Purple Martin, fluttering like a humming bird, diving like an osprey and performing eye-popping aerial maneuvers beyond the imagination of the world's best ballet dancers. What in the world are they dong up there?
Raymond J. Learsy: Commodity Exchanges Prime The Pump For Higher Oil/Gasoline Prices
Maybe we should all send our next gas station tab to the good folks at CME headquarters in Chicago. Surely they protest too much.

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Chain Food Showdown, Most Expensive Hamburgers, FDA Rejects Corn Sugar And More

Thursday, May 31, 2012
HuffPost Food recently went on a tour de force of some of America's major casual dining chains. Regardless of your taste in cuisine, chances are you've found yourself at a casual dining restaurant before, whether one is your go-to Friday night spot or a road trip-only meal.
The World's Most Expensive Hamburgers
Tropicana Sued Over 'All Natural' Claims
FDA Rejects 'Corn Sugar' As New Name For High Fructose Corn Syrup
KFC To Give Away Col. Sanders Autobiography For Free
'The Power Of Bacon,' A Parody Of Celine Dion's 'The Power Of Love'
Menuism: Fortified Wine 101
Port, Sherry, Madeira, Banyuls and Marsala all hover in that all-inclusive dessert category of wine that most casual wine drinkers don't take the time to ponder.
Meathead: Finally, 'BBQ Pitmasters' Gets It Right
After three seasons of practice, BBQ Pitmasters, a reality cooking competition that is decidedly not Top Chef, has finally found the recipe.
Peggy Neu: Meat Man Michael Symon Does Meatless Monday (Really!)
He's a star on The Chew, a beloved Iron Chef and one of the most passionate carnivorous chefs out there. Chef Symon fills us in on how he's embracing his inner veggie and shares two favorite Meatless Monday recipes -- Swiss Chard Ravioli and Eggplant Dip with Homemade Flatbread.
Food52: 7 Weeknight Shrimp Dinners
The word "shrimp" in a main course promises a dinner that's fast, healthy and protein-packed: a savior on a weeknight, an elegant companion at a party and every role in between.
Carl Safina: Knocking on Heaven's Shore: Bluefin Tuna Carrying Safe Fukushima Nuclear Radiation
We know the whole world is connected, but we didn't quite think about how some of the connectors travel awfully far awfully fast. Long before tsunami debris arrives on shore, some California sport fishermen are catching radiation packages.

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The State With The Most Smokers Is...

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Today is the 25th anniversary of World No Tobacco Day.

Do you know what's at stake?

According to the World Health Organization, 6 million people die from tobacco use each year around the world, and 600,000 of those deaths are from second-hand smoke.

A new report, released today by Gallup-Healthways, shows just who's still smoking in the U.S. -- and Kentucky is the state that tops the list. More than one in four people (27.6 percent) in the state reported smoking last year.
Whose Offices Are Germier: Men's Or Women's?
10 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Your Skin
Head-To-Toe Tips For A Healthier Workstation
Exercise Makes You Smarter
Chris Powell: The Road To Transformation: 7 Steps To A Healthy Weight Loss Journey
As with any journey, if you start with an honest desire, create a plan and are prepared, you'll be able to overcome obstacles, stay on course, and successfully reach your destination.
Laura Berman Fortgang: 6 Tips To Be More Present
In our mulit-tasking world, we can fool ourselves by being proud of all we can get done. However, you have to ask yourself what the goal is. Is it to get things done or to do things that matter?
Martha Ringer: A Complete Night's Sleep (Try This)
As a child I remember the comfort I experienced being tucked in at night with great tenderness and loving by my mother. As an adult, I have created a way to tuck myself in with the same sweetness and loving.
Abdi Assadi: Forgetting The Self (And Why It's Important)
The damaging and far-reaching emotional/spiritual consequences of our narcissistic obsession with the self is hardly examined; there is no distinction between practices that fortify the ego and those that weaken it.

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