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11 years 3 weeks ago

Children in Europe and North America are facing serious health problems due to obesity. As if the frequent consumption of fast food was not enough, recent studies show that emotional problems during childhood can also result in adult obesity. Experts believe that apart from lack of exercise and unplanned diet, factors like low self esteem, lack of self control and getting overly worried at a young age can also play a significant role in causing adult obesity. Girls as compared to boys have stronger chances of facing such problems.

Physical health of kids suffering from...

11 years 3 weeks ago

Ethical fashion is all about people and the environment. It can be considered the perfect mix of fair trade and ethical standards used for producing clothes. Consumers need to understand the interrelation between fair trade clothing and ethical clothing in order to make an informed decision.

Ethical clothing refers to the production methods that consider basic labor rights on an international as well as local level. It is about workers, especially children who are employed in sweatshops for producing raw materials and sewing clothes. When you switch to ethical clothing, you will not...

11 years 3 months ago

This is the seventh in a weekly series highlighting 15 green business innovations from Environmental Defense Fund's Innovations Review 2009


11 years 3 months ago

When it comes to sacrificing in order to reduce one’s carbon footprint, the buck stops for most at a luxury with which one cannot part: the feel of security in an SUV, the ability to travel to the far corners of the world propelled by jet fuel, the ease and convenience of a disposable lifestyle. For me, the buck stops at steak. Vegetarians have a myriad of motivations for their dietary limits, and many have made the move away from a carnivorous lifestyle in an effort to reduce their footprint, in terms of the carbon and methane expelled from preparing land for and raising and shipping...

11 years 4 months ago

In the world of Web 2.0 it is easy to lose sight of the succulent, the juicy, the tangible. As green initiatives increasingly rely on reactive measures, such as offsets, it is easy to lose sight of what I am proposing is the easiest, sexiest way to be green: through the food we put directly into our stomachs on a daily basis.

Driving a Prius is not sexy, making your co-workers sweat in your fifth floor midtown Manhattan office because you insist on turning off the AC is not sexy. However, becoming intimately aware of where your food comes from and how this impacts greater local and global good for our world...

11 years 11 months ago

<p>There's plenty that can be difficult in an economic downturn, so it's worth trying to look on the bright side wherever you can. &nbsp;</p>
<p>Bad restaurants, pubs and cafes are second only to sellers of obscure financial products in their use of language to obscure the truth and screw you for all your hard-earned cash. &nbsp;I'm sure there must be a book out there which explains all the ways you can add perceived value to dishes on a menu, whilst actually adding no value at all. &nbsp;Liberal use of words like "home-cooked...