Buying Black, Rebooted

“Where was this product made?” “Is this brand sustainable?” Those are common conscientious consumer queries these days. For a growing number of Americans, though, another question is taking precedence: “Is this a black-owned business?” What used to be considered a statement of radical Afrocentricism is now little different from “buy green, buy woman-owned or even…

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A Decade of Fitness

For the past 10 years (and change), I have been covering exercise science in this column. During that time, I have seen interest in high-intensity exercise soar and enthusiasm for barefoot running fizzle. We have learned contracting muscles talk to baby neurons, creativity blooms from walking, a minute of exertion can be ample, aging is…

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Acupuncture’s impact on the body, mind and spirit

Stuart Lightbody’s The 361 Classical Acupuncture Points: Names, Functions, Descriptions and Locations, revolves around Classical Acupuncture’s impact on the body, mind and particularly the spirit of the patient. This book presents well-researched information on each acupuncture Point. It provides the student and practitioner with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic effects of the Points, drawing…

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Researchers identify that mosquitoes can sense toxins through their legs

Researchers at LSTM have identified a completely new mechanism by which mosquitoes that carry malaria are becoming resistant to insecticide. After studying both Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles coluzzii, two major malaria vectors in West Africa, they found that a particular family of binding proteins situated in the insect’s legs were highly expressed in resistant populations.…

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